Last season’s runner-up Santini heads for another crack at the Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday afternoon.
He is without victory this season in three runs but will be hoping for a change of fortune under Aidan Coleman at Prestbury Park.
The son of Milan had an outing in Merseyside earlier this season, when behind Lake View Lad in the Many Clouds Chase.
Defeated a neck by two-time champion Al Boum Photo twelve months ago, a repeat of that victory will likely see his value shorten noticeably ahead of a possible crack at the National.
Jonjo O’Neill’s Cloth Cap remains the 6-1 favourite for April’s feature race after his wins at Newbury and Kelso this season, respectively.
Despite his glorious win at the Cheltenham Festival earlier this week, two-time winner Tiger Roll will not bid to defend his crown in Liverpool, connections have confirmed.
The Grand National Festival takes place between 8-10th April and will be hosted behind-closed-doors.