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Roan raid unlikely for Finger

Finger Onthe Pulse is an unlikely participant in the Betfred Monet's Garden Old Roan Chase at Aintree on Saturday.

The Tom Taaffe-trained 10-year-old recorded his ninth career victory with a fine display at Listowel on his latest appearance, and is no stranger to racing in Britain.

But with top-class chaser Master Minded a possible runner in this weekend's Grade Two handicap, Finger Onthe Pulse looks set to race from out of the handicap, something which does not appeal to connections.

Frank Berry, racing manager for owner JP McManus, said: "I don't think he'll be running with the way the weights are at the moment.

"He ran a blinder in Listowel the last day. It was nice to see him come back to form and he has taken the race well.

"But he looks like being a long way out of the handicap in Aintree so I don't think he'll be running. We'll look at some good handicaps for later in the season."

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