Christian Williams is hoping Cap Du Nord can put himself in the picture for the Randox Health Grand National with a big run in the Sky Bet Handicap Chase at Doncaster on Saturday.
All eyes will be on Cap Du Nord after 18 horses stood their ground at the five-day confirmation stage, following Royale Pagaille's impressive victory in the Peter Marsh Chase at Haydock at the weekend.
The eight-year-old was only beaten three-and-a-quarter lengths by Royale Pagaille at Kempton over Christmas and Williams is pleased the form of that race has worked out so well.
"It was nice to see Royale Pagaille do what he did on Saturday," he said.
"We're looking forward to Saturday and we're thinking he could be really suited to the Grand National.
"We'll try to sneak into that race if we can."