Albertas S-Melling dual victory
Albertas Run heads a final field of ten contesting the John Smith's Melling Chase on Friday, with William Hill installing the dual Ryanair Chase scorer as 7-2 market leader.
Cheltenham runner-up Kalahari King features next in the betting at 4-1, whilst Somersby and Master Minded share 5-1, the latter tackling the same trip in which he took silver in the 2008 renewal.
Lucy Rhodes, spokeswoman for William Hill, said, 'Albertas Run is a worthy favourite in seeking the Cheltenham-Aintree double for a second successive year, however Master Minded will certainly not go without his fans, and it will be interesting to see how he fares now stepping back up in distance.'
John Smith's Melling Chase: 7-2 Albertas Run, 4-1 Kalahari King, 5-1 Master Minded, Somersby, 7-1 Tranquil Sea, 8-1 French Opera, 12-1 Mad Max, 14-1 Tartak, 33-1 Made In Taipan, 100-1 Chaninbar (EW 1/5 1,2,3)
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