In a gripping finish to the Aintree Hurdle, the Paul Nicholls trained Zarkandar beat The New One .
Zarkanadar flopped for me at the Cheltenham Festival. The New One won for me at that meeting. So I sided again with The New One. But the application of blinkers to Zarkandar worked the oracle and Ruby Walsh was able to drive him home and deliver a much needed, confidence boosting win for the Manor Farm Stables of Paul Nicholls.
Watch the finish to the race here