THERE were nine hunters’ chases in the period under review, none bigger than the Randox Health Foxhunters Chase over two miles, five furlongs of the Grand National course at Aintree last Thursday week.

As at Cheltenham, Road To Rome, trained by Co Cork-born, Cheshire-based Joe O’Shea, made most of the running to before two out where he was headed by the always-prominent Top Wood.