Belfast Banter will be looking to build on his Cheltenham success at Aintree on Friday, according to trainer Peter Fahey.
The six-year-old was one of 23 Irish-trained winners at last month's Cheltenham Festival, claiming the McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle.
It was his first win since Galway in October 2020 after going close with second-place finishes at Punchestown and Naas.
Belfast Banter was among 18 entries for the Betway Top Novices' Hurdle at Aintree on Friday and Fahey has high hopes for his charge.
Fahey said: "I'd be confident he'll run, we've all the transport sorted so he'll be running bar something happening between now and then.
"We're all systems go, he seems to have come out of Cheltenham very well and the plan is to run at Aintree. It's a pretty quick track and that suits him well, as does the English style of racing as they go very quick early on."
Article Posted on Sunday 4th April 2021 @ 12.33