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Max powered up for Amlin

Mad Max is the latest horse to have his name thrown into the ring for the Amlin 1965 Chase at Ascot later this month.

The giant 10-year-old finished fourth behind the impressive winner For Non Stop on his return to action in the Old Roan Chase at Aintree.

That was only his second race for Neil Mulholland having joined from Nicky Henderson, for whom he won a Grade Two novice chase at Aintree and finished third in the Victor Chandler Case at Ascot in 2011.

Classy types like Captain Chris and Champion Court are also heading for the Ascot race.

"He was a bit free and keen early on and that might have take its toll at Aintree," said Wiltshire-based Mulholland.

"I think he'll probably go for the Amlin Chase at Ascot, that might suit him.

"He's not quick enough for the good two-milers, while he might not stay three miles.

"I think the two-five trip is what we'll be looking at."