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More misses Aintree run

Jonjo O'Neill's More Of That was an unexpected absentee from the field of seven in the Silver Cross Stayers' Hurdle at Aintree on Saturday.

Registered as the Liverpool Hurdle, the Grade One has been the aim for O'Neill's unbeaten star since he lowered the colours of Annie Power at Cheltenham last month.

However, an 11th hour setback means he will not now run on Merseyside.

Owner JP McManus' racing manager Frank Berry said: "Unfortunately More Of That scoped badly this morning, that's all I know."

His absence means Tony McCoy maintains his partnership with the Rebecca Curtis-trained At Fishers Cross, who finished third at Cheltenham.

Zarkandar, Thousand Stars, Whisper, Salubrious, Melodic Rendezvous and The Knoxs complete the field.