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Topham the aim for Your Busy

Your Busy will return to Aintree for the Topham Trophy after his fine effort over the Grand National fences last Saturday.

Trainer James Nash is planning to go back to Liverpool in April for the Topham Chase over the same course and distance.

The 10-year-old went down by half a length to the Paul Nicholls-trained Rebel Rebellion in the Grand Sefton Chase on his first try over the Aintree obstacles.

"We were delighted with his performance. We were always hoping that the big fences would bring an improvement in him, as he is such a good jumper, and David Casey gave him a very good ride," said Nash.

"We will find something for him after Christmas and hopefully then go back to Aintree for the Topham.

"We will see if there is something suitable for him around Christmas, especially if the ground stays good like it is at the moment, but his main aim at this stage is to have another go in the Topham."

Stablemate Massini's Trap is also to leave his native Ireland in an attempt to miss taking on the all-conquering Willie Mullins team.

"He is in great form as well. I might run him at Ascot on the 20th. I think it is the best way of ducking Willie's (Mullins) four-year-olds and it might be the thing to do. We are very happy with him, he is in great form and that is the plan at the moment, we will probably go there," said Nash.