Date - January 29, 2015
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With Jack Frost’s arrival coming too late to affect the flagship Festive fixtures it proved a major few days in the staying chase division and Silviniaco Conti cemented his place at the top of the tree with his all-the-way win in the feature King

A stewards enquiry was held at Aintree racecourse on Saturday 6 December, following the final race, at which a report was considered from the starter that the riders in the Betfred Becher Handicap Chase had lined up before being instructed to do s

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