Eddie Soens race 2007

The top British teams will be slugging it out at Aintree racecourse on March 1 for the 47th running of the Eddie Soens Memorial race.

With Plowman Craven fielding 10 riders and Rapha ? Condor ? Recycling entering the entire squad of 14, the scratch group in the famous early season handicap will be a sea of pink and black jerseys.

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