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Paul Nicholls is not concerned about the Crabbies Grand National trip for Silviniaco Conti at Aintree on Saturday. The 10-year-old is 10-1 second-favourite with Sky Bet for the race over the extended four-mile-two-furlong course in Liverpool, fully a mile further than the Dom Alco gelding has ever raced.However, the seven-time Grade One winner certainly has the class and hes well-handicapped too, officially 6lb well-in following his latest top-level win at Ascot that was achieved after the National weights were released. With the ground set to be perfectly acceptable for him whatever the weather does over the next five days, the major question mark hanging over him is the trip - but his trainer is confident hell stay.From the day I had him in the young days hes always been a stayer, Nicholls told At The Races.Hes by Dom Alco, like Neptune Collonges and theyre all stayers.Throughout his career in the Betfred Bowls, the King Georges weve always wanted to make plenty of use of him and make every post a winning post as staminas his forte, always has been.With the distance not a concern to Nicholls, what about the fences? Silviniaco Conti has never run over the Aintree spruce, but his handler has tried to prepare him for the experience the best he can.Nicholls continued: We put some spruce on our fences here and he jumped them with Unioniste the other morning when Noel [Fehily] was very happy with him.You need an awful lot of luck in the National but of course were excited by his chance.Silviniaco Conti isnt Nicholls only chance in this years National, with Unioniste, Just A Par, Wonderful Charm and Rocky Creek also set to run from the Ditcheat yard.Unioniste appears to be heading that list for owner John Hales, who won the race in 2012 with Neptune Collonges, another grey son of Dom Alco also trained by Nicholls.Last year Unioniste fell in the National, but hes come down the handicap since and ran well behind Many Clouds at Kelso last time.Nicholls said: Last year he probably wasnt quite right, he lost his confidence jumping but hes got that back and he ran very well at Kelso behind Many Clouds where he stayed on.He is in the mould of Neptune Collonges and if he is anywhere near them jumping the third last hell gallop all the way to the line, hes got a chance.As for the rest of his team, Nicholls was upbeat about the chances of Just A Par, but less so Rocky Creek who has been well beaten on his last three starts.He ran his best race first time up behind Don Cossack but he has been disappointing since, said Nicholls of Rocky Creek.Id be more sweet on the chances of Just A Par and even Wonderful Charm.I havent run Just A Par all winter because of the ground and that last run at Exeter was just what he needed.Last year before he won the bet365 Gold Cup he had the same prep at Chepstow three weeks beforehand and hes in good shape.Hes got the right profile and he stays. 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Great Britains mens 4x100 metres relay quartet avoided the baton blunders which have plagued them over recent seasons to coast into the final of the European Championships on a night of two more bronze medals for the team in Amsterdam.A strong line-up of James Dasaolu, Adam Gemili, James Ellington and Chijindu Ujah took no risks with safe changeovers to come home in the European-leading time of 38.12 seconds and qualify fastest for Sundays final at the Olympic Stadium.Steph Twell then battled to bronze over 5,000 metres, her first major medal since a third-placed finish at the 2010 Commonwealth Games following a succession of injury problems, and Julian Reid secured a bitter-sweet third-placed finish in the triple jump.Britains men may be the defending sprint relay champions in the Dutch capital, but their recent relay record makes sorry reading.They have been disqualified from the last four global championships, including London 2012, and most recently at last years World Championships in Beijing after which team members turned on each other.They are after a clean run in Amsterdam to ensure they head to the Olympics in Rio in the best possible form to take on Jamaica and the United States.Ellington, who finished fifth in the individual 100m, said: We just wanted to get it around as smoothly as possible. I think those bends are really tight in lane one as well, so to run 38.12 in the semi-final gives us a lot of confidence heading into the final.Ujah bore the brunt of his team-mates criticism in Beijing, but the tensions which spilled over on that occasion now appear to have been settled.Gemili, who withdrew from the individual 100m to focus on the relay, said: We are all running very fast so we are pushing each other to make the team.The womens quartet of Asha Philip, newly-crowned Europeann 200m champion Dina Asher-Smith, Bianca Williams and Daryll Neita also enjoyed serene progress in 42.dddddddddddd59secs.There was happy news too for Twell, a former world junior 1500m champion whose promising career was hampered by a badly broken ankle in 2011 and then a foot injury which ruled her out of London 2012.She dug in to clinch bronze over 5,000m, coming home in 15:20.70, just 0.16 behind Swedens Meraf Bahta. Laura Whittle was fifth and Eilish McColgan sixth.Britain are favourites for all four relays here and the 4x400m teams too are determined to make statements of intent ahead of the Olympics.Both quartets ran European-leading times, despite not fielding full-strength line-ups, to breeze into their respective finals.The womens team of Eilidh Doyle, Margaret Adeoye, Kelly Massey and Seren Bundy-Davies clocked 3:26.42, while the mens four of Rabah Yousif, Delano Williams, Nigel Levine and Jarryd Dunn came home in 3:01.63.Britain won world bronze in both events in Beijing and believe they are well placed to make the podium again in Brazil.The men can bring in the likes of two-time European champion Martyn Rooney and British champion Matthew Hudson-Smith, while the women can still call on British number one Emily Diamond, European bronze medallist Anyika Onuora and two-time world champion Christine Ohuruogu.Robbie Grabarz and Chris Baker made equally light work of high jump qualifying, Grabarz producing three first-time clearances and Baker four to achieve the automatic qualifying mark of 2.25m.Andy Pozzi was forced to pull out of the 110m hurdles final, feeling a cramp in his calf during the warm-up and sensibly not taking any fitness risks ahead of Rio. 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