ONE FOR ARTHUR will head straight to the Grand National, trainer Lucinda Russell has confirmed.
The former winner was declared to run at Kelso on Saturday but had to be pulled out at the last minute due to unsuitable ground conditions.
Reuters One For Arthur will head straight to the Grand National
One of the most impressive winners of the Aintree spectacle this century, the ten-year-old has only seen a racecourse twice since after sustaining an injury.
However, he unseated in both those outings and will head straight to Aintree without having completed a full circuit in nearly two years.
He was due to run against Black Corton and Blue Flight on Saturday, but had to be scratched earlier in the day.
Russell said: “It’s beautiful ground here and Kelso have tried their absolute hardest. We had a little dream that it might rain through the night and be a bit softer when we got here, but sadly not.
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“We will take him home now and just prep him for Aintree. I’m not too worried about the fact he’s unseated a couple of times. I think we can get him and Derek (Fox) in the best possible form for Aintree. We did it last time so we will try again this time.
“We’ve had our ups and downs, but I always think things happen for a reason. We’ve got a plan for between now and April, so that’s what will be going on.
“Things are pencilled in, so we’ll see how it goes.”
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