Connections of One For Arthur are confident he can have another tilt at the Grand National after a decent showing on Saturday.
The 2017 National winner ran in the Becher Chase at Aintree on Saturday and finished fifth out of 18 with Walk In The Mill taking the spoils.
One For Arthur has struggled for form since his 2017 triumph, having won none of his five races since.
He unseated his rider in races at Aintree and Haydock in December and January before finishing sixth in last year's Grand National.
However, Saturday's ride showed some promise and trainer Lucinda Russell says the ten-year-old still relished jumping the Aintree fences.
"We checked him this morning and he's absolutely perfect. He's come out of it really well. I was delighted with him," said Russell on Sunday.
"It was just really good to get him back on track. We had a fair idea he would get outpaced, which he was. I think he just loved jumping the fences.
"I was worried he might not be sure about jumping around Aintree again. He absolutely loved it, so it's reinforced my opinion he should be going back for the National."
Article Posted on Sunday 8th December 2019 @ 14.43
Join BTO Today!
Create your FREE BTO account to get 1
LOGIN or Create an Account