Grand National winner Corach Rambler will head directly for the Gold Cup at Cheltenham before intending to duplicate his Aintree heroics in April.
Corach Rambler was last seen running a motivating race to be 3rd in the Betfair Chase however fitness instructor Lucinda Russell feels he would have excessive weight to bring in the Ultima at Cheltenham, the race he won prior to success in the National, so the Gold Cup represents a much better path.
Russell informed WiIliam Hill: “Corach Rambler remains in flying kind and appears extremely well in himself. He’ll go directly to the Gold Cup and we’ll seek to get a racecourse gallop into him before that like we did in 2015.
” Everybody understands just how much I like him and it would be really unique if he might be competitive in another Grand National
” Over Christmas we enjoyed back the race in 2015 and it was remarkable just how much he liked it and how well he leapt. That is the primary target and, while I do not like to call the Gold Cup a preparation, that’s sort of what we’re treating it as.
” He’ll need to bring a lot weight in the Ultima and we simply feel the Gold Cup will be a much better race for him. It would be remarkable if he might run well because which would set him up completely for Aintree.”
She might have 2 runners in the blue riband with Ahoy Senor potentially lining up. He is most likely to have another run initially, nevertheless.
” Ahoy Senor remains in excellent kind and has actually completely recuperated from his aching heel after Newbury. We have actually arranged that out and he’s been doing truly well in the house because,” stated Russell.
” The objective looks the Cotswold Chase at Cheltenham and, if we do not go there, we’ll take a look at the Denman Chase at Newbury – a track we understand he works out at.
” The race at Lingfield (Fleur De Lys Chase) might have been a choice, however I’m not keen on running him on really heavy ground.
” Supplying among those races works out, it will more than likely be the Gold Cup next. He has actually got an entry in the Ryanair and we might take a look at that, however I ‘d be leaning towards the Gold Cup at this phase.”
Russell, who feels she potentially ran Giovinco back too rapidly in the Kauto Star Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day and might go to Sandown or Cheltenham next, likewise handed down a recommendation for the mare, Apple Away.
” She’s a little a dark horse and I’m silently positive she may run rather well in the Brown Advisory. She’ll head to Warwick next weekend and I have actually been truly delighted with her in the house because her last run,” she stated.