We’ll Definitely Train Ucello Conti Again For Next Year’s Grand National

The best place to start is with Ucello Conti, who ran a good race and finished sixth in the Grand National.

Aintree Grand National
He ran a good race for the first run over the fences, and just got a bit tired and maybe just didn’t get home on the ground towards the end. He ran a great race and we’re very happy.

He’s only an eight-year-old so we’ll definitely train him for it next year again.

He was just a bit novice-y at times.

It was a great result for Mouse Morris. He’s a gentleman, a very sound fella and it couldn’t happen to a nicer fella. He’s very shrewd and a great man to train them for the day.

Automated & The Game Changer
Automated ran very well, for a first run in a handicap. He came up against one of Willie’s, who wasn’t a bad Flat horse. There’ll be plenty of races to be won. He’ll be a nice horse for the Flat, he goes a bit on soft ground so that’s a help too. He should be well able to pay his way.

The Game Changer ran well but Douvan looks kind of unbeatable. We’ll go and take him on again in Punchestown and, if something happens, hopefully we’ll be there to pick up the pieces. But he looks like he’s very hard to beat. For The Game Changer, the faster the going, the better the ground, the better he’ll be. I was worried about the ground but he ran a very good race and we’re very happy.

Scottish Grand National

The plan is to run Cause of Causes in the Scottish Grand National…

but we wouldn’t want too much rain so we’ll see what happens. I’m not sure if I’ll run Jetstream Jack yet or not, I might find something else for him.

The ground is a worry in Ballinrobe so we’ll be quiet until Punchestown.