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PremierLeague-News.Com - Double Shuffle ready for second crack at the Grand National as watering continues at Aintree
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Double Shuffle is ready for another crack at the Randox Grand National at Aintree Racecourse. Tom George's 11-year-old will be back at Aintree on Saturday four years after his first attempt at the world's greatest steeplechase. The Milan gelding was just a seven-year-old when tackling the fearsome Aintree obstacles for the first time but he was pulled up before the second last fence as Lucinda Russell's One For Arthur triumphed. Since then Double Shuffle has been campaigned mostly over three miles, although he was 12th back over the Grand National fences in the 2m5f Topham Chase in 2019. He has a fine record at Kempton and was second in the Grade One King George VI Chase in 2017. He recently landed a second win at Kempton when beating fellow Grand National contender Ami Desbois by a length-and-a-quarter in a three-mile handicap chase in January. Don't miss your ECHO 2021 Grand National Special in shops and online now Double Shuffle is a best-priced 50-1 with several bookmakers for the Aintree showpiece behind general 4-1 favourite Cloth Cap. Trainer George - who saddled Saint Are to be third in 2015 and second in 2017 among his 10 Grand National runners - said “He’s ready to go. “He’s had a nice preparation and he’s in good form. Johnny Burke rides. Grand National Festival Day One preview and tips: Storm warning “He ran in the National four years ago, but he was a bit immature. “He didn’t see the trip out, but he’s a lot more grown up since then and is more mature. He should be fine now.” (Image: Handout/John Grossick/Aintree Racecourse) Meanwhile ahead of the start of the three-day meeting at Aintree the going on the Grand National course is now good to soft, while the Mildmay and Hurdle courses are still good to soft, good in places (GoingStick readings: Mildmay course 5.
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.6, Grand National course 5.4). Watering continues at Aintree with a mostly dry week predicted on Merseyside. On Wednesday and Thursday last week, 10 millimetres of water was applied to the Mildmay and Hurdle courses and six millimetres was applied to the Grand National course. A further five millimetres of irrigation was applied to the Mildmay and Hurdle courses and six millimetres to the Grand National Course on Monday. And on Tuesday another three to five millimetres was applied to the Mildmay and Hurdle courses and another six millimetres to the Grand National course. Watering looks set to continue throughout the meeting to maintain safe ground. Chris Wright's top 10 contenders for the 2021 Grand National Aintree’s clerk of the course Sulekha Varma said today: “Aintree is looking in great shape on the eve of the Randox Grand National Festival. “Watering is continuing on the Mildmay and Hurdle Courses and we will assess later today whether the Grand National Course requires any additional watering.” The forecast is for cold conditions with morning grass frosts expected over the next few days. There is a chance of some light showers tonight (0-2 millimetres), with Thursday forecast to be dry and cloudy, with the chance of some overnight rain (0-2 millimetres). Friday and Saturday are expected to be cloudy, with the chance of some sleety showers on Grand National day.
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