Cheltenham Festival 2018
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All Systems Go For The Young Master

Stable Talk with Neil Mulholland

The Grand National is the race we all remember watching as children, and it is fantastic to be going to Aintree with a live contender this weekend.

The Young Master

The Young Master Is Ready for The Grand National

We had a good experience in the race in 2015 with The Druids Nephew, and we are hopeful that The Young Master also has the right credentials to put in a big performance. We have certainly been happy with his preparation over the last few months, but he will also need luck on his side to feature at the business end.

The Grand National has been the plan for the horse for some time now, and his bet365 Gold Cup win proves he does tend to save his best for the spring. He has improved with every run this season, with his staying on 6th at Cheltenham last time out a pleasing final prep run.

He had a tired fall in the Becher Chase over the National fences back in December, but prior to that we were delighted with him. Sam Waley-Cohen mentioned that up until he exited the race, the horse was giving him a terrific spin over the fences, so we have no concerns over his jumping.

The ground conditions shouldn’t hinder his chances either, so all-in-all we are as happy as we can be ahead of such a competitive race like the National.

I’m not one to get too nervous watching my horses in big races, but I’ll be pleased when Sam gets the leg up on him on Saturday afternoon. We see regularly how difficult it is to get these animals to their intended targets, so we are delighted that our horse will be heading to the start in peak form.

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