Canal Turn incident in Grand National to be studied by Aintree officials

• Officials will study three falls at the iconic fence in Saturday’s race
• Slow pace caused unusual congestion, say jockeys involved

The Canal Turn incident that took three runners out of the Grand National on Saturday will be considered by Aintree officials as part of their annual reflection on the race in case anything should be done to reduce risk.

However, connections of Final Nudge are philosophical about the bad luck that meant their horse ran out of room when the field packed up at the race’s eighth obstacle.

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