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Double Seven tipped to come again

January 05, 2015 15:23:21 UK

AP McCoy won the Grand National in 2010 on Don’t Push It.

Trainer Martin Brassil is confident that Double Seven will get another crack at the Grand National, after ruling his charge out of this year’s Aintree showpiece.

The nine-year-old finished third at Aintree last year, with AP McCoy on board, behind winner Pineau De Re and Balthazar King and had been much fancied to go well again in April.

It’s a shame he won’t be there this year, but, with a bit of luck, he’ll be back there again.

Martin Brassil

However, Double Seven will not run again this season after Brassil confirmed that his charge had suffered an injury setback which has ended his campaign early.

Brassil admitted: “He’s out for the season, unfortunately. We’re very hopeful that we’ll be able to get him back in training next season and go back to Aintree again.

“He’s young enough to go back and he’s on a rating now where Aintree has to be on your mind, especially as he ran so well last year.

“It’s a shame he won’t be there this year, but, with a bit of luck, he’ll be back there again.”

Double Seven won five races on the trot in 2013, before appearing only twice last year – finishing third at Aintree just over a month after coming home sixth in the Carrickmines Handicap Chase at Leopardstown.

In the absence of Double Seven, Pineau De Re is 26.00 to win the Grand National again in 2015, with Balthazar King 26.00 and Rocky Creek 34.00.

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