Sunday 19 November 2017

Mon Mome on target for Aintree

GRAND NATIONAL hero Mon Mome will once again be targeted at the Aintree marathon following his excellent run in defeat at Cheltenham on New Year's Day.

The veteran was a 100/1 winner of the world's most famous steeplechase in 2009 but spent over a year and a half on the sidelines with injury after falling in the race 12 months later.

He was not disgraced on his comeback run over hurdles at Haydock last month and, switched back to fences at Prestbury Park, Mon Mome ran a blinder under top weight to finish second to Mostly Bob.

Trainer Venetia Williams said: "He's come out of the race in good order and we were obviously very pleased with his run.

"Hopefully he'll be going back to Aintree, but I don't know what we'll do between now and then.

"We'll just see how he is and make a plan from there."

Mon Mome is available at 50/1 with Stan James to repeat his Grand National heroics on April 14.

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