Tom Scudamore sweet on Grand National hope The Package
Tom Scudamore is enjoying a fine season and is looking to cap it off by winning the Grand National on The Package.
Last Updated: 02/04/14 2:44pm
A win for the 11-year-old would be an emotional one for trainer David Pipe and his team as he still runs in the colours of the late David Johnson, who gave Pipe a National winner with Comply Or Die back in 2008.
The Package ran in the race four years ago when he unseated Graham Lee at the 19th of the 30 fences.
"Obviously the fences are different and while they still take some jumping, I see no reason why he can't cope with it," Scudamore told At The Races.
"Obviously you don't get another chance to run over four and a half miles but when I rode him in the Hennessy (2012, fourth) he was going better and better the further we went - I've always thought a marathon trip would hold no fear.
"He was able to compete at Cheltenham off his mark and I think he's got a live chance."