Mysteree in good health ahead of Chepstow
Last Updated: 02/01/18 3:41pm
Michael Scudamore reports Mysteree to be in top form ahead of the rearranged Coral Welsh Grand National at Chepstow on Saturday.
Scudamore saddled Monbeg Dude to lift the marathon handicap chase in the 2012-13 season and has high hopes Mysteree can repeat the trick.
The 10-year-old showed he relishes testing conditions when winning the Eider Chase at Newcastle in February. He has not raced since finishing second to Chase The Spud in the Midlands Grand National three weeks later.
"He's in great form," the Ross-on-Wye trainer told At The Races. "Usually for the Welsh Grand National you're going to get very heavy ground. This year it looks like it's going to be no different.
"He's certainly got plenty of stamina and seems to handle this ground, so he's got the right sort of profile for the race.
"Uttoxeter was only three weeks after the Eider. Maybe just over the last the Eider started to take its toll on him. It was some performance after such a quick turnaround running in a big race like that.
"By the looks of things he's going to take on Chase The Spud again, but on slightly better terms for us this time.
"The form looks very strong, so hopefully he can turn the tide again."
Scudamore added: "Robbie Dunne rode him in the Midlands National and at Newcastle, so I'm hoping he'll be available and will stay on him," said Scudamore.
"Robbie has built up a really good relationship with him."