Perfect Candidate prepares for Aintree Grand National

Sunday 19 March 2017 11:12, UK

Theatre Guide (r) and Perfect Candidate
Image: Perfect Candidate (l) will have a racecourse gallop

Fergal O'Brien is set to give Perfect Candidate a racecourse gallop as part of his preparation for the Randox Health Grand National at Aintree next month.

O'Brien reports the 10-year-old to be in fine shape as the build-up to the world's greatest steeplechase steps up a gear.

"He's fine. Hopefully he'll go somewhere for a racecourse gallop and see how we go," said O'Brien, who won the Midlands Grand National on Saturday with Chase The Spud.

"All roads lead to Aintree."

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