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Definitly Red taken out of Grand National


Definitly Red: had a hard race in the Gold Cup but seems fine

The first Scratching stage closes at noon today for the Randox Health Grand National at Aintree next month but Brian was ahead of the game and took Definitly Red out of the race yesterday.

And, he is optimistic, if all continues to go well, Red will line up in the Grade 1, Betway Bowl Chase on the opening day of the three-day Grand National Festival, instead.

Brian said: "The Betway Bowl is the plan at the moment. He had a hard race in the Gold Cup however; he's not the biggest horse in the world and he hated that ground.

"He's come out of the race well though and he's eaten up.

"The plan was to go for the Betway Bowl before the Gold Cup so I imagine that's where we'll go as long as he’s okay from now until then."