Brian Ellison is hoping for suitable conditions to allow Top Notch Tonto a prep run at Sandown on Friday ahead of the JLT Lockinge Stakes.
The North Yorkshire trainer has lined up his stable star for the bet365 Mile before focusing on Newbury for the Group One showpiece on May 17.
Danny Cook appears to have escaped serious injury following a fall at Haydock on Saturday.
It was feared the jockey might have broken his collarbone after the tumble from Tiptoeaway at the third-last fence in a two-and-three-quarter-mile handicap chase. However, it seems those fears have been allayed.
Good things don’t always come in threes as any Real Madrid fan will tell you ahead of their Champions League semi-final next week, and it is the same with the Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on Monday which presents punters with perhaps the trickiest handicap puzzle of the entire jumps season.
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