Grand National 2020 Fact Files
Lake View Lad
Lake View Lad
Lake View Lad in good order warming up for his work this morning, he’s come out of his Kelso race in good form and will now either head to Haydock on 15th or back to Kelso on 29th, all being well of course! pic.twitter.com/9qDmUyTKd8— Nick Alexander (@kinneston) February 3, 2020
Lake View Lad is unlikely to run again before the Randox Health Grand National after being held up with a slight setback.
Trainer Nick Alexander had to ease down the 10-year-old’s work because of a sinus problem.
It should not affect Lake View Lad’s preparation for the Aintree showpiece – in which he was pulled up four fences from home last year, after being hampered when towards the rear of the field.
Alexander said: “He’s fine, but he had a small sinus issue – he he’d have probably run in the Premier Chase at Kelso on Saturday if it hadn’t been for that, which is a bit annoying.
“He’s in at Cheltenham (in the Ultima Handicap Chase), but I think we’ll go straight to Aintree with him.”
The grey, owned by Trevor Hemmings, has already resumed his big-race preparations.
“It should clear up very quickly,” added Alexander.
“He’s back in work, anyway. It was just a small hold-up.
“We might take him away for a gallop at some point. He ran a month ago at Kelso over hurdles, so I’m quite happy with that.”