Harbour To Dock In Fairyhouse

08 April 2009 11:09
Chelsea Harbour is set to make a quick reappearance in the Powers Whiskey Irish Grand National after making a quick exit at Aintree on Saturday.

He only got as a far as the third fence in the John Smith's version but was soon caught.

As he appears none the worse for his exertions, trainer Tom Mullins plans to take the nine-year-old to Fairyhouse on Monday.

"He's come out of it surprisingly very good, so he'll more than likely take his chance next Monday in the Irish National," said the County Kilkenny-based handler.

"After his fall he cantered round to the stands and pulled up then.

"He was a bit excited obviously the day after but we took some blood from him this morning and his regular rider rode him out. He's very good, so we might take a chance on Monday."

Mullins does not expect his other Irish National possible Mustangsallyrally to make the cut, but he does have another race in mind for the eight-year-old the same day.

"He's in the Irish National but it looks like he won't get in," Mullins added.

"He'll probably go for the novice handicap the same day if he doesn't get in the big one."

Source: Eurosport