WARREN Greatrex is keeping his fiingers crossed that Tranquil Sea makes the cut for the Crabbie’s Grand National 2014 at Aintree on Saturday 5th April.
The 12-year-old is creeping closer to getting a run in the world’s most famous steeplechase, but is still some way off that.
“Tranquil Sea is still in the Grand National and now has only 15 to come out to get a run,” Greatrex said.
“This is still unlikely but we will keep him in and see what happens. He is in good form.”
Tranquil Sea showed an liking for the unique and infamous Aintree fences in two runs when trained in Ireland by Edward O’Grady, finishing third in Grand Sefton Handicap Chase in December 2012 and sixth to Triolo D’Alene in last season’s Topham Chase. Although returning to winning ways at Doncaster in February, his first ever over 3miles, he was subsequently pulled up before the final fence of the Kim Muir at the Cheltenham Festival jockey Jamie Codd, which has dented the horses chances at a stab at the Grand National. Greatrex has said that he would be delighted just to see his horse line up in 40 strong line up on a week Saturday.
Grand National Market Moves: Teaforthree 8-1 from 10-1, Balthazar King 25-1 from 33-1, Same Difference 33-1 from 40-1, The Rainbow Hunter 33-1 from 40-1