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2014 Racing News

Scottish owner Douglas Pryde will try historic double in 2014 National.



Smart National chaser The Knoxs has recently been bought by Douglas Pryde and will be trained by Sue Smith for the 2014 Grand National.

The horse previously owned by owned by Graham and Andrea Wylie and trained by Howard Johnson and also Paul Nicholls will be trained by Sue Smith.

Sue’s husband and assistant the famous horseman Harvey Smith has said that the horses jumping has improved.

Likely to start the season over hurdles, as is much the case with horses laid out for the national these days, it is hoped that his handicap mark can be kept low for his place in the world’s greatest steeplechase come April.

He could be a big price now in the anti-post horse betting odds for the race and could be much shorter nearer the big day.

At the Scottish Racing jumps media day Sue Smith also said that last years winner with the same owner, Auroras Encore has done exceptionally well over the summer. And could run at Aintree’s early season meeting although he could run entered in the Charlie hall Chase.

So if everything goes well the owners could be double handed in The World greatest speeplchase next spring.






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