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    Lucinda Russell is hoping that the rain in Aintree will stop falling for Corach Rambler
Lucinda Russell is hoping that the rain in Aintree will stop falling for Corach Rambler
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Lucinda Russell is hoping that the rain in Aintree will stop falling for Corach Rambler

Lucinda Russell is eagerly anticipating a pause in the precipitation prior to Corach Rambler's bid to secure victory in the highly anticipated Randox Grand National at Aintree this coming Saturday.

The 10-year-old horse secured a victory for the Scottish trainer and her stable jockey Derek Fox, marking their second triumph in the renowned steeplechase event last year, following their previous win with One For Arthur in 2017.

Corach Rambler had a less-than-stellar start to the season at Kelso in October but showed improvement in Haydock's Betfair Chase in November. After a winter break, he finished third in the Cheltenham Gold Cup, with defending champion Galopin Des Champs taking the top spot.

Russell is happy with how her beloved horse has bounced back after his recent participation in the Festival. Still, the prospect of racing in challenging conditions in Merseyside is a cause for concern.

"Time appears to be flying by since Cheltenham, but everything has been proceeding as intended," she commented.

He returned to his job today, and we'll prepare him for the National. The overall appearance is pleasant, although Aintree would benefit from reduced precipitation.

"Hopefully, the Grand National will be relatively easy due to the ground conditions. The drainage at this venue is excellent, which should help ensure a unique and enjoyable race."

Corach Rambler is set to lead a small Russell team at Aintree, while Ahoy Senor will make his fourth consecutive appearance.

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