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Any Second Now all set for 2022 Randox Grand National
Any Second Now is now all set for a Grand National appearance and will have two outings before taking part in the world’s most famous steeplechase.
The JP McManus runner finished third in the 2021 Randox Grand National and is now joint favourite at general odds of 16/1 for the marathon contest on Saturday, 9th April 2022. Handler Ted Walsh is aiming Any Second Now at the four-and-a-quarter-mile showpiece event which will be returning to the pre-pandemic prize fund of £1 million and will take place in front of a sell-out crowd of our 70,000.
The Grand National was cancelled in 2020 and was run behind closed doors the following year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, however it is looking as though the racecourse will be bursting at the seams for the three-day festival in early April.
Any Second Now finished ninth in a two-and-a-half-mile handicap hurdle contest in December at Navan and on the back of some solid form the ten-year-old will have a couple of outings prior to the Aintree marathon in less than three months time.
Ted Walsh said: “All is good with him. He is in good form. He will have a couple of runs between now and the National. I want to get two runs into him at least.
“We will look at a race at the Goffs Thyestes meeting at Gowran at the end of the month and possibly the Webster Cup at Navan again (which he won last year), but he will certainly have a couple of runs beforehand.”
The Randox Grand National weights are set to be unveiled in a special ceremony at the Rum Warehouse in Liverpool on 15th February.