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  • Missed Approach connections hopeful of 2020 Grand National appearance

    Lambourn trainer Warren Greatrex is planning on working back from the 2020 Grand National with 2018 Kim Muir winner Missed Approach, the nine-year-old nearing his return from injury.

    The runner has been out of action since last winter following a set-back in the build-up to the 2019 Randox Health Grand National, however Greatrex is hopeful that he can have him back out on the track before the end of January 2020.

    The trainer said: “Missed Approach is coming along well. He has done plenty of cantering – it has all been very pleasing, and all of his old enthusiasm is still there.

    “We will look to find a race at the end of January for him. He won’t run over hurdles – because we tried that before, and he made me look silly – but he could run in a veterans’ chase.

    The Grand National will be the plan, and I hope he can get there. I think he would probably need two runs before the race, given that he has not run for a while.”

    Missed Approach is an ante-post price of 40/1 with William Hill Bookmakers in the 2020 Randox Health Grand National on April 4th.