Many horses remain within spitting distance of having a start in the 2019 Grand National and the next few days will be an anxious wait for connections of those potential runners as they aim for a shot at the big race.
One such runner is Walk In The Mill who is from the Robert Walford yard, the nine-year-old sitting 45th on the Grand National list as things stand and likely to edge closer as the big day approaches.
Walford has a pragmatic approach to his chances of appearing in the race, the trainer saying: “There’s nothing we can do, we’ll just confirm tomorrow and see what happens.”
It was disappointment for Walford last year when Walk In The Mill became lame on the morning of the race, however this runner won the Becher Chase over the National fences in December.
Should Walk In The Mill fail to make the cut, National ambitions remain for owner Baroness Dido Harding with the horse entered in the Scottish Grand National at Ayr the following weekend.
“There’s four horses that have Topham entries so who knows what they’ll do. He’s in good form and if we don’t get in we’ll probably go to Ayr.
“We got dropped a pound because the Becher form didn’t work out very well and that would have made all the difference. There’s nothing we can do and it’s just one of those things.”