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mayo
03-24-2013, 04:54 PM
Becauseicouldntsee (IRE)
ch g 2003 Beneficial (GB) Ath Dara

Current weight 10 6 - guaranteed a run

Last run 5th at Cheltenham in Kim Muir was second in the same race to sunny hill boy (last years national runner up 12 months ago)

Trainer Noel Glynn

"He's fine and hopefully we'll get to Aintree and, if not, he'll be going to Ayr for the Scottish National," said the County Clare trainer.

"It depends on the ground. It's looking very likely there's going to be soft ground at Aintree.

"If it comes up soft we definitely won't be travelling, we will wait for the Scottish National.

"It gives us an extra two weeks and hopefully the weather will be better by then.

"He ran well at Cheltenham but I was a bit disappointed he didn't finish better. Maybe it was the ground being that bit tacky. His best runs have been on good ground. The jockey made plenty use of him and tried to make all (of the running), but he's come out of it well.

"All being well, we'll get to one of the Nationals."

mayo
03-24-2013, 05:33 PM
Sporting Life assessment

Becauseicouldntsee (N Glynn): Not unfancied when falling in the 2011 renewal and similar comments apply to last year's effort, which saw him take a tumble at the Canal Turn. Prior to that had shown what he's capable of when a fine second at the Festival - behind subsequent National runner-up Sunnyhillboy - and again travelled with zest at the Fez this year. Still, it's hard to see him getting round given the evidence to hand.