Christian Williams provides update on Potters Corner ahead of Grand National

Christian Williams says he will school Potters Corner over some Randox Grand National-style fences before taking him to Aintree next week.

The 11 year old won the 2019 Welsh Grand National at Chepstow and was victorious in last year’s ‘Virtual Grand National’, which was run in place of the real thing in aid of NHS charities.

Williams confirmed today that there will be one last outing next week for his stable star, for whom the Randox Grand National has been the target all season.

The trainer said: “He’s in good form and did a lovely piece of work last week, so we’re very excited. His season has been geared towards the Grand National, so fingers crossed.

“It was all about the Welsh National for the whole of last season and it’s very much Aintree all of this season, and schooling him over a (Grand National style) fence is the last thing.

“With that type of horse he’s so laid back that it’ll probably do him good to go on a lorry and have a day out. We did it before the Welsh National and went to Henrietta Knight’s two days before, so we know it doesn’t inconvenience him.”

Williams was speaking at Haydock Park on Saturday after Five Star Getaway’s impressive five and a half length success in the Betway Challenger Middle Distance Chase Series Final Handicap Chase.

That success marked a second straight Saturday winner for the yard after Kitty’s Light’s success at Kelso a week ago.

He said: “It’s great – we try and get those Saturday winners. Kitty’s Light won a nice race at Kelso last week and is favourite for the bet365 Gold Cup now at Sandown. Three Saturdays in a row would be great, so roll on Potters Corner next week!”


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