Master Vintage failed to settle early on in his race at Chepstow on Saturday and jumped to the right.  He was found to have lost a shoe afterwards and this may have been a reason for this.

He was outpaced up the straight and stayed on at one pace and we will now step him up to three miles as he has always looked as though he needed that trip.  Hopefully the handicapper will drop him a few pounds and give him a bit of a chance.

Delighted to be at the Grand National on Saturday for a historic day.  A fantastic day of racing culminating in a brilliant victory for a brilliant horse.

The atmosphere was ecstatic after his victory and congratulations to all involved, especially Graham Thorner and Mags O’Toole who were so instrumental in purchasing him in his career.

I had a very enjoyable day in the Chairman’s box with many friends in attendance.  The Pouligny Montrachet was another real winner and great to see Caroline North McIlvanney who was present to see her husband Hugh added to the Aintree Hall Of Fame.

Aintree did a wonderful job at getting over the love of the horse at the meeting with the RSPCA supplying horses on wheels for the public to ride on and allowing the public to be so close to previous winners of the race which was undoubtedly a positive move.