Kinross trainer hoping for second Grand National win with Corach Rambler

Corach Rambler is from the same stable as 2017 winner One For Arthur.

Lucinda Russell is hoping for another big win at the Grand National six years after One For Arthur triumphed at the flagship Aintree race.

The Kinross trainer is hoping two-time Cheltenham Festival winner Corach Rambler will follow in the hooves of the famous horse who died last month.

One For Arthur was only the second Scottish trained horse to win the National when the completed the famous course in first place with jockey Derek Fox in 2017.

Russell is hoping Corach Rambler can have similar success this weekend in the event that starts at 5.15pm on Saturday.

She said: “All I really want is for him to come home safe and be ok, but I do think if he jumps well and come home safe then I do think he will be in front.

“I guess I’d know what to expect this time, I always said with Arthur that it wouldn’t change my life, and it did change my life, so I don’t know.

“Would it change my life again? Can it get any better? I don’t know, but it would certainly be a fantastic achievement.”

Corach Rambler’s owners, better known as The Ramblers, are part of a seven share syndicate.

Co-owner Garry Scott said: “To be totally honest with you we are in horse racing dreamland at the moment.

“Three weeks ago we won at Cheltenham in the ultimate handicap chase and he also won that race previously so we stand here as back to back Cheltenham Festival winners.

“Who would’ve thought?”

Thomas Kendall said: “Corach has earned his place there, he has been at Cheltenham three times and won there three times, been at Aintree once and won there, so fingers crossed he has one more big win in his locker.”

And third co-owner Cameron Sword added: “You see all these people like JP McManus who spent millions on the sport and they support it, and for us to be up there and to be even in with a chance up against these guys is just unbelievable.”

Corach has certainly won the hearts of those around the yard, none more so than Lucinda’s partner and former jockey, Peter Scudamore.

Scudamore, who is now a trainer, said: “One thing that Corach has taught me is ‘don’t take them for granted’. I hope all the horses in the yard have benefited from my experience with the unique Corach Rambler.”

Hopes are high at the Kinross stables that they can have another Grand National success.

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