Tom Lacey eyes Grand National ambitions with Kimberlite Candy
Tom Lacey believes he could have a possible contender for your Randox Health Grand National in Kimberlite Candy, given a rise and earth .
The Herefordshire handler was delighted with all the seven-year-old’s effort to finish second against Walk In The Mill at the Becher Chase on his first try over the big machines at Aintree past Saturday.
The handicapper has put Kimberlite up Chocolate 3lb for this streak, which might place him close to making the cut to get the world’s greatest steeplechase at April.
In the meantime, Lacey would like to think from winning a race that is decent, that the JP McManus-owned gelding may help his cause.
“I was over the moon. He’s come out of the race in wonderful arrangement,” he explained.
“He’s obviously best new and I wonder if the timeless Chase (at Warwick second month) will only come somewhat quick for himbut he is in good order, so we’ll see.
“If the ground was soft at Aintree in April, then we’d probably be eligible to have a return there, but it would need to be soft and he’d wish to go up in the handicap to acquire in.
“It would be helpful to think that he could win a wonderful race on the manner.”