Charlie Swan is already looking forward to next year’s John Smith’s Grand National, when he could have two runners in Offshore Account and Oodachee.
Offshore Account ran well for a long way before fading into 15th place of the 17 finishers as Swan’s first runner in the Aintree showpiece on Saturday.
It was his second start since he recovered from a leg injury and his first outing over fences since the Betfair Chase in November 2007.
“Offshore Account is fine and his legs are great,” said the Tipperary trainer.
“He’d had a bad preparation so he just got a bit tired unfortunately, but he ran really well and hopefully he’ll go for it again next year.
“I’m going to give him a break now and have a full campaign with him next season.”
Oodachee also took to the unique fences when second to Irish Raptor in the Topham Chase on Friday.
“He ran a great race in the Topham and he now could go for the old Whitbread (Bet365 Gold Cup) at Sandown or a three-mile handicap chase at Punchestown,” Swan went on.
“He could be a National possible next year as well.”