Nash eyeing possible Aintree return for Your Busy

James Nash reports his Guinness Kerry National hero Your Busy to be in flying form following Wednesday’s big-race success and is looking forward to further glory over the big fences at Aintree.

Nash eyeing possible Aintree return  for Your Busy

The 11-year-old gelding recovered from a first-fence mistake to make nearly all the running under Katie Walsh in the three-mile Listowel Festival highlight and Nash reports he has come out of the race “perfect”.

He said: “He’s been out in the paddocks the last few days and is bucking and kicking”.

Your Busy was a 25-1 chance when getting in as first reserve to land the Kerry National but was an even bigger outsider (33-1) when going close in the Grand Sefton at Aintree last December, staying on well up the long run-in to get within half a length of Rebel Rebellion.

“We’ll see in a week or 10 days whether we go next for the Munster National or wait for the Grand Sefton. I’d love him to win over those big fences. He was brilliant last year and really took to them. We were always planning to go back this year,” said the Curragh trainer.

“Limerick would be ground dependent as he wouldn’t go there if it was soft. But he’ll get an entry and we’ll have a look.

“He seems in great form, and he doesn’t owe us anything at this stage.”

* Connections of Ajjaadd will scour the programme book to try to find a suitable opportunity for the eight-year-old following his fine effort in Group Three company at Newbury on Saturday.

Ted Powell took jockey Willie Twiston-Davies’s advice to go for a Pattern race rather than Doncaster’s Portland handicap after steering Ajjaadd to victory at Leicester earlier this month and the sprinter belied his odds of 33-1 by taking third place in the Dubai International Airport World Trophy.

“You’ve got to give the jockey his due. He said the horse is better than what you think he is and he suggested a Group Three. It was very good,” said Reigate trainer Powell.

“I’ve put him out in the paddock and he’s fantastic, but we’re running out of races now.

“I expect we will find one race somewhere, but he’s done very well. It’s bad enough trying to win a handicap with a low weight.”

* Charlie Hills is considering supplementing unfortunate Doncaster loser Cotai Glory for the Prix de l’Abbaye at Longchamp on October 5.

The speedy youngster had the Flying Childers in his grasp, when jinking to his right, leaving the saddle to slip and jockey George Baker on the ground, just yards from the post.

Hills said: “He’s come out of Doncaster in really good form, despite what happened.

“He’s absolutely thriving on his racing at present, his home work has improved after each race.

“If the ground stays on the faster side of good, then I’d say we’ll probably supplement him for the Abbaye just because he’s in such good form.”

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