Garvivonnian pleasing Mitchell

Edward Mitchell reports his John Smith’s Grand National hope Garvivonnian to be in fine form ahead of Saturday’s big race at Aintree.

Edward Mitchell reports his John Smith’s Grand National hope Garvivonnian to be in fine form ahead of Saturday’s big race at Aintree.

The 10-year-old is already proven over the unique obstacles, having won the Becher Chase in November and is a 16-1 chance for the National.

“He just did a small bit of cantering today and we left him out in a field for a bit,” the Limerick farmer told At The Races. “He’s outside for between half-an-hour and an hour every day.

“We’re hoping for a good run and a bit of luck. If we’re thereabouts we’ll be very happy.

“Hedgehunter is the best horse in the race and he’ll take all the beating. What beats him will win.”

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