Kerry Lee cool as she aims to peak Mountainous for Grand National

Kerry Lee is in no hurry to decide whether Mountainous will have a run ahead of the Crabbie’s Grand National following his heroics at Chepstow on Saturday.

While the rookie trainer confirmed the Aintree spectacular on April 9 will be her stable star’s next main objective, what happens in between is uncertain at this stage.

Mountainous became the first horse since Bonanza Boy in 1989 to win the Coral Welsh Grand National for a second time as well as being the first 11-year-old since Happy Spring in the 1960s to lift the prestigious prize when he relished the muddy conditions to supplement his success in December 2013.

“Mountainous is great. He ate all his supper, polished off his breakfast and he has been enjoying some sunshine out in the field,” said the Presteigne trainer, who took over the reins of the family stables from her father Richard in July.

“I don’t know if he will have a run before the National. I’ll wait and see how he comes out of this race.

“We’re not going to make any plans. We’ll just see how we go.

“The long-term target is the Grand National. We’ll see.”


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