National date for Tidal Bay
Tidal Bay will head straight to the Crabbie's Grand National on April 5 following his excellent run in defeat at Chepstow on Saturday.
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The 12-year-old defied his advancing years and top weight of 11st 12lb to be beaten just three-quarters of a length in third in the Coral Welsh National.
Trainer Paul Nicholls has hailed his effort and confirmed all roads now lead to Aintree for Tidal Bay.
He tweeted: "Tidal Bay & all other runners from yesterday fine today. Awesome run from the evergreen Tidal Bay who now goes straight to Aintree for Grand National."