National date for Tidal Bay

  • Last Updated: December 29 2013, 16:55 GMT

Tidal Bay will head straight to the Crabbie's Grand National on April 5 following his excellent run in defeat at Chepstow on Saturday.

Tidal Bay: Heading straight to the Crabbies Grand National
Tidal Bay: Heading straight to the Crabbies Grand National

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."


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