Bleu waits for better ground

  • Last Updated: January 28 2013, 10:24 GMT

Cappa Bleu's preparations for the John Smith's Grand National are ground dependent.

Cappa Bleu: Grand National aim

The 11-year-old gelding finished fourth in last season's Aintree centrepiece, but needs a sound surface to be fully efficient.

Trainer Evan Williams had Cappa Bleu well entered last weekend, but will bide his time until conditions improve.

"We want to go where the ground is at its best for him," said the Vale of Glamorgan handler.

"He's done very well since Carlisle when he was second, and I'm very happy with him.

"The National is the plan, but I'm keen to get him out pretty soon."

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