Potters Corner Welsh Grand National Review
Potters Corner pulled up in yesterday's Welsh Grand National. The race got underway on the third attempt after two false starts with Potters Corner sitting in a prominent position and travelled very well hitting 4/1 in running at one stage.
Going out on the final circuit he seemed to still have plenty to offer. He got tight into a couple of jumps down the back straight final time which lost a bit of momentum and gradually lost his position before pulling up before 5 out.
Of the 20 starters, 14 runners pulled up which suggests that the ground was extremely testing.
Jack Tudor said post race, "I was very happy with him for the first part of the race. He travelled very well, so much so I had to take a pull a couple of times so we didn't end up in front! Going down the back the petrol was beginning to run out so I just looked after him. I could have kept going but that wouldn't have been fair on the horse as he always tries his very best. I think Cheltenham probably took more out of him than we thought but he seems fine after the race which is the main thing. It was such a hard race with so many horses pulling up so I wouldn't be too disheartened."
Christian Williams said this morning, "Potters Corner seems fine today. I was very happy with him going into the race but maybe Cheltenham left its mark and he's run a bit flat. He travelled very well and showed all of his enthusiasm but as the result showed with 14 top class horses pulling up it really was a war of attrition. He'll have an easy week now to rest and recuperate and we'll make a plan going forwards."