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Sunday, April 2, 2000


Trainer Henry Daly thinks it increasingly unlikely that Edmond, who wants soft ground, will take part in the 2000 Martell Grand National on Saturday, April 8, 2000.


After watching today's BBC's weather forecast for the week, Daly said: "They are forecasting rain today and tomorrow at Aintree but from Tuesday onwards it is meant to be dry.

"It looks like the ground will not be soft at Aintree on Saturday and therefore it is high unlikely that Edmond will run."

Daly will probably take Edmond out at tomorrow's five-day confirmation stage.


Edmond and Star Traveller, the ante-post favourite for the Martell Grand National, did very little at Daly's Downton Hall Stables near Ludlow in Shropshire today.


The trainer added:" Star Traveller is fine. He's won on good, good to firm and good to soft and I don't think the ground will be a problem for him."



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