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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Happygolucky injury: Kim Bailey’s Aintree winner ruled out for the season with minor tendon issue

Aintree winner Happygolucky has been ruled out for the season with a minor tendon damage, coach Kim Bailey has advised Sky Sports Racing.

Bailey’s seven-year-old completed second in the Ultima Handicap Chase at the Cheltenham Festival this yr, following that up with victory at Aintree in April in the Grade Three Betway Handicap Chase.

That victory earned Happygolucky a score of 157 and noticed him minimize to 33/1 for subsequent yr’s Grand National.

Owned by Lady Dulverton, the son of Jeremy has gained three of his 5 begins over fences, together with at Cheltenham’s December assembly final yr.

Happygolucky has by no means been outdoors the locations in any of his 9 profession runs, together with ending fourth in the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival in 2020.

Defending champion Minella Times is joint-favourite (20/1, Sky Bet) with Ted Walsh’s Any Second Now for the 2022 Grand National.

Watch as Kim Bailey previews his 2021/22 leap season stars reside on Sky Sports Racing on Thursday, September 16 at 11.55am.

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