Belfast Telegraph

Friday 29 August 2014

Bob team bide their time

Rare Bob (blue silks)

Dessie Hughes is in no hurry to plot a route back to the John Smith's Grand National with his Aintree contender Rare Bob.

The regular Liverpool visitor has had a difficult time over the famous fences, as he was a good fifth in last year's Becher Chase but was brought down at the fifth in the National, and he finished his season when tailed off behind Tidal Bay in the Bet365 Gold Cup at Sandown.

"I had Rare Bob entered in a Pertemps Qualifier but when we worked him he just wasn't ready," said Hughes.

"I hope to run him somewhere over hurdles in January before he goes back over fences. There's no rush with him, his main aim is Aintree and the National again."

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