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Russell back for Aintree mount

Davy Russell will be fit to ride Noel Glynn's Becauseicouldntsee in Saturday's John Smith's Grand National at Aintree.

The jockey will be back in action on Thursday after recovering from a hand injury suffered in a fall at Thurles last month.

His agent Frostie Kelly said: "He'll be back riding at Aintree on Thursday and he's looking forward to getting back. He's looking forward to the big race on Saturday and he thinks the horse has a bit of a chance."

Nina Carberry loved every second of her ride on Character Building when she got John Quinn's grey into seventh place last year, and she is excited about having another go.

"I rode him last year when I didn't really know him, but at least I know him a bit better this year and I've ridden him once since so I'm looking forward to the ride now," she said.

"Last year we went very quick early on. He was fourth jumping the last but he just got a bit tired. Hopefully this year I'll be able to lie a bit closer and get into a rhythm.

"If he runs a race like last year I'll be delighted. John Quinn said he is better prepared this year than he was last year so that's a big plus."


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