The course has been waterlogged after heavy rain and snow and clerk of the course Jonnie Fenwicke-Clennell, who walked the track yesterday afternoon, reported the going as heavy, soft in places.
lFiddlers Pike, the oldest horse to run this season, has been retired. Rosemary Henderson's 17-year-old was fifth in the 1994 Grand National. Henderson said: "He's off team chasing on Sunday and is also going eventing."Reuse content