Racing: Miller path for Mill

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The Independent Online
TEETON MILL may try to emulate the legendary Golden Miller, who won the Grand National and Gold Cup in 1934, by going for both races.

Teeton Mill's trainer, Venetia Williams, believes the grey, who runs next in the Pillar Chase at Cheltenham at the end of the month, will have no problems handling Aintree. Williams said: "Teeton Mill is joint favourite for the Gold Cup and three weeks after that race is the Grand National and that could be an option as well."

Asked whether she was frightened of the demands of the National, Williams said: "Not really. I've ridden in the race myself. Accidents will happen in any race and if you have the right horse it shouldn't be any more frightening than any other race. He hasn't done an awful lot since Kempton and we'll soon be building him up for the Cheltenham race and then for the Gold Cup."

Today's meeting at Sedgefield was called off yesterday (frost and snow) and tomorrow's card at Wetherby is subject to a 3pm inspection today.