Fox back in hunt for National ride
JOCKEY Derek Fox looks to have won his race to be fit to ride leading Randox Health Grand National hope, One For Arthur, at Aintree a week today. The 24-year-old Irishman broke his left wrist in a fall at Carlisle 23 days ago and has spent most of the last three weeks undergoing intensive rehabilitation at Jack Berry House, the Injured Jockeys Fund’s centre at Malton. Fox will ride out for Lucinda Russell, One For Arthur’s trainer, this morning and tomorrow. He hopes to receive official medical clearance on Monday. Russell said: ‘Derek is very confident he will be fit now and the physiotherapists are very happy with him.’ Cue Card, a faller at the third last fence in the Cheltenham Gold Cup for the second year running, will try to win Thursday’s Betway Bowl at Aintree for the second successive year. Stablemate Native River misses out but Silviniaco Conti, winner of the race in 2014 and 2015, provides opposition.