Aspell’s progress fi­nally put in Czech

The Racing Paper - - Trends And Diary -

LEIGHTON Aspell is the only cur­rent jockey to have won the Grand Na­tional twice on Pineau De Re and Many Clouds.

But he was brought back down to earth on a trip to the Czech Repub­lic ear­lier this month to tackle the fear­some Velka Par­du­bicka.

He fell on the 59-1 shot Va­j­garos on his de­but in the fea­ture race and also hit the deck on three more rides over the chal­leng­ing course that num­bers 31 fences.

Tom Gar­ner did best of the four British jock­eys in the Par­du­bicka by fin­ish­ing third on Stret­ton.

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