Aspell’s progress finally put in Czech
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.