Grand National hero One For Arthur will be ring-rusty on Aintree comeback

  • One For Arthur returns at Aintree on Saturday after an abscence of 609 days
  • Tendon injury has stopped him running since winning the 2017 Grand National
  • He faces three opponents,┬áheaded by Definitly Red, in the Many Clouds Chase

Trainer Lucinda Russell admits One For Arthur will be ring-rusty as he returns at Aintree on Saturday after 609 days for the first of two prep races ahead of trying to win the Grand National for a second time.

A tendon injury has stopped One For Arthur running since he beat Cause Of Causes in the 2017 National.

He faces three opponents, headed by Charlie Hall Chase winner Definitly Red, in the Many Clouds Chase.

Regular jockey Derek Fox is sidelined after a back operation, so Tom Scudamore takes over.

Russell said: ‘One For Arthur will improve for the run but it is a matter of getting match practice into him.’

One For Arthur makes comeback at Aintree in bid to win the Grand National for a second time

One For Arthur makes comeback at Aintree in bid to win the Grand National for a second time