Connections of Seeyouatmidnight envisions the Midlands Grand National for the ever popular 13 years after winning at Sandown.
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“He’s awesome. We have half of the Midlands National in pencil,” said Thomson.
“Sandown was great for everyone – great for racing and great for us. These are the stories we need because we have this opportunity to engage a new audience and engage more people. It’s great. “
Another old favorite, Yorkhill, was part of a five-horse team that Berwickshire handler Thomson took to Newcastle racecourse on Thursday.
The 11-year-old, who shocked 66-1 in the rehearsal pursuit at Gosforth Park track in November, galloped across the all-weather surface with Elf De Re and Duc De Grissay, who should have run in North Yorkshire. Grand National had not Catterick succumbed to the winter weather.
The Ferry Master and Coolkill were also put to the test.
“It was awesome. There really wasn’t any snow between here and Newcastle,” said the coach.
Yorkhill and The Ferry Master are running entries in the Sky Bet Handicap Chase in Doncaster on January 30.
“Sky Bet is more likely for Yorkhill than for The Ferry Master,” said Thomson.