Jockeys passed fit to ride at Aintree

Daryl Jacob has been given the go-ahead to ride Ucello Conti in the Randox Health Grand National at Aintree on Saturday afternoon.

Saturday, 8th April 2017, 1:18 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 8:31 pm
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Jacob, who won the race in 2012 aboard Neptune Collonges, suffered a heavy fall from Ballykan in the Topham Chase on Friday.

But the jockey has received clearance from the course doctor and will now be reunited with the Gordon Elliott-trained Ucello Conti, on whom he finished sixth in the National 12 months ago.

As expected, Katie Walsh has passed the course doctor so she can ride Wonderful Charm.

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Walsh, third in the 2012 National on Seabass, was unseated from Distime in the Foxhunters’ Chase on Thursday but has now proved her fitness in time for the big race.

She said: “I’m fit and ready to go and really looking forward to it.”