Imjoeking ran a super race over the National fences in the Topham Chase, leading and jumping wonderfully until crumpling on landing five out. He is fine, and we cannot wait to bring him back here next December.
Sky Khan is not yet back to himself but he stayed on in the closing stages and should have gained confidence after this run.
Meanwhile at Sedgefield Miss Joeking was fourth on rather fast ground, she should be happier back on easier going at Perth this summer.
And now it is all about Arthur.
Driven by Jaimie, Arthur arrived at Aintree at 8pm and came off the horsebox with enthusiasm. He has his mate Quito with him as a travelling companion and both horse are relaxed and eating their feeds in the racecourse stables.
The whole team have done a brilliant job getting Arthur here in top physical and mental form. While there has been plenty of publicity about us it is Arthur whose talent, bravery and honesty has brought us to this race. Thank you to everyone who has wished us luck, to all connected with the training and production of Arthur, but most of all to Arthur.