Oscar coming good in Time for National

Robert Waley-Cohen says Oscar Time is shaping up well ahead of his third attempt at Grand National glory next month.

The 14-year-old impressed in December as he claimed the Becher Chase at the Merseyside course and followed it up last time out with a decent showing at Doncaster.

National glory is now next on his agenda, with Waley-Cohen, who both owns and trains the horse, hopeful that he can improve on his previous finishes in jump racing’s most famous contest, having come home fourth and second in 2013 and 2011 respectively.

Following a gallop at Kempton on Tuesday, his mentor is feeling confident ahead of the race on April 11, especially with him having such a fine record at Aintree.

“Oscar Time is in very good order,” he said. “He went to Kempton on Tuesday for a racecourse gallop, that went very well and he seems very well, so it’s all systems go for Aintree.

“The Doncaster run was fine and we know he’s a much better horse at Liverpool than he is anywhere else.”

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