Gary Moore has revealed he is planning a run over hurdles for his Grand National contender Traffic Fluide.
The nine-year-old has been kept fresh for the feature race at Aintree on April 6, having had his most recent outing back in November, and is not heading to Cheltenham this week.
With a prep run in mind, Moore feels Traffic Fluide is looking strong before a gallop over hurdles – which is planned for March 22 at Newbury.
He said: “We are very happy with Traffic Fluide at the moment.
“His work has been good and he has had a couple of trips away. He will have prep race over hurdles at Newbury on March 22.
“I have never trained a Grand National horse before, but for me Traffic Fluide ticks most of the right boxes.
“I have been trying to put a lot of stamina into his work. They used to say that you need a two-and-a-half-miler to win the Grand National. He won a good race over three miles last time so there is stamina there and the fact he has the pace to hold a position is important.
“I think he has a nice racing weight, particularly if the weights stay the same.”