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Irish coach Emmet Mullins has confirmed that Noble Yeats is being aimed for an Aintree Grand Nationwide repeat on Saturday 15 April 2023.
Mullins is hoping his secure star can emulate the heroics of Gigginstown Home Stud’s Tiger Roll in 2018 in 2019 and says he “can not see any motive why we shouldn’t fancy our probabilities as soon as once more”.
Noble Yeats was a 50-1 shock when profitable in final 12 months’s Aintree Grand Nationwide beneath jockey Sam Waley-Cohen.
The Aintree Grand Nationwide winner has achieved two victories from three outings up to now this season. A Listed win at Wexford in October was adopted by a 3 and 1 / 4 size success within the Grade Two Boylesports Many Clouds on the Mildmay Course again at Aintree final month.
A visit to Lingfield Park for the Fleur de Lys Chase in late January is presently on the playing cards for the son of Yeats. Mullins is contemplating a tilt on the Grade One Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup on March 17 after that.
Solely two horses in historical past have gained each the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the Grand Nationwide. Golden Miller accomplished the double in 1934 whereas L’Escargot scored at Cheltenham in 1970 and 1971 earlier than famously pushing Crimson Rum into second place when profitable within the 1975 Grand Nationwide.
Mullins bought Noble Yeats for £75,000 at Tattersalls Cheltenham Sale in December 2019 for proprietor Paul Byrne. He was offered privately to the Waley-Cohens after chasing house Ahoy Senor within the Grade Two Towton Novices’ Chase at Wetherby in February 2022.
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