Mone Mone - out for season


2009 Grand National Winner
MON MOME, winner of the 2009 John Smith’s Grand National and third in the Cheltenham Gold Cup in March, will miss the entire season after suffering a setback.

Unseen on the racecourse since falling five out in the 2010 Grand National when still in touch, his campaign was being geared around a return visit to Aintree.

However, the 11-year-old’s name was not among the entries revealed on Wednesday and Venetia Williams, who trains him for Vida Bingham, said on Wednesday night: “Mon Mome is not going to run now until next season.

“He was entered at Cheltenham last weekend but we had a bit of a problem in the week and with the entries coming up we decided to make a decision here and now to leave him off.

“We’ll give him plenty of time and we had to hang fire a little bit with him in the autumn as well.”

She added: “I’m very hopeful he will be back next season and there is no reason why he can’t be as good as new.”

By David Carr
Racing Post

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