Notachance grinds down Achille to triumph in Classic Chase

By: Chris Cook at Warwick Sunday 17 January 2021
  • Alan King scoops his third success in marathon handicap
  • Notchance set to be aimed at Scottish Grand National

Notachance looks a staying chaser with a future after slogging his way to victory in the Classic Chase here, comfortably outlasting his dozen rivals in a race that became an attritional test. But the Grand National, which is naturally the first target to be considered for such a horse, is not on the agenda for this year at least, according to the winning trainer, Alan King.

“I would imagine we’ll go for the Scottish National,” said the Lanarkshire-born King. Asked about Aintree, he added: “He won’t go to Liverpool. I don’t like the race and neither do the owners.”

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