Last Updated: Mon, 26 Mar 2012 16:04
Connections have said they expect Always Right to be fit to run in the 2012 John Smith's Grand National on April 14.
The 10-year-old recently underwent a soft palate operation and John Wade, who both owns and trains Always Right, said he was hoping the time off will have done the trick.
The horse, who was third in last season's Scottish National, made a successful reappearance at Kelso but was pulled up on his last two starts at Wetherby and Haydock.
Wade said he had no qualms about running Always Right in the four miles stamina-taxing Aintree showpiece on Merseyside and insisted he would be ready.
"He's fit and well now. He's had a soft palate and we've just had it cauterised," said Wade.
Wade's head trainer, Maria Myco, added: "It just meant 10 days off and hopefully that is what has been the matter with him."
She told At The Races: "He's still on course for the Grand National. Hopefully everything will go all right."
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