In 2011, he was on for the race of his life last year when, four fences from home, Killyglen took a tumble and all but ended his Grand National dreams. But thankfully all roads seem to be leading back to Aintree for this great horse who pleased connections with his recent return to action when third behind Cappa Bleu at Haydock.
“He ran well at Haydock and we’ll probably give him a bit of a break now until the New Year and we’ll pick a couple of chases for him and then hopefully go to Aintree,” said Crawford.
“We were very hopeful of him running a big race last year and he did. It was just disappointing after he jumped so well up to when he departed. It was such a shame he didn’t finish it.
“With a bit of luck and with the experience behind him from last season he should be all the better for it.”
For any of you interested on taking a punt on Killyglen for the 2012 Grand National, he has pretty decent ante-post odds of 33/1 which could you net you a nice few quid if he gets around and in the money.