After clocking up his fifth consecutive victory at Roscommon last week, it’s easy to see why trainer Mouse Morris is already making big plans for his six-year-old Baily Green.
Baily Green has been in the form of his life this summer and extended his winning run with a most impressive victory at Grade Three level, although his task was admittedly made easier by the fall of favourite Dylan Ross.
Morris intends to give his charge a winter break and believes he could be an ideal horse to take to the Grand National meeting at Aintree in April.
The trainer said to Sky Sports : “He’s going the right way, isn’t he?
“He was certainly on-song there yesterday and we’re delighted with him.
“We’ll give him a nice break now and bring him back in the spring time and go for something at Liverpool (Aintree) maybe.
“He’ll probably get an entry in the Henderson race at Cheltenham (Grand Annual), but it wouldn’t be a priority. A flatter track like Aintree would probably suit him better.”
As he will be seven years old by the time the 2013 Grand National rolls around it could be a possibility but I think that a smaller race to get him use to the course is probably more likely but if Baily Green does keep up his winning ways then who knows, the Grand National could be on the cards in 2014 or 2015!