Grand National festival

Dreaming big - owner Max McNeill eyeing Grand National double with stars Threeunderthrufive and Where It All Began

Threeunderthrufive: four from four on right-handed courses
Threeunderthrufive: Paul Nicholls-trained chaser could be among the small British batallion in the Randox Grand NationalCredit: Edward Whitaker

Max McNeill is dreaming of landing a memorable Grand National double with two of his stars and believes Threeunderthrufive could be a perfect candidate for Aintree glory in April.

The leading owner enjoyed a notable weekend when the Paul Nicholls-trained nine-year-old emerged as a strong Randox Grand National fancy with success at Ascot before Where It All Began set up a possible Irish National tilt when he stormed to victory in Punchestown's National Trial.

Threeunderthrufive is one of just seven British-trained runners featuring in the first 34 horses in the Grand National at this stage and is a general 25-1 shot behind the well-supported favourite Vanillier,.

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Matt RennieReporter

Published on 22 February 2024inGrand National festival

Last updated 17:30, 22 February 2024