Harriet Graham has nonetheless not given up hope of being at Newbury when Aye Right runs within the Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury on Saturday.
Graham, who additionally acts as clerk of the course at Musselburgh and Hamilton, solely trains a small string within the Scottish Borders and Aye Right has already taken her to the Cheltenham Festival.
He caught many an eye fixed when third to Cyrname within the Charlie Hall Chase final day out, and ever since has been among the many favourites for one of the vital prestigious handicaps of the season.
Graham’s attendance has been unsure, although, since she was run over by her personal lorry when attending to what she thought was a driver in misery. In the accident Graham broke her pelvis.
“I’m positively higher than I used to be and getting higher by the day,” she stated.
“I’m nonetheless hoping to go. I’ll decide on Wednesday, all I would like to have the ability to do is sit within the lorry and hobble round once I get there. So I’m hoping to go, but it surely’s not particular but.”
As for Aye Right, having been second on his seasonal debut over an insufficient journey at Kelso to subsequent Old Roan winner Nuts Well, he ran a career-best at Wetherby.
“He’s very properly at house, we have not modified his routine, he’ll do a bit of labor on Monday or Tuesday after which he’ll simply lob and canter till we go down.
“His first run this season we all the time considered as a prep race, the journey was all the time going to be a bit sharp, but it surely sharpened his leaping up as a result of he jumped very well at Wetherby.
“Being a small coach we are able to solely practice with the horses we’ve got right here. We typically take him to different yards to highschool and he did have a college round Perth, however there’s nothing like a race to sharpen him up.”
She added: “I believe we must be sincere with ourselves and Cyrname may have crushed us loads additional if he’d needed, however I do not assume Vinndication was that distant from us. Cyrname is a distinct class to Aye Right, and a lot of the others in Britain to be sincere.
“We assume in time he’ll keep even additional than this, he simply jumps and gallops, he does not actually have a flip of foot. The Scottish National has been talked about, however nowadays that may be a great distance off, it didn’att occur final 12 months.”