2017 Grand National winner One For Arthur nears return from tendon injury
- One For Arthur, who won 2017 Grand National, injured his tendon last October
- His rehabilitation has been stepped up with return planned for later this year
- If all goes to plan, he could return at Haydock’s Betfair Chase on November 24
Marcus Townend for MailOnline
One For Arthur, the 2017 Grand National winner, has had his exercise regime significantly stepped up ahead of a planned comeback in either November or December.
The Lucinda Russell-trained gelding cantered for the first time on Saturday since it was revealed he had sustained a tendon injury in his right foreleg last October.
Russell said: ‘One For Arthur has done a lot of groundwork. He is trim and in good shape.
2017 Grand National winner One For Arthur is nearing a return from a long-term tendon injury
‘His recuperation has also been advanced with a month walking on our water treadmill.
‘He will need to have a month of stamina work and a month of faster work before he is ready to run.’
Options for a comeback race for nine-year-old One For Arthur are Haydock’s Betfair Chase on November 24, the Ladbrokes Trophy Chase at Newbury a week later or the Becher Chase at Aintree on December 8.