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Horse Racing – Nicholls undecided on Tidal Bay’s next move

Tidal Bay was bidding to become the oldest Grand National winner in 90 years and the first to win from top weight since the legendary Red Rum in 1977.
However, Nicholls’ veteran chaser unseated jockey Sam Twiston-Davies in Saturday’s race, which was eventually won by 25/1 shot Pineau De Re.
Tidal Bay returned home in good shape and Nicholls is targeting one more run for the former Grade One winner before the season is finished.
The teenager remains in the field for this weekend’s Scottish National at Ayr after the latest declarations, again carrying top weight, but Nicholls has an alternative up his sleeve.
“He cantered as normal this morning and we’ll make a decision later in the week about whether to let him run at Ayr,” said the trainer.
“The options are this or the bet365 Gold Cup at Sandown (April 26).
“It would be nice to get a steer on Sandown as I would probably run him there if the ground was good, but I’m a bit worried about it getting too quick.”

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