Williams feeling bleu
Evan Williams is keen to give Cappa Bleu another try at the John Smith's Grand National after he finished fourth in this year's renewal.
The Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby on November 3 is one of the races the Llancarfan trainer might consider for the 10-year-old ahead of the Aintree spectacular in April, although he has not ruled out running him over hurdles as well.
"It will be difficult with him because he ran such a good race in the Grand National last year," Williams told At The Races.
"Talking to Mr and Mrs Rucker (owners) we are pretty keen to get there again.
"With State Of Play I used to go straight there. With Cappa Bleu it will take three or four runs to get him going so he's going to have to go to a few other places.
"We will definitely look at novice hurdle routes, but if we had the rain I'd look at the Charlie Hall because he wouldn't get his penalty there and it might be a race he could go well in.
"The Welsh National would also come on the agenda because he ran a good race to come third in that last year.
"It might be novice hurdles or a couple of those other races before the Grand National in the spring.
"I'd very much like to have another go at the National with him."