We’re all so proud of Singlefarmpayment’s eight place finish in the Grand National, his first run over the big fences.

Going into the National we were hoping for a nice run around and that ‘Pringle’ would enjoy the change of scenery.

The Aintree staple has a habit of re-igniting a seasoned horse’s interest in their races and that’s just what we had hoped would happen with our 9-year-old.

Pringle has always been a horse who possesses copious amount of ability, shown in his near £100,000 prize money earnings.

As talented as he is, it is evident that he is a quirky horse who has to be handled with due care.

We were delighted with how the horse handled the preliminaries as this has previously been a sticking point on his race days.

Pringle partook in the parade seamlessly and soon found his way to the start where he got a great position.

Paddy Brennan kept the horse in a lovely position throughout the race, down the rail in midfield.

Often dubbed, ‘the brave man’s route’, Pringle never missed a beat whilst jumping.

The horse thrived from the different challenge and managed to save ground around the course in the process.

He stayed on really well and was right there at the finish, battling on to gain eight place.

We were so pleased with how much he enjoyed himself and gutsed out the final few furlongs which would have been unknown territory before the race.

The best result of all though was that Pringle came back without so much as a scratch on him.

He travelled back home without fuss and has since been enjoying a well-earned rest out in the field with his friends.

He appears fresh and well following his fine run.


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