Cornamaddy Jumbo is just one race away from creating history after reaching final of the Friends of Sittingbourne Grand National, writes Graham Clark.
Already the winner of both the William Hill Champion Hurdle and William Hill Springbok, the Mark Wallis-trained two- year-old will bid to become the first dog in history of the sport to hold all three hurdling titles at the same time when contesting the final of the 480-metre Category One competition on Sunday.
“We are thrilled to bits that Cornamaddy Jumbo has made the final,” said the Lakenheath handler. “The trip does stretch him but he is in great shape.
“It would be magnificent if he could pull the feat off.”
It could be a memorable night for Wallis at Sittingbourne with him also set to be represented in the final of the Category Two John Smith’s Kent Derby by Blonde Razor.
At Henlow on the same evening Wallis will be hoping that Blue Moment and Ilewin Allot can make it through to the final of the Category One RPGTV Henlow Derby final.
On Monday Wallis’ attention will turn to the semi-finals of the Category One British Breeders Stakes at Nottingham where he will send out Snappers Lad and Do It For Twiggy.
Sidaz Dippy was out of luck in the Carlsberg Kent St Leger on Saturday after finishing last.