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Grand Crus team eyeing Liverpool Hurdle compensation

Grand Crus could be in action at the 2011 Grand National meeting. (credit: Tim. Edwards)
Recent World Hurdle runner-up Grand Crus could reappear at Aintree next month following his fantastic second to legendary hurdler Big Buck’s at this month’s Cheltenham Festival.

Trainer David Pipe would like to send his grey for another run before the end of the season but he admitted he would only allow his stable star to take his chance if there is some rain ahead of the BGC Partners Liverpool Hurdle.

"He seems to have come out of his Cheltenham race well. He obviously ran a cracking race behind Big Buck's and we'd love to get some some rain. If we do, then it would be either Aintree or Punchestown,” he explained.

Meanwhile, stablemate Great Endeavour will be back in action at Aintree after his fall in the Spinal Research Handicap Chase at Prestbury Park and Pipe will be hoping for a bit more luck on Merseyside.

"He seems to be OK after his fall at Cheltenham and we hope to take him to Aintree for the three-mile handicap chase. He ran a very good race but things didn't work out," he commented.

"We haven't schooled him over fences as yet but he has done some loose schooling and his confidence doesn't seem to be affected.  He's still on the upward curve and there are still some more decent races in him."
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