Long Run set for Aintree

HORSE RACING: Nicky Henderson fully intends to run Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Long Run at Aintree next week – provided ground conditions are in his favour. The six-year-old, who produced a superb performance to get the better of Denman and Kauto Star, will only run if there is some give in the ground. Henderson said: “I can’t promise he'll be at Aintree, but it is probable. It is either Aintree or bed. The horse is in the process of being prepared for Aintree, but obviously we’ll keep a very close eye on the weather.”