‘Groggy’ Treadwell aiming to be back for National meeting

Liam Treadwell

Liam Treadwell: enjoyed biggest career win in Grand National

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LIAM TREADWELL is aiming to be back in the saddle for next week’s Crabbie’s Grand National meeting after escaping injury in a heavy fall at Bangor on Thursday.

Treadwell was taken to Wrexham hospital after being knocked briefly unconscious when falling from Market Option in a 3m handicap chase, and reported himself to be “a bit groggy” on Friday morning.

He said: “I’ll be having a few days on the easy list, I’m a bit groggy as much as anything. But the main thing is I haven’t broken anything, I’m just a bit sore.”

National plans

Treadwell will need to pass a concussion test next week before he can return to the saddle, and is looking forward to potentially teaming up again with Venetia Williams in the National.

The pair won the race in 2009 with 100-1 shot Mon Mome, and Treadwell could partner Katenko, who was mid-division at the Cheltenham Festival in the 3m Ultima Handicap Chase.

“A few years ago he looked very exciting but has then had illness and problems but he ran with credit at Cheltenham,” Treadwell added.

“He jumped well and kept galloping, he’s earnt his right to run in the National. Whether he stays is a different story but he’s tough and hardy.”


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