Medermit "ran his heart out" in the Ryanair according to trainer Alan KingPICTURE: John Grossick (racingpost.com/photos)
Medermit could step up in trip for Bowl at Aintree
RYANAIR CHASE third Medermit is set to step up in trip for a crack at the Betfred Bowl Chase at Aintree's Grand National meeting on April 12, providing he recovers sufficiently from his Cheltenham exertions.
The eight-year-old was beaten a length behind Riverside Theatre over2m5f in the Ryanair and trainer Alan King and jockey Robert Thornton are keen to tackle the 3m1f trip at Aintree.
"Medermit never lets us down at the festival and ran another fabulous race in the Ryanair," King is quoted on his website.
"He is an unbelievable horse. He ran his heart out and he deserves to win a big one.
"Choc [Thornton] and I are dying to try him over three miles and, while the King George VI Chase at Kempton would be in our minds for next season, if he came out of this race okay we could think about the Betfred Bowl at Aintree. It helps that the two festivals are three weeks apart this year."
Medermit could be joined at Aintree by stablemate Smad Place, a creditable third to Big Buck's in the World Hurdle.
He could bid for revenge in the BGC Partners Liverpool Hurdle, while Kingadded that Triumph Hurdle third Grumeti has options at Aintree and Punchestown.