Synchronised could bid for historic double

Updated: March 20, 2012

Synchornised, the winner of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, could be set to attempt a unique double and try to add the Aintree Grand National to his CV on April 14.

The JP McManus owned nine year old would become the second horse since the great Golden Miller to land both the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the Grand National in the same season.

His trainer Johnjo O’Neill feels that if the gelding is in good shape approaching the four mile marathon then it would be the obvious race to target.

“Synchronised has come out of Cheltenham fine and we’ll make a decision nearer the time whether we go or not but there’s no reason why not at the moment,” the trainer said on Tuesday.

He added: “He’s in great form and if he comes back to the form he was in at Cheltenham then why wouldn’t you go there?”

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