David Pipe has revealed that The Package will not run again this season after suffering a setback and will miss the Grand National, which had been his big target this season.
The Package ran in last years National and unseated Graham Lee at the 19th fence, having been a well backed 14/1 shot.
Pipe said on his website: “Unfortunately The Package will not be going to Aintree. Sadly he has met with a setback and will not be out again this season.
“Fortunately he is a relatively lightly raced eight-year-old so there is still plenty of time forhim, and I look forward to getting him back on track next term.
“We might also just have a surprise or two up our sleeves.”