Mouse Morris reports Alpha Des Obeaux to be none the worse following his heavy fall in the Randox Health Grand National at Aintree on Saturday.

The eight-year-old was providing Rachael Blackmore with her first ride in the world’s most famous steeplechase when he came down at the Chair.

Alpha Des Obeaux soon got to his feet, but was then taken out by Saint Are, who spent Saturday night at Aintree under vets’ supervision:

Alpha seems grand, there’s not a bother on him. I’m glad to report both horses have come out of it in good order after heavy falls.

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Asked whether either horse could run again this season, he added:

We’ll give them both a week off and see how they are after that.

Kiely will see how his veteran recovers before deciding whether to let him line up in the Coral Punchestown Gold Cup on April 25, a race he won in 2016.

He finished very tired but jumped every fence. I was very pleased with him and we’ll hold off for a week now before deciding about Punchestown said the trainer.