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David Pipe targets second Comply Or Die National win


Pipe confident in ability of Comply Or Die

Devon trainer David Pipe believes Comply Or Die could emulate the achievements of three-times Grand National winner Red Rum.

Comply or Die won the Aintree race in 2008 and came second to 100-1 outsider Mon Mome last year.

"The ground will be drying out which will suit him. It's not impossible, he could be the next Red Rum," said Pipe.

"We schooled him over the fences this week at home and you couldn't ask for a more reliable fella to be on top."

And Pipe is confident the horse, who will be ridden by Timmy Murphy, will be able to use the experience of the previous two years to put in another strong showing this time around.

Everyone watches it, everyone does their sweepstake and it's every trainers and jockeys dream to win the National.

David Pipe

He told BBC Spotlight: "Comply Or Die's familiar with the surroundings and the routine.

"The atmosphere is electric and he's coped with it for the two years that he's been up there and I'm sure he'll be an old hand at it this year."

On a personal note, Pipe, who is the son of record breaking trainer Martin, said a second win at Aintree would be a dream for all connected with the horse.

"At the Aintree festival the main race is the Grand National and it's a worldwide known race.

"Everyone watches it, everyone does their sweepstake and it's every trainers and jockeys dream to win."

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