Sam Waley-Cohen admits the Grand National victory has finally sunk in.
The rider, who retired after winning on Noble Yeats in April, returns to Ubettabelieveit Leger Legends at Doncaster.
Six-time Flat champion Kieren Fallon and 2008 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Sam Thomas are among Waley’s opponents. Cohen’s
Tomorrow’s mile-long race is very different from Aintree’s 30 jumps. Waley-Cohen has had time to think about his biggest accomplishment since he won on Noble Yeats, which belonged to his father.
“It was a whirlwind at the time, so the summer calm has been nice,” the 40-year-old said.
“I’ve been thinking about what to do after racing at Portman Healthcare.”
Richard Waley-Cohen will ride Richard Hannon’s Sandy Paradise for a minute at Town Moor. The successful amateur has kept fit since putting away his saddle.