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Ruby Walsh is out of the Grand National after suffering an injury today

The leading jockey was set to ride Sir Des Champs.

RUBY WALSH WILL miss tomorrow’s Grand National at Aintree after suffering a an injury while racing at the Merseyside venue today.

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The star jockey had been due to ride Sir Des Champs in the glamour race but will now have to watch on tomorrow afternoon.

The nature of his injury was reported by the Racing Post this evening.

Walsh fell on hot favourite Vautour at the ninth in the Melling Chase today and after subsequently falling on board Blood Cotil in the Topham, he stood himself down for the rest of the day.

His unavailability was subsequently confirmed for tomorrow’s racing with Nina Carberry set to replace Walsh in the Grand National.

Paul Townend is now set to be on board Yorkhill and Douvan tomorrow, the other fancied horses that Walsh had.

Walsh has previously won the Grand National twice, on board Papillon in 2000 and Hedgehunter in 2005.

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