Balthazar King, the horse injured during the Grand National on Saturday, is showing steady improvement. He fell at the Canal turn, bringing down Ballycasey who ran into him. He suffered several broken ribs.
He was treated for about an hour at the Aintree track before being transported to the University of Liverpool Equine Hospital.
Trainer Philip Hobbs reported yesterday:
Balthazar King has had a good 24 hours and (is) making steady progress. He has broken a couple of ribs and is very sore but is eating and seems bright in himself.
Balthazar King finished second in the 2014 Grand National and was favored to win.