Welsh Grand National hopeful Silver By Nature fatally injured

Silver By Nature in action in the 2009 Welsh Grand National
Silver By Nature in action in the 2009 Welsh Grand National

Leading Welsh Grand National hope Silver By Nature has suffered a fatal injury.

The 11 year-old grey, trained by Lucinda Russell, broke a hind leg on the gallops at her stables in Scotland on Saturday morning.

A statement on the trainer's website read: "The world is a sadder place without him."

The 2009 Welsh National runner-up won seven races and was due to compete at Chepstow on 28 December.

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