Russell does the carrying on Carry Each Other
Carry Each Other (left) swoops on Western Man at Thurles
(Healy Racing Photos)
Twice a winner 'between the flags,'Carry Each Other didn't look like adding to those gains for much of the two mile five furlongs here.
After the last fence in the back straight the Milan gelding's chances looked remote, as he was ridden along in a moderate seventh placing.
However just a hint of promise began to grow for Russell's mount as he closed two out, but Western Man seemed to have them all beaten at that stage as he still moved smoothly.
That fellow had no more to give on the run-in though and he was mown down and beaten a length and a half by Carry Each Other.
Paul Nicholls has confirmed that Tidal Bay will miss both the Ladbrokes World Hurdle and the John Smith's Grand National.