Scottish Grand National winner Win My Wings forced to retire because of injury

The career of decorated mare Win My Wings has unfortunately come to an end after she was forced to retire due to persistent injury.

The Christian Williams-trained horse was due to reappear in the Charlie Hall Chase last weekend at Wetherby but was taken out the day before the race with a cut leg.

Williams had hoped she would not be on the sidelines too long, and had mooted the Coral Gold Cup on November 26 as a possible return to action with ultimately a crack at the Grand National at Aintree on the cards.

Unfortunately all those plans have now had to be shelved.

Williams tweeted: "Enjoy your retirement Win My Wings. A wonderfully talented mare who achieved amazing things and provided owner @sue_howell14 myself and all at the yard with some amazing enjoyment and fun."

Win My Wings' winning run began at Exeter in January off a mark of 129, she then won Newcastle's Eider Chase off 132 before winning the Scottish National off 140 under amateur jockey Rob James.

That took her mark to a lofty 154 and she was in the process of running another big race when falling two from home in the bet365 Gold Cup won by Hewick.

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