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Irish jockey Derek Fox has some help from Wales in bid to win the Grand National with One For Arthur The 26-year-old jockey had an op in November after suffering a back injury Fox made swift return but was still in some discomfort a few months later Trainer Lucinda Russell sent him to see physio Prabhat Mathema

By Marcus Townend for the Daily Mail

Published: 21:39 BST, 1 April 2019 | Updated: 21:39 BST, 1 April 2019

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If Irish jockey Derek Fox wins the Randox Health Grand National on Scotland’s One For Arthur on Saturday, a little of the credit will go to Wales — and their Grand Slam-winning rugby union team in particular.

Fox has endured a problem with his back this season and an operation for a slipped disc in November forced him to miss the return of 2017 National winner One For Arthur the following month.

The 26-year-old jockey made a rapid comeback and was on board One For Arthur when he ran at Haydock in February.

Little has gone right for One For Arthur since his 2017 win in the Grand National at Aintree

Little has gone right for One For Arthur since his 2017 win in the Grand National at Aintree

But with Fox still in discomfort, trainer

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