Horse Racing: Merigo warms up at Ayr
Last season's Scottish National hero warms up for the totesport.com Grand National Trial at Haydock on 19 February with a spin over the smaller obstacles in the Bet Now At victorchandler.com Novices' Hurdle.
"It's something we do now and again with him. If you look in the past we give him a run over hurdles just to sharpen him up when we're struggling with a race for him," said Parker.
"We'll then go to Haydock in a fortnight for the big chase. It's a case of getting some race sharpness back into him."