From the Gordon Elliott yard comes Roi Du Mee who now heads the weights for Monday’s Irish Grand National. The seven year old has been given 11-07 based on the fact that he has the top Official Rating, on 148, of the 51 still left in contention.
Willie Mullins still has six left in the mix with his highest weighted being The Midnight Club, who is also entered into the Aintree Grand National on April 14th. As is another of his entries, Quiscover Fontaine who is fourth favourite with Paddy Power Bookmakers on 12/1.
Four Commanders, Allee Garde and Groody Hill, top the bookies favourites, with the six year old, Mouse Morris trained, Four Commanders, as short as 8/1.
Of the 51 that remain,the last horse guaranteed a run in the Fairyhouse marathon will be either Deal Done, Fisher Bridge, Gates Of Rome, Out Now or Saddlers Storm, who all carry 10st 4lb and will learn their fate when receiving their ballot numbers.
Michael O’Leary of Gigginstown House Stud, owner of Four Commanders still has eight entries, while JP McManus, owner of Groody Hill, has kept nine in the running. Six of each are guaranteed a run.
At the forfeit stage yesterday, Seabass and Apt Approach were among the 18 withdrawn and the only remaining entries who are also entered in the Aintree Grand National are the Willie Mullins-trained The Midnight Club and Quiscover Fontaine, Gigginstown’s Tharawaat, Saddlers Storm, Another Palm and Smoking Aces.