Remaining Irish line-up for the Randox Grand National

Bristol De Mai heads a maximum field of 40 for the Randox Grand National on Saturday. Ireland have strong entries in the race but the strongly-fancied Secret Reprieve is only a second reserve at this stage.

Secret Reprieve, trained by Evan Williams, won the Welsh National in December and has been set up for a crack at the world’s greatest steeplechase on Saturday.

However, connections are still waiting to see if he will make the cut or not. The Storyteller so far, is the only one not declared at the 48-hour stage.

If there are any non-runners before 1pm on Friday, then the reserve system will come into play.

Dan Skelton’s Blaklion, was the beneficiary of The Storyteller’s withdrawal. John McConnell’s Some Neck, is the first reserve with Kauto Riko and Fagan the next in line.

Ante-post favourite Cloth Cap will aim to give Trever Hemmings a record fourth win in the race following the successes of Hedgehunter, Ballabriggs and Many Clouds – and his trainer Jonjo O’Neill is chasing his second National, having won with Don’t Push It.

Any Second Now

After domination at Cheltenham, Ireland has many hopes, including Ted Walsh’s Any Second Now.

Rachael Blackmore enjoyed a dream Festival and aims to top an incredible year on Henry de Bromhead’s Minella Times. The Gold Cup-winning stable is also responsible for Chris’s Dream and Balko Des Flos.

Willie Mullins is without the services of Paul Townend, who suffered an injury at Fairyhouse earlier this week. He is replaced on Burrows Saint by Patrick Mullins.

Danny Mullins rides Acapella Bourgeois, and Brian Hayes is on Class Conti – with Sean O’Keeffe on Cabaret Queen.

Denis O’Regan comes in for the ride on Tony Martin’s Anibale Fly, who has run well in the race twice before and has also twice been placed in the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Leading amateur Jamie Codd rides Milan Native, with Sean Flanagan on Tout Est Permis

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Tiger Roll faces eight rivals in the Betway Bowl at Aintree

The Grade One Betway Bowl Chase at Aintree tomorrow, will see Tiger Roll bid to take another title and add to his list of victories.

Winning five times at the Cheltenham Festival and adding two Grand National’s, the “Tiger” has become a favourite in the racing world, across the UK & Ireland. Because of weight allocations, the decision was taken not to contest the Irish or English Grand National.

Instead, the owners Gigginstown House Stud, decided to take their chance at level weights tomorrow in Aintree. Tiger Roll is currently trading at 5/1 for the race which is run at 2.50pm and just short of 3 mile and 1 furlong.

The 11-year-old, now trained by Denise Foster, had been out of form since his second National triumph in 2019 before he bounced back with a convincing victory in the Glenfarclas Cross-Country Chase at Cheltenham last month.

Heading the opposition to him this week is 2018 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Native River, (9/2), who was fourth in the latest renewal of that great race.

Clan Des Obeaux, (5/2), is the current market leader and the winner of the King George VI Chase in 2018 and 2019, looks a formidable opponent – as does Waiting Patiently, (4/1), runner-up in this season’s King George and winner of the Ascot Chase in 2018.

Aso (50/1) for the Venetia Williams team, Clondaw Castle (7/1), Militarian (200/1), Mister Fisher (8/1), and Real Steel (14/1), complete the list of contenders for the three-mile one-furlong feature race.

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No brakes applied as Freewheelin Dylan wins the Boylesports Irish Grand National

A gutsy front-running display from Freewheelin Dylan created a shock 150-1 success in the BoyleSports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse.

Ridden by Ricky Doyle, the nine-year-old trained by Dermot McLoughlin, lead all the way in a competitive field. Approaching two out, the challengers came to tackle the leader, as Run Wild Fred threw down the gauntlet. Enjoy D’allan 40/1 and 9/2 favourite, Latest Exhibition, became the other challengers. A burden of 11st 10lb looked to have taken it’s toll on the favourite but all credit to the winner under a brilliant ride from Ricky Doyle who managed to hold on for a length and a quarter winning-margin.

Freewheelin Dylan creates a 150/1 upset in the Boylesports Irish Grand National

Commenting on the result, the winning trainer said: “It’s great – it went to plan. I said to Ricky ‘he likes to bowl along in front and jumping is his forte, so use him up’.

“I was a bit concerned about not getting a run into him. I said turning into the straight that we’d better start shouting, because I knew he’d stay going.”

McLoughlin added: “It’s a race I always wanted to have runners in, let alone try to win it. My father (Liam McLoughlin) rode the winner in 1962 (Kerforo), so I was always trying to follow.

“We’re based three miles down the road and we’ll keep progressing the best we can.

“I was 47 the other day. We have good help and good staff and we have some nice horses.

“Coming here I thought we had a good chance and thankfully it’s worked out.”  

“I could not believe it – I thought everything was too good to be true!,” was the response from a delighted Ricky Doyle.

His jumping is just out of this world, but how well he travelled and the rhythm he was in (was unbelievable).

“Turning in I could feel horses on me and I could feel him picking up. I was trying to do the maths in my head and was thinking ‘did I jump the last the first time’? I was in a dream the whole way.

“He’s a proper summer ground horse. I won a Midlands National on him in the same way. I was just so happy with everything that I couldn’t believe it.

“This means everything to me. I love this sport and I love horses – I couldn’t care if there was nothing to the winner.

“I’m over the moon.” 

Dermot McLoughlin speaking after the victory

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Boylesports Irish Grand National

Today, all eyes will be on the Boylesports Irish Grand National starting at 5pm. As promised, we have a selection for you. Unfortunately, there is no name given and it will be up to the cryptic solvers out there to guess which horse it is? Our feature picture is the clue. Good luck with whoever you pick and please bet responsibly. 🐎🐴 http://www.yeowsa.co.uk

Here is our clue

Our clue for the Irish Grand National

Boylesports Irish Grand National

Today, all eyes will be on the Boylesports Irish Grand National starting at 5pm. As promised, we have a selection for you. Unfortunately, there is no name given and it will be up to the cryptic solvers out there to guess which horse it is? Our feature picture is the clue. Good luck with whoever you pick and please bet responsibly. 🐎🐴 http://www.yeowsa.co.uk

Here is our clue

Our clue for the Irish Grand National

We have selections today from Cork 3.00 and 3.15 Fairyhouse

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Boylesports Irish Grand National

Today, all eyes will be on the Boylesports Irish Grand National starting at 5pm. As promised, we have a selection for you. Unfortunately, there is no name given and it will be up to the cryptic solvers out there to guess which horse it is? Our feature picture is the clue. Good luck with whoever you pick and please bet responsibly. 🐎🐴 http://www.yeowsa.co.uk

Here is our clue

Our clue for the Irish Grand National