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We are into the last few days before the 2018 Grand National.
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The Irish Grand National takes places at Fairyhouse on Monday 2nd April.
The latest forfeit stage for the Grand National took place recently and horses such as Outlander, Edwulf and Bristol De Mai were taken out of the race. A total of 73 horses remain at this stage with, at the moment, Willie Mullins’ Childrens List the last horse guaranteed to make the race if connections so choose.
The bookies are currently struggling to split Blaklion and Total Recall for favouritsim, with Gordon Elliott’s Cheltenham Cross County winner, Tiger Roll, also attracting plenty of support.
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Please start each post here with the Horse Name followed by any updated info on their intentions to run or not in the Grand National 2018.
Please add your GN thoughts post the announcements of the weights
One For Arthur was an impressive winner of the 2017 Grand National but will have to overcome a likely hefty rise in the weights if he is to become the first horse since Red Rum to defend his crown in 2018.
Do you think he can do it? Or can one of the beaten horses comeback and take next year’s race? Cause Of Causes would almost certainly be campaigned with Aintree in mind next year and the third horse, Saint Are, looks set to be running in hunter chases next year so could he finally win the Grand National. Could Blaklion find the extra stamina he seems to need with another year on his back?
Some of the horses that failed to get round this such as The Young Master, Vicente, Saphir Du Rheu and Ucello Conti could also train again in 2018. Could any of them have a say in next year’s finish?
The bookies are putting forward the likes of Minella Rocco, Don Poli, Noble Endeavour and Our Duke as the horses likely to be involved for the first time in 2018.
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