A good race is in prospect at Limerick on Sunday for the Munster National with a few prospective Grand National runners declared in the early card.
The names that stand out at the moment include
Royal County Star
Some unlikely candidates here particularly Mansony and Silver Jaro who are both better known for successes over two miles. It will be interesting to see if Mansony does run as his current mark of 157 could cause havoc with the handicap.
Casey Jones and Parsons Pistol stand out as young horses to watch and top class hurdler Powerstation could step into handicap company over fences for the first time.
The Munster National has been won by some good horses in the last decade such as Mossbank, More Than A Stroll, Foxchapel King and most recently Paul Nicholls’ Dear Villez.
Do any of the entries appeal to you as Grand National horses of the future? Or can you see any of the horses in the Munster National ending up in the Grand National 2010? What are your fancies for the race itself?