List of possible runners for 2018 Aintree Grand National

73 have been left in the Randox Health Grand National at Aintree on April 14th following the latest forfeit stage.

We have the start times of the Grand National 2018 and betting on the main fancies.

Currently heading the market with Betway, official betting partner of the Randox Health Grand National Festival, are Blaklion (Nigel Twiston-Davies, 11st 9lb), who finished a fine fourth in 2017, and Total Recall (Willie Mullins, 11st 4lb) who was staying on when parting company with David Mullins three fences from home in last week’s G1 Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Total Recall is one of 27 remaining Irish-trained entries, who also include Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup third Anibale Fly (Tony Martin, 11st 7lb), the 2017 Randox Health Grand National runner-up Cause Of Causes (Gordon Elliott, 11st 1lb), last week’s Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase scorer Tiger Roll (Gordon Elliott, 10st 12lb) and Belshill (Willie Mullins, 10st 10lb), successful in the G3 Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse when making his seasonal reappearance last month. Another winner from the Cheltenham Festival going forward is Rathvinden (Willie Mullins, 10st 12lb), who landed the four-mile G2 National Hunt Chase.
Minella Rocco (Jonjo O’Neill, 11st 10lb) bypassed the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup on account of the ground, having finished runner-up in the same race in 2017 and is the new top-weight in the Randox Health Grand National, with the weights rising 3lb.The Last Samuri (Kim Bailey, 11st 7lb), second in the 2016 Grand National, shaped promisingly at Cheltenham last week when third behind Tiger Roll in the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase.
A maximum of 40 runners can line up at 5.15pm on Saturday, April 14 for the 2018 Randox Health Grand National. The five-day acceptance stage for the Randox Health Grand National is at noon on Monday, April 9. The final declaration stage is at 10.00am on Thursday, April 12. The final field of 40, plus a maximum of four reserves, will be known shortly after this time. Reserves come into the race if there are any withdrawals among the 40 declared runners prior to 1.00pm on Friday, April 13. The 2018 Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree runs from Thursday, April 12 to Saturday, April 14.
For further information please contact:
Grant Rowley, Regional Communications Manager, The Jockey Club (North West) on 07884 655990 email:grant.rowley@thejockeyclub.co.uk
or
Nigel Payne, Press Officer for Aintree for the 2018 Randox Health Grand National, on 07768 025265 email: nigel@earthsummit.demon.co.uk
 
About Aintree Racecourse / The Jockey Club
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The 2018 Randox Health Grand National latest entries
Grade 3 handicap chase, £1 million total prize fund. Aintree, 5.15pm Saturday, April 14, 2018. 4m 2f 74yds over the Grand National fences. For seven-year-olds and upwards which, have started in a chase during the current season and who, up to and including March 19, have been placed first, second, third or fourth in a steeple chase with an official distance description of’ two miles seven and a half furlongs’ or more and which are allotted a rating of 125 or more by the BHA Head of Handicapping following a review of the horses entered and after taking account of races run up to and including February 11. Horses which are not qualified for a rating in Great Britain or Ireland at closing may also be entered. Such horses may be eligible for a weight providing the Handicapper is satisfied that the horse’s racecourse performances up to and including February 11 would merit a minimum rating of 125. To qualify, horses must have run at least three times in chases run under the Rules of Racing of the same Recognised Racing Authority up to and including February 11. At the Handicapper’s discretion, such horses may be allocated a rating. The decision of the BHA Head of Handicapping shall be final. Entries closes January 30, entries revealed January 31 (105 entries), weights revealed February 13 (104 go forward – 1 not qualified), first scratchings deadline February 27 (90 entries remained), second scratchings deadline March 20 (73 entries remain), five-day confirmations April 9, final declarations 10am April 12. Maximum field of 40 plus four reserves.
 
Horse
Age
Wgt
Owner
Trainer
1)
MINELLA ROCCO (IRE)
8
11-10
J P McManus
Jonjo O’Neill
2)
BLAKLION
9
11-09
Simon Such & Gino Paletta
Nigel Twiston-Davies
3)
ANIBALE FLY (FR)
8
11-07
J P McManus
Tony Martin IRE
4)
THE LAST SAMURI (IRE)
10
11-07
Paul & Clare Rooney
Kim Bailey
5)
VALSEUR LIDO (FR)
9
11-06
Gigginstown House Stud
Henry de Bromhead IRE
6)
TOTAL RECALL (IRE)
9
11-04
Slaneyville Syndicate
Willie Mullins IRE
7)
ALPHA DES OBEAUX (FR)
8
11-03
Gigginstown House Stud
Mouse Morris IRE
8)
GOLD PRESENT (IRE)
8
11-03
John & Barbara Cotton
Nicky Henderson
9)
PERFECT CANDIDATE (IRE)
11
11-02
ISL Recruitment
Fergal O’Brien
10)
CAUSE OF CAUSES (USA)
10
11-01
J P McManus
Gordon Elliott IRE
 
 
11)
SHANTOU FLYER (IRE)
8
11-01
Carl Hinchy
Richard Hobson
12)
TENOR NIVERNAIS (FR)
11
11-00
Boultbee Brooks Ltd
Venetia Williams
13)
CARLINGFORD LOUGH (IRE)
12
11-00
J P McManus
John Kiely IRE
14)
VICENTE (FR)
9
10-13
Trevor Hemmings
Paul Nicholls
15)
GO CONQUER (IRE)
9
10-13
Paul & Clare Rooney
Jonjo O’Neill
16)
TIGER ROLL (IRE)
8
10-12
Gigginstown House Stud
Gordon Elliott IRE
17)
REGAL ENCORE (IRE)
10
10-12
J P McManus
Anthony Honeyball
18)
VIEUX LION ROUGE (FR)
9
10-12
Prof Caroline Tisdall & John Gent
David Pipe
19)
RATHVINDEN (IRE)
10
10-12
Ronnie Bartlett
Willie Mullins IRE
20)
ACAPELLA BOURGEOIS (FR)
8
10-12
Slaneyville Syndicate
Willie Mullins IRE
 
 
21)
A GENIE IN ABOTTLE (IRE)
7
10-11
Gigginstown House Stud
Noel Meade IRE
22)
CHASE THE SPUD
10
10-11
Christine Banks
Fergal O’Brien
23)
WARRIORS TALE
9
10-11
Trevor Hemmings
Paul Nicholls
24)
SEEYOUATMIDNIGHT
10
10-11
Quona Thomson
Sandy Thomson
25)
AS DE MEE (FR)
8
10-11
The Stewart Family & Judi Dench
Paul Nicholls
26)
GAS LINE BOY (IRE)
12
10-10
The Three Graces
Ian Williams
27)
THE DUTCHMAN (IRE)
8
10-10
SprayClad UK
Colin Tizzard
28)
PLEASANT COMPANY (IRE)
10
10-10
Malcolm Denmark
Willie Mullins IRE
29)
BELLSHILL (IRE)
8
10-10
Andrea & Graham Wylie
Willie Mullins IRE
30)
UCELLO CONTI (FR)
10
10-09
Simon Munir/Isaac Souede
Gordon Elliott IRE
 
 
31)
SAINT ARE (FR)
12
10-09
David Fox
Tom George
32)
BEEVES (IRE)
11
10-09
Paul & Clare Rooney
Jennie Candlish
33)
RAZ DE MAREE (FR)
13
10-08
James Swan
Gavin Cromwell IRE
34)
I JUST KNOW (IRE)
8
10-07
Michael Scholey & the late Ray Scholey
Sue Smith
35)
VIRGILIO (FR)
9
10-07
C Edwards, D Futter, A Rushworth
Dan Skelton
36)
BAIE DES ILES (FR)
7
10-07
Zorka Wentworth
Ross O’Sullivan IRE
37)
MAGGIO (FR)
13
10-07
Douglas Pryde/James Beaumont
Patrick Griffin IRE
38)
PENDRA (IRE)
10
10-07
J P McManus
Charlie Longsdon
39)
BUYWISE (IRE)
11
10-07
T Hywel Jones
Evan Williams
40)
CHILDRENS LIST (IRE)
8
10-07
Susannah Ricci
Willie Mullins IRE
 
 
41)
HOUBLON DES OBEAUX (FR)
11
10-06
Mrs Julian Blackwell
Venetia Williams
42)
LORD WINDERMERE (IRE)
12
10-06
Dr Ronan Lambe
Jim Culloty IRE
43)
CAPTAIN REDBEARD (IRE)
9
10-06
Stuart Coltherd
Stuart Coltherd
44)
BLESS THE WINGS (IRE)
13
10-05
Adrian Butler/S P O’Connor
Gordon Elliott IRE
45)
MILANSBAR (IRE)
11
10-05
Robert Bothway
Neil King
46)
FINAL NUDGE (IRE)
9
10-05
Corbett Stud
David Dennis
47)
DOUBLE ROSS (IRE)
12
10-05
Options O Syndicate
Nigel Twiston-Davies
48)
ROAD TO RICHES (IRE)
11
10-04
Gigginstown House Stud
Noel Meade IRE
49)
DELUSIONOFGRANDEUR (IRE)
8
10-04
McGoldrick Racing 3
Sue Smith
50)
THUNDER AND ROSES (IRE)
10
10-04
Gigginstown House Stud
Mouse Morris IRE
 
 
51)
WALK IN THE MILL (FR)
8
10-03
Baroness Harding
Robert Walford
52)
VINTAGE CLOUDS (IRE)
8
10-03
Trevor Hemmings
Sue Smith
53)
WOUNDED WARRIOR (IRE)
9
10-01
Gigginstown House Stud
Noel Meade IRE
54)
GENERAL PRINCIPLE (IRE)
9
10-01
Gigginstown House Stud
Gordon Elliott IRE
55)
VIC DE TOUZAINE (FR)
9
10-01
Andrew Brooks & G Moore
Venetia Williams
56)
SPLASH OF GINGE
10
10-00
John Neild
Nigel Twiston-Davies
57)
BONNY KATE (IRE)
8
10-00
Patricia Hunt
Noel Meade IRE
58)
COGRY
9
10-00
Graham and Alison Jelley
Nigel Twiston-Davies
59)
SIR MANGAN (IRE)
10
10-00
Frank McAleavy
Dan Skelton
60)
MYSTEREE (IRE)
10
10-00
Lynne Maclennan
Michael Scudamore
 
 
61)
MINELLA DADDY (IRE)
8
9-13
Roddy Owen & Paul Fullagar
Peter Bowen
62)
BRAQUEUR D’OR (FR)
7
9-13
Corsellis & Seyfried
Paul Nicholls
63)
RELENTLESS DREAMER (IRE)
9
9013
Nigel Morris
Rebecca Curtis
64)
KNOCK HOUSE (IRE)
9
9012
Tim Leslie
Donald McCain
65)
THE YOUNG MASTER
9
9011
Mike Burbidge & The Old Masters
Neil Mulholland
66)
HENRI PARRY MORGAN
10
9-09
Ednyfed & Elizabeth Morgan
Peter Bowen
67)
PHIL’S MAGIC (IRE)
8
9-09
Lyreen Syndicate
Tony Martin IRE
68)
ALFIE SPINNER (IRE)
13
9-09
Alan Beard & Brian Beard
Kerry Lee
69)
DANCING SHADOW (IRE)
9
9-08
The Dancing Shadows
Victor Dartnall
70)
ROGUE ANGEL (IRE)
10
9-08
Gigginstown House Stud
Mouse Morris IRE
 
 
71)
OUT SAM
9
9-06
D Charlesworth
Gordon Elliott IRE
72)
KRACKATOA KING
10
9-03
J Harrison Lee & T Howard P’ship
Kerry Lee
73)
GOODTOKNOW
10
9-02
Burling Lee MacEchern Nolan Potter
Kerry Lee
 
73 entries remain following March 20 scratchings’ deadline
27 Irish-trained
 
THE FOLLOWING 17 ENTRIES HAVE BEEN SCRATCHED: DEFINITLY RED (IRE), EDWULF, OUTLANDER (IRE), SUB LIEUTENANT (IRE), MALA BEACH (IRE), AMERICAN (FR), SIZING CODELCO (IRE), O O SEVEN (IRE), TRAFFIC FLUIDE (FR), ROCK THE KASBAH (IRE), FLYING ANGEL (IRE), LONG HOUSE HALL (IRE), CAROLE’S DESTRIER, THIRD INTENTION (IRE), WILD WEST WIND (IRE), MORNING ASSEMBLY (IRE), PAIROFBROWNEYES (IRE).
 
The following entries need to start in a chase this season before the five-day confirmation stage on Monday, April 9 to qualify:
 
SEEYOUATMIDNIGHT
KNOCK HOUSE (IRE)

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