With just over 24 hours to go, the line-up for this season’s Grand National has been confirmed.
40 runners will make the trip over the famous Aintree fences, with several fancied runners still remaining in the contest.
The current 4/1 favourite Cloth Cap will be partnered once again with Tom Scudamore, with the aim of giving trainer Jonjo O’Neill his second victory in the contest.
Burrows Saint heads the four-runner squad assembled by Willie Mullins for the Grand National, with Acapella Bourgeois (33/1), Class Conti (50/1) and Cabaret Queen (125/1) all joining the eight-year-old.
Henry De Bromhead sends a trio of talent to the Merseyside track including the well-backed Minella Times (10/1), with Rachael Blackmore taking the saddle. The JP McManus owned-runner is joined by Chris’s Dream (50/1) and Balko Des Flos (80/1).
McManus holds six other entries in the contest with Any Second Now (11/1), Kimberlite Candy (14/1), Anibale Fly (28/1), Canelo (40/1), The Long Mile (80/1) and Ok Corral (80/1) all wearing the famous green and yellow hooped silks.
Bristol De Mai (28/1) will be hoping to emulate the success of Red Rum as top-weight for Nigel Twiston-Davies, with Ballyoptic (80/1) joining him from the Naunton stables.
Foxtrot Racing sees their first runner take part in the Grand National, with Jamie Snowdon’s Hogan Height (66/1) making the cut.
Unfortunately, Welsh Grand National winner Secret Reprieve (14/1) missed out on the original cut and is the second reserve for Evan Williams.
The confirmed runners for the 2021 Grand National