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ODDS: The 2021 Grand National | The Declarations

The cast of 40 runners has been announced for this season’s Grand National

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Cloth Cap ridden by Tom Scudamore clears the last to win The Ladbrokes Trophy Chase at Newbury Racecourse.

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.

Cloth Cap ridden by Tom Scudamore clears the last to win The Ladbrokes Trophy Chase at Newbury Racecourse.
Cloth Cap and Tom Scudamore are unbeaten in two races since joining forces

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.

Nigel Twiston-Davies sends loyal servant Bristol De Mai to Aintree on his toughest assignment to date

2019 runner-up Magic Of Light (20/1) returns to the Grand National for Jessica Harrington, alongside stablemate Jett (66/1).

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

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