110 Confirmed Entries For Grand National 2017

It has has just been announced that 110 entries have been confirmed for the Grand National which is set to take place at Aintree Racecourse on Saturday, April 8th 2017.

That number is a decrease of 16 on the number entered last year when 126 got the green light.

This year marks the 170th running of the Grand National, arguably the world's greatest and one of the most valuable chases, and with a million pounds prize money up for grabs, it's no wonder that so many have put themselves in the running.

A maximum field of 40 can line up for the Randox Health Grand National, which is broadcast for the first time on ITV.

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Dr. Peter FitzGerald, Founder and Chief Executive of Randox, said: “The entries revealed today promise a tremendous race at 5.15pm on Saturday, April 8, when Randox Health sponsors the Grand National for the first time.

“We are looking forward to a great week of racing and are excited to share our message of preventive health with the 600,000,000 viewers of the event worldwide.

“We're already counting down the days until the start of the three-day Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree on Thursday, April 6.”

So are there any surprises with the entries? There are no obvious entries that come as a shock but given that Native River was an ante-post favourite on odds of around 14/1 last week and he hasn't received an entry, that may surprise a few – especially those who backed him!

Of the 110 entries, Ireland accounts for 37 of them with Gordon Elliott the trainer who leads with the highest number, 14 of them including A Toi Phil, Bless The Wings, Cause Of Causes, Clarcam, Don Poli, Empire Of Dirt, Killer Crow, Lord Scoundrel, Mountain King, Outlander, Roi Des Francs, The Game Changer, Tiger Roll and Ucello Conti.

The trainer with the next highest number of entries is Paul Nicholls who has submitted As De Mee, Just A Par, Le Mercurey, Saphir Du Rheu, Vicente, Vivaldi Collonges and Wonderful Charm.

Owner Gigginstown Stud has entered a staggering 16 horses for consideration and the line-up is more than impressive with the likes of Don Poli, Empire Of Dirt, Road To Riches and the 2016 Irish Grand National hero Rogue Angel who is also trained by last year's winning trainer Mouse Morris.

Here is the full list of horses entered into the Randox Health Grand National 2017:

Horse
Age
Owner
Trainer
A TOI PHIL (FR)
7
Gigginstown House Stud
Gordon Elliott IRE
ALARY (FR)
7
Ann & Alan Potts
Colin Tizzard
ALELCHI INOIS (FR)
9
L McMahon/Mrs F Murphy/F Mangan
Willie Mullins IRE
ALFIE SPINNER (IRE)
12
Alan Beard & Brian Beard
Kerry Lee
ALVARADO (IRE)
12
William & Angela Rucker
Fergal O'Brien
AS DE MEE (FR)
7
The Stewart Family & Judi Dench
Paul Nicholls
BALLYNAGOUR (IRE)
11
Allan Stennett
David Pipe
BEEVES (IRE)
10
Paul & Clare Rooney
Jennie Candlish
BENBENS (IRE)
12
S Such & C G Paletta
Nigel Twiston-Davies
BISHOPS ROAD (IRE)
9
Alan Halsall
Kerry Lee
BLAKLION
8
S Such & CG Paletta
Nigel Twiston-Davies
BLESS THE WINGS (IRE)
12
Adrian Butler/S P O'Connor
Gordon Elliott IRE
CARLINGFORD LOUGH (IRE)
11
J P McManus
John Kiely IRE
CAROLE'S DESTRIER
9
Mrs C Skipworth
Neil Mulholland
CAUSE OF CAUSES (USA)
9
J P McManus
Gordon Elliott IRE
CHAMPAGNE WEST (IRE)
9
Roger Brookhouse
Henry de Bromhead IRE
CLARCAM (FR)
7
Gigginstown House Stud
Gordon Elliott IRE
CLOUDY TOO (IRE)
11
Formulated Polymer Products Ltd
Sue Smith
COCKTAILS AT DAWN
9
Robin Geffen & Sir John Ritblat
Nicky Henderson
DARE TO ENDEAVOUR
10
Aidan J Ryan
Eric McNamara IRE
DEFINITLY RED (IRE)
8
P J Martin
Brian Ellison
DEVILS BRIDE (IRE)
10
Gigginstown House Stud
Henry de Bromhead IRE
DOCTOR HARPER (IRE)
9
The Johnson Family
David Pipe
DON POLI (IRE)
8
Gigginstown House Stud
Gordon Elliott IRE
DOUBLE SHUFFLE (IRE)
7
Crossed Fingers Partnership
Tom George
DROMNEA (IRE)
10
Mrs A M Daly
Mouse Morris IRE
DROP OUT JOE
9
The Jesters
Charlie Longsdon
EMPEROR'S CHOICE (IRE)
10
The Bellamy Partnership
Venetia Williams
EMPIRE OF DIRT (IRE)
10
Gigginstown House Stud
Gordon Elliott IRE
FATHER EDWARD (IRE)
8
Fergus Wilson
David Pipe
FEDERICI
8
Jon Glews
Donald McCain
FOXROCK (IRE)
9
Barry Connell
Ted Walsh IRE
GALLANT OSCAR (IRE)
11
J P McManus
Tony Martin IRE
GAS LINE BOY (IRE)
11
The Three Graces
Ian Williams
GONE TOO FAR
9
Fergus Wilson
David Pipe
GOODTOKNOW
9
Burling Daresbury MacEchern Nolan Potter
Kerry Lee
GOULANES (IRE)
11
Roger Brookhouse
Neil Mulholland
HADRIAN'S APPROACH (IRE)
10
Richard & Lizzie Kelvin-Hughes
Nicky Henderson
HIGHLAND LODGE (IRE)
11
Bowes Lodge Stables
James Moffatt
HOUBLON DES OBEAUX (FR)
10
Mrs Julian Blackwell
Venetia Williams
JUNCTION FOURTEEN (IRE)
8
Martin St Quinton & Tim Syder
Emma Lavelle
JUST A PAR (IRE)
10
Paul Barber & The Late Graham Roach
Paul Nicholls
KATENKO (FR)
11
Andrew Brooks
Venetia Williams
KILLER CROW (IRE)
8
Gigginstown House Stud
Gordon Elliott IRE
KNOCK HOUSE (IRE)
8
Tim Leslie
Donald McCain
LA VATICANE (FR)
8
Maria Bukhtoyarova
David Pipe
LAMB OR COD (IRE)
10
Terry Warner
Philip Hobbs
LE MERCUREY (FR)
7
Chris Giles & Colm Donlon
Paul Nicholls
LESSONS IN MILAN (IRE)
9
Trevor Hemmings
Nicky Henderson
LORD SCOUNDREL (IRE)
8
Gigginstown House Stud
Gordon Elliott IRE
LORD WINDERMERE (IRE)
11
Dr Ronan Lambe
Jim Culloty IRE
MAGGIO (FR)
12
Douglas Pryde/James Beaumont
Patrick Griffin IRE
MEASUREOFMYDREAMS (IRE)
9
Gigginstown House Stud
Noel Meade IRE
MILANSBAR (IRE)
10
Robert Bothway
Neil King
MILBOROUGH (IRE)
11
Helen Cross
Ian Duncan
MINELLA ROCCO (IRE)
7
J P McManus
Jonjo O'Neill
MORE OF THAT (IRE)
9
J P McManus
Jonjo O'Neill
MOUNTAIN KING
8
Jack McKay/Paul McKay/Mark McKay
Gordon Elliott IRE
O'FAOLAINS BOY (IRE)
10
Trembath, Hyde, Outhart & Hill
Rebecca Curtis
ONE FOR ARTHUR (IRE)
8
Two Golf Widows
Lucinda Russell
OTAGO TRAIL (IRE)
9
Marie Shone
Venetia Williams
OUT SAM
8
Swanee River Partnership
Warren Greatrex
OUTLANDER (IRE)
9
Gigginstown House Stud
Gordon Elliott IRE
PENDRA (IRE)
9
J P McManus
Charlie Longsdon
PERFECT CANDIDATE (IRE)
10
ISL Recruitment
Fergal O'Brien
PLEASANT COMPANY (IRE)
9
Malcolm Denmark
Willie Mullins IRE
POLIDAM (FR)
8
Simon Munir/Isaac Souede
Willie Mullins IRE
POTTERS CROSS
10
Conyers, O'Reilly, Roddis, Zeffman
Rebecca Curtis
RACING PULSE (IRE)
8
Carl Hinchy
Rebecca Curtis
RAZ DE MAREE (FR)
12
James J Swan
Gavin Cromwell IRE
REGAL ENCORE (IRE)
9
J P McManus
Anthony Honeyball
ROAD TO RICHES (IRE)
10
Gigginstown House Stud
Noel Meade IRE
ROGUE ANGEL (IRE)
9
Gigginstown House Stud
Mouse Morris IRE
ROI DES FRANCS (FR)
8
Gigginstown House Stud
Gordon Elliott IRE
ROYALE KNIGHT
11
C E Stedman & R J Corsan
Dr Richard Newland
SAINT ARE (FR)
11
D W Fox
Tom George
SAMBREMONT (FR)
7
Shanakiel Racing Syndicate
Willie Mullins IRE
SAMINGARRY (FR)
10
Nigel Hawke Racing Club & Partner
Nigel Hawke
SAPHIR DU RHEU (FR)
8
The Stewart Family
Paul Nicholls
SAUSALITO SUNRISE (IRE)
9
Diana Whateley
Philip Hobbs
SEVENTH SKY (GER)
10
Fidelma Toole
Charlie Mann
SHANTOU FLYER (IRE)
7
Carl Hinchy
Rebecca Curtis
SHUTTHEFRONTDOOR (IRE)
10
J P McManus
Jonjo O'Neill
SILVER MAN
10
John Wardle
Jo Hughes
SIZING COAL (IRE)
9
Alan & Ann Potts Partnership
Jim Dreaper IRE
STELLAR NOTION (IRE)
9
Roger Brookhouse
Henry de Bromhead IRE
STRAIDNAHANNA (IRE)
8
M B Scholey & R H Scholey
Sue Smith
STREETS OF PROMISE (IRE)
8
Gempro
Michael Scudamore
TENOR NIVERNAIS (FR)
10
Boultbee Brooks Ltd
Venetia Williams
THE CRAFTY BUTCHER (IRE)
10
P Byrne/P W Mullins/D Ryan/I Madigan
Willie Mullins IRE
THE GAME CHANGER (IRE)
8
Gigginstown House Stud
Gordon Elliott IRE
THE LAST SAMURI (IRE)
9
Paul & Clare Rooney
Kim Bailey
THE ROMFORD PELE (IRE)
10
Trembath & Outhart
Rebecca Curtis
THE YOUNG MASTER
8
Dajam & The Old Masters
Neil Mulholland
THUNDER AND ROSES (IRE)
9
Gigginstown House Stud
Mouse Morris IRE
TIGER ROLL (IRE)
7
Gigginstown House Stud
Gordon Elliott IRE
TOUR DES CHAMPS (FR)
10
Prestbury Racing Club
Samuel Drinkwater
TRIOLO D'ALENE (FR)
10
Mr & Mrs Sandy Orr
Nicky Henderson
UCELLO CONTI (FR)
9
Simon Munir/Isaac Souede
Gordon Elliott IRE
VICENTE (FR)
8
John Hales & Ian Fogg
Paul Nicholls
VICS CANVAS (IRE)
14
Bodeen Bandits Partnership
Dermot McLoughlin IRE
VIEUX LION ROUGE (FR)
8
Prof Caroline Tisdall & John Gent
David Pipe
VIEUX MORVAN (FR)
8
N H Bloodstock Ltd
Isabelle Pacault FR
VIVA STEVE (IRE)
9
Paul & Clare Rooney
Fergal O'Brien
VIVALDI COLLONGES (FR)
8
The Gi Gi Syndicate
Paul Nicholls
VYTA DU ROC (FR)
8
Simon Munir & Isaac Souede
Nicky Henderson
WALDORF SALAD
9
Alan Parker
Venetia Williams
WONDERFUL CHARM (FR)
9
Robin Geffen & Sir John Ritblat
Paul Nicholls
WOUNDED WARRIOR (IRE)
8
Gigginstown House Stud
Noel Meade IRE
ZIGA BOY (FR)
8
Axom LI
Alan King