The Grand National weights have been published ahead of the latest renewal of the world-famous race at Aintree.
Last year’s runner-up, Any Second Now tops the list off a handicap mark of 167. The 11-year-old will be the only runner to carry 11st 12lb after Conflated and Hewick were scratched on Tuesday, March 28.
Noble Yeats, the winner of last year’s Grand National, is next in the handicap with a rating of 166 – 19lb higher than 12 months ago – and will have to lug 11st 11lb around Aintree.
A maximum field of 40 runners can take part in the Grand National and the last horse to make the cut is Born By The Sea, who is set to carry 10st 2st and is one of a number that are officially outside the handicap.
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Delta Work, who finished third behind Noble Yeats in last year’s renewal, is rated 159 by the BHA handicapper and will carry 11st 4lb.
Other notable horses include dual Ultima Handicap Chase hero Corach Rambler (10st 5lb), Punchestown Grand National Trial winner Coko Beach (11st) and National Hunt Chase scorer Gaillard Du Mesnil (11st).
Minella Times was due to be the only other former winner in the Grand National field but the 2021 hero has been retired after suffering a setback.
The Grand National entries were whittled down at the five-day confirmation stage Monday, April 10 before final declarations at 10:00 BST on Thursday, April 13.
Grand National 2023 weights
1 Any Second Now 11st 12lb (167)
2 Noble Yeats 11st 11lb (166)
3 Galvin 11st 11lb (166)
4 Fury Road 11st 6lb (161)
5 Capodanno 11st 5lb (160)
6 The Big Dog 11st 5lb (160)
7 Delta Work 11st 4lb (159)
8 Sam Brown 11st 4lb (159)
9 Lifetime Ambition 11st 3lb (158)
10 Carefully Selected 11st 1lb (156)
11 Coko Beach 11st (155)
12 Longhouse Poet 11st (155)
13 Gaillard Du Mesnil 11st (155)
14 Darasso 10st 13lb (154)
15 Le Milos 10st 11lb (152)
16 Escaria Ten 10st 10lb (151) – NON-RUNNER
17 The Big Breakaway 10st 10lb (151)
18 Cape Gentleman 10st 8lb (149)
19 Roi Mage 10st 8lb (149)
20 Diol Ker 10st 8lb (149)
21 A Wave Of The Sea 10st 6lb (147)
22 Minella Trump 10st 6lb (147)
23 Vanillier 10st 6lb (147)
24 Velvet Elvis 10st 6lb (147)
25 Ain’t That A Shame 10st 5lb (146)
26 Corach Rambler 10st 5lb (146)
27 Enjoy D’Allen 10st 5lb (146)
28 Mr Incredible 10st 4lb (145)
29 Mister Coffey 10st 4lb (145)
30 Cloudy Glen 10st 4lb (145)
31 Hill Sixteen 10st 2lb (143)
32 Gabbys Cross 10st 2lb (143)
33 Recite A Prayer 10st 2lb (142)
34 Eva’s Oskar 10st 2lb (142)
35 Our Power 10st 2lb (141)
36 Dunboyne 10st 2lb (141)
37 Francky Du Berlais 10st 2lb (141)
38 Fortescue 10st 2lb (140)
39 Back On The Lash 10st 2lb (140)
40 Born By The Sea 10st 2lb (137)
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