Grand National 2021 weights revealed for entries amid Tiger Roll doubts

Which horse will have to lug top weight around Aintree?

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A bit like Father Christmas popping down your chimney to deliver presents on Christmas Day, the handicapper has announced the weights for this year’s Grand National. The buzz is building, the interest is mounting – we have less than two months to wait for the greatest steeplechase in the world.

Tiger Roll is bidding to emulate Red Rum and win the race for a third time but the popular 11-year-old’s participation was thrown into doubt by owner Michael O’Leary before his handicap was revealed.

“I think if the British handicapper rates him fairly, somewhere in the 150s, he’ll run in the Grand National,” O’Leary said.

“And if he rates him in the 160s or the 170s, he won’t run in the Grand National. We will take him out after the weights declaration.

“The plan with Gordon [Elliott] has always been to go for the cross-country at Cheltenham, where I believe he will be kicked out of the way again by Easyland.

“And then I think the options are possible retirement or we may look at entering him in the Irish Grand National, where I think he would be more fairly weighted in the 150s – where his rating should be.”

Tiger Roll has been allotted a rating of 166 (11st 9lb) – significantly higher than in 2018 and 2019 – and trainer Elliott hopes the two-time winner will run at Aintree, despite O’Leary’s concerns.

“I’m training Tiger Roll for the Grand National and I will be keen to run him,” Elliott said.

“I have to concentrate on training the horse and I just hope his owner lets him run in the race for the public. Everyone will be looking forward to seeing him run again in the Grand National but Michael will make that decision.

“It will be disappointing for everyone if he doesn’t turn up but as you know Michael makes the decisions. He is seven pounds higher than what he won off before but it is probably fair enough. I sort of expected that really.

“From the bottom of my heart it is hard to see him having much less weight with him being such a specialist, but we have what we have so we have got to take it and hopefully he can do us proud.

“You are always hoping you are going to get a couple of pounds less than what you have been given, but to be honest we will just smile and take it.”

Bristol De Mai, Easysland and Santini are the only horses to be given a higher rating than Tiger Roll. All three are rated at 167 (11st 10lb). Presenting Percy, who is swerving the Cheltenham Gold Cup for a crack at the Grand National, has also been handed a mark of 166 (11st 9lb).

The deadline for the first scratchings is March 2, with a further set of withdrawals to follow on March 23 before the five-day confirmation stage on April 5. The final declarations will be made on April 8.

A total of 105 horses have been included in the weights – and thanks to Paddy’s non-runner money back offer you won’t lose out if your pick does not make the final cut.

Tiger Roll wins the Grand National 2019

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GRAND NATIONAL WEIGHTS

1 Bristol de Mai (FR) 10 11-10 167 Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede Nigel Twiston-Davies

2 Easysland (FR) 7 11-10 167 Mr John P. McManus D. Cottin FR

3 Santini (GB) 9 11-10 167 Mr & Mrs R. Kelvin-Hughes Nicky Henderson

4 Delta Work (FR) 8 11-9 166 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE

5 Presenting Percy (GB) 10 11-9 166 Philip J. Reynolds Gordon Elliott IRE

6 Tiger Roll (IRE) 11 11-9 166 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE

7 The Storyteller (IRE) 10 11-8 165 Mrs Pat Sloan Gordon Elliott IRE

8 Chris’s Dream (IRE) 9 11-7 164 Robcour Henry de Bromhead IRE

9 Battleoverdoyen (IRE) 8 11-5 162 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE

10 Yala Enki (FR) 11 11-3 160 Hills of Ledbury Ltd Paul Nicholls

11 Ballyoptic (IRE) 11 11-1 158 Mills & Mason Partnership Nigel Twiston-Davies

12 Definitly Red (IRE) 12 11-1 158 Phil & Julie Martin Brian Ellison

13 Lake View Lad (IRE) 11 11-0 157 Mr Trevor Hemmings N. W. Alexander

14 Ajas (FR) 7 10-13 156 Mr Ulf Sjoberg D. Cottin FR

15 Burrows Saint (FR) 8 10-13 156 Mrs S. Ricci W. P. Mullins IRE

16 Magic of Light (IRE) 10 10-13 156 Ann & Alan Potts Limited Mrs J. Harrington IRE

17 Acapella Bourgeois (FR) 11 10-12 155 Slaneyville Syndicate W. P. Mullins IRE

18 Anibale Fly (FR) 11 10-12 155 Mr John P. McManus A. J. Martin IRE

19 Aso (FR) 11 10-12 155 The Bellamy Partnership Venetia Williams

20 Mister Malarky (GB) 8 10-12 155 Wendy & Malcolm Hezel Colin Tizzard

21 Talkischeap (IRE) 9 10-12 155 Mr Charles Dingwall Alan King

22 Tout Est Permis (FR) 8 10-12 155 Gigginstown House Stud Noel Meade

23 Bellshill (IRE) 11 10-10 153 D & D Armstrong Ltd & Mr L Westwood Sandy Thomson

24 Beware The Bear (IRE) 11 10-10 153 Mr G. B. Barlow Nicky Henderson

25 Kimberlite Candy (IRE) 9 10-10 153 Mr John P. McManus Tom Lacey

26 Pym (IRE) 8 10-10 153 Mrs Patricia Pugh Nicky Henderson

27 Alpha des Obeaux (FR) 11 10-9 152 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE

28 Al Roc (FR) 10 10-9 152 Comedy Club Partnership Dr Richard Newland

29 Any Second Now (IRE) 9 10-9 152 Mr John P. McManus T. M. Walsh IRE

30 Balko des Flos (FR) 10 10-9 152 Gigginstown House Stud Henry de Bromhead IRE

31 Brahma Bull (IRE) 10 10-8 151 Mrs S. Ricci W. P. Mullins IRE

32 Champagne Classic (IRE) 10 10-8 151 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE

33 Ok Corral (IRE) 11 10-8 151 Mr John P. McManus Nicky Henderson

34 Articulum (IRE) 11 10-7 150 Martin McDonagh/Paul G Murphy/M J Nixon Terence O’Brien IRE

35 Jett (IRE) 10 10-7 150 Mr Robert Waley-Cohen Mrs J. Harrington IRE

36 Shattered Love (IRE) 10 10-7 150 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE

37 Takingrisks (IRE) 12 10-7 150 Mr Frank Bird Nicky Richards

38 The Jam Man (IRE) 8 10-7 150 Ronan M. P. McNally Ronan M. P. McNally IRE

39 Class Conti (FR) 9 10-6 149 Mr Simon Munir/Mr Isaac Souede W. P. Mullins IRE

40 Discorama (FR) 8 10-6 149 Thomas Friel/Andrew Gemmell Paul Nolan IRE

41 Lord du Mesnil (FR) 8 10-6 149 Mr Paul Porter & Mike & Mandy Smith Richard Hobson

42 Milan Native (IRE) 8 10-6 149 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE

43 Potters Corner (IRE) 11 10-6 149 All Stars Sports Racing & J Davies Christian Williams

44 The Conditional (IRE) 9 10-6 149 Mr P. J. Cave David Bridgwater

45 Cabaret Queen (GB) 9 10-5 148 Syndicates.Racing W. P. Mullins IRE

46 Cloth Cap (IRE) 9 10-5 148 Mr Trevor Hemmings Jonjo O’Neill

47 Minellacelebration (IRE) 11 10-5 148 Mr Nick Elliott Katy Price00

48 Robin des Foret (IRE) 11 10-5 148 Byerley Racing Syndicate W. P. Mullins IRE

49 Vieux Lion Rouge (FR) 12 10-5 148 Prof Caroline Tisdall & Mr John Gent David Pipe

50 Canelo (IRE) 8 10-4 147 Mr John P. McManus Alan King

51 Give Me A Copper (IRE) 11 10-4 147 Done, Ferguson, Mason, Nicholls & Wood Paul Nicholls

52 Glen Forsa (IRE) 9 10-4 147 Mr T. P. Radford Mick Channon

53 The Long Mile (GB) 7 10-4 147 Mr John P. McManus J.P.Dempsey IRE

54 Yorkhill (IRE) 11 10-4 147 D & D Armstrong Ltd & Mr L Westwood Sandy Thomson

55 Agusta Gold (IRE) 8 10-3 146 K.Leavy/F.W.Healy/L.Cribbin/Ms Mullins Ms Margaret Mullins IRE

56 Farclas (FR) 7 10-3 146 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE

57 Hogan’s Height (IRE) 10 10-3 146 Foxtrot Racing: Hogan’s Height Jamie Snowden

58 Minella Times (IRE) 8 10-3 146 Mr John P. McManus Henry de Bromhead IRE

59 Sub Lieutenant (IRE) 12 10-3 146 Ms G. Howell Georgie Howell

60 Ami Desbois (FR) 11 10-2 145 The Reserved Judgment Partnership Graeme McPherson

61 Blaklion (GB) 12 10-2 145 Darren & Annaley Yates Dan Skelton

62 Double Shuffle (IRE) 11 10-2 145 Crossed Fingers Partnership Tom George

63 Gold Present (IRE) 11 10-2 145 Mr and Mrs J. D. Cotton Nicky Henderson

64 Keeper Hill (IRE) 10 10-2 145 McNeill Family Warren Greatrex

65 Moyhenna (IRE) 9 10-2 145 Mr R. V. Hennelly Denis G. Hogan B IRE

66 Death Duty (IRE) 10 10-1 144 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE

67 Secret Reprieve (IRE) 7 10-1 144 Mr & Mrs William Rucker Evan Williams

68 Some Neck (FR) 10 10-1 144 Some Neck Partnership John McConnell IRE

69 Rocky’s Treasure (IRE) 10 10-0 143 Mr J. Perriss Kim Bailey

70 Cap du Nord (FR) 8 9-13 142 The Can’t Say No Partnership Christian Williams

71 Deise Aba (IRE) 8 9-13 142 Mr Trevor Hemmings Philip Hobbs

72 Fagan (GB) 11 9-13 142 Mr Ben Brackenbury Alex Hales

73 Golan Fortune (IRE) 9 9-13 142 P Middleton, M Lowther Phil Middleton

74 Jerrysback (IRE) 9 9-13 142 Mr John P. McManus Philip Hobbs

75 Kauto Riko (FR) 10 9-13 142 Mr and Mrs J.Dale and Partners Tom Gretton

76 Saturnas (FR) 10 9-13 142 Mr Nick Peacock W. P. Mullins IRE

77 Storm Control (IRE) 8 9-13 142 Mr Will Roseff Kerry Lee

78 Valtor (FR) 12 9-13 142 Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede Nicky Henderson

79 Another Venture (IRE) 10 9-11 140 Racing For Maggie’s Partnership Kim Bailey

80 Captain Drake (IRE) 8 9-11 140 Gary Stevens and Brian and Sandy Lambert Harry Fry

81 Crievehill (IRE) 9 9-11 140 Highclere T’Bred Racing- Crievehill Nigel Twiston-Davies

82 Run Wild Fred (IRE) 7 9-11 140 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE

83 The Hollow Ginge (IRE) 8 9-11 140 The Ginge Army Nigel Twiston-Davies

84 Fitzhenry (IRE) 9 9-10 139 Mr John P. McManus Paul Nolan IRE

85 Flying Angel (IRE) 10 9-10 139 Mr R. J. Rexton Nigel Twiston-Davies

86 Le Breuil (FR) 9 9-10 139 Mrs Emma Palmer Ben Pauling

87 Prime Venture (IRE) 10 9-10 139 Mrs Janet Davies Evan Williams

88 Achille (FR) 11 9-9 138 Mrs Vida Bingham Venetia Williams

89 A Toi Phil (FR) 11 9-9 138 Teme Valley 2 Gary Moore

90 Dounikos (FR) 10 9-9 138 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE

91 Hold The Note (IRE) 7 9-9 138 Mr T. P. Radford Mick Channon

92 Plan of Attack (IRE) 8 9-9 138 Mr A. Halsall Henry de Bromhead IRE

93 Roaring Bull (IRE) 8 9-9 138 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE

94 Musical Slave (IRE) 8 9-8 137 Mr John P. McManus Philip Hobbs

95 Soupy Soups (IRE) 10 9-8 137 Equi ex Incertis Partners Neil Mulholland

96 Treacysenniscorthy (IRE) 9 9-8 137 Paula Widger Robert Widger IRE

97 Beau Bay (FR) 10 9-7 136 Mr Peter Green & Dr RDP Newland Dr Richard Newland

98 Hear No Evil (IRE) 9 9-7 136 Mr Patrick Joseph McCartan Noel C. Kelly IRE

99 Shantou Flyer (IRE) 11 9-7 136 David Maxwell Racing Limited Paul Nicholls

100 Monbeg Notorious (IRE) 10 9-6 135 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE

101 Aforementioned (FR) 8 9-5 134 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE

102 Saint Xavier (FR) 9 9-5 134 Mr D. W. Fox Richard Hobson

103 Fingerontheswitch (IRE) 11 9-3 132 Cahill, Atwell & Crofts Neil Mulholland

104 One Style (FR) 11 9-3 132 The Four Bosses Venetia Williams

105 Bellow Mome (FR) 10 9-2 131 Mrs Audrey Turley W. P. Mullins IRE

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GRAND NATIONAL ODDS

14/1
Tiger Roll Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

12/1
Cloth Cap Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

14/1
Burrows Saint Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

14/1
Santini Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

16/1
Kimberlite Candy Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

16/1
Any Second Now Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

16/1
Presenting Percy Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

20/1
Bristol De Mai Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

20/1
Magic Of Light Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

20/1
Lake View Lad Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

14/1
Secret Reprieve Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

20/1
Easysland Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

20/1
The Storyteller Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

25/1
Battleoverdoyen Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

33/1
Anibale Fly Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

25/1
Bellshill Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

40/1
Jerrysback Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

25/1
Run Wild Fred Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

25/1
Potters Corner Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

25/1
Chriss Dream Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

33/1
Shattered Love Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

33/1
Brahma Bull Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

33/1
Balko des Flos Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

33/1
Ajas Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

33/1
Le Breuil Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

33/1
Milan Native Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

33/1
Glen Forsa Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

33/1
Definitly Red Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

33/1
Farclas Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

33/1
Deise Aba Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

33/1
OK Corral Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

33/1
Shantou Flyer Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

33/1
Double Shuffle Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

33/1
Death Duty Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

33/1
Discorama Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

33/1
Class Conti Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

33/1
Canelo Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

33/1
Al Roc Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

33/1
Cap Du Nord Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

33/1
Yala Enki Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

40/1
Mister Malarky Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

40/1
A Toi Phil Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

40/1
Prime Venture Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

40/1
Articulum Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

40/1
Beau Bay Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

40/1
Minella Times Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

40/1
Keeper Hill Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

40/1
Blaklion Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

40/1
Jett Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

40/1
Champagne Classic Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

40/1
The Long Mile Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

40/1
Vieux Lion Rouge Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

40/1
The Jam Man Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

50/1
Give Me A Copper Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

50/1
Storm Control Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

50/1
Saturnas Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

50/1
Ballyoptic Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

50/1
Agusta Gold Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

50/1
Pym Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

40/1
Achille Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

50/1
Robin des Foret Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

50/1
Musical Slave Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

50/1
Cabaret Queen Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

50/1
Bellow Mome Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

50/1
Gold Present Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

50/1
Golan Fortune Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

50/1
Alpha Des Obeaux Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

50/1
Fingerontheswitch Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

25/1
Lord Du Mesnil Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

25/1
Acapella Bourgeois Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

50/1
Captain Drake Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

50/1
Hold The Note Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

50/1
Beware The Bear Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

50/1
Another Venture Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

50/1
Fitzhenry Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

50/1
Hogans Height Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

50/1
Some Neck Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

50/1
Tout Est Permis Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

50/1
Valtor Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

50/1
Talkischeap Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

50/1
Takingrisks Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

66/1
Crievehill Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

66/1
Fagan Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

66/1
Moyhenna Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

66/1
Roaring Bull Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

66/1
Rockys Treasure Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

66/1
Minellacelebration Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

66/1
Kauto Riko Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

66/1
One Style Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

66/1
Plan of Attack Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

66/1
Ami Desbois Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

100/1
Soupy Soups Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

100/1
Sub Lieutenant Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

100/1
Hear No Evil Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

100/1
Aforementioned Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

100/1
Flying Angel Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

100/1
Monbeg Notorious Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

100/1
The Hollow Ginge Grand National - Non Runner Money Back

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