Grand National weights announced for Aintree 2022 as Conflated and Galvin top list

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Paddy Power Irish Gold Cup winner Conflated and Savills Chase champ Galvin top the weights for April’s Grand National at Aintree. The Gordon Elliott pair have been allocated marks of 167 by the British handicapper.

Despite failing to finish in two runs this term, Minella Times, the winner of last year’s renewal, is 15lbs higher after scoring off a rating of 146 less than 12 months ago.  Any Second Now, third in 2021, is up to 159 from 152 but still needs to run in a chase this season to qualify.

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Dual Grand National winner Tiger Roll, who was withdrawn from the 2021 contest due to a row over his mark, is rated at 161 and will have to carry at least 11st 4lbs if he runs on Saturday, April 9.

Trainer Elliott said: “He’s in very good form at home – we’ve been training him for Cheltenham all season and we’re really looking forward to going back there. We’ll see how Cheltenham goes but he has got a nice weight so the Grand National could be on the agenda.

“The ground was too soft the last day for him and he’s coming to himself at home.

“We decided to run him in the National in 2018 as he’d lost his way a little bit so we had to try to rejuvenate him and it really worked for him. I was nervous going into the next year’s Grand National but it was a dream come true to win it for a second time with him.

“To win two Grand Nationals with him has just been awesome and I’m very lucky to have him. I do think there’s still a bit more in him and we are certainly not finished yet.”

Elliott, who has saddled the winner on three occasions, added: “It looks like it might be one of my best hands in the Grand National as we look to have a lot of great chances. You would have to be looking forward to the likes of Mount Ida, Run Wild Fred and Death Duty, who is a dual Grade 1 winner who at the moment is off 10st 1lb, which looks a lovely weight. Hopefully he creeps in to the race.

“Conflated will be going to Cheltenham, while the aim is the Gold Cup with Galvin and he would only run in the National if anything happened in the Gold Cup.”

Becher Chase heroine Snow Leopardess is the leading British hopeful, according to our antepost betting market, and connections will be confident of making the final field of 40 after being allotted a rating of 146 by the handicapper.

Trainer Charlie Longsdon said: “You certainly hope to get in being number 57 on the list as it is normally about 70-odd that gets in.

“We’ve got to keep our fingers crossed but it’s all very exciting. Running off 10st 3lbs would be some weight but it won’t be that unfortunately. She will still be under 11st though, so it will still be a nice light weight.

“Her story with her being a mum is the sort of story I can see people really latching on to over the next couple months.”

Martin Greenwood, the man in charge of sorting out the handicapping for the Grand National, said: “There are 34 horses rated 150 or above and a good stock of horses rated in the 145-150 range, so this year’s race stands up well in terms of quality.

“Over the last 10 years, it has averaged out that you need to be around number 67 at the time of the weights lunch to line up in the race on the day. I would think you would be looking at horses rated in the 143 to 145 range who are likely to be the lowest-rated to get a run this year.”

He added: “I think what is very interesting this year is that there are a large number of unexposed horses entered, such as Franco de Port and Longhouse Poet. There are other Irish-trained horses such as Assemble and Mount Ida who are unexposed over a staying distance while Fiddlerontheroof would be a good example British-trained horse falling into this category.”

Grand National 2022 Weights

1 Conflated (IRE) 8-11-10 167 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE

2 Galvin (IRE) 8-11-10 167 Ronnie Bartlett Gordon Elliott IRE

3 Melon (GB) 10-11-06 163 Marie Donnelly Willie Mullins IRE

4 Chris’s Dream (IRE) 10-11-05 162 Robcour Henry de Bromhead IRE

5 Franco de Port (FR) 7-11-04 161 Bruton Street V Willie Mullins IRE

6 Minella Times (IRE) 9-11-04 161 J P McManus Henry de Bromhead IRE

7 Tiger Roll (IRE) 12-11-04 161 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE

8 Chantry House (IRE) 8-11-03 160 J P McManus Nicky Henderson

9 Delta Work (FR) 9-11-03 160 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE

10 Any Second Now (IRE) 10-11-02 159 J P McManus Ted Walsh IRE

11 Easysland (FR) 8-11-02 159 J P McManus Jonjo O’Neill

12 Run Wild Fred (IRE) 8-11-02 158 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE

13 Battleoverdoyen (IRE) 9-11-00 157 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE

14 Brahma Bull (IRE) 11-11 00 157 Susannah Ricci Willie Mullins IRE

15 Lostintranslation (IRE) 10-11-00 157 Taylor & O’Dwyer Colin Tizzard

16 Assemble (GB) 8-10-13 156 Gigginstown House Stud Joseph O’Brien IRE

17 Burrows Saint (FR) 9-10-13 156 Susannah Ricci Willie Mullins IRE

18 Mount Ida (IRE) 8-10-13 156 KTDA Racing Gordon Elliott IRE

19 Fiddlerontheroof (IRE) 8-10-12 155 Taylor, Burley & O’Dwyer Colin Tizzard

20 Longhouse Poet (IRE) 8-10-12 155 Sean & Bernardine Mulryan Martin Brassil

21 Two For Gold (IRE) 9-10-11 154 May We Never Be Found Out Partnership 2 Kim Bailey

22 Eklat de Rire (FR) 8-10-10 153 Mr P Davies Henry de Bromhead IRE

23 Santini (GB) 10-10-10 153 Richard & Lizzie Kelvin-Hughes Polly Gundry

24 Chatham Street Lad (IRE) 10-10-09 152 Mr V Healy Michael Winters IRE

25 Escaria Ten (FR) 8-10-09 152 McNeill Family Gordon Elliott IRE

26 Farclas (FR) 8-10-09 152 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE

27 Off You Go (IRE) 9-10-09 152 J P McManus Charles Byrnes IRE

28 Ontheropes (IRE) 8-10-09 152 Cheveley Park Stud Willie Mullins IRE

29 Samcro (IRE) 10-10-09 152 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE

30 Itchy Feet (FR) 8-10-08 151 Kate & Andrew Brooks Olly Murphy

31 Windsor Avenue (IRE) 10-10-08 151 Phil & Julie Martin Brian Ellison

32 Coko Beach (FR) 7-10-07 150 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE

33 Good Boy Bobby (IRE) 9-10-07 150 Simon Munir & Isaac Souede Nigel Twiston-Davies

34 Lord du Mesnil (FR) 9-10-07 150 Paul Porter & Mike & Mandy Smith Richard Hobson

35 Caribean Boy (FR) 8-10-06 149 Simon Munir & Isaac Souede Nicky Henderson

36 Court Maid (IRE) 9-10-06 149 Rory Larkin Tom Mullins IRE

37 De Rasher Counter (GB) 10-10-06 149 Makin’ Bacon Partnership Emma Lavelle

38 Sam Brown (GB) 10-10 06 149 T C Frost Anthony Honeyball

39 Anibale Fly (FR) 12-10-05 148 J P McManus Tony Martin IRE

40 Braeside (IRE) 8-10-05 148 KTDA Racing Gordon Elliott IRE

41 Dingo Dollar (IRE) 10-10-05 148 M Warren J Holmes R Kidner & J Wright Sandy Thomson

42 Discorama (FR) 9-10-05 148 Andrew Gemmell/Thomas Friel Paul Nolan IRE

43 Enjoy d’Allen (FR) 8-10-05 148 Railway View Stud Partnership Ciaran Murphy IRE

44 Highland Hunter (IRE) 9-10-05 148 Thomas Barr Paul Nicholls

45 Kildisart (IRE) 10-10-05 148 Simon Munir & Isaac Souede Ben Pauling

46 Top Ville Ben (IRE) 10-10-05 148 Harbour Rose Partnership Philip Kirby

47 Class Conti (FR) 10-10-04 147 Simon Munir/Isaac Souede Willie Mullins IRE

48 Cloth Cap (IRE) 10-10-04 147 Exors of the late Trevor Hemmings Jonjo O’Neill

49 El Presente (GB) 9-10-04 147 Davies Pilkington Yarborough Brooke Kim Bailey

50 Freewheelin Dylan (IRE) 10-10-04 147 Sheila Mangan Dermot McLoughlin IRE

51 Jett (IRE) 11-10-04 147 Robert Waley-Cohen Robert Waley-Cohen

52 Mighty Thunder (GB) 9-10-04 147 Allson Sparkle Ltd Lucinda Russell

53 Noble Yeats (IRE) 7-10-04 147 Robert Waley-Cohen Emmet Mullins IRE

54 Agusta Gold (IRE) 9-10-03 146 Dr S P Fitzgerald Willie Mullins IRE

55 Cloudy Glen (IRE) 9-10-03 146 Exors of the late Trevor Hemmings Venetia Williams

56 Phoenix Way (IRE) 9-10 03 146 J P McManus Harry Fry

57 Snow Leopardess (GB) 10-10-03 146 Andrew Fox-Pitt Charlie Longsdon

58 Blaklion (GB) 13-10-02 145 Darren & Annaley Yates Dan Skelton

59 Deise Aba (IRE) 9-10-02 145 Exors of the late Trevor Hemmings Philip Hobbs

60 Kalooki (GER) 8-10 02 145 Andrew Cohen Philip Hobbs

61 Milan Native (IRE) 9-10-02 145 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE

62 Poker Party (FR) 10-10-02 145 Robcour Henry de Bromhead

63 Death Duty (IRE) 11-10-01 144 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE

64 Domaine de L’Isle (FR) 9-10-01 144 12 Oaks Racing and Ian Hutchins Sean Curran

65 Go Another One (IRE) 10-10- 144 Caroline Ahearn John McConnell IRE

66 The Big Dog (IRE) 9-10-01 144 Damien Kelly/Colin Kelly Peter Fahey IRE

67 Eclair Surf (FR) 8-10-00 143 Dominic Burke & Tim Syder Emma Lavelle

68 Fortescue (GB) 8-10-00 143 T F F Nixon Henry Daly

69 Commodore (FR) 10-9 -13 142 Mrs C Watson & Mrs S Graham Venetia Williams

70 Romain de Senam (FR) 10-9 13 142 Judith Wilson David Pipe

71 School Boy Hours (IRE) 9-9-13 142 J P McManus Noel Meade IRE

72 Back On The Lash (GB) 8-9-12 141 M Boothright Martin Keighley

73 Elegant Escape (IRE) 10-9-11 140 John Romans Colin Tizzard

74 Full Back (FR) 7-9-11 140 Ashley Head Gary Moore

75 Mister Fogpatches (IRE) 8-9-11 140 J B Fahy Pat Fahy IRE

76 Roi Mage (FR) 10-9-11 140 Douglas Pryde Patrick Griffin IRE

77 Scoir Mear (IRE) 12-9-11 140 J P McManus Tom Mullins IR3

78 Smoking Gun (IRE) 9-9-11 140 Barnard, Courtney, Madden, Gin & GGee’s Gordon Elliott IRE

79 Uisce Beatha (IRE) 9-9-11 140 The Has Been’s Sophie Leech

80 Kauto Riko (FR) 11-9-10 139 Mr and Mrs J. Dale and Partners Tom Gretton

81 Mac Tottie (GB) 9-9-10 139 Steve & Jackie Fleetham Peter Bowen

82 Discordantly (IRE) 8-9-09 138 The Odd Fellows Partnership Jessica Harrington IRE

83 Hill Sixteen (GB) 9-9-09 138 J Fyffe & S Townshend Sandy Thomson

84 Kapcorse (FR) 9-9-09 138 J P McManus Paul Nicholls

85 Plan of Attack (IRE) 9-9-09 138 A Halsall Henry de Bromhead IRE

86 Potters Corner (IRE) 12-9-09 138 All Stars Sports, Davies & Racehorse Club Christian Williams

87 Secret Reprieve (IRE) 8-9-09 138 William & Angela Rucker Evan Williams

88 Defi Bleu (FR) 9-9-08 137 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE

89 Definite Plan (IRE) 10-9-08 137 James Reilly Gordon Elliott IRE

90 Mister Whitaker (IRE) 10-9-08 137 Tim Leslie Donald McCain

91 Mortal (IRE) 10-9-08 137 Mr A. Dunlop Gordon Elliott IRE

92 Robin des Foret (IRE) 12-9-08 137 The 119 Partnership John McConnell IRE

93 Achille (FR) 12-9-06 135 Vida Bingham Venetia Williams

94 Eurobot (GB) 8-9-06 135 Gigginstown House Stud Noel Meade IRE

95 Larry (GB) 9-9-06 135 Galloping On The South Downs Partnership Gary Moore

96 Pink Eyed Pedro (GB) 11-9-06 135 David Brace David Brace

97 The Two Amigos (GB) 10-9-05 134 Bradley Partnership Nicky Martin

98 The Hollow Ginge (IRE) 9-9-03 132 The Ginge Army Nigel Twiston-Davies

99 Alpha des Obeaux (FR) 12-9-01 130 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE

100 Didero Vallis (FR) 9-9-01 130 Normans, Ramsay, Tufnell & Bishop Venetia Williams

101 Gwencily Berbas (FR) 11-9-01 130 Aidan Ryan David Pipe

102 Jerrysback (IRE) 10-9-01 130 J P McManus Philip Hobbs

103 Stones And Roses (IRE) 8-9-01 130 P Reilly/C Reilly Willie Mullins IRE

104 Via Dolorosa (FR)10-8-10 125 Judith Wilson David Pipe

SCRATCHED: Brace Yourself (IRE), Double Shuffle (IRE)

FAILED TO QUALIFY: Time To Get Up (IRE)

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