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Willie Mullins-trained trio withdraw from 2010 National

Liam Treadwell on Mon Mome
2009 winner Mon Mome will carry 7lb more than last year

Willie Mullins-trained Irish Invader, Beroni and Jayo are among 13 horses to withdraw from the 2010 Grand National after the first of two forfeit stages.

One Cool Cookie, Parsons Legacy and Royal County Star will also not run, while Champion trainer Paul Nicholls has five entries remaining.

Albertas Run, Madison Du Berlais and Notre Pere are joint top-weights of 98 horses left, having accepted 11st 10lb.

The second and final date for scratchings is 23 March.

Last year's winner Mon Mome will carry 11st 7lb, an increase of 7lb on how much he carried for his 100-1 triumph.

Other previous National winners among the provisional entries are Pipe's 2008 victor Comply Or Die, carrying 11st 5lb, and 2007 champion Silver Birch on 10st 5lb.


Nicholls has yet to win the National, one of the few major races not on his CV, but will have high hopes for Tricky Trickster.

The ante-post favourite just pipped Bob Buckler's Niche Market to victory in last month's Aon Chase in Newbury, and both have been allotted 11st 4lb for the Aintree race.

Mouse Morris was unhappy with the initial weight allotted to War Of Attrition (11st 1lb) but has left his charge in the contest at this stage.

"He's heading for the World Hurdle at Cheltenham and we'll just take it day by day with him," said Morris.

Ellerslie George has been in fine form since joining Nick Mitchell and the trainer is pleased to report his charge bang on course for Aintree.

"He's fine after his last run when we were forced to go to Ascot with him," said Mitchell.

"The ground was far too soft - he doesn't like soft ground. He had a bit of a broken preparation with cancellations and a foot problem, which is absolutely fine now, so we took him there to get a run into him. He had a good blow and has come on.

"If it remains dry, we are hoping to go to Newbury on Saturday. If not, we might have to go straight to Aintree but it all depends on the weather and the ground."

The National is the only race in which weights are decided at the discretion of the British Horseracing Authority's Head of Handicapping.

This year's spectacle over the four-mile, four-furlong course at Aintree will have a record £925,000 prize fund.

John Smith's Grand National entries Saturday 10 April

1 03-P136 ALBERTAS RUN (IRE) 9-11-10 Jonjo O'Neill

2 101-324 MADISON DU BERLAIS (FR) 9-11-10 David Pipe

3 12-1F544 NOTRE PERE (FR) 9-11-10 Jim Dreaper IRE

4 12/14P/-1 TARANIS (FR) 9-11-09 Paul Nicholls

5 4-61r01 OUR VIC (IRE) 12-11-08 David Pipe

6 001-P34 MON MOME (FR) 10-11-07 Venetia Williams

7 P151U-0 BLACK APALACHI (IRE) 11-11-06 Dessie Hughes IRE

8 15-5003 JOE LIVELY (IRE) 11-11-06 Colin Tizzard

9 0-21150 VIC VENTURI (IRE) 10-11-06 Dessie Hughes IRE

10 1/P002-0 COMPLY OR DIE (IRE) 11-11-05 David Pipe

11 201-423 DON'T PUSH IT (IRE) 10-11-05 Jonjo O'Neill

12 43-3U2404 MADE IN TAIPAN (IRE) 8-11-04 Tom Mullins IRE

13 401-0352 NICHE MARKET (IRE) 9-11-04 Bob Buckler

14 22121-21 TRICKY TRICKSTER (IRE) 7-11-04 Paul Nicholls

15 P15P-14 CASEY JONES (IRE) 9-11-03 Noel Meade IRE

16 31FU-36 CLOUDY LANE 10-11-03 Donald McCain Jnr

17 PUPP/-21 DREAM ALLIANCE 9-11-03 Philip Hobbs

18 1P00-60 NOZIC (FR) 9-11-03 Paul Nicholls

19 3201-11 POSSOL (FR) 7-11-03 Henry Daly

20 553-205 MY WILL (FR) 10-11-02 Paul Nicholls

21 3606-4F PABLO DU CHARMIL (FR) 9-11-02 David Pipe

22 P230411 WAR OF ATTRITION (IRE) 11-11-01 Mouse Morris IRE

23 0112313 BACKSTAGE (FR) 8-11-00 Gordon Elliott IRE

24 P6-5111 BALLYHOLLAND (IRE) 9-11-00 Colin McBratney IRE

25 FP-1P1P BEAT THE BOYS (IRE) 9-11-00 Nigel Twiston-Davies

26 100-000 PREISTS LEAP (IRE) 10-11-00 Tom O'Leary IRE

27 212//U1-2(1)(1) ROULEZ COOL 7-11-00 Robert Waley-Cohen

28 314F-01 CAN'T BUY TIME (IRE) 8-10-13 Jonjo O'Neill

29 1P1-0131 LE BEAU BAI (FR) 7-10-13 Richard Lee

30 11411P SEVEN IS MY NUMBER (IRE) 8-10-13 David Pipe

31 110322 SNOWY MORNING (IRE) 10-10-13 Willie Mullins IRE

32 22506-P3 AIR FORCE ONE (GER) 8-10-12 Charlie Mann

33 2U136-2U BIG FELLA THANKS 8-10-12 Paul Nicholls

34 113-412 DEUTSCHLAND (USA) 7-10-12 Willie Mullins IRE

35 4/2D133- LOUPING D'AINAY (FR) 11-10-12 Francois Cottin FR

36 143301-0 CHARACTER BUILDING (IRE) 10-10-11 John Quinn

37 F0-5260 CHELSEA HARBOUR (IRE) 10-10-11 Tom Mullins IRE

38 02U-301F DOONEYS GATE (IRE) 9-10-11 Willie Mullins IRE

39 P2-205P0 GONE TO LUNCH (IRE) 10-10-11 Jeremy Scott

40 4116-6P KORNATI KID 8-10-11 Philip Hobbs

41 60/144-P STATE OF PLAY 10-10-11 Evan Williams

42 00-1210 ELLERSLIE GEORGE (IRE) 10-10-10 Nick Mitchell

43 112130- FOLLOW THE PLAN (IRE) 7-10-10 Oliver McKiernan IRE

44 2P-4P154 BALLYFITZ 10-10-09 Nigel Twiston-Davies

45 043545U CONNA CASTLE (IRE) 11-10-09 Jimmy Mangan IRE

46 P23-15P EQUUS MAXIMUS (IRE) 10-10-09 Willie Mullins IRE

47 02P5-01 ERIC'S CHARM (FR) 12-10-09 Oliver Sherwood

48 212/0-000 KING JOHNS CASTLE (IRE) 11-10-09 Arthur Moore IRE

49 0F2-30546 OLLIE MAGERN 12-10-09 Nigel Twiston-Davies

50 330-30U2 ARBOR SUPREME (IRE) 8-10-08 Willie Mullins IRE

51 03-635P CANE BRAKE (IRE) 11-10-08 Tom Taaffe IRE

52 36244/-66 LENNON (IRE) 10-10-08 Howard Johnson

53 02P-253 MALJIMAR (IRE) 10-10-08 Nick Williams

54 0/1P025/- NEW ALCO (FR) 9-10-08 Ferdy Murphy

55 U01-4U5 IRISH RAPTOR (IRE) 11-10-07 Nigel Twiston-Davies

56 6P/6220- MR POINTMENT (IRE) 11-10-07 Paul Murphy

57 F-051FP PARSONS PISTOL (IRE) 8-10-07 Noel Meade IRE

58 000-33010 PIRAYA (FR) 7-10-07 David Pipe

59 13-012401 RAZOR ROYALE (IRE) 8-10-07 Nigel Twiston-Davies

60 03-0231 THE PACKAGE 7-10-07 David Pipe

61 11-035B0 HELLO BUD (IRE) 12-10-06 Nigel Twiston-Davies

62 P31314/-5 IRIS DE BALME (FR) 10-10-06 Sean Curran

63 1P6-142 PALYPSO DE CREEK (FR) 7-10-06 Charlie Longsdon

64 11P/11-1 TRUST FUND (IRE) 12-10-06 Richard Barber

65 23/32-31 ABBEYBRANEY (IRE) 9-10-05 Howard Johnson

66 50PP/05- CERIUM (FR) 9-10-05 Paul Murphy

67 P63/52-P FLINTOFF (USA) 9-10-05 Venetia Williams

68 56/-33P5 ROYAL ROSA (FR) 11-10-05 Howard Johnson

69 0F-26r2 SILVER BIRCH (IRE) 13-10-05 Gordon Elliott IRE

70 2F0-2260 COE (IRE) 8-10-04 Sue Smith

71 P-3PP46 KNOWHERE (IRE) 12-10-04 Nigel Twiston-Davies

72 3025-056 OODACHEE 11-10-04 Charlie Swan IRE

73 P4F1311 WHINSTONE BOY (IRE) 9-10-04 Jimmy Mangan IRE

74 0P03-40 FAASEL (IRE) 9-10-03 David Pipe

75 30-01233 MUMBLES HEAD (IRE) 9-10-03 Peter Bowen

76 P/1r40P- OFFICIER DE RESERVE (FR) 8-10-03 Venetia Williams

77 456-2320 SIZING AUSTRALIA (IRE) 8-10-03 Henry de Bromhead IRE

78 1/1///P6-4U TRABOLGAN (IRE) 12-10-03 Nicky Henderson

79 115-3001 CHIEF DAN GEORGE (IRE) 10-10-02 Jimmy Moffatt

80 111P20 DUERS (IRE) 8-10-02 Paul Magnier IRE

81 P01-1U0 BALLYTRIM (IRE) 9-10-01 Willie Mullins IRE

82 20-0U00 OFFSHORE ACCOUNT (IRE) 10-10-01 Charlie Swan IRE

83 0/-P220P6 PAK JACK (FR) 10-10-01 Richard Phillips

84 51-63F3 BOYCHUK (IRE) 9-10-00 Diana Whateley Philip Hobbs

85 366//4-54 KINGS ADVOCATE (IRE) 10-10-00 Tom Taaffe IRE

86 1/3F-116P TREACLE (IRE) 9-10-00 Tom Taaffe IRE

87 145-261 GALANT NUIT (FR) 6-9-13 Ferdy Murphy

88 00F421 ANOTHERCOPPERCOAST (IRE)10-9-12 Paul Roche IRE

89 31F4-22 BELON GALE (IRE) 7-9-12 Howard Johnson

90 45-0600P POMME TIEPY (FR) 7-9-12 Willie Mullins IRE

91 61021-02D MERIGO (FR) 9-9-10 Andrew Parker

92 53414-00 CHIARO (FR) 8-9-09 Philip Hobbs

93 5/44-U335P ACCORDING TO JOHN (IRE) 10-9-08 Nicky Richards

94 24-512P0 LORUM LEADER (IRE) 9-9-07 Dr Richard Newland

95 1342/-0PP OVER THE CREEK 11-9-04 David Pipe

96 253-346 COSSACK DANCER (IRE) 12-9-01 Mark Bradstock

97 0/13P/-FP52 WEE ROBBIE 10-9-00 Nick Gifford

98 2U1/P6P-4 OFFALY (IRE) 9-8-12 Pru Townsley

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see also
Aintree to honour National greats
16 Feb 10 |  Horse Racing
Ex-winners head Aintree entries
03 Feb 10 |  Horse Racing
Beaten Denman unseats rider McCoy
13 Feb 10 |  Horse Racing
Gold Cup an option for Mon Mome
20 Jan 10 |  Horse Racing
Mon Mome seals shock National win
04 Apr 09 |  Horse Racing
Comply Or Die wins Grand National
05 Apr 08 |  Horse Racing
Silver Birch wins Grand National
14 Apr 07 |  Horse Racing
BBC racing coverage
09 Apr 11 |  Horse Racing

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Racing Base 2010 Grand National weights - The full list of weights for Aintree 2010 - 11 hrs ago
The Scotsman Horse Racing: Trio top Grand National weights - 20 hrs ago Paul Nicholls hoping Tricky Trickster can end his Grand National agony - 21 hrs ago
Irish Independent Dreaper embracing Pere's hefty National challenge - 28 hrs ago
Horse Racing Ireland PERE TOPS NATIONAL WEIGHTS - 29 hrs ago


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