The 2017 Irish Grand National is due to take place on Monday in Fairyhouse. The horses are hoping to replicate the success of last year’s winner the Mouse Morris-trained Rogue Angel. But just who do I think is in with a shot in the big race? Read on to find out …
This horse is a very steady, reliable horse. She has an excellent chance of placing or maybe even winning.
Abre De Vie
Another horse with a great chance on the day, Abre De Vie could be a dark horse in this race.
This Harry Fry-trained horse has a big chance. The jockey on the day Noel Fehily is also in great form. This horse also won in the 3m6f handicap chase at Punchestown last season so the trip, as well as the ground, suits Fletchers Flyer.
Baie Des Iles
Katie Walsh takes the ride on Baie Des Iles on the day for her husband Ross. Rain is hoped for the horse who was sixth last year. She is another very steady, reliable horse and she has a big chance come Monday.
This Gordon Elliott-trained horse had a great win at Cheltenham recently and has the stamina for the length of this race. The ground will also help Tiger Roll.
Bless The Wings
This horse is a fighter. Second last year to Rogue Angel it would not surprise me if he went one better this time around.