Grand National 2018 weights revealed with Brian Ellison’s Definitly Red handed top-weight

BRIAN ELLISON's Definitly Red tops the weights for the Randox Well being Grand National on Saturday, April 14.

Ellison's chaser was a powerful winner of the Cotswold Chase and has the Cheltenham Gold Cup as his subsequent goal.

 Definitly Red has a Grand National entry but will head for the Gold Cup first

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Definitly Red has a Grand National entry however will head for the Gold Cup first

If he have been to then have one other crack on the National, he must shoulder 11st 10lb.

Definitly Red has been one of many main contenders for the 2017 renewal of the National however was pulled up as a result of to tack points on the primary circuit.

 Definitly Red was pulled up in the race last year

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Definitly Red was pulled up within the race final yr

Blaklion, the ten-1 favorite with Solar Bets, has been given 11st 6lb following his 12-size victory within the Randox Well being Becher Handicap Chase.

His coach Nigel Twiston-Davies additionally has Bristol De Mai (11st 9lb) and Flying Angel (10st 7lb) amongst his 5 contenders.

Willie Mullins lifted the spoils in 2005 with favorite Hedgehunter and has the main Irish-educated contender this yr in Complete Recall (11st 1lb).

Mullins’ 10 entries additionally embrace Rathvinden (10st 9lb), Nice Firm (10st 7lb) and Polidam (10st 5lb).

 Willie Mullins has ten entries

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Willie Mullins has ten entries

Gordon Elliott's Outlander (11st 8lb) has probably the most weight of the eleven Gigginstown Home Stud-owned contenders.

Others to notice for Michael O’Leary’s operation embrace Valseur Lido (11st 5lb) and Tiger Roll (10st 9lb).

 Cause Of Causes finished second in the race last year

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Trigger Of Causes completed second within the race final yr

Final yr’s runner-up Trigger Of Causes (10st 12lb), additionally educated by Elliott, is one in every of seven entries for proprietor J P McManus, who additionally function Edwulf (11st 9lb), and Minella Rocco (11st 7lb).

Additional down the weights, Welsh Grand National hero Raz De Maree has been handed 10st 5lb, whereas spectacular Basic Chase winner Milansbar is 69th on the listing on 10st 2lb.

 Raz De Maree has been given a weight of 10st 5lb

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Raz De Maree has been given a weight of 10st 5lb

British Horseracing Authority Head of Handicapping Phil Smith commented: “A type of most fascinating features of this yr’s Randox Well being Grand National is the highest three horses within the handicap.

“Defintly Red, Bristol De Mai and Edwulf are all on greater scores than final season and that’s right down to their wins in Sample races. A yr in the past, they have been all rated considerably decrease.

"It’s what they’ve finished this season that has moved them upwards with Definitly Red taking the Cotswold Chase, Bristol De Mai the Betfair Chase and Edwulf the Irish Gold Cup.

“It is going to be nice if Definitly Red strains up on April 14, as a result of I’m assured that he could have already at the least been positioned within the Cheltenham Gold Cup by then."

BRIAN ELLISON's Definitly Red tops the weights for the Randox Well being Grand National on Saturday, April 14.

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