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Monty blow for Katie Walsh

Willie Mullins has expressed disappointment for jockey Katie Walsh after Our Monty was ruled out of the John Smith's Grand National with a leg infection.

The eight-year-old gelding had crept into the field at the bottom of the weights, but will now be sidelined for the Aintree contest. A big-priced outsider, Our Monty was due to be Walsh's first ride in the race.

Mullins told the Telegraph: "I'm disappointed for the owners, and for Katie, that this should have happened on the eve of the National."

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