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Roi tops Irish National field

Roi Du Mee heads a maximum field of 30 runners in the Ladbrokes Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on Monday.

The Gordon Elliott-trained seven-year-old carries top weight in the three-mile-five-furlong showpiece and is one of five runners for leading owners Gigginstown House Stud.

Ante-post favourite Four Commanders is one of the others who will be carrying the famous maroon and white silks, along with Magnanimity, Gift Of Dgab and Start Me Up.

Tony McCoy travels to Ireland to partner Groody Hill for his boss JP McManus, who like Gigginstown has a strong hand with Osana, Catch Me, Aigle D'Or and Alfie Sherrin in the final field.

Cross Appeal is a major contender for Noel Meade, while Ninetieth Minute, Allee Garde, Lastoftheleaders and Leanne are other notable runners.


From Belfast Telegraph