Trio top Grand National weights

Albertas Run, Madison Du Berlais and Notre Pere head the weights on 11st 10lb for the John Smith’s Grand National at Aintree on April 10.

Albertas Run, Madison Du Berlais and Notre Pere head the weights on 11st 10lb for the John Smith’s Grand National at Aintree on April 10.

The handicapper has not been able to split the trio, who are trained by Jonjo O’Neill, David Pipe and Jim Dreaper respectively.

Paul Nicholls’ Argento Chase winner Taranis is next in the list on 11st 9lb while Pipe’s Our Vic would carry 11st 8lb if he lines up in the four-and-a-half-mile spectacular.

Last year’s shock 100-1 winner Mon Mome has been handed 11st 7lb, compared to the 11st he shouldered in 2009, with Dessie Hughes’ pair of Black Apalachi and Vic Venturi on 11st 6lb along with the Colin Tizzard-trained Joe Lively.

Nicholls’ ante-post favourite Tricky Trickster just pipped Bob Buckler’s Niche Market to victory in last week’s Aon Chase and both have been allotted 11st 4lb at Aintree, the same weight as Tom Mullins’ Made In Taipan.

Other previous winners entered include Pipe’s 2008 victor Comply Or Die (11st 5lb) and Gordon Elliott’s 2007 champion Silver Birch on 10st 5lb.

Mouse Morris’ War Of Attrition had undergone something of a renaissance this year and he has been given 11st 1lb while Welsh National winner Dream Alliance has 11st 3lb.

Other horses allotted 11st or more are Don’t Push It (11st 5lb), Irish Invader (11st 5lb), Casey Jones (11st 3lb), Cloudy Lane (11st 3lb), Nozic (11st 3lb), Possol (11st 3lb), Siegemaster (11st 3lb), My Will (11st 2lb), Pablo Du Charmil (11st 2lb), One Cool Cookie (11st 1lb), Backstage (11st), Ballyholland (11st), Beat The Boys (11st), Preists Leap (11st) Roulez Cool (11st).

Welsh National third Le Beau Bai has been given 10st 13lb, 1lb more than leading hope Big Fella Thanks and 2lb more than John Quinn’s Character Building.

Last year’s fourth State Of Play has 10st 11lb while 2008 National runner-up King Johns Castle (10st 9lb), last year’s Scottish National first and second, Hello Bud (10st 6lb) and Gone To Lunch (10st 11lb), and 2008 Ayr victor Iris De Balme (10st 6lb) are further noteworthy contenders.

Jimmy Mangan enjoyed National success with Monty’s Pass in 2003 and he could field Conna Castle (10st 9lb) and Whinstone Boy (10st 4lb) this time.

Francois Cottin’s French challenger Louping D’Ainay shoulders 10st 12lb and he is the 40th runner in the field, which means any horses below that mark are not yet guaranteed a run.

WEIGHTS FOR THE JOHN SMITH’S GRAND NATIONAL

ALBERTAS RUN (IRE) 9-11-10; MADISON DU BERLAIS (FR) 9-11-10; NOTRE PERE (FR) 9-11-10; TARANIS (FR) 9-11-09; OUR VIC (IRE) 12-11-08; MON MOME (FR) 10-11-07; BLACK APALACHI (IRE) 11-11-06; JOE LIVELY (IRE) 11-11-06; VIC VENTURI (IRE) 10-11-06.

COMPLY OR DIE (IRE) 11-11-05; DON’T PUSH IT (IRE) 10-11-05; IRISH INVADER (IRE) 9-11-05; MADE IN TAIPAN (IRE) 8-11-04; NICHE MARKET; TRICKY TRICKSTER (IRE) 7-11-04; CASEY JONES (IRE) 9-11-03; CLOUDY LANE 10-11-03; DREAM ALLIANCE 9-11-03; NOZIC (FR) 9-11-03; POSSOL (FR) 7-11-03; SIEGEMASTER (IRE) 9-11-03; MY WILL (FR) 10-11-02; PABLO DU CHARMIL (FR) 9-11-02; ONE COOL COOKIE (IRE) 9-11-01; WAR OF ATTRITION (IRE) 11-11-01; BACKSTAGE (FR) 8-11-00; BALLYHOLLAND (IRE) 9-11-00; BEAT THE BOYS (IRE) 9-11-00; PREISTS LEAP (IRE) 10-11-00; ROULEZ COOL 7-11-00.

BERONI (IRE) 8-10-13; CAN’T BUY TIME (IRE) 8-10-13; LE BEAU BAI (FR) 7-10-13; SEVEN IS MY NUMBER (IRE); SNOWY MORNING (IRE) 10-10-13; AIR FORCE ONE (GER) 8-10-12; BIG FELLA THANKS 8-10-12; DARKNESS 11-10-12; DEUTSCHLAND (USA) 7-10-12; LOUPING D’AINAY (FR) 11-10-12; CHARACTER BUILDING (IRE) 10-10-11; CHELSEA HARBOUR (IRE) 10-10-11; DOONEYS GATE (IRE) 9-10-11; GONE TO LUNCH (IRE) 10-10-11; KORNATI KID 8-10-11; STATE OF PLAY 10-10-11; ELLERSLIE GEORGE (IRE) 10-10-10; FOLLOW THE PLAN (IRE) 7-10-10 ; JAYO (FR) 7-10-10; ROYAL COUNTY STAR (IRE) 11-10-10; BALLYFITZ 10-10-09; CONNA CASTLE (IRE) 11-10-09; EQUUS MAXIMUS (IRE) 10-10-09; ERIC’S CHARM (FR) 12-10-09; KING JOHNS CASTLE (IRE) 11-10-09; OLLIE MAGERN 12-10-09; ARBOR SUPREME (IRE) 8-10-08; CANE BRAKE (IRE) 11-10-08; KILCREA CASTLE (IRE) 8-10-08; LENNON (IRE) 10-10-08; MALJIMAR (IRE) 10-10-08; NEW ALCO (FR) 9-10-08; BIBLE LORD (IRE) 9-10-07; IRISH RAPTOR (IRE) 11-10-07; MR POINTMENT (IRE) 11-10-07; PARSONS PISTOL (IRE) 8-10-07; PIRAYA (FR) 7-10-07; RAZOR ROYALE (IRE) 8-10-07; THE PACKAGE 7-10-07.

HELLO BUD (IRE) 12-10-06; IRIS DE BALME (FR) 10-10-06; PALYPSO DE CREEK (FR) 7-10-06; TRUST FUND (IRE) 12-10-06; ABBEYBRANEY (IRE) 9-10-05; CERIUM (FR) 9-10-05; FLINTOFF (USA) 9-10-05; PARSONS LEGACY (IRE) 12-10-05; ROYAL ROSA (FR) 11-10-05; SILVER BIRCH (IRE) 13-10-05; COE (IRE) 8-10-04; GLENFINN CAPTAIN (IRE) 11-10-04; KNOWHERE (IRE) 12-10-04; OODACHEE 11-10-04; WHINSTONE BOY (IRE) 9-10-04; FAASEL (IRE) 9-10-03; MUMBLES HEAD (IRE) 9-10-03; OFFICIER DE RESERVE (FR) 8-10-03; SIZING AUSTRALIA (IRE) 8-10-03; TRABOLGAN (IRE) 12-10-03; CHIEF DAN GEORGE (IRE) 10-10-02; DUERS (IRE) 8-10-02; BALLYTRIM (IRE) 9-10-01; OFFSHORE ACCOUNT (IRE) 10-10-01; PAK JACK (FR) 10-10-01; BOYCHUK (IRE) 9-10-00; KINGS ADVOCATE (IRE) 10-10-00; TREACLE (IRE) 9-10-00.

GALANT NUIT (FR) 6-9-13; ANOTHERCOPPERCOAST (IRE) 10-9-12; BELON GALE (IRE) 7-9-12; POMME TIEPY (FR) 7-9-12; MERIGO (FR) 9-9-10; CHIARO (FR) 8-9-09; KILBEGGAN BLADE 11-9-09; ACCORDING TO JOHN (IRE) 10-9-08; LORUM LEADER (IRE) 9-9-07; OLD BENNY 9-9-07.

OVER THE CREEK 11-9-04; COSSACK DANCER (IRE) 12-9-01; WEE ROBBIE; OFFALY (IRE) 9-8-12.

STAR DE MOHAISON (FR) DR.

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