Aintree Grand National hopeful Baie Des Iles tops the weights for
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A field of 25 potential runners have remained in the €100,000 contest
including former Irish Grand National winner Thunder And Roses.
Trainer Gordon Elliott is responsible for six of the remaining entries,
while champion trainer Willie Mullins may try to win a second Leinster National
with stable newcomer Pairofbrowneyes.
Wexford based trainer Paul Nolan is looking forward to being represented
by Fine Theatre, who is a half brother to Nolan’s high class staying chaser
Joncol. Nolan said: “He ran a respectable race
in the Thyestes Chase at Gowran Park and I’d be hopefully he could run well on
Sunday at Naas if things go right for him. He seems in good form, it’s a very
nice pot and the ground should suit him. I think he was still travelling well
at Fairyhouse the last day when he slipped up, so hopefully he’ll be
The highly rated Koshari, Saturnas
and Tombstone all feature in the entries Grade 3 Naas Directors Plate Novice
Chase, while a strong field has also assembled for the Irish Racing Writers
Kingsfurze Novice Hurdle with impressive maiden hurdle winners Dis Donc, High
Sparrow and Nessun Dorma all included.
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