Dual Grand Natonal hero Tiger Roll will not line up at a crack at a third Aintree crown on April 10, as the former Cheltenham Festival winner was scratched in early March from the list of runners entered for the Merseyside marathon. Gordon Elliott's charge was adjudged to have been given an 'unfair weight' by connections, so the legendary, diminutive star will not look to emulate the mighty Red Rum by winning three Grand National renewals.
So, with the 2018 and 2019 winner not running then it's time to look elsewhere and Ladbrokes Trophy hero Cloth Cap is a prominent figure in the betting alongside the Willie Mullins-trained Burrows Saint, who will now spearhead the Irish challenge.
Welsh Grand National winner Secret Reprieve is an eye-catching runner lower down the weights and has to warrant respect, while Santini is bound for a crack at the Cheltenham Gold Cup, but could feature here. Other notable entries include Any Second Now, Kimberlite Candy, Potters Corner and former Cross Country Chase winner Easysland, who add yet to more depth