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Burrows Saint & Shady Operator all the rage for Grand National

Mon 22nd Apr 2019, 11:08

General Principle prevailed in a blanket finish to the 2018 Irish Grand National
© Photo Healy Racing

Ruby Walsh's mount Burrows Saint has been well backed for this afternoon's BoyleSports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse.

The Willie Mullins trained six-year-old has been backed this morning from 10/1 to clear 6/1 favourite to give the Champion Trainer a first victory in the race.

Ruby Walsh has won the race twice before on Commanche Court for his father Ted in 2000 and aboard the Martin Brassil trained Numbersixvalverde in 2005.

The Joseph O'Brien trained Shady Operator has also come in for strong support this morning having been backed from 16/1 to 10/1 to give jockey JJ Slevin back-to-back wins in the race.

Slevin won the race twelve months ago on the Gigginstown House Stud owned General Principle and this year switches his allegiances to leading owner JP McManus' Shady Operator.

The going for today's race is Good to Yielding and temperatures are set to be a sunny 20 degrees.

The big race is due to begin at 5pm.

View all the Grand National runners, riders, form and betting here: Grand National Race Card