Betting Odds Now Open For BoyleSports Irish Grand National 2023
Betting has opened for the BoyleSports Irish Grand National 2023 after the weights for the iconic race were revealed today (Tuesday 7th March).
It was at the yard of last year’s winner, Dermot McLoughlin, that the weights were revealed. The Meath man, who won the race twice with Lord Lariat last year and Freewheelin Dylan in 2021, is 20/1 to produce a hat-trick with Lord Lariat entered again alongside stablemates Captain CJ and The Echo Boy.
Easter Monday at Fairyhouse will mark the 151st running of the race, and with a lucrative prize pot totalling €500,000, it makes the BoyleSports Irish Grand National Ireland’s most valuable National Hunt race.
BoyleSports Irish Grand National Betting Favourites
Martin Brassil’s Panda Boy, Willie Mullins’ Gaillard Du Mesnil and Ain’t That A Shame trained by Henry de Bromhead, head the ante-post betting at joint 12/1 with BoyleSports, while Gordon Elliott’s Fury Road (16/1), Galvin (20/1) and Mullins’ Stattler (20/1) are also towards the top of the weights.
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Of the six English trained entries in this year’s race, Dan Skelton’s Ashdown Lad is 16/1, followed by top-weighted raider Royal Pagaile (25/1), Guetapan Collonges (25/1), Time to Get Up (33/1), Musical Slave (33/1) and Snow Leopardess (50/1).
The BoyleSports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse has thrown up plenty of surprises over the past few years. In 2021 Freewheelin Dylan became the highest priced winner in the race’s history when it came in at odds of 150/1.
Sarah Kinsella, spokesperson for BoyleSports, said:
“The late father of last year’s winning trainer, Dermot McLoughlin, won this race in 1962 on the Tom Dreaper trained Kerforo and if Dermot wins the BoyleSports Irish Grand National for a third consecutive year this Easter, he’ll join Tom’s son Jim Dreaper in the history books for completing three-in-a-row. Superstitious bettors will surely be thinking a hat-trick is written in the stars for McLoughlin.”
The BoyleSports Irish Grand National takes place on Easter Monday, 10th April from Fairyhouse Racecourse in Co. Meath.
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