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Irish Grand National 2016
Sun, Mar 20th, 2016

Fairyhouse Easter Monday

The 2016 Irish National will be run at Fairyhouse Racecourse on Easter Monday March 27th.

Last year Katie Walsh won her second National of the 2014-15 season on Thunder and Roses for Sandra Hughes. Katie had previously landed the 2014 Kerry National.

Irish Grand National Winners

The winners between 2006 and 2015 are tabled below:

Irish Grand National Winner Profile 2006-2015

Age: Novices have a good record with 8 of the last 10 winners being aged no more than 8.

Weight/Ratings:

The greatest weight carried to victory in the last decade was 10-13 in 2014

8 of the last 10 winners carried 10-6 or less.

9 of the last 10 winners were officially rated 125 to 136.

Trainer:

Jonjo O'Neill has trained two winners since 2007.

Willie Mullins has never won this race.

Last Run: 9 out of the last 10 winners have had their last run with 50 days of the race. Eight of the last nine winners have either been novices or second season chasers. 8 of the last ten had won a chase over 3 miles or further.

9/10 had a break of at least 23 days. This would rule out all horses who ran at the Cheltenham Festival.

Starting Price: Favourites have a poor record with no wins in the last decade. 6 of the last 8 winners were returned at prices over 20/1.

2016 Entries

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