Easter Monday traditionally means Irish National Day at Fairyhouse, so up steps Ben Homans, @blue_bajan , with the preview. It's a National, so it goes without saying it's mighty hard to narrow it down. Currently on Betfair, it's just over 10/1 the field. ------------------ Irish Grand National, 16.50, Fairyhouse, 3m5f. Just six days before the English Grand National, we have the running of the 143rd Irish Grand National, which is a gruelling 3m 5f. Previous winners have included Desert Orchid, Numbersixvalverde, Butlers Cabin and Niche Market - some top staying chasers indeed, you have to admit! Questions Answered has been pulled out and won't run in the race. Here we look at the 29 runners which will contest the start line for the 2013 Irish Grand National: I'm a firm believer of trends, with weights in staying chases being so key. The only thing is this year, Junior , takes top weight of 11st 12lbs, leaving the rest of the runners off less than 11st. He will
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