Sea Bass to carry top weight in Irish Grand National

THE Ted Walsh trained Sea Bass has been handed top wight of 11st 10lb, for this year’s Labrokes’s Irish Grand National which takes place at Fairyhouse on Monday 9 April, writes TOMMY CALLAGHAN.

THE Ted Walsh trained Sea Bass has been handed top wight of 11st 10lb, for this year’s Labrokes’s Irish Grand National which takes place at Fairyhouse on Monday 9 April, writes TOMMY CALLAGHAN.

Sea Bass is unbeaten in his last six outings and wil be fancied by many collect the big prize come Easter Monday.

Last year’s winner, Organsiedconfusion, trained by Arthur Moore and ridden by Nina Carberry, is set to carry 11st 6lb this time around, up from 10.6 in 2011.

JP McManus’s Groody Hill has been installed as favourite with the sponsors Ladbrokes at 8-1. Only a six-year-old, he racked up a hat-trick of impressive victories back in October and November. McManus last won the race in 2007 with Butler’s Cabin.

In all sixty-nine runners have entred this year’s big race.