Grand National 2017: Don Poli among eight Gigginstown House Stud withdrawals

Randox Grand National
Date: Saturday, 8 April Venue: Aintree racecourse Time: 17:15 BST
Coverage: Commentary on BBC Radio 5 live, text updates on the BBC Sport website and mobile app.

Outlander, Empire Of Dirt and Don Poli are among eight horses withdrawn from the Grand National at Aintree by owners Gigginstown House Stud.

Gigginstown boss Michael O'Leary was furious with some of the weights allocated by handicapper Phil Smith.

Devil's Bride, Clarcam, Tiger Roll, A Toi Phil and The Game Changer were also taken out, but eight Gigginstown contenders remain in the 8 April race.

A total of 95 entries go forward, with a final maximum field of 40.

More to follow

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