A stellar cast looks sure to line-up for the Grand National on April 9th with no fewer than 74 horses standing their ground at the second forfeit stage for the great race.

Deep Purple, Tatenen, Tricky Trickster, Dream Alliance, Snowy Morning, Gullible Gordon, Meanus Dandy and The Silotar were the eight horses to be taken out of the race.

The market leaders and main protagonists including: The Midnight Club, What A Friend, Ballabriggs and last year’s winner Don’t Push It all stood their ground and seem likely to take their place on the big day and the Aintree Grand National tips indicate they should do well.

Don’t Push It who gave Tony McCoy a long awaited first National success last year has once again been trained with Aintree in mind and after a solid run at Cheltenham recently he will be sure to go to the race with every chance and the Grand National betting reflects this.

Another interesting entry is the Robert Waley-Cohen owned Oscar Time, who will bid to give his owner a huge double having captured the Gold Cup with Long Run. As with the Gold Cup winner Oscar Time will be ridden by the owner’s son Sam Waley-Cohen, a man with a great record over the National fences and it wouldn’t be a huge shock to see them pull off a fantastic double.

With so many classy horses remaining in the entry the 2011 renewal promise to be a vintage one and it is a race that any racing fan will not want to miss.