The 2018 and 2019 winner could match Red Rum’s record of three Grand National victories and become the first horse to win the famous Aintree steeplechase three years in a row.
Trained in Ireland by Gordon Elliott, the ten-year-old has been handed the top weight along with stablemate Delta Work.
The next horse down is Nigel Twiston-Davies’ Bristol De Mai, who clocks in at 11st 8lb.
Other fancied contenders include last year’s Irish National winner Burrows Saint (10st 10lb), and Warwick’s Classic Chase victor Kimberlite Candy (10st 4lb).
Handicapper Martin Greenwood believes this year’s contest will be one of the most fiercely competitive in recent memory.
He added: ‘The race is full of top-class individuals and boasts the winners of races such as the Grand National, Irish National, Welsh National, Cheltenham Gold Cup and much more.’
Contingencies to re-stage if Cheltenham were postponed ‘for any reason’.
Doncaster and Newbury options for Towton faller.
Trainer took a batch of 13 horses to work on Tuesday morning.