Age and weight could count against Pairofbrowneyes (9/1 Winner – Irish Grand National) landing champion trainer Willie Mullins a first Irish Grand National success on Easter Monday.

The 11-year-old will carry 11st 5lbs on his back and no winner of the race since 2001 has been over the age of 10 or carried more weight.

Mullins almost broke his duck in the Fairyhouse showpiece last year only to see Bellshill slow and hang to his left before clambering over the last fence, losing ground and momentum in a crazy finish which saw Gordon Elliott’s General Principle prevail.

Pairofbrowneyes was one of his five contenders in 2018 but he fell at the fifth fence when prominent.

Only three winners of the Irish Grand National have carried more than 10st 8lbs since 2001 and there have been only three winners older than nine in that same period.

Cheltenham Festival winner Any Second Now (7/1) currently heads the betting in a maximum field of 30 declared for a race that has been run every year since 1870.

Ted Walsh’s seven-year-old landed a gamble in the Kim Muir Challenge Cup, and could give the County Kildare trainer a second triumph in Easter Monday’s race after Commanche Court in 2000.

Odds subject to change.

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