In just over a week’s time, chasing’s most iconic prize will be up for grabs at the Randox Health Grand National at Aintree and hopes are high that the winner will again hail from these shores.

One only has to go back to 2016 to find the last Irish-trained winner of the Liverpool spectacular, when Rule The World secured that never-to-be-forgotten triumph for Mouse Morris and this time around there looks to be an especially strong Irish challenge.