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    Kitty's Light is Scheduled to Race in the Grand National, Whereas Conflated Will Be Elsewhere
Kitty's Light is Scheduled to Race in the Grand National, Whereas Conflated Will Be Elsewhere
Kitty's Light. Source: Sporting Life

Kitty's Light is Scheduled to Race in the Grand National, Whereas Conflated Will Be Elsewhere

Kitty's Light, a strong contender, is highly likely to secure a spot in Saturday's Randox Grand National. In a strategic move, Gordon Elliott decided to have Conflated, the top-weight horse, participate in the Melling Chase at Aintree on Friday.

One of the 13 horses trained by Elliott, Conflated, was still in the running for Saturday's main event after the confirmation stage on Monday. However, the owners at Gigginstown House Stud expressed significant worry about the possibility of running with a weight of 11st 12lb on challenging terrain over a distance of four and a quarter miles.

The 10-year-old was also registered for Thursday's AintreeBowl, covering a distance of three miles and a furlong. However, on Tuesday morning, it was decided that the horse would not participate in this race and would instead compete in a race covering two and a half miles the next day.

With Conflated's expected departure, all six horses weighing 10st 6lb are now guaranteed a spot in the final group of 34.

With Glengouly, Galia Des Liteaux, and Panda Boy all boasting a rating of 146, these three horses were already assured a spot in the starting lineup. However, the situation could have been more specific for Eklat De Rire, Chambard, and Kitty's Light.

With all three of them having their weights reduced by 1lb to an official rating of 145 since the unveiling of the weights in February, connections were left in a thrilling suspense. They had to wait anxiously, hoping that none of the horses above them would be withdrawn, which would allow two of the trio to secure a spot at the bottom through a nail-biting random ballot.

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