Ireland’s champ fitness instructor is dealing with a fight to keep his crown, with Gordon Elliott presently leading the race.
Elliott is likewise after a very first success in the Easter Monday masterpiece at Fairyhouse and the Co Meath handler is set to fire 13 of the 30-runner field searching for that evasive win.
It’s not going to be simple for him with that weight, however he is a Grade One winner and is entitled to bring it.
With a very first reward of EUR270,000 available, triumph for either fitness instructor might be a huge minute in the fitness instructors’ title race.
Bellshill has actually won 3 of his 4 finished starts over fences up until now, his only defeat coming when 3rd behind Might Bite in last season’s RSA at Cheltenham.
Last time out he was a remarkable winner of the Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse. He brings a huge weight in the National (11st 5lb) however Patrick Mullins, assistant to his daddy, feels the Grade One obstacles scorer can defying it.
” Bellshill readied in the Bobbyjo and we’ve enjoyed with him given that,” stated Mullins.
” It’s not going to be simple for him with that weight, however he is a Grade One winner and is entitled to bring it.
” We would not be shocked if he’s much better than his mark and undoubtedly there is substantial prizemoney available.”