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Mullins disappointed as Walsh misses out

Updated: Thursday, 07 Apr 2011 08:52

Our Monty - Katie Walsh was set for her first Aintree Grand National ride
Our Monty - Katie Walsh was set for her first Aintree Grand National ride

Willie Mullins expressed disappointment for jockey Katie Walsh after Our Monty was ruled out of the John Smith's Grand National with a leg infection.

The eight-year-old gelding had crept into the field at the bottom of the weights, but will now be sidelined for the Aintree contest.

Our Monty, a big-priced outsider for the National, was due to be Walsh's first ride in the race.

Mullins told the Telegraph: ‘I'm disappointed for the owners, and for Katie, that this should have happened on the eve of the National.’

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