Gordon Elliott's Don Poli, Empire Of Dirt and Outlander are among the 15 horses taken out of the Randox Health Grand National at the latest forfeit stage.

Owner Michael O'Leary had suggested he would not run any of his big three after disagreeing with the weight they had been allotted and he has kept his word, with the trio now heading to the Cheltenham Festival.

O'Leary's brother and racing manager, Eddie, told the Irish Independent: "We'll run a couple from Thunder And Roses, Rogue Angel, Wounded Warrior, Measureofmydreams and Road To Riches, I'd say."

Champagne West, Dromnea and Otago Trail have been scratched along with several other Gigginstown runners including Clarcam, Tiger Roll and A Toi Phil.

The weights for the April 8 showpiece are now headed by John Kiely's Carlingford Lough, with last year's runner-up The Last Samuri, who is due to run this weekend, next on the list.

Emma Lavelle's Junction Fourteen now has 10st 10lb and she is pleased with his weight despite him never having won over further than two miles and six furlongs.

"I was happy enough with the rating he was allotted, he will be carrying a lot less than he has been in his races and we are looking forward to it," she said.

"He is a horse that travels and loves his jumping. He is also a horse loves his food! That is why we just need to see how straight he is before deciding where he runs next.

"He has run all right on soft ground but prefers good or good to soft ground."

"Fingers crossed we can make the line-up - it is a case of both work and cotton wool in the build-up."

A total of 95 horses are still in the National reckoning, with David Pipe's Vieux Lion Rouge heading the ante-post market.