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HERE’S WHAT’S JUMPING IN THE COMPUTER RACE: Racing moves from reality into the virtual, as Horse Racing Ireland announces an end to the Jumps season, with cancellation of Fairyhouse and Punchestown, while ITV reveals its racecard for a simulated running of the Grand National by computer at racetime on Saturday when the real thing would have been run.

TOMORROW: Daqman on the computer race with form and facts.


AUTUMN IRISH NATIONAL PLAN

The Irish Jumps season is over. It has been officially called off, with the 3m-euro Punchestown Festival and the 500,000-euro Fairyhouse Grand National the principal casualties.

The government has banned all sporting events until April 19 at the earliest, and the HRI can give no sure date for racing’s return.

But, when it does, it will be behind closed doors on the basis of staggered meetings chosen for containment and travel reasons, much in line with the English recommendation which I revealed earlier this week.

Events such as the Grand National could be staged in the autumn during ‘an enhanced programme of Jumps racing in Ireland.’

The Jumps championships are decided as of March 24, with Willie Mullins (trainer) and Paul Townend (jockey) titleholders again, Gordon Elliottt finishing less than 100,000 euros behind Mullins.

Darragh O’Keefe is named champion conditional jockey, with Patrick Mullins champion amateur rider again.


THE VIRTUAL GRAND NATIONAL

⚠️ HEADS UP: Saturday’s televised simulation of the Grand National that would have been run at Liverpool that day is for entertainment only but £10-per-customer stakes will be allowed by bookmakers to fixed odds (ITV’s betting guide is at right of horses names). This is to create an opportunity for fun betting and to provide funds for the NHS, to which all bookmaker profits will be donated.

⭕ 5.00 (Saturday) Virtual Grand National (ITV) 40 ‘run’

01 11102 Tiger Roll 10-11-10 (Gordon Elliott) Davy Russell 5-1
02 34220 Bristol De Mai 9-11-8 (Nigel Twiston-Davies) Daryl Jacob 20-1
03 23040 Aso 10-11-2 (Venetia Williams) Charlie Deutsch 66-1
04 230P0 Elegant Escape 8-11-2 (Colin Tizzard) Jonjo O’Neill jnr 20-1
05 00003 Anibale Fly 10-11-2 (Tony Martin) Barry Geraghty 20-1
06 30313 Top Ville Ben 8-11-2 (Philip Kirby) Tom Dowson 45-1
07 11P40 Beware The Bear 10-11-0 (Nicky Henderson) Jerry McGrath, 33-1
08 14210 Peregrine Run 10-10-13 (Peter Fahey) Kevin Sexton 66-1
09 01204 Jett 9-10-13 (Jessica Harrington) Sam Waley-Cohen 50-1
10 22333 Alpha Des Obeaux 10-10-13 (Gordon Elliott) Richard Johnson 25-1
11 P0031 Total Recall 11-10-13 (Willie Mullins) Paul Townend 40-1
12 0U102 The Storyteller 9-10-12 (Gordon Elliott) Keith Donoghue 40-1
13 23110 Magic Of Light 9-10-12 (Jessica Harrington) Robbie Power 18-1
14 2013P Talkischeap 8-10-11(Alan King) Tom Cannon 25-1
15 00313 Yala Enki 10-10-11 (Paul Nicholls) Bryony Frost, 28-1
16 11401 Ballyoptic 10-10-11 (Nigel Twiston-Davies) Sam Twiston-Davies 25-1
17 11031 Burrows Saint 7-10-10 (Willie Mullins) Rachael Blackmore, 12-1
18 04421 Definitly Red 11-10-10 (Brian Ellison) Brian Hughes, 14-1
19 2P204 Sub Lieutenant 11-10-9 (Henry De Bromhead) JJ Slevin 33-1
20 1P001 Ok Corral 10-10-9 (Nicky Henderson) Derek O’Connor, 25-1
21 24403 Tout Est Permis 7-10-9 (Noel Meade) Sean Flanagan 80-1
22 P3100 Vintage Clouds 10-10-8 (Sue Smith) Danny Cook 33-1
23 41100 Crievehill 8-10-8 (Nigel Twiston-Davies) Tom Bellamy 66-1
24 3P033 Lake View Lad 10-10-8 (Nick Alexander) Henry Brooke 50-1
25 04002 Jury Duty 9-10-8 (Gordon Elliott) Mark Enright 40-1
26 0U000 Pleasant Company 12-10-7 (Willie Mullins) David Mullins 28-1
27 00201 Acapella Bourgeois 10-10-6 (Willie Mullins) Danny Mullins 33-1
28 10320 Shattered Love 9-10-6 (Gordon Elliott) Lisa O’Neill 66-1
29 02U31 Any Second Now 8-10-6 (Ted Walsh) Mark Walsh 10-1
30 0P011 Potters Corner 10-10-6 (Christian Williams) Jack Tudor 18-1
31 1PP0P Dounikos 9-10-5 (Gordon Elliott) Luke Dempsey 50-1
32 30002 Kildisart 8-10-5 (Ben Pauling) Nico de Boinville 50-1
33 F4402 Death Duty 9-10-5 (Gordon Elliott) Gavin Brouder 50-1
34 14110 Ramses De Teillee 8-10-5 (David Pipe) Tom Scudamore 66-1
35 01032 Valtor 11-10-4 (Nicky Henderson) James Bowen 66-1
36 00123 Saint Xavier 8-10-4 (Paul Nicholls) David Maxwell 66-1
37 1P0P0 Warriors Tale 11-10-4 (Paul Nicholls) Harry Cobden 80-1
38 P0000 Double Shuffle 10-10-4 (Tom George) Jonathan Burke 100-1
39 30P21 Kimberlite Candy 8-10-4 (Tom Lacey) Richie McLernon 16-1
40 34P12 Walk In The Mill 10-10-4 (Robert Walford) James Best 16-1


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