Don Poli has won 8 times in the last 10 races. Two of these were during the Cheltenham Festival and during the Lexus Chase held at Leopardstown. However, his racing style has been questioned by many critics, which is perhaps why he is not considered a favorite in the upcoming Grand National. However, considering that he is trained by Gordon Elliott, and has 5 wins in races over 3 mile distances, the horse will put in the required effort to give an exhilarating performance during the event.
Even though the gelding may struggle to keep up with the fast pace in the early stages of the event, the training he will receive under Willie Mullins can be effective to transform him into a worthy challenger in the Grand National Meeting. The good thing about Don Poli is that the gelding appears to love racecourse battle and he will do all it takes to win the first place. If he is allowed to compete in the upcoming Grand National race event, he would win it comfortably.