Twenty-three declared to run in the Velka, including two from Ireland and one from England

Runners and riders for the Velka Pardubicka have been announced, and three Irish-trained horses have stood their ground. Irish-trained Dr Pat will be ridden by Richie McLernon and Uncle Junior by Emmet Mullins. English-rained Maljimar will be ridden by James Reveley.The Czech runners and riders are more or less as expected. The Josef Vana stable has 5 runners: Tiumen (J. Vana snr), Sixteen (J. Bartos), Belmont (J. Vana jnr), Grilias (P.