WEST Dorset’s Phoenix Way will not run in today’s Grand National after being declared a non-runner.

Harry Fry’s mount was withdrawn after running a high temperature.

Commodore, who will be partnered by Charlie Deutsch, will race as number 33, directly filling the slot left by Phoenix Way.

Dorset still has chances with Fiddlerontheroof and Lostintranslation, both trained by Colin Tizzard.

Much-fancied Snow Leopardess is owned by the Fox-Pitt family, who have connections to Dorset in the form of three-time Olympic medallist William Fox-Pitt.

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Escaria Ten, trained by Gordon Elliott, carries favouritism with many experts.

Third in the National Hunt Chase last season behind two Grade One winners, his whole campaign has been focussed on this race.

He looked sure to win Bobbyjo Chase only to be caught by Any Second Now and holds excellent claims.

Phoenix Way’s departure yesterday lunchtime, along with two others, saw three reserves sneak into the final field for the famous Aintree race.

Commodore, School Boy Hours and Romain De Senam moved into the 40-strong line-up as Easysland and Lord Du Mesnil joined Phoenix Way in stepping aside.

Trained by Venetia Williams, who won the Aintree spectacular with 100-1 shot Mon Mome back in 2009, Commodore was poised to take advantage of any late absentees as first reserve for the big race.

Not seen since winning at Cheltenham back in December, 10-year-old will now get his chance in the extended four-and-a-quarter-mile contest.

The Noel Meade-trained and Sean Flanagan-ridden School Boy Hours won the Paddy Power Chase on his penultimate start and he will be number three, the number vacated by Easysland, who is the victim of an unsatisfactory scope.

Romain De Senam was due to run in yesterday’s Topham Chase over the National fences but with Lord Du Mesnil taken out on account of the ground, he will now race in the main event as number 17 for trainer David Pipe – winner of the race in 2008 with Comply Or Die.

Roi Mage was the fourth reserve and the only one to miss out at the 1pm deadline.

The British Horseracing Authority explained the reserve policy, tweeting: “Following a recent industry consultation it was agreed that 1pm was the latest that reserves should be permitted without having a detrimental impact on the publication of racecards, and various betting-related revenue streams, both domestic and international.”