The Grand National
The Randox Grand National Day is taking place on Saturday, April 10, with events starting from
1:45pm at Aintree Racecourse. Televised events will begin from 2:25pm on ITV, with a live streamed
preview night occurring on Wednesday, April 7 at 8pm.
The 2018 and 2019 Grand National events were both won by Tiger Roll, ridden by Davy Russell. Last
year’s event was outrightly cancelled due to the threat of the coronavirus pandemic, and this year’s
event will be held behind closed doors. This is the same route that the Cheltenham Festival opted to
Races on April 10 will include the Betway Mersey Novices’ Hurdle, the Doom Bar Maghull Novices’
Steeple Chase and the Weatherbys nhstallions.co.uk Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race. Of
course, most eyes will be on the 5:15pm Randox Grand National Steeple Chase, with several horses
being tipped to potentially win the race.
A total of 40 horses and their jockeys will line-up for what is considered to be the ultimate test in
British horse racing. The Grand National racecourse has much larger fences than what is considered
normal, including The Chair, Foinavon and the Canal Turn.
Cloth Cap has been tipped as a hot favourite to win the race, with his chances significantly improving
on the back of his win last time at Newbury. Any Second Now has also been given great odds, having
been a Cheltenham winner in the Kim Muir back in 2019.
Other great prospects include Kimberlite Candy, which finished second in the Becher Chase in 2019
and 2020, Discorama, which finished third in the Ultimate at Cheltenham Festival in 2020, and Magic
of Light, which just missed out on a first-place finish in 2019’s Grand National.
Various online sportsbooks are taking bets on the event already, with multiple odds provided at
different platforms for anyone interested in placing a few wagers.
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