We’ve had Cheltenham, now all eyes shall be on the Grand Nationwide.
At Aintree on Saturday, 40 runners will battling for a chunk of historical past, with this 12 months’s occasion set to be much more particular contemplating it was cancelled in 2020.
When is the Grand Nationwide?
Racing at Aintree begins on Thursday, April eight at 1.45pm and ends with the Nationwide on Saturday, April 10 in 2021.
A UK handicap steeplechase, it’s run over 4 miles 514 yards with horses leaping 30 fences over two laps and is one in every of seven races on the ultimate day.
The Grand Nationwide course has a lot bigger fences than regular. The Chair, Valentine’s Brook, Foinavon, Becher’s Brook and the Canal Flip are simply among the well-known fences that runners and rider must navigate within the race.
When does it start?
A complete of 40 horses and their jockeys will line-up to go at 5.15pm.
What’s the prize?
The prize fund for the Grand Nationwide is £1,000,000 which makes it probably the most invaluable leap race in Europe. There shall be roughly 600 million individuals watching in additional than 140 nations.
The runners and riders
A closing line-up plus 4 reserves are introduced on the morning of eight April.
Who will Rachael Blackmore trip?
She was the speak of the city at Cheltenham when she was prime jockey and is about to trip Minella Occasions if he runs at Aintree reasonably than Monday’s Irish Nationwide.
Who’re the earlier winners?
There was no occasion final 12 months and so a pc simulated occasion caught the creativeness in 2020, which noticed Potter Nook win. Earnings had been then donated to NHS charities.
Earlier than that, although, Tiger Roll grew to become the primary horse to win back-to-back Nationwide winners since Pink Rum.
It is the largest race on the calendar and it is reside this 12 months
1.45pm: The Merseyrail Manifesto Novices’ Steeple Chase (Grade 1)
2.20pm: The Doom Bar Anniversary 4YO Juvenile Hurdle (Grand 1)
2.50pm: The Betway Bowl Steeple Chase (Grade 1)
3.25pm: The Betway Aintree Hurdle (Grade 1)
4.05pm: The Randox Well being Foxhunters’ Steeple Chase (Class 2)
4.40pm: The Betway Pink Rum Handicap Steeple Chase (Grade 3)
5.15pm: The Goffs Nickel Coin Mares’ Commonplace Open NH Flat (Grade 2)
1.40pm: The Alder Hey Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)
2.20pm: The Crabbie’s High Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)
2.50pm: The Betway Mildmay Novices’ Steeple Chase (Grade 1)
3.25pm: The JLT Melling Steeple Chase (Grade 1)
4.05pm: The Randox Well being Topham Steeple Chase (Grade 3)
4.40pm: The Doom Bar Sefton Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)
5.15pm: The Weatherbys Champion Commonplace Open NH Flat (Grade 2)
1.45pm: The Gaskells Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)
2.25pm: The Betway Mersey Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)
3pm: The Doom Bar Maghull Novices’ Steeple Chase (Grade 1)
3.40pm: The Betway Handicap Steeple Chase (Listed)
4.20pm: The Ryanair Stayers’ Hurdle (Registered because the Liverpool Hurdle) (Grade 1)
5.15pm: The Randox Well being Grand Nationwide Steeple Chase (Grade 3)
6.15pm: The Pinsent Masons Handicap Hurdle (cond’ and amat’) (Class 2)