THE GRAND NATIONAL is one of the bastions of the British sporting calendar and is the showpiece event of the Aintree festival - so here are all. The Grand National Festival is underway at Aintree and the 40 runners and riders for the big one on Saturday have been declared. Runners, riders, trainers and form - all the key details you need to know for Saturday's big race at Aintree.
Bought by three-time winning owner Trevor Hemmings in March after the death of his victor Many Clouds. The Grand National is the longest race in the National Hunt calendar, unless a horse has previously had a run in the National it's unlikely that they have ever raced over this distance. Crime Killer taunted police and his victim's family by phoning them while he was on the run. This will be his first competitive run since winning at Uttoxeter in June, when Ballynagour and Gas Line Boy were among the beaten rivals. Grand National full and fast results: In some ways it's fair to say the bookies are giving generous odds on Gas Line Boy considering he finished fourth behind the current Grand National favourite Vieux Lion Rouge back in February. The grey has twice completed other races over the National fences, though was well beaten on both occasions.
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The Young Master was a faller in the Becher Chase over the National fences. Before him there was Bobbyjo in Still needs a few more to get withdrawn before he's guaranteed a run, but if he gets in then it's worth taking a second look at him. His colours have been carried to National glory by Hedgehunter, Ballabriggs and Many Clouds. See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, order back issues and use the historic Daily Express newspaper archive. Grand National - Full and fast result from Aintree's big race. Around the UK England Scotland Wales Northern Ireland. Before that he bagged a decent prize purse at Cheltenham. Classified fifth and third , The Tsarevich second and Liberthine fifth have also run well but, remarkably, eight of his challengers have failed to negotiate the first fence. We gaze into our crystal ball and analyse which players may feature for the Lions' showdown in South Africa in four years' time. Between and the only horse who returned victorious carrying more than 11 stone was Hedgehunter , Could be the toast of hostelries up and down the land. Rebecca Adlington reveals the real reason why her marriage to Harry Needs failed after just 18 months. Shortly after that race he went on to score a third pong 3d in the RSA Chase but the Noel Meade trained eight-year-old has shown little fighting spirit since. One of two contenders, alongside Runners and riders for grand national Road, for the trainer having her first runners in the race. In fact, by looking down the list of winners over the past 40 years — you can spot patterns that will help narrow the field of runners down to a shortlist of entrants who have the right stuff to triumph at Aintree.
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Who will win the 2017 Grand National? – video Amateur jockeys are now a rarity in the Grand National compared with races early days. This is why you see the odds fluctuating right up until the off. Some decent runs this season including a fourth in the Paddy Power Chase at Leopardstown over the festive period. Bishops Road narrowly missed the cut last year. The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation IPSO.