Grand National Festival Day 3 Tips & Predictions

Grand National Day is one of the highlights of the racing year, and we have the latest news and previews here.

Horses race past the main stand at the Grand National

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Saturday 10th April 2020 is the culmination of three days of terrific jumps racing on Merseyside, as Aintree braces itself for all the thrills, spills and intense emotion of the Grand National – the world’s most iconic steeplechase.

Steeped in history and loved by fans of racing and sport the world over, the Grand National is a display of endeavour, ability, talent and true determination in equine and human form.

You can watch all the Day 3 action from Aintree via live streaming when logged into MansionBet.

Betting Tips & Predictions

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Grand National Festival Day 3: Grand National Day Racecard April 10th 2021

The Grand National is the centrepiece of three days of intoxicating sporting action at Aintree, but the supporting Saturday card lacks nothing in terms of high-class racing to get punters in the mood for the main dish. The full Saturday programme is below.

TIMERACEDISTANCEPRIZE MONEY
1.45pmThe Gaskells Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)2m4f£70,000
2.25pmMersey Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)2m½f£100,000
3.00pmMaghull Novices’ Steeple Chase (Grade 1)3m1f£100,000
3.40pmHandicap Steeple Chase (Listed)2m4f£70,000
4.20pmLiverpool Hurdle (Grade 1)2m5f£150,000
5.15pmGrand National Steeple Chase (Grade 3)3m½f£1,000,000
6.15pmHandicap Hurdle (Conditionals/Amateur riders)2m1f£50,000

Race 1 – 1.45pm The Gaskells Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)

A Grade 3 handicap over timber to begin The National card at Aintree. This is a race trainer David Pipe has won three times since 2011.

YEARWINNERTRAINERJOCKEYODDS
2017Fountains WindfallAnthony HoneyballDavid Noonan11/1
2018Mr Big ShotDavid PipeTom Scudamore7/1fav
2019Aux Ptits SoinsDan SkeltonHarry Skelton11/1

Race 2 – 2.25pm Mersey Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

One of three Grade 1 contests supporting the Grand National, this has been won in recent times by classy operators like Simonsig, Nichols Canyon and Finian’s Oscar.

YEARWINNERTRAINERJOCKEYODDS
2017Finian’s OscarColin TizzardRobbie Power3/1fav
2018Black OpTom GeorgeNoel Fehily3/1
2019Reserve TankColin TizzardRobbie Power20/1

Race 3 – 3.00pm Maghull Novices’ Steeple Chase (Grade 1)

This routinely finds a high class winner, with Sprinter Sacre and Special Tiara amongst the winners in the last decade that have gone on to win the Champion Chase at Cheltenham in their careers.

YEARWINNERTRAINERJOCKEYODDS
2017San BenedetoPaul NichollsNick Scholfield4/1
2018Diego Du CharmilPaul NichollsHarry Cobden5/1
2019OrnuaHenry De BromheadDavy Russell3/1joint-fav

Race 4 – 4.00pm Handicap Steeple Chase (Listed)

A handicap that has been dominated by British-trained horses, with no Irish winner since Gold Options all the way back in 1991.

YEARWINNERTRAINERJOCKEYODDS
2017Sizing CodelcoCollin TizzardRobbie Power10/1
2018Thomas PatrickTom LaceyRichard Johnson3/1fav
2019KildisartBen PaulingDaryl Jacob8/1

Race 5 – 4.40pm Liverpool Hurdle (Grade 1)

Aintree’s Grade 1 Stayers’ Hurdle immediately precedes the Grand National and has provided some thrilling recent finishes. Big Buck’s dominated this race with four wins from 2009 for Paul Nicholls and Ruby Walsh.

YEARWINNERTRAINERJOCKEYODDS
2017YanworthAlan KingBarry Geraghty9/4fav
2018Identity ThiefHenry De BromheadSean Flanagan14/1
2019If The Cap FitsHarry FrySean Bowen7/1

Race 6 – Grand National Steeple Chase (Grade 3)

The main event of the Aintree spectacular is the Grand National itself, a race simply steeped in sporting history and capable of producing spell-binding racing theatre. In 2019, Tiger Roll became the first horse since Red Rum to win a second National when he retained his crown under Davy Russell.

YEARWINNERTRAINERJOCKEYODDS
2017Rule The WorldMouse MorrisDavid Mullins33/1
2018Tiger RollGordon ElliottDavy Russell10/1
2019Tiger RollGordon ElliottDavy Russell4/1fav

Race 7 – 6.15pm Pinsent Masons Handicap Hurdle (Conditional Jockeys’ and Amateur Riders’)

The final race of the three-day Aintree meeting is left to the Conditional Jockeys’ and Amateur Riders’ to enjoy centre stage.

YEARWINNERTRAINERJOCKEYODDS
2017ChesterfieldSeamus MullinsDaniel Sansom8/1
2018Havana BeatTony CarrollJames Nixon12/1
2019Chief JusticeGordon ElliottJamie Codd13/2

Betting on Grand National Festival Day 3 with MansionBet UK

You can watch every race from Aintree on day three of the Grand National Festival via live streaming when logged into MansionBet. We’ll have the latest odds in the lead-up to Aintree and special offers and promotions across the three days of the Festival itself; including – extra-place races, best odds guaranteed and new customer offers.

Also be sure to check out the horse racing section of our blog for daily tipping advice from our racing experts on all three days of the Grand National Festival.

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