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.
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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.
|1.45pm||The Gaskells Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)||2m4f||£70,000|
|2.25pm||Mersey Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)||2m½f||£100,000|
|3.00pm||Maghull Novices’ Steeple Chase (Grade 1)||3m1f||£100,000|
|3.40pm||Handicap Steeple Chase (Listed)||2m4f||£70,000|
|4.20pm||Liverpool Hurdle (Grade 1)||2m5f||£150,000|
|5.15pm||Grand National Steeple Chase (Grade 3)||3m½f||£1,000,000|
|6.15pm||Handicap 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.
|2017||Fountains Windfall||Anthony Honeyball||David Noonan||11/1|
|2018||Mr Big Shot||David Pipe||Tom Scudamore||7/1fav|
|2019||Aux Ptits Soins||Dan Skelton||Harry Skelton||11/1|
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.
|2017||Finian’s Oscar||Colin Tizzard||Robbie Power||3/1fav|
|2018||Black Op||Tom George||Noel Fehily||3/1|
|2019||Reserve Tank||Colin Tizzard||Robbie Power||20/1|
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.
|2017||San Benedeto||Paul Nicholls||Nick Scholfield||4/1|
|2018||Diego Du Charmil||Paul Nicholls||Harry Cobden||5/1|
|2019||Ornua||Henry De Bromhead||Davy Russell||3/1joint-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.
|2017||Sizing Codelco||Collin Tizzard||Robbie Power||10/1|
|2018||Thomas Patrick||Tom Lacey||Richard Johnson||3/1fav|
|2019||Kildisart||Ben Pauling||Daryl Jacob||8/1|
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.
|2017||Yanworth||Alan King||Barry Geraghty||9/4fav|
|2018||Identity Thief||Henry De Bromhead||Sean Flanagan||14/1|
|2019||If The Cap Fits||Harry Fry||Sean Bowen||7/1|
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.
|2017||Rule The World||Mouse Morris||David Mullins||33/1|
|2018||Tiger Roll||Gordon Elliott||Davy Russell||10/1|
|2019||Tiger Roll||Gordon Elliott||Davy Russell||4/1fav|
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.
|2017||Chesterfield||Seamus Mullins||Daniel Sansom||8/1|
|2018||Havana Beat||Tony Carroll||James Nixon||12/1|
|2019||Chief Justice||Gordon Elliott||Jamie Codd||13/2|
Betting on Grand National Festival Day 3 with MansionBet UK
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