It’s Grand National day and Aintree is one of five cards to come across the UK, with further meetings scheduled at Bangor-On-Dee, Newcastle, Thirsk and Wolverhampton.
Newcastle’s meeting comes first, with eight races on the agenda from 12:30. The going is Good for their jumps card and Betfred’s “Super Extra” place promotion is available in a handicap hurdle contest at 14:50.
Two places are up for grabs in the four-runner race, while Betfred’s “Extra Place” offer is on offer in the final two contests of the day at 16:00 and 16:40.
Thirsk’s eight-race card soon follows, with the opening contest starting at 12:55, while the final race gets under way at 17:00.
The going is Soft, good to soft in places at Thirsk, and punters can take advantage of Betfred’s “Extra Place” promo at 13:30, 14:05 and 17:00.
Day Three of the Aintree Festival starts at 13:45, another race covered by Betfred’s “Super Extra” place promotion and it stakes place on good to soft, good in places ground on the Mildmay course.
Six places are up for grabs in the EFT Construction Handicap Hurdle, and Emmet Mullins’ Winter Fog (5/1) is expected to run a big race after finishing fourth in the Pertemps Final at Cheltenham last month.
The 2022 Grand National gets under way at 17:15, with last year’s winner Minella Times the 8/1 favourite on ground which is currently rated as Good to Soft.
Charlie Longsdon’s Snow Leopardess (10/1) had been the ante-post favourite for the majority of the week, but punters seem to be favouring Henry de Bromhead’s charge in the 40-runner field.
Aintree’s card comes to a close at 18:20, with a National Hunt flat race wrapping up proceedings.
Bangor-On-Dee’s meeting runs from 13:55 until 16:52, with six races scheduled on Good, good to soft in places ground.
Wolverhampton’s eight-race card provides the entertainment on Saturday evening, with the going standard on the Tapeta – the opening contest is due to get under way at 16:57, while the card comes to a close at 20:30.