Crabbie’s Grand National 2016Venue: Aintree Date: Saturday, 9 April, 17:15 BSTBBC coverage: Commentary and updates on Radio 5 live; live text commentary, pinstickers’ guide, sweepstake kit on BBC Sport website
Last year’s winner Many Clouds will bid to emulate Red Rum by winning back-to-back runnings as 40 horses line up for the Grand National on Saturday.
Jockey Leighton Aspell, also successful in 2014 on Pineau De Re, is seeking a historic third consecutive victory in the famous race over 30 fences.
Coverage of the £1m race is expected to be followed by 600 million people worldwide.
Bookmakers say more than £150m will be wagered on the race.
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Two-time winner Ruby Walsh, who was set to ride Sir Des Champs, was ruled out with a fractured wrist after falling twice on Friday.
The Aintree showpiece – run over nearly four and a half miles – has been put back an hour to 17:15 BST, avoiding a clash with the afternoon’s football fixtures, in an effort to increase audience figures.
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Latest odds7-1 Many Clouds; 10-1 The Last Samuri; 12-1 Silviniaco Conti; 14-1 Holywell, The Druids Nephew; 16-1 Saint Are; 20-1 Shutthefrontdoor, Gallant Oscar, Gooonyella; 25-1 Kruzhlinin, Morning Assembly, Ucello Conti, O’Faolains …read more
Source:: BBC UK