Liverpool news Grand National festival LIVE from Aintree - Day One MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - It's the greatest day in the steeplechasing, actually make that horse racing calendar - the Grand National festival from Aintree - and while the fans may be missing we'll be there to bring you all the results and action LIVE
Breaking News ! It's the Grand National Festival ... but not as we know it. No fans, no Ladies Day, no roar as "they're off!" But still lots and lots of high quality jump racing from some of the finest horses in steeplechasing ridden by some of the greatest jockeys. And we'll be there at Aintree to bring you all the very best of the action LIVE. Our racing correspondent Chris Wright will be on course to bring you instant reaction - while Tony Scott joins him at Aintree to bring you all the instant news, views and interviews. The feature race of Day One is the Betway Aintree Hurdle at 3.25pm, while two-time Grand National hero Tiger Roll lines-up in the Grade One Betway Bowl Chase at 2.50pm. The first race run over the Grand National fences has been renamed in honour of former Aintree Racecourse chairman Rose Paterson, who died last year. The Rose Paterson Randox Foxhunters’ Open Hunters’ Chase goes off at 4.05pm. But there's much much more. Stay with us all day for results, reaction and the very best of Aintree 2021.10:41David PrenticeThe Grand National and Liverpool - a sporting match made in heavenTony Scott is on the course today .... and he has penned some moving words on why Liverpool and the Grand National are simply made for each other.Here's an excerpt:The world will be watching on Saturday as a dramatic 15 minutes of sport takes place. This is the day that the nation goes racing. A togetherness the country needs at the moment.This is the greatest horse race in the world and Liverpool is privileged to host it but, just as importantly as history tells us, the Grand National is very lucky to have Liverpool.If you want to read the full article, it's all here:09:01David PrenticeGhost town!As The Specials once sang ... this town, is looking like a Ghost town ...
.No fans, no racecard sellers, no Echo sellers, no touts .... but there will be plenty going on behind the gates later on!An eerily quiet Aintree Racecourse on Day One of the Grand National festival07:54David PrenticeThe world IS watching .... from a distanceGates closed at Aintree Racecourse ahead of the Liverpool NHS Day of the 2021 Randox Health Grand National Festival.15:53David PrenticeSurreal - and sadThe surreal - and sad - sight of empty stands, paddocks and terraces at Aintree on the opening day of the greatest horse racing festival in the world.14:58David PrenticeDay One tipsIt's Day One of the greatest horse racing festival in the world - albeit with a difference.And while fans can't be at the wonderfully atmospheric old race course, we will be to bring you all the action as it happens.In years gone by Thursday has been known as Liverpool Day. Or the day before Ladies Day!But this year it has a very different name. Day One of the festival is Liverpool's NHS Day - named in honour of and to celebrate the heroic NHS staff across the region.It should be a landmark day, too, headlined by the Grade One Betway Bowl.That race regularly features stars from the previous month’s Cheltenham Gold Cup, and is one of three top level events on the card. And it features Grand National dual winner Tiger Roll.Also on the line-up is the Doom Bar Anniversary 4-Year-Olds Hurdle, which often involves the JCB Triumph Hurdle winner from the previous month at Cheltenham, while the Devenish Manifesto Novices’ Chase regularly involves protagonists from both the Sporting Life Arkle Trophy and the Marsh Novices’ Chase.Meanwhile, the Randox Foxhunters’ Open Hunters’ Chase is the first of three races to be held over Aintree’s iconic Grand National fences at the meeting.So who's going to win? Where should your 50p Each Way be going?Our racing correspondent Chris Wright has researched, cross-referenced and put in the hard yards to bring you his fancies for the opening day.Wright Ones at Grand National FestivalAINTREE DAY ONE1.45pm Hitman2.20pm Monmiral2.50pm Native River3.25pm Brewin’upastorm 4.05pm Dashing Perk (NAP)4.40pm Editeur Du Gite 5.15pm Eileendover
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