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Grand National Results

1:45    Maghull Novices' Chase

1st - Jonbon (2/11)
Full Result
2:25        Village Hotels Handicap Hurdle

1st - West Balboa (9/2)
2nd - Pounding Poet (50/1)
3rd - Mill Green (14/1)
4th - Good Time Jonny (11/2)
5th - Gatsby Grey (14/1)
6th - Glimpse of Gala (40/1)
Full Result
3:00Turner Mersey Novices' Hurdle

1st - Irish Point (5/1)
2nd - Kateira (14/1)
3rd - Hermes Allen (3/1)
4th - Letsbeclearaboutit (14/1)
Full Result
3:35Liverpool Hurdle

1st - Sire Du Berlais (8/1)
2nd - Marie's Rock (5/1)
3rd - Flooring Porter (3/1)
Full Result
4:15Freebooter Handicap Chase

1st - Midnight River (15/2)
2nd - Bowtogreatness (12/1)
3rd - Kinondo Kwetu (10/1)
4th - Shakem Up'arry (9/2)
Full Result
5:15Randox Grand National

1st - Corach Rambler (8/1)
2nd - Vanillier (20/1)
3rd - Gaillard Du Mesnil (10/1)
4th - Noble Yeats (10/1)
5th - The Big Dog (12/1)
6th - Born By The Sea (50/1)
Full Result
6:20     Weatherbys Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race

1st - Florida Dreams (18/1)
2nd - Blizzard of Oz (16/5)
3rd - Hasthing (28/1)
4th - Bowenspark (33/1)
Full Result

18:40 - Grand National recap

Corach Rambler

8-1 favourite Corach Rambler won a memorable 2023 Grand National to give trainer Lucinda Russell her second triumph in the race.

Jockey Derek Fox also won the famous steeplechase for a second time, having won on board One for Arthur in 2017.

Nico de Boinville produced a solid ride on Mister Coffey to lead until the last fence, before he faded as Corach Rambler took the lead and had enough in the tank to pass the finishing line first. 

Vanillier ran a fine race in second, while Gaillard du Mesnil built on his National Hunt Challenge Cup win at the Cheltenham Festival to finish third.

It was an incredible performance from Corach Rambler, who returned to form in the Ultima last time out and had the stamina and class to win horse racing’s greatest prize.

In the day’s other races, Jonbon eased home in the opener for Aidan Coleman, returning to winning ways after his defeat to El Fabiolo in the Arkle at the Cheltenham Festival.

Davy Russell enjoyed victory on what is likely to be his last Grand National day with victory on Irish Point, whilst Sire du Berlais claimed the other Grade 1 race by retaining his Liverpool Hurdle crown. 

It was a great day for Dan Skelton as the lightly-raced West Balboa won the Village Hotels Handicap Hurdle, before Midnight River produced a devastating turn of speed to win another competitive handicap race.

Elsewhere, Florida Dreams won the final race of the day, with highly-fancied Blizzard of Oz finishing second for Willie Mullins.

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18:30 - Florida Dreams wins final race of the Grand National Festival

Danny McMenamin and Florida Dreams see off the challenge of the Willie Mullins-trained Blizzard of Oz to take the honours in the final race of an enthralling day at Aintree!

18:05 - Derek Fox joins multiple winners club

Corach Rambler

After winning the 2023 Grand National, Derek Fox has joined an illustrious list of multiple winners which includes the likes of Brian Fletcher, Richard Dunwoody, Leighton Aspell and Davy Russell!

17:50 - Grand National? Completed it, twice

Lucinda Russell has won the Grand National for a second time, and she always believed in Corach Rambler...

17:40 - Corach Rambler wins the Grand National

What a moment for Lucinda Russell and Derek Fox as Corach Rambler wins the 2023 Grand National!

It's a second win for the pair as Corach Rambler follows in the footsteps of One For Arthur to provide Scotland with a second winner in six years.

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17:30 - The Grand National is underway

The 39 runners are underway at Aintree!

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17:15 - Start delayed

We have an indefinite delay to the start of the Grand National, which was due to get underway at 5:15.

Whilst we wait for confirmation of a start time, here is the latest betting where Le Milos has now come in to 10/1 and last year's winner Noble Yeats is currently joint-favourite...

Latest odds:

Corach Rambler - 8/1
Noble Yeats - 8/1
Le Milos - 10/1
Delta Work - 10/1
Gaillard Du Mesnil - 11/1
Ain't That A Shame - 11/1
The Big Dog - 14/1

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17:00 - Choose your place terms!

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16:50 - Grand National tips

Graeme Rodway

This time its Graeme Rodway's turn to give us his picks for the Grand National...

The Racing Post expert has come up with his suggestions which include a fairytale ending for a great jockey and another spectacular chapter for a legendary Grand National family.

Graeme Rodway's Grand National tips

16:35 - Latest Grand National odds

The world's most famous steeplechase is up next, who are you backing?

Latest odds:

Delta Work - 10/1
Gaillard Du Mesnil - 10/1
Ain't That A Shame - 10/1
Corach Rambler - 10/1
Mr Incredible - 12/1
The Big Dog - 14/1
Any Second Now - 16/1
Noble Yeats - 16/1

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16:25 - Double for the Skeltons

Another fascinating handicap battle at Aintree and Dan Skelton has another winner with Midnight River.

The 15/2 shot just had enough to overcome the challenge of Bowtogreatness and Kinondo Kwetu.

The Skeltons will be eyeing up a hat-trick with Le Milos in the big one next...

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15:55 - Beauport favourite in shorter trip

Eldorado Allen

Nigel Twiston-Davies has seven-year-old Beauport leading his charge for this one, and its a step back in trip following his display in the Kim Muir at Cheltenham.

Eldorado Allen will be a familiar name for many, whilst Shakem Up'arry will look to build on a fine third-placed finish in the Magners Plate last time out. 

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15:45 - Sire Du Berlais wins the Liverpool Hurdle

Sire Du Berlais

Sire Du Berlais follows up his Stayers' Hurdle success by retaining his Liverpool Hurdle crown!

Flooring Porter dominated the first half of the race before Sire Du Berlais found an extra gear to bypass Flooring Porter and an impressive Marie's Rock to seal another stunning victory.

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15:15 - Liverpool Hurdle attracts stellar field

Flooring Porter

What a line-up we have for the Liverpool Hurdle at 3:35! 

Latest Odds: 

Flooring Porter - 7/2
Home By The Lee - 7/2 
Marie's Rock - 4/1 
Champ - 7/1 
Sire Du Berlais - 9/1
Dashel Drasher - 9/1 

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15:05 - Davy Russell does it again

Davy Russell

In what might be his last appearance on Grand National Day, Davy Russell seals back-to-back Grade 1s with a fine ride on Irish Point!

Kateira produced a spirited effort in second, while favourite Hermes Allen failed to deliver again in third.

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14:45 - Mersey Novices' Hurdle up next

Back to the Grade 1 action now as Hermes Allen looks to redeem himself following an average showing at Cheltenham. 

He's up against Mares' Novices' Hurdle winner You Wear it Well, Dark Raven, who was sixth in the Supreme at The Festival and Letsbeclearaboutit, tipped up by the Racing Post's Robbie Wilders earlier. 

Latest Odds: 

Hermes Allen - 10/3
Dark Raven - 10/3 
Irish Point - 7/1
You Wear It Well - 8/1 
Letsbeclearaboutit - 10/1
Springwell Bay - 11/1 

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14:35 - West Balboa follows up Lanzarote success

West Balboa

Dan and Harry Skelton have the best Balboa since Rocky, as West Balboa finds an extra gear to win a competitive handicap race!

A great effort from Pounding Poet to snatch second at 50/1 too.

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14:00 - West Balboa ready for the fight

West Balboa

The Skeltons have kept West Balboa fresh for the second race of the day, and she is available at 11/2 on the back on her success in the Lanzarote Hurdle. 

Pertemps victor Good Time Jonny is also a leading contender for the Village Hotels Handicap Hurdle, whilst Ian Williams will be hoping that Party Business can repeat her 2022 feat in the same race. 

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13:50 - No surprises as Jonbon sails home


It's smooth sailing and a Grade 1 stroll for Jonbon!

The strong odds-on favourite had a nice pacesetter for company in Marvel De Cerisy, and after passing Rachel Blackmore, Aidan Coleman ensured that there would be no upset in the opener.

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13:10 - Jonbon strong favourite for the opener


Time to look ahead to the first race, the Nicky Henderson-trained Jonbon is odds on to bounce back from his defeat to El Fabiolo in the Arkle at Cheltenham. 

Just four go to post after Notlongtillmay was declared a Non-Runner earlier...

Latest Odds: 

Jonbon - 1/5
Marvel De Cerisy - 15/2
Calico - 12/1 
Fusain - 25/1 

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12:50 - Can Corach Rambler do it?

Lucinda Russell's Corach Rambler will go off as one of the favourites for the Grand National. 

Will Scotland have a second winner in six years?

Read our exclusive Lucinda Russell interview

12:35 - Aintree Bet Boosts

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We'll have a BOOSTED price in EVERY race at Aintree today. 

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12:25 - Grand National betting tips

Keith Melrose Cheltenham tips

More tipping content for you, but this time we're just focusing on the main event. 

The Racing Post's Keith Melrose has tipped up four fancies, and in the spirit of Mon Mome, there is a 100/1 shot included! 

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12:15 - Enhanced Place Terms available

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12:05 - What A Shout

What A Shout

An expert panel which includes our very own Pat Cooney have given their opinions on how the big one will play out. 

Every runner is covered, so you don't want to miss this week's episode! 

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11:50 - Greatest Grand National moments

Top 10 Grand National moments

Bob Champion's heroics in 1981, AP McCoy finally getting over the line, Tiger Roll retaining his crown and Red Rum's brilliance in the 70s... 

They're all legendary Grand National moments, but which is number one? 

Read our Top 10 Grand National moments feature

11:35 - Watch the Grand National live at bet365

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If you have a funded account or have placed a bet within the last 24 hours, you can keep up to date with all the latest updates LIVE from Aintree here at bet365. 

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11:20 - How to pick a Grand National horse

We asked some familiar races to describe what the big event means to them, and how they go about picking their horse...

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11:10 - Aintree Tips

Robbie Wilders tips

Mulling over your selections for the races outside of the Grand National? 

Robbie Wilders from the Racing Post is on hand with his fancies for this afternoon's racing at Aintree, including an 8/1 shout for a multiple Grade 1 winner to return to winning ways.

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10:55 - How to place a placepot

If you're thinking of placing a placepot today but aren't sure how to go about it, we've put a handy video together for you here...

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10:45 - Non Runner: Escaria Ten

We're down to 39 runners in the Grand National with Gordon Elliott's Escaria Ten declared a Non-Runner.

Latest odds:

Delta Work - 9/1
Ain't That A Shame - 10/1
Corach Rambler - 10/1
Gaillard Du Mesnil - 12/1
Mr Incredible - 14/1
Any Second Now - 16/1
Noble Yeats - 16/1

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10:25 - Grand National specials available

We have a number of appealing Grand National specials available on site. 

With markets covered such as Top 5 Finish, Winning Distance, Weight of Winner and Winning Owner, we have plenty of specials for you to choose from! 

Read our Grand National Specials feature 
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10:10 -  Grand National: Best Odds Guaranteed

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9:55 - Forgotten your password?

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9:45 - Aintree preview

Horse Racing

Aside from the Grand National, there is more scintilalling action to enjoy throughout the day, including a trio of Grade 1 tussles. 

Jonbon is a strong favourite for the opener, while Hermes Allen will look to deliver the goods after an underwhelming performance in the Ballymore at Cheltenham. 

A number of strong stayers including Flooring Porter, Marie's Rock and Sire Du Berlais will also do battle in the Liverpool Hurdle at 3:35. 

Read our Grand National Saturday preview 
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9:30 - Same again for Noble Yeats?

Noble Yeats

Can last year's shock 50/1 winner replicate Red Rum and Tiger Roll by winning back-to-back Grand Nationals? 

Sean Bowen will be on board for Emmet Mullins this time, after Sam Waley-Cohen rode off into retirement in incredible style last year. 

Read our Noble Yeats feature

9:20 - Each-Way Betting Guide

Each Way Betting

If this is the one day of the year when you fancy a punt, then fear not, we have a helpful guide available to talk you through each-way betting! 

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8:55 - Grand National sweepstake

Grand National sweepstake

Are you looking to put together a little competition with your friends or colleagues? 

We have put together a printable Grand National sweepstake with the 40 runners and riders included! 

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8:45 - Grand National Day is here!

Good morning and welcome to our live coverage of the 2023 Grand National! 

We'll be covering all the action from Aintree throughout the day as we build up to the main event at 5:15. 

There will be tips, previews, offers, boosts and more as 40 equine stars make their bid for sporting immortality.

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17:45 - Day Two recap

On a cold and wet Ladies' Day at Aintree, Gerri Colombe got back to winning ways with perhaps the performance of the day in the curtain raiser, hardly breaking sweat in winning the Mildmay. 

Gordon Elliott will now surely be targeting the likes of the King George at Kempton (8/1), and even the Cheltenham Gold Cup (8/1). 

Fennor Cross then returned an 8/1 winner for John McConnell in the Premier Handicap with Inthepocket landing for Henry de Bromhead, winning the Top Novices' Hurdle in the colours of JP McManus. 

Fakir D'Oudairies was unable to repeat his Marsh Chase success for a third straight year, finishing a good four lengths behind the classy Pic D'Orhy, and while Paul Nicholls confirmed he wasn't a Cheltenham horse, failing to declare him for the 2023 Festival, he is in the betting for the King George at 14/1.  

Apple Away then scored for Lucinda Russell at 16/1 after her two near misses on Thursday, and she exclusively outlined her plans to us for the mare for next season

Finally, an impressive ride from Liam Harrison saw Punctuation land a 40/1 winner for Fergal O'Brien.

Thanks for joining us, and see you here tomorrow for the big one...

Grand National: Friday Results

1:45Mildmay Novices' Chase

1st - Gerri Colombe (4/6f)
2nd - Complete Unknown (8/1)
3rd - Bronn - (7/2 - Each Way Extra Only)
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2:20Premier Handicap Hurdle

1st - Fennor Cross (8/1)
2nd - Buddy One (8/1)
3rd - Snigino (18/1)
4th - Tritonic (22/1)
5th - Harbour Lake (16/1)
View Result
2:55Top Novices' Hurdle

1st - Inthepocket (3/1)
2nd - Strong Leader (14/1)
3rd - Luccia (7/2)
4th - Hansard (40/1)
View Result
3:30Marsh Chase

1st - Pic D'Orhy (4/1)
2nd - Fakir D'Oudairies (15/8f)
3rd - Minella Drama (14/1)
4th - French Dynamite (7/1) 
View Result
4:05Topham Handicap Chase

1st - Bill Baxter (20/1)
2nd - Fantastic Lady (25/1)
3rd - Killer Kane (25/1)
4th - Haut En Couleurs (15/2)
5th - Battleoverdoyen (50/1)
View Result
4:40Sefton Novices' Hurdle

1st - Apple Away (16/1)
2nd - Miximilian (6/1)
3rd - Iroko (5/1)
4th - Stay Away Fay (4/1)
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5:15Land And Sea Handicap Hurdle

1st - Punctuation (40/1)
2nd Blueking D'oroux (18/1) 
3rd - Washington (10/1)
4th - A Different Kind (28/1)
5th - JPR One (15/2)
View Result

17:20 - Punctutation wins the Land And Sea Handicap Hurdle!

An excellent ride from Liam Harrison sees Punctuation take the last, landing at odds of 40/1!

A really impressive way to round off Ladies' Day at Aintree, and we'll have our recap of day two shortly.

17:05 - Parramount favourite for the last

The final race of the day is restricted to conditional jockeys and amateur riders with Parramount heading the betting at 5/1, ahead of Go Dante at 11/2, with Nibiru third favourite at 13/2 (boosted to 15/2).

17:00 - Apple Away 16/1 for the Brown Advisory Novices' Chase

“She jumps very well, she’s very accurate and very clever and quick on her feet. I remember when Apple Away was just a novice and we felt she was a horse with a lot of ability and would stay, and we’ve been absolutely vindicated in that belief.”

In our exclusive interview with Lucinda Russell, the trainer outlined her plans for her star mare, who's 16/1 for the 2024 Brown Advisory Novices' Chase.

16:50 - Apple Away wins the Sefton Novices' Hurdle!

Following in the footsteps of stablemate Ahoy Senor, Apple Away makes all to take the Sefton Novices' Hurdle!

A terrific ride from Stephen Mulqueen, and what a promising future Apple Away has.

16:20 - Sefton Novices' Hurdle

Since 2015, winners of the Sefton Novices' Hurdle include the likes of Thistlecrack, Champ and Ahoy Senor, the latter trained by Lucinda Russell, who exclusively spoke to us today about Apple Away (16/1), as well as a well-fancied runner she has in Saturday's Grand National... You can read the interview here.

Absolute Notions currently tops the market at 3/1.

16:15 - Bill Baxter takes the Topham Chase!

Haut En Couleurs looked for all the money to be winning the Topham but ran out of steam approaching the last, but gets up well to finish fourth.

Pre-race favourite Ashtown Lad looked competitive throughout but was regrettably pulled up before the last, while Bill Baxter was well placed and stayed on strongly to land a 20/1 winner under Sam Twiston-Davies.

16:00 - Ashtown Lad slight favourite

The Topham Handicap Chase is set to get underway, with Dan Skelton's Ashtown Lad cut to 13/2 favourite.

15:37 - Pic D'Orhy wins the Marsh Chase!

Fakir D'Oudairies won the 2021 and 2022 runnings of the Marsh Chase, going off at 2/1 and 10/11, but was four lengths behind the classy Pic D'Orhy today, with the 4/1 second favourite romping home. 

We're set for a fascinating King George in December, with Bravemansgame, Galopin Des Champs, Shishkin, Allaho and Gerri Colombe all in the betting, and we've added Pic D'Orhy at 14/1.

15:18 - Marsh Chase latest odds

It's the Marsh Chase up next at Aintree. Here are selected latest odds:

Fakir D'Oudairies - 3/1 (BOOSTED >>)
Pic D'Orhy - 3/1
French Dynamite - 7/1
Hitman - 15/2

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15:10 - Rachael Blackmore wins the Top Novices' Hurdle with Inthepocket!

Rachael Blackmore

Rachael Blackmore continues her fine form at Aintree with an outstanding victory on board Inthepocket in the Top Novices' Hurdle.

Outsider Matata took a comprehensive lead at the start of the race, but the class of Blackmore's ride eventually came to the fore as Inthepocket thrived on the soft ground.

Could Blackmore's successes so far this week at Aintree bode well for the big one tomorrow? Ain't That A Shame has now come into joint-favourite at 8/1 for the Grand National.


1st - Inthepocket (3/1)
2nd - Strong Leader (14/1)
3rd - Luccia (7/2)
4th - Hansard (40/1)

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14:45 - Top Novices' Hurdle up next...

Up next on Day Two of the Aintree Grand National Festival it's the Top Novices' Hurdle, with an exciting field of runners on display. Here are some selected latest odds:

Inthepocket - 3/1
Found A Fifty - 7/2
Luccia - 4/1
Hullnback - 7/1

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14:35 - Found A Fifty and Luccia joint-favourites

A fascinating Top Novices' Hurdle is next and a bit of money for Luccia has seen her come in from 9/2 to 7/2 (boosted to 4/1) as joint-favourite with Found A Fifty, with Inthepocket priced at 4/1 and Hullnback 15/2.

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14:26 - Fennor Cross wins the Premier Handicap Hurdle!

While pre-race favourites No Ordinary Joe and Fennor Cross were well-placed throughout, Camprond was held up in the rear and was unable to make any headway, and it was Fennor Cross who pulled clear prior to the last. 

An excellent ride from Ben Harvey for John McConnell.

14:10 - No Ordinary Joe claims favouritism

Nicky Henderson's No Ordinary Joe has just claimed slight favouritism (13/2) over Camprond and Fennor Cross (both 15/2) in the 14:20 as 20 go to post.

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14:00 - Gerri Colombe for the Gold Cup?

There's absolutely no doubt about Gerri Colombe's 3m credentials and he was foot perfect throughout his Mildmay win. 

While Galopin Des Champs will take some shifting as favourite (6/4), Gerri Colombe is now 8/1 second favourite for the 2024 Cheltenham Gold Cup.

13:52 - Gerri Colombe wins the Mildmay!

Gerri Colombe wins the Mildmay! 

Sholokjack made the early running before departing after a circuit, leaving Galia Des Liteaux in the lead. Harry Skelton built up a five-length lead before Galia Des Liteaux fell away, and the result was never in doubt. 

Gerri Colombe was prominent throughout and jumped superbly, responding in perfect fashion after the Cheltenham Festival.

13:30 - 15 minutes to go!

And favourite Gerri Colombe has been backed in from 4/6 this morning to 4/7 now. Bronn is second favourite at 4/1.

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13:00 - Lucinda Russell exclusive

After injuring his shoulder in a fall at Wetherby last week, there was doubts as to whether or not Derek Fox would be fit to ride well-fancied Corach Rambler for the Grand National.

We spoke exclusively to trainer Lucinda Russell about the fitness of the jockey, as well as her hopes for Corach Rambler, Ahoy Senor after finishing second behind Shishkin in the Aintree Bowl on Thursday, and her plans for Apple Away, who runs in the Sefton at 16:40 today.

Read the full interview here

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10:00 - Day Two tips

The fact No Looking Back's trainer Oliver McKiernan, a rare visitor to Aintree these days, saddled the 50-1 winner of the Bowl here in 2012 and has nailed three winners from his last five runners (including strikes at 16-1 and 18-1), only cements my confidence. He is surely overpriced at double-figure odds.

It's Ladies' Day at the Grand National Festival, and the Racing Post's Robbie Wilders has three double-figure prices across two of the day's handicaps - read his tips here.

09:30 - Welcome to Day Two!

We're treated to a very wet and cold Ladies' Day at Aintree, where Gerri Colombe is looking to bounce back from a Cheltenham Festival defeat with a second straight success at the Grand National Festival in the Mildmay Chase, where he's currently 4/6 favourite. 

There's also a very competitive Top Novices' Chase at 14:55 with Found A Fifty (7/2), Inthepocket (7/2) and Luccia (boosted from 9/2 to 5/1) topping the market.

Then at 15:30, Fakir D'oudairies (15/8) will go for a third straight Melling Chase.

We'll have tips, news, updates and results here throughout the day.

17:45 - Day One Recap as Shishkin and Constitution Hill claim victory

Constitution Hill

Well there we have it, Shishkin and Constitution Hill did not disappoint as the headline attractions of the Opening Day of the 2023 Grand National Festival, with the much talked about pair racing to victory in the Aintree Bowl and Aintree Hurdle respectively.

It was a terrific performance from Shishkin amidst a competitive-looking Aintree Bowl field, with the Henry de Bromhead charge forced to battle hard to draw in Lucinda Russell's Ahoy Senor at the final fence with the latter having led from the start.

Constitution Hill's victory was far more straightforward, with Nico de Boinville in cruise control in the saddle as the superstar horse raced into a commanding lead from the outset, although the margin of victory at the finish line was not quite as stark in what was the Champion Hurdle victor's first outing over a two-and-a-half-mile distance.

Elsewhere, the Joseph O'Brien-trained Banbridge reigned supreme with a classy performance in the opening race of the day - the Manifesto Novices' Chase.

The Anniversary 4yo Hurdle arguably saw the race of the day, with Willie Mullins' Zenta eventually pipping Bo Zenith by a nose in a stunning photo finish in front of a rapturous Aintree crowd.

Famous Clermont delivered one of the performances of the afternoon in the Foxhunters' Chase, with jockey Will Biddick helping to inspire one of the most seamless rides you'll ever see over the famous National course.

The darling of Aintree Rachael Blackmore was also able to add to her growing list of racing honours with a triumph in the Red Rum Handicap Chase on board Henry de Bromhead's Dancing On My Own, before Dysart Enos blitzed the rest of the field in the Mares' Standard Open to emerge victorious in emphatic fashion.

All in all, it was a terrific start to this year's Grand National Festival at Aintree, and of course we'll back for more live coverage of tomorrow's action.

Thank you for joining us on Day One of the 2023 Grand National Festival.

Grand National Festival: Thursday Results

13:45Manifesto Novices' Chase

1st - Banbridge (2/1)
2nd - Saint Roi (3/1)
3rd - Visionarian (14/1 - Each Way Extra Only)
Full result
14:20Anniversary 4YO Hurdle

1st - Zenta (2/1)
2nd - Bo Zenith (6/1)
3rd - Nusret (6/1)
4th - Rightstotom (25/1 - Each Way Extra Only)
Full result
14:55Aintree Bowl Chase

1st - Shishkin (7/4)
2nd - Ahoy Senor (11/4)
3rd - A Plus Tard (10/3 - Each Way Extra Only)
Full result
15:30Aintree Hurdle

1st - Constitution Hill (2/15)
2nd - Sharjah (20/1)
3rd - Zanahiyr (14/1 - Each Way Extra Only)
Full result
16:05Foxhunters' Chase

1st - Famous Clermont (9/2)
2nd - Bennys King (16/1)
3rd - Lough Derg Spirit (40/1)
4th - Latenightpass (9/2)
Full result
16:40Red Rum Handicap Chase

1st - Dancing On My Own (15/2)
2nd - Douglas Talking (9/2)
3rd - The Last Day (16/1)
4th - Hasankey (14/1)
Full result
17:15Mares' Standard Open

1st - Dysart Enos (13/2)
2nd - Golden Ace (40/1)
3rd - Williamstowndancer (16/1)
4th - Politacus (33/1)
Full result

17:25 - Dysart Enos romps to Mares' Standard Open victory

Wow, what a performance from Dysart Enos!

With Paddy Brennan on the saddle, Dysart Enos cantered to victory in the final race of the day, soaring away from the pack with about two furlongs to go to blitz a competitive field behind him and secure an impressive triumph.

What a day of racing we've had!


1st - Dysart Enos (13/2)
2nd - Golden Ace (40/1)
3rd - Williamstowndancer (16/1)
4th - Politacus (33/1)

17:00 - Final race of the day up next...

After a thrilling day of Aintree action, the racing concludes with the Mares' Standard Open at 17:15. Here are selected latest odds:

Jolie Coeur Allen - 9/4
Seeyouinmydreams - 9/2
July Flower - 6/1
Dysart Enos - 7/1
Gaillimh A Run - 8/1
Baby Sage - 10/1

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16:45 - Rachael Blackmore wins Red Rum Handicap with Dancing On My Own

Rachael Blackmore

Rachael Blackmore tastes yet more Aintree success as she wins the Red Rum Handicap Chase on board the outstanding Dancing On My Own, powering past Douglas Talking on the final straight.

The Henry de Bromhead-trained horse showed great resolve to prevail in today's penultimate race, edging past a game adversary in the form of Lucinda Russell's charge Douglas Talking in second.


1st - Dancing On My Own (15/2)
2nd - Douglas Talking (9/2)
3rd - The Last Day (16/1)
4th - Hasankey (14/1)

16:30 - Red Rum Handicap Chase coming soon...

Next up at Aintree we have the Red Rum Handicap Chase. Here are selected latest odds for this race:

Douglas Talking - 7/2
Third Time Lucki - 4/1
Grey Diamond - 13/2
Pay The Piper - 15/2

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16:20 - Famous Clermont wins thrilling Foxhunters' Chase

Famous Clermont takes the Foxhunters' Chase in stylish fashion, racing away from the competition to complete a resounding Aintree success for trainer Chris Barber.

What a ride it was from jockey Will Biddick, with Famous Clermont cruising to victory by a significant margin in the end with his rivals unable to compete with his power.

You simply don't see many smoother victories around the National Course than that!


1st - Famous Clermont (9/2)
2nd - Bennys King (16/1)
3rd - Lough Derg Spirit (40/1)
4th - Latenightpass (9/2)

16:00 - Foxhunters' Chase up next...

Up next at Aintree it's the Foxhunters' Chase which sets off at 16:05. Here are selected odds for the race:

Winged Leader - 7/2
Latenightpass - 4/1
Famous Clermont - 11/2
Fier Jaguen - 11/2

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15:40 - Constitution Hill cruises to Aintree Hurdle victory

Never in doubt was it?

Constitution Hill passes his latest test in emphatic fashion with a comfortable victory in the Aintree Hurdle, leading the race from the very start to blow the chasing pack away at the finish.

It's yet another brilliant performance from the rising star of the sport, with jockey Nico de Boinville barely breaking sweat in the saddle.


1st - Constitution Hill (2/15)
2nd - Sharjah (20/1)
3rd - Zanahiyr (14/1 - Each Way Extra Only)

15:15 - Aintree Hurdle next...

Constitution Hill

Up next at 15:30, the sensational Constitution Hill takes to the famous course as the red-hot favourite for the Aintree Hurdle. Here are selected latest odds for the race:

Constitution Hill - 1/9
Epatante - 14/1
Zanahiyr - 18/1

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15:10 - Shishkin claims Aintree Bowl glory in pulsating race


Yet more drama as Shishkin overcomes a defiant performance from Ahoy Senor at the final fence to win the Aintree Bowl.

Lucinda Russell's Ahoy Senor barely put a foot wrong as he raced out in front from the start, leading by a considerable distance right up until the final fence, as Henry de Bromhead's imperious Shishkin eventually showed real grit to pull out in front and secure victory.

Another race to remember at Aintree!


1st - Shishkin (7/4)
2nd - Ahoy Senor (11/4)
3rd - A Plus Tard (10/3 - Each Way Extra Only)

14:50 - Aintree Bowl up next...

The much-anticipated Aintree Bowl is up next on Day One of the Grand National Festival. Here are selected latest odds:

Shishkin - 7/4
Ahoy Senor - 11/4
A Plus Tard - 10/3
Conflated - 5/1

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14:45 - Winnings Boost >>

14:30 - Zenta wins Anniversary 4yo Hurdle in photo finish!

Wow, what a race at Aintree as Willie Mullins' Zenta pips Bo Zenith on the line after a thrilling finish to the Anniversary 4yo Hurdle!

Mark Walsh's ride stayed in the middle of the field until the closing stages of the race, before charging off alongside Bo Zenith to set up a pulsating climax down the home straight.

What a battle that was between the pair!


1st - Zenta (2/1)
2nd - Bo Zenith (6/1)
3rd - Nusret (6/1)
4th - Rightstotom (25/1 - Each Way Extra Only)

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14:15 - Anniversary 4yo Hurdle coming up...

Up next, it's the Anniversary 4yo Hurdle at Aintree. Here are the latest selected odds:

Zenta - 5/4
Bo Zenith - 6/1
Nusret - 13/2
Scriptwriter - 9/1

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14:15 - Ahoy Senor bids for Aintree Bowl glory

14:00 - Banbridge wins the Manifesto Novices' Chase

Joseph O'Brien-trained Banbridge claims glory in the opening race of the day with a classy performance at Aintree, with the 7-year-old overcoming a game Saint Roi in second.

Ridden expertly by jockey JJ Slevin, the pre-race 2/1 shot soared at the finish to leave the chasing pack in his wake.

What a start to today's racing action!


1st - Banbridge (2/1)
2nd - Saint Roi (3/1)
3rd - Visionarian (14/1 - Each Way Extra Only)

Latest Grand National Festival odds 

13:40 - Super Boost >>

13:30 - Manifesto Novices' Chase up next...

The first race of the day is imminent, with the Manifesto Novices' Chase to set off at 13:45 at Aintree.

Here are the latest odds:

Stage Star - 6/4
Banbridge - 15/8
Saint Roi - 3/1
Visionarian - 20/1
Straw Fan Jack - 40/1

View full Manifesto Novices' Chase odds

12:45 - Grand National 2023 Confirmed Runners

Grand National sweepstake

Now just two days out from the most famous steeplechase in the world, the confirmed list of runners and riders for the 2023 Grand National has been announced.

The field includes last year's winner Noble Yeats (7/1) and current favourite Corach Rambler (6/1), who claimed glory in the Cheltenham Ultima Handicap Chase last month. 

View the full list of confirmed runners and riders in our bespoke article here 

12:15 - WATCH: Pat Cooney's Festival Preview

Watch as bet365's Horse Racing guru Pat Cooney offers his tips and insights ahead of the 2023 Grand National Festival:

11:45 - Day One Preview

Day One of the Grand National Festival will see an enthralling day of racing action, with a star-studded lineup in the Aintree Bowl at 14:55 preceding the much talked about Constitution Hill taking to the famous course in the Aintree Hurdle at 15:30.

The Aintree Bowl will be contested by the likes of Shishkin (7/4), Ahoy Senor (11/4) and A Plus Tard (3/1) in what looks a hugely competitive field in the third race of the day, before red-hot Aintree Hurdle favourite Constitution Hill competes over the two-and-a-half mile distance for the very first time.

11:00 - Welcome to Day One of the Grand National Festival

Good morning and welcome to our live coverage of Day One of the 2023 Grand National Festival, with a thrilling day of racing action in store at Aintree.

We will be following all seven of today's races at the iconic course in Merseyside - starting with the Manifesto Novices' Chase at 13:45 and closing with the Mares' Standard Open at 17:15 - with a number of exciting horses on display.

The likes of Shishkin, Ahoy Senor and A Plus Tard will go to battle in a star-studded Aintree Bowl line-up at 14:55, before the much talked about Constitution Hill will headline the Aintree Hurdle at 15:30.

We will be keeping you up to date with all of the latest odds, tips and results throughout this highly anticipated opening day of this year's Grand National Festival.

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