All the news from Ladies Day at the 2016 Crabbie’s Grand National Festival

LADIES DAY, FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2016 CRABBIE’S GRAND NATIONAL FESTIVAL, AINTREE RACENEWS RACOURSE SERVICE GOING GETS QUICKER AT 11.30AM Aintree’s ground had dried up more by 11.30am, with the going descriptions for the three courses changed after they were walked by Andrew Tulloch. The going at 11.30am was changed to:- National – Good to Soft, Soft in places (from Soft, Good to Soft in places earlier) (Soft yesterday) Hurdle – Good to Soft, Soft in places (from Soft, Good to Soft in places earlier) (Soft…

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LATEST GOING NEWS AT AINTREE The going descriptions for two of the three courses at Aintree were changed this morning after two and a half millimetres of overnight rain. Andrew Tulloch, Regional Head of Racing Jockey Club Racecourses North West and Clerk of the Course at Aintree, kept the going descriptions the same late this afternoon following a couple of heavy showers. National – Good to Soft, Soft in places (from Good to Soft, Soft in places at the Canal Turn yesterday) Mildmay – Good…

Latest going and other news from Aintree

LATEST GOING & OTHER NEWS FROM AINTREE Another drying day at Aintree has seen the going descriptions tighten slightly, despite four millimetres of overnight rain at the course. The Grand National Course at Aintree is now described as Good to Soft, Soft in places at the Canal Turn as against Good to Soft, Soft in places yesterday afternoon. The going has also changed on the Mildmay Course and is now Good to Soft, Good in Places from Good to Soft, while the Hurdle Course remains…

Many Clouds tops 87 in Crabbie’s Grand National

Last year’s winner Many Clouds (Oliver Sherwood) tops 87 horses going forward for the £1-million Crabbie’s Grand National, staged at 5.15pm on Saturday, April 9, 2016. The nine-year-old Many Clouds, 8/1 clear favourite with Betfred, official betting partner of the Crabbie’s Grand National Festival, is bidding to become the first horse to win back-to-back renewals of the world’s greatest since the legendary Red Rum in 1973 and 1974. He completed his preparation in fine style with victory in the Listed Premier Chase at Kelso on…

Cheltenham winners feature among top entries for Ladies Day

No fewer than 11 winners at this year’s Cheltenham Festival feature among the entries for Ladies Day on day two of the Crabbie’s Grand National Festival at Aintree next Friday, April 8. Vautour was an easy winner of the Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham last month, when beating stable-companion Valseur Lido by six lengths, and the Willie Mullins-trained seven-year-old heads 13 contenders for the £200,000 Grade One JLT Melling Chase (3.25pm) on the Mildmay course. Once again, Vautour’s chief opposition may come from his own yard…

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