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The Grand National is back for 2021

After being cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic last year, the Grand National is back in 2021. Whilst Tiger Roll won’t be returning for a tilt at an historic third title and the event will take place behind closed doors its still something that many look forward to.

The 2021 Grand National will be held at Aintree Racecourse on Saturday, April 10th at 5.15pm. Sponsored by Randox Health, it is a UK handicap steeplechase over 4 miles 514 yards with horses jumping 30 fences over two laps.. The Grand National is the one time of year that most people have a “flutter ” on the horses and can be watched from the comfort of your home.

Will you be getting involved as a family this year? It’s not everyone’s cup of tea but for some families the excitement of picking a horse and seeing if you back the winner is a yearly family tradition.

The top 5 favourites are 

  1. Cloth cap
  2. Burrows Saint
  3. Any Second now
  4. Minelli  Times
  5. Kimberlite Candy

With 40 runners due to line up at Aintree for the Grand National on Saturday 10th April, picking the winner isn’t going to be easy. Will you back a winner this year in the Grand National ?