Thursday 3rd April 2014
Day one of the Grand National meeting is known as Liverpool Day and has a fantastic seven race card which includes five graded races and a Fox Hunter chase over the National fences.
Click on any of the race links below and get all the latest odds and betting news for the race.
|Thursday, 3rd April 2014 - Liverpool Day|
|14.00||Anniversary 4-Y-O Novices' Hurdle Odds||Grade 1||Betting Offers|
|14.30||Betfred Bowl Odds||Grade 1||Betting Offers|
|15.05||Aintree Hurdle Odds||Grade 1||Betting Offers|
|15.40||Crabbie's Fox Hunters Chase Odds||Class 1||Betting Offers|
|16.15||Red Rum Chase Odds||Grade 3||Betting Offers|
|16.50||Manifesto Novices' Chase Odds||Grade 2||Betting Offers|
|17.25||Dominican Republic Handicap Hurdle Odds||Listed||Betting Offers|
The first race on the Thursday is the Anniversary Novices' Hurdle for four year olds which may see some of those horses who ran in the recent Triumph Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.
The second race on the first day is the feature Betfred Bowl which attracts some of the best staying chasers in the business. Last years winner was the 7/2 Irish Raider First Lieutenant.
The third race on the card is another Grade 1 contest, this time run over hurdles in the two mile, four furlong Aintree Hurdle. This race was won last year by Zarkandar trained by Paul Nicholls.
It's the amateur's turn in the 3.40pm Crabbie's Fox Hunter Chase. This race is ridden by amateur jockeys over the Grand National fences in a two and a half mile contest. There will be lots of interest in this race again this year.
The first handicap of the Grand National meeting is the Red Rum Handicap Chase run over two miles. This Grade 3 event can expect to see the sport's best two mile handicap chasers in action.
The penultimate race on day one of the Grand National meeting is the Manifesto Novices' Chase, run over two miles and four furlongs. Captain Conan won this Grade 2 race in 2013 and we can expect to see some of the best two and a half mile horses in training again in 2014.
Last up on day one of the Aintree Festival is the Dominican Republic Handicap Hurdle, a listed race run over two miles and four furlongs. This big handicap hurdle is notoriously difficult to pick the winner.
Get the lowdown on the remaining races of the Aintree Festival: