Thursday, 7 April 2011

A BEAUTIFUL SPRING MORNING DAWNS FOR DAY ONE OF THE THREE DAY GRAND NATIONAL MEETING AT AINTREE 2011

THE RACING POST BRING US THEIR “NATIONAL MEETING DAY ONE SPECIAL”
"THE BEST COVERAGE OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST RACE"
GOING STATED TO BE GOOD TO SOFT, SOFT IN PLACES


All the info needed for a power packed afternoon’s action of top turf jump action
with £560K in prize money, sporting a 7 race card 2.00 – 5.25.

To be shown live as the action unfolds on BBC 2 who will be broadcasting the following races:

 
BBC 2. Race 1. 2.00. Liverpool Hurdle (Grade 1) 3m+ Winner £57,010
WIN  BIG BUCKS  8 11-7  partner RUBY WALSH handler presenter? trainer Paul Nicholls for The Stewart Family 4-6f. Ground, riding soft side of good . 5 Lengths


BBC 2. Race 2. 2.30 Juvenile Hurdle 2m+ 4 year olds. Winner £56,520

WIN  ZARKANDAR  4 11-0 partner RUBY WALSH handler presenter? trainer Paul Nicholls for Potenensis Limited &  Chris Giles. 4-6f. 1 Length +


BBC 2. Race 3. 3.05 Chase 3m 1f (Grade 1) turf track Mildmay Winner £84, 780

WIN  NACARAT 10 11-7  partner PADDY BRENNAN handler presenter?  trainer Tom George for Simon W Clarke 7-2. NACARAT gets his ground and showed from the kick off just how good a chaser he is, winning by 6 lengths. A wonderfully refreshing  power packed performance.


BBC 2. Race 4. 3.40 Fox Hunters’ Chase 2m 5f+ turf track Grand National Winner £21,007
WIN BABY RUN 11 12-0 partner MR W TWISTON-DAVIES handler presenter MADDIE WEBSTER trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies for N A Twiston-Davies 3-1 fav. Three quaters of a length.


BBC 2. Race 5. 4.15 Red Rum Handicap Chase 2m turf track Mildmay. Winner £34,206

WIN SILK DRUM 6 10-0 partner PAUL GALLAGHER (5) handler presenter? trainer Howard Johnson for Andrea and Graham Wylie.  9-1. 4 lengths +


RUK.   Race 6. 4.50. Novices’ Chase 2m 4f turf track Mildmay . Winner £42,757.50

WIN WISHFULL THINKING 8 11-4 partner RICHARD JOHNSON handler presenter? trainer Philip Hobbs for Mrs Diana L Whateley. 9-4.  10 lengths


RUK.   Race 7. 5.25. Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f. Winner £22,804
WIN RUSSIAN WAR  8 10-1 PAUL CARBERRY handler presenter? trainer Gordon Elliott (IRE)  for DH Howely Jnr. 16-1. 1length +


DENMAN RUNS IN THE 3.05 TODAY
No spark in running this day

Nicky Henderson gives us the info on the horses he is challenging with this afternoon exclusive. P 12 and 13.
NICKY HENDERSON AT THE GRAND NATIONAL. GRANDOUET CAN BE SINGING ALONG TO THE MERSEY BEAT.
"WE'RE all eagerly looking forward to three days of spectacular racing  on what should be lovely ground  at Aintree. Although several of the Cheltenham Festival heroes, such as LONG RUN, aren't joining the party on Merseyside, the races are hugely competitive , as they should be with such amazing prize-money."

PRICEWISE has a 33-1 tip Pages 18-19.

ALDANITI 30 years on Pages 24-25
"After what CHAMPION and ALDANITI had been through, 30 fences and four and a half miles were nothing to be afraid of ..."
"It can't be 30 years, can it? ALDANITI'S trainer Josh Gifford remembers

PIC of GIANTS BIG BUCKS (2.00)  and DENMAN (3.05) TAKING THE AINTREE STAGE THIS AFTERNOON
"It doesn't get much better than this with DENMAN and BIG BUCK'S as the headline acts."
Preview, pages 2-10


DON'T PUSH IT partner AP McCOY WIN THE GRAND NATIONAL 2010
Treat yourself to the Racing Post today, tomorrow and on Grand National Saturday to get the best out of this fantastic race meeting
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