The Grand National is arguably the most thrilling festival of racing on the planet and while many only associate the event with the big race on Saturday, for racing fans there is an additional 20 races over the three days featuring the very best horses, trainers and jockeys. The Grand Opening Day features no less than seven high quality races, four of those Grade 1, beginning with the Aintree Manifesto Novices and finishing with the Aintree Mares.
If you are looking for some opening day tips then check out RaceBets ambassador Luke Harvey’s video preview below as he endeavors to guide you into some winning selections.
Grand National Festival Day 1 Schedule
13.40 – Manifesto Novices’ Chase
14.15 – Anniversary 4-Y-O Novices’ Hurdle
14.50 – Betfred Bowl
15.25 – Doom Bar Aintree Hurdle
16.05 – Crabbie’s Fox Hunters Chase
16.40 – Red Rum Chase
17.15 – Mares Standard Open