2015 Grand National meeting Day One: They said what?

Liverpool striker takes a break from his ‘busy’ season to enjoy the opening day of the Grand National Festival.

All 40 horses were declared ahead of Saturday’s big race..

Jessica Harrington talks up the Jezki’s chances..

A sensational tribute to the great AP McCoy today..

Ruby Walsh got the festival off to a flyer, as he rode Clarcam to victory in the Manifesto Novices’ Chase..

All Yours defied odds of 16/1 to win under Sam Twiston-Davies but the jockey’s dismount left a lot to be desired..

Silviniaco Conti triumphed in the 2.50 Aintree Bowl Chase under Noel Fehily!

Jezki rode to victory in the Aintree Hurdle under AP McCoy, while Arctic Fire and Ruby Walsh suffered a heavy fall..

On The Fringe made history..

Many celebrities turned out for the opening day, including Coleen Rooney, who accompanied her husband and Red Devils skipper Wayne Rooney..