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2016 Grand National day live!

| 09.04.2016

Jamie Clark, Sports Editor | April 9, 2016

18:28 Goodbye. Thanks for sharing the 2016 Grand National Festival with us.

We’ll leave you with the meeting in pictures, and some iconic Aintree images. Until next time!

18:25 Grand National day headlines:

  • Yorkhill wins Mersey Novices’ Hurdle
  • Quickfire Mullins and Townend double through Douvan in Maghull Chase
  • Thistlecrack gives Tizzard third win of meeting in Stayers’ Hurdle
  • Rule The World rules the Grand National

18:16 Ivan Grozny wins the last race of the Grand National meeting!
Full result:
1 Ivan Grozny 16/1
2 Automated 7/1
3 Bigmartre 10/1
4 Boite 12/1
17 ran

18:11 AND THEY’RE OFF in the Amateur and Conditional Jockeys’ race!

17:46 Mullins junior on his Grand National win:

17:38 One more race left… An amateur and conditional jockeys’ race to go.

17:34 Muddy marvellous!

17:27 Rule The World rules the Grand National! David Mullins, aged just 19, on board. Mouse Morris the winning trainer.

Full result:
1 Rule The World 33/1
The Last Samuri 8/1jf
Vics Canvas 100/1
Gilgamboa 28/1
Goonyella 12/1
39 ran


17:10 Last chance to bet! Have a Grand National flutter! You know you want to!

17:00 10 horses to watch out for… There is still time to have a bet on the Grand National. Just a quarter of an hour to go. Here’s a reminder of 10 horses to look out for in this race!

16:53 Grand National preview. What do our horse racing experts think of some outside contenders for the National? Read their thoughts!

16:45 Half an hour warning… Just 30 minutes into the world’s most famous steeplechase, the Grand National, gets undereay. Here’s how they bet:

16:40 Grand National stats guide… Another chance to look at our helpful guide to some trends for the big race!

16:26 Rank outsider Maggio wins the 3m Handicap Chase!

Full result:
1 Maggio 50/1
2 Virak 12/1
3 Al Co 14/1
14 ran

16:21 AND THEY’RE OFF in the 3m Handicap Chase!

16:15 ONE HOUR TO GO! Here’s the Coral Grand National silks and runners Vine:

16:01 Up next… A 3m Handicap Chase, and then it’s the 2016 Grand National!

15:50 Thistlecrack wraps up the favourites treble and Liverpool Stayers’ Hurdle, making all ahead of Shaneshill!

Full result:
1 Thistlecrack 2/7f
2 Shaneshill 8/1
6 ran

15:44 AND THEY’RE OFF in the Liverpool Stayers’ Hurdle! Downpour at Aintree in moments leading up to this one. Slight delay with a girth strap problem for Different Gravey

15:30 How do they bet in the Liverpool Stayers’ Hurdle? Latest market below:

15:22 Up next… The Liverpool Stayers’ Hurdle and Thistlecrack can complete a tasty treble for punters on favourites. What do our experts think? Their views in our race preview.

15:16 Two hour warning! The 2016 Crabbie’s Grand National will soon be upon us!

15:11 To legs of treble in the bag!

15:06 Douvan delivers again and wins the Maghull Novices’ Chase!
Full result:
1 Douvan 2/13
2 The Game Changer 8/1
5 ran

15:02 AND THEY’RE OFF in the Maghull Novices’ Chase!

14:55 Grand National market mover… Shutthefrontdoor proving hugely popular with punters:

14:40 Will Douvan dazzle again? Anyone who saw the Cheltenham Festival had to be impressed with how classy another Mullins horse, Douvan, was in capturing the Arkle Challenge Trophy.

He’s a red-hot favourite to take the Maghull Novices’ Chase up next at 15:00! As ever, our experts have their say.

14:30 Yorkhill wins the Mersey Novices’ Hurdle! By far from convincing, but Willie Mullins’ hot favourite wins it with Paul Townend on board in for the injured Ruby Walsh!

Full result:
1 Yorkhill 3/10F
2 Le Prezien 8/1
6 ran

14:25 AND THEY’RE OFF in the Mersey Novices’ Hurdle!

14:05 Up next… The Mersey Novices’ Hurdle with Yorkhill a hot favourite. Read our preview!

Latest betting here:

13:58 Given the slip… If you’re into old school betting with pencils and everything, then pop down to one our Coral retail outlets and get your hands on one of these:

13:54 Ubak wins the opening race!
Full result:
1 Ubak 16/1
2 If In Doubt 9/2f
3 Silsol 20/1
4 Murrayana
19 ran

13:47 AND THEY’RE OFF in the Gaskell Waste Management Handicap Hurdle! False start there, not the best of beginnings to Grand National day from the starter there!

13:33 Grand National market as it stands:

13:28 Grand National placings reminder… Coral will payout on Grand National bets taken each-way for the first five past the post:

13:15 Aintree opener… Our first reality race of Grand National day is the Gaskell Waste Management Handicap Hurdle coming up at 13:45. Have a butchers at our preview, and view the betting market below::

13:03 L’Escargot wins the Coral Grand National legends virtual race!

Full result
1 L’Escargot 10/1
2 Don’t Push It 40/1
3 Neptune Collonges 33/1
4 Many Clouds 12/1
5 Royal Athlete 14/1
39 ran, Red Rum non-runner

13:00 AND THEY’RE OFF in Coral’s Grand National legends virtual race!

12:53 Free from the app store… No it’s not Arnie or Christoph Waltz post-Bloefeld plugging games, but our Grand National app:

12:42 Legends race reminder! One last chance to get involved Coral’s Grand National legends virtual race at 13:00 before the Aintree action kicks off:

12:37 National horses to watch… Our tipsters pick out 10 Grand National entrants to keep your eye and possibly have a bet on!

12:22 Fancy a sweepstake?
618x336_GN Sweepstake

If you’re down the local or watching the racing with lots of friends and loved ones, why not make things interesting by having a Grand National sweepstake? Another handy how to article for us tells you all about it!

12:07 Grand National stats. Any trends worth picking up on for the National? Coral’s superb stats guide keeps you in the know!

12:00 Betting for dummies… Around two-third of the UK’s adult population have some form of bet today. If you’re new to it all, why not read Coral’s handy how to gamble guide?!

11:55 Right on Vine! Still to decide on your fancied Grand National horse? Coral’s handy silks and runners graphic, courtesy of Vine, is well worth a look:

11:50 Scudamore says… What does top jockey and Coral horse racing ambassador Tom Scudamore think about his Grand National day rides?

11:45 Grand National stat attack:

11:40 Horses to watch… As well as a typically wide-open National, there are three red-hot favourites in action beforehand:

  • Neptune Noices’ Hurdle champ Yorkhill is in the Mersey Novices’ Hurdle (14:25)
  • Arkle Challenge Trophy victor Douvan races in the Maghull Novices’ Chase (15:00)
  • World Hurdle winner Thistlecrack goes in the Liverpool Stayers’ Hurdle (15:40)

11:35 First five payout! Go on! Have a flutter on the Grand National, as Coral go the first five past the post for each-way bets:

11:30 National legends! At 13:00 today, Coral’s Grand National legends virtual race takes place. Learn more about the race, and here’s extra incentive to get involved:

11:25 Grand National stat attack:

11:20 Hello! It’s Grand National day! Stay tuned for Coral’s live updates throughout this huge sporting event, with the big race off at the new time of 17:15 BST! O’Faolains Boy is a non-runner.

The full race schedule below:
13:45 Gaskell Waste Management Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)
14:25 Mersey Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)
15:00 Doom Bar Maghull Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)
15:40 Liverpool Stayers’ Hurdle (Grade 1)
16:20 Betfred Handicap Chase (Listed)
17:15 Crabbie’s Grand National
18:10 Pinsent Mason Handicap Hurdle (Conditional and Amateur Jockeys)


Check out more Grand National Festival content on our Aintree page.

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Jamie Clark

Athletics aficionado, die-hard snooker fan and Crystal Palace supporter Jamie has written for Coral since February 2014 after spells with Soccerlens and the Press Association as a digital journalist and copywriter. A former East Midlands sports correspondent and Bwin tipster, he is a graduate of both the University of York and University of Sheffield, with a Masters in web journalism from the latter.