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2015 Grand National meeting Day One: They said what?

| 09.04.2015

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..



Lee Gormley

Lee joined the Coral team in 2014 after studying at Leeds Trinity University, having moved across the water from Ireland, and has plenty of industry experience from his time with various news outlets in both England and Northern Ireland. After graduating with a BA Honours degree in Sports Journalism, he has since become an important member of the talented sports desk, passionately covering boxing, football and snooker, among many other sports. Lee is also a massive Manchester United and Republic of Ireland fan, but curbs any bias during his work, and outside of his job can be found regularly taking part in sport himself, such as boxing, GAA and football.