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2016 Grand National Festival day one live!

| 07.04.2016

Jamie Clark, Sports Editor | April 7, 2016

17:30 That’s a wrap! Thanks for sharing day one with us, we’ll be back tomorrow! Until then, goodbye!

17:25 Day One headlines
So what’s happened on Aintree’s opening day of the Grand National Festival?

  • Annie Power completes Champion/Aintree Hurdle double
  • Cue Card bounces back with Betfred Bowl victory
  • On The Fringe tastes Fox Hunter’s success
  • Three favourites winning costs bookies estimated £10m

17:21 Kayf Grace wins the Mares’ Bumper!
Full result:
1 Kayf Grace 14/1
2 Augusta Kate 15/8f
3 Shattered Love 8/1
17 ran

17:16 AND THEY’RE OFF in the Mares’ Bumper!

17:02 Fancy a Bumper bet? And our final race of day one from Aintree is a Mares’ Bumper. Here’s what the odds look like:

16:53 Katachenko wins the Red Rum Handicap!
Full result:
1 Katachenko 9/1
2 Dandridge 11/2
3 Viconte Du Noyer 8/1
12 ran

16:48 AND THEY’RE OFF in the Red Rum Handicap!

16:40 Bookies take another bashing! Our very own David Stevens on what has been an opening Grand National Festival day where estimated losses for the bookmakers is around £10m:

“We’re still counting the cost of last month’s Cheltenham hammering, and went into the opening day of the Grand National fearing more of the same with several Festival stars in action again, and wins for Cue Card, Annie Power and On The Fringe, as well as the well-backed Apple’s Jade, ensured it was Groundhog day as punters came out on top to the tune of £10 million across the industry.

“We can’t sleep easy tonight either, with Cheltenham winners Limini and Vautour running on Friday, and all that before Many Clouds goes for Grand National history in the biggest race of the year on Friday.”

16:30 Red Rum Handicap coming up… Our penultimate race of day one is the Red Rum Handicap Chase. What do our tipsters think? See the market below:

16:17 On The Fringe wins the Fox Hunter’s!
Full result:
1 On The Fringe 15/8f
2 Dineur 50/1
3 Mendip Express 11/1
4 Current Event 15/2
22 ran

16:11 AND THEY’RE OFF in the Fox Hunter’s following a false start!

15:55 What can you see on Periscope? Our very own Simon Clare, giving his best bets!

15:45 Up next… The Crabbie’s Fox Hunter’s Chase over the National Fences! Read our tipster’s preview, ad don’t froget we’re paying an extra place:

15:35 Annie Power wins the Aintree Hurdle!
Full result:
1 Annie Power 4/9f
2 My Tent Or Yours 9/1
3 Nichols Canyon 11/2
6 ran

15:29 AND THEY’RE OFF in the Aintree Hurdle!

15:05 Aintree Hurdle up next! Has Annie got the Power to deliver on Merseyside? Read our Doom Bar Aintree Hurdle preview to see what our experts think and check out current betting below:

14:58 Cue Card wins the Betfred Bowl!
Full result:
1 Cue Card 5/4f
2 Don Poli 4/1
3 Djakadam 5/2
9 ran

14:52 AND THEY’RE OFF in the Betfred Bowl!

14:42 Grand National stat attack:

14:30 Betfred Bowl preview. Race three today is the Betfred Bowl, and it looks a thrilling contest. Read what our tipsters are backing!

14:24 Apple’s Jade wins the Anniversary!
Full result
1 Apple’s Jade 3/1
2 Ivanovich Gorbatov 7/4f
3 Azzuri 20/1
9 ran

14:18 AND THEY’RE OFF in the Anniversary Juvenile Hurdle!

13:55 Anniversary coming up… The second race of the Grand National Festival is the Anniversary Juvenile Hurdle, featuring Cheltenham winner Ivanovich Gorbatov. Market below:

13:47 Arzal wins the Manifesto! He made all to take the Grand National Opener.
Full result:
1 Arzal 4/1
2 L’ami Serge 9/2
3 Sizing John 11/4f
8 ran

13:41 AND THEY’RE OFF in the Manifesto Novices’ Chase!

13:30 Sizing John set to start as Manifesto favourite. Fancy a flutter on the Grand National Festival opener? Bet now!

13:25 Non Runner Money Back! You can our Grand National guarantee to the bank:

13:10 Market mover… Lots of support for Apple’s Jade in the Anniversary Juvenile Hurdle:

12:55 Stat attack:

12:40 One hour to go… So it’s Manifesto Novices’ Chase preview time. Read what our experts think about the Grand National Festival Opener.

12:25 Elsewhere in sport… US Masters Golf and Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool v former club Dortmund in Europa League action? The Grand National Festival is just the tip of the iceberg!

12:15 Betfred Bowl betting! A tasty-looking renewal of the Betfred Bowl is coming up at 14:50. Here’s how the market currently stands with Cue Card favourite to gain compensation for his Cheltenham Festival fall:

12:07 Scudamore says… Coral horse ambassador and top jockey Tom Scudamore rides Dynaste today, get his thoughts on the action:

11:54 Grand National betting for dummies… Don’t be put off it you’ve never bet before. Check out Coral’s brilliant betting guide!

11:39 Fox Hunters’ fun! We’re paying out for the first four past the post on each-way bets in the Crabbie’s Fox Hunters’ Chase over the Grand National fences!

11:34 Manifesto betting… No, it’s not the president of Iceland pledging to play a straight bat in an attempt to get re-elected after the Panama Papers scandal. Here’s how the market for our Grand National Festival opener, the Manifesto Novices’ Chase at 13:40 looks:

11:30 Hello and welcome to Coral’s live coverage of the 2016 Grand National Festival. Over the next three days we’ll bring you all the results and reaction.

Here’s today’s scheduled seven races:

13:40 Merseyrail Manifesto Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)
14:15 Anniversary Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 1)
14:50 Betfred Bowl (Grade 1)
15:25 Doom Bar Aintree Hurdle (Grade 1)
16:05 Crabbie’s Fox Hunters’ Chase (over the National Fences)
16:40 Red Rum Handicap Chase (Grade 3)
17:15 Goffs Nickel Coin Mares’ Bumper (Grade 2)


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



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.