Why Grand National is at crossroads -- or even Canal Turn

NEPTUNE COLLONGES on his way to landing last year's Grand National, becoming the first grey to win the race since 1961.

NEPTUNE COLLONGES on his way to landing last year's Grand National, becoming the first grey to win the race since 1961.

STAND by for the most famous horse-race in the world, the Grand National, this coming Saturday. But as our resident racing expert and tipster RICHARD SILVERWOOD explains, this year’s renewal is under the spotlight for more than one reason.

IT is ten to five on Saturday April 14, 2012. I am in the County Stand bar at Aintree and I have rarely felt so depressed on a racecourse.

It’’s galling enough that my main bet in the Grand National, SUNNYHILLBOY, has just got chinned on the line, despite a sublime ride by Richie McLernon.

 

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