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.