Grand National day 2019 – live!

News incoming (as expected) that Mark Walsh gets the leg up on Anibale Fly after Barry Geraghty’s unfortunate fall at Aintree yesterday. Jonathan Burke takes the place of Walsh on Regal Encore.

Jockey changes for the 2019 @RandoxOfficial #GrandNational @AintreeRaces :
1. Anibale Fly - Mark Walsh
17. Regal Encore - Jonathan Burke

Hello and welcome to Grand National day, the biggest day of the racing year bar none and the one event that truly transcends the sport. Personally, I loved the days before racing’s weights-and-measures man, Phil “Tinkerman” Smith, started to fiddle about with the race and we started to get genuine outsiders winning, with the average winning odds now 33-1.

The best piece of advice is to shop around, get the best price about your fancy and take those odds early in the day. And check the bookies’ place and each-way terms. Some are betting each-way on the first five, six or even seven.

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