These odds are all closely followed by Anibale Fly, Blaklion and Tiger Roll, each at 12/1. Last year’s winner, One For Arthur, started the race at 14/1, whilst the last favourite to win was Don’t Push It, ridden by Tony McCoy in 2010. The big race starts at 17:15 on Saturday 14 April. Taking place just down the road and kicking off 15 minutes later is the Premier League football match between Liverpool and Bournemouth at Anfield. The match is being televised by Sky Sports in the United Kingdom but there has been much criticism over the scheduling of the game. This means that there will be more than 30,000 racegoers exiting Aintree around the same time more than 50,000 football fans will be attending Liverpool, with some of those coming up from Bournemouth on the south coast. Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final earlier this week. Fans will no doubt be excited for the prospect of facing Bournemouth this weekend in what many are expecting to be a top game. The Reds currently find themselves in third place in the Premier League table – though our of the title race but with the aim of qualifying for next season’s Champions League. Heading into the weekend they currently hold a 10-point advantage over Chelsea for a top four finish, though having played a game more. Liverpool have been made the very short favourites with the bookmakers with Betfair giving 2/9 on a home win this Saturday. Bournemouth are long shots at 12/1, with the draw 11/2.
I’m looking forward to the Grand National this year. Bradley loved it and Aintree really did make it special. They have something planned this year too which I am very grateful for. This is Bradley last year. I wish this could be this year, I wish I could hold him one last time. pic.twitter.com/rvechxUIA9— Bradley Lowery Foundation (@Bradleysfight) April 10, 2018
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