Watch Grand National 2018 Live in Online: This year’s Grand National 2018 countdown has begun on the Antry Racecourse and the game will be held tomorrow. You can do a lot of preparation in advance, and if you are in the mood to complete guidance on the great races in Merseyside, you are in the right place.
Participants and contestants of the top 40 teams in the Grand National 2018 Sprint held at Antry on Saturday were confirmed on Friday morning, while the two titles of Minodora Minella Rocco and Scottish National Vicente have been retired. It will be replaced by Thunder and Rose and Delusionofgrandeur.
Minella Rocco, who was coached by Jonjo O’Neill and the 2017 Cheltenham Gold Cup runner-up, will bear the maximum weight of 11 pounds and 10 pounds. Noel Meade’s Road Meets dive into the bottom half of the 40 players.
Nicky Henderson dominated the first day of the Randox Health Grand National meeting at Aintree on Thursday with a Grade One treble.
Highlight was undoubtedly the Betway Bowl performance of Might Bite, who showed no ill effects from his huge effort at Cheltenham last month, when second to Native River in the Gold Cup.
Nico de Boinville never let the pace-setting Bristol De Mai get too far in front and he found himself in the lead a good three furlongs from home, with the 4-5 favourite winning by seven lengths.
Henderson said: “That was as good a round of jumping as you’ll ever see. He was just on it the whole way – he was doing crazy things.”
Of next season, the Seven Barrows handler said: “The King George is the first bit, although we’ll have to get a little bit braver and say we better go via the Betfair Chase at Haydock.”
L’Ami Serge’s win in the Betway Aintree Hurdle will have given Henderson just as much joy, however, given the names he has been called in the past.
Out of luck since winning the French Champion Hurdle in June, many punters had given up on him but the 5-1 chance showed plenty of resolution to beat Stayers’ Hurdle runner-up Supasundae by three lengths.
One for Arthur, ridden by Derek Fox came out as the winner. One for Arthur became only the second Scottish winner of the Grand National, beating only Cause of Causes, and Saint Are in the Aintree showpiece.