The 2022 Grand National begins on Saturday.
The biggest horse race of the year is finally upon us, so here’s everything you need to know about the Grand National, including TV channel details, horses in the field and premiere times. race.
Which races take place on the day of the Grand National?
There are seven races on Grand National day, with the star race being, of course, the Grand National.
1.45 EFT Construction Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)
2.25 Betway Mersey Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)
3.00 Poundland Maghull Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)
3.35 JRL Liverpool Hurdle Group (Grade 1)
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4.15 Betway Handicap Chase (Grade 3)
5.15 Randox Grand National Handicap Chase (Grade 3)
6.20 Wetherbys nhstallions.co.uk Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (Grade 2)
What horses should I watch out for?
At the start of this week, the full picture is only just emerging among the entrants who will take part in the Aintree Grand National, but that hasn’t stopped the bookmakers from making their picks.
Early favorites include Any second now, Delta workand Snow Leopard all of which are priced at 8/1.
Escaria Ten is also quite fanciful at 10/1, although the same cannot be said for last year’s winner, Minella’s hour.
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Minella’s hour stormed home last year, but a weight increase has put his chances of a second straight win in real jeopardy, and is currently priced at 14/1.
Elsewhere, Santini is starting to regain momentum, with odds dropping from 50/1 to 33/1 in recent days.
Be sure to keep an eye here as we update the odds closer to Saturday’s race day.
On which television channel is the Grand National broadcast in Ireland?
The coverage of the day will be on Blank Media A from 2 p.m..
The channel will air ITV’s coverage which is hosted by Ed Chamberlain alongside AP McCoy, Ruby Walsh and Mick Fitzgerald.
“I don’t feel like a man or a woman right now. I don’t feel human. It’s just amazing.
Rachael Blackmore reacts to her victory at the Aintree Grand National.
— Virgin Media Sports (@VMSportIE) April 10, 2021
The main event of the day, the Randox Grand National Handicap Chase, sets off to 5:15 p.m..
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