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Non-runners, going and all the early betting moves

Grand National action: thick and fast at Aintree last year
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Grand National day has dawned and the once-a-year punter is asking family and friends for their fancy among the 40 runners who will be setting out over the unique fences at 5.15 after this afternoon's football final whistle.

Aintree warms up for the spectacle with three Grade 1s for the purists, giving Charbel a chance to atone for his Arkle fall when still leading and Yanworth to restore his reputation in the Liverpool Hurdle.

Flat fans will be looking to Ireland where Aidan O'Brien and Ryan Moore team up in the Classic trials and Ballysax Stakes. 

Going update

Aintree:  Hurdles - good; Mildmay course - good, good to soft in places; National course - good to soft, good in places.

Chepstow: Good, good to soft in places (watered) Updated GoingStick update 6.7 from 6.9

Leopardstown: Yielding

Lingfield: Standard

Newcastle: good, good to soft in places (watered) Updated GoingStick update 7.4 from 8.1

Wolverhampton: Standard

Today's key races
Aintree 1.45 Gaskells Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)
Leopardstown 2.20 Leopardstown 2,000 Guineas Trial (Listed)  
Aintree 2.25 
Betway Mersey Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1)
Leopardstown 2.55 Ballylinch Stud 1,000 Guineas Trial (Group 3)
Aintree 3.0 Doom Bar Maghull Novices Chase (Grade 1)
Aintree 3.40 Betway Handicap Chase (Listed)
Lingfield 3.45 32Red International Trial Stakes (Listed)
Leopardstown 4.0 PW McGrath Memorial Ballysax Stakes (Group 3)
Aintree 4.20 Ryanair Stayers Liverpool Hurdle (Grade 1)
Aintree 5.15 Randox Health Grand National (Grade 3)

Aintree: 3.40 Thomas Brown, Man With Van; 4.20 The New One

Chepstow: 1.40 Bolving, Moderator; 2.15 Maguire's Glen; 2.50 Coopers Square; 4.05 Weld Arab; 4.40 Peckhamecho

Lingfield: 2.0 The Yellow Bus; 2.35 Sparkalot

Newcastle: 4.30 Aislabie, 5.0 Time And Again

Wolverhampton: 7.20 Mraseel; 7.50 Cotton Club, 8.20 Fire In Babylon, 8.50 Spin Point

Early market moves

Aintree: 1.45 No Hassle Hoff 9-2 from 10
3.40 Our Kaempfer 12 from 14
4.20 Supasundae 9-2 from 8
5.15 Definitly Red 12 from 14, Vieux Lion Rouge 16 from 14, Wonderful Charm 25 from 33, Thunder And Roses 33 from 66, Cocktails At Dawn 50 from 100, Lord Windermere 50 from 66, Double Shuffle 50 from 80
6.15 John Constable 13-2 from 14
Chepstow: 5.35 Forgot To Ask 3 from 7-2
Lingfield: 2.0 Anastazia 7 from 14
3.45 Baileys Showgirl 4 from 8
Newcastle: 2.40 Treat Yourself 3 from 7-2

Which Grand National runner should you back?

Aintree warms up for the spectacle with three Grade 1s for the purists
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