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Grand National Thursday is the first day of the Grand National Festival held at Aintree Racecourse, near Liverpool. It will fall on 2nd April 2020, followed by Ladies’ Day (3rd April, Day 2) and Grand National Day (4th April, Day 3).

The festival is best-known for the Grand National, which is arguably the world’s most famous horse race. However, there are now many other top races, including the Grade 1 Aintree Hurdle and Doom Bar Anniversary Juvenile Hurdle, both of which take place on the opening day.

There are seven races in total on Grand National Thursday, with some of the sport’s elite hurdlers set to contest the Aintree Hurdle. The first race of Grand National Thursday, the Manifesto Novices’ Chase, will go off at 13:40pm on 2nd April.

2020 Grand National Thursday Betting Guide

The Grand National Festival goes hand in hand with the Cheltenham Festival. Many of the runners and riders will have run at Cheltenham a few weeks beforehand.

For example, the Aintree Hurdle (15:25pm) often has a similar field to the Champion Hurdle. A recent example of this is Buveur D’Air who won both races in 2017..

That is one of four Grade 1s on Grand National Thursday. Another is the Betway Bowl which often features several of the top staying chasers in horse racing. Previous winners include Silviniaco Conti and Cue Card, both of whom won the King George VI Chase. Last year’s race was won by Kemboy, with King George winner Clan Des Obeaux the runner-up.

Grand National Opening Day - 2019 Results & Winners

Grand National Thursday 2019 saw Irish trainers dominate with victory in three races including the Betway Bowl, Aintree Hurdle and Red Rum Handicap Chase.

They were however denied in the first Grade 1 of the day where Pentland Hills showed his Triumph Hurdle win was no fluke to land the Anniversary 4-Y-O Juvenile Hurdle.

Race: Winner: Winning Jockey Winning Trainer:
Manifesto Novices Chase Kalashnikov Jack Quinlan Amy Murphy
Anniversary 4-Y-Old Juvenile Hurdle Pentland Hills Nico de Boinville Nicky Henderson
Betway Bowl Kemboy Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins
Aintree Hurdle Supasundae Robbie Power Jessica Harrington
Foxhunters Chase Top Wood Tabitha Worsley Kelly Morgan
Red Rum Handicap Chase Moon Over Germany Rachael Blackmore Henry de Bromhead
Aintree Mares Flat Race The Glancing Queen Wayne Hutchinson Alan King

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