ITV to showcase Grand National in virtual reality

BY his own admission, Robbie Power did not appreciate the magnitude of his Grand National win 10 years ago aboard Silver Birch for the then rookie trainer Gordon Elliott.

Grand National victor One For Arthur has returned home to a hero's welcome. For a brief moment, I took a small pull on him.

He's a real yard favourite and is very laid back so a big day like he'll face on Saturday will be like water off a duck's back for him.

Most people won't have heard of Reynoldstown, as he was a victor way back in the 1930s.

The bay gelding is backed in the latest Grand National betting odds at 25/1 to win the race, joining Red Rum and Earth Summit to achieve the feat.

They have purchased Le Mercurey and Highland Lodge, who would give jockey Henry Brooke a fairytale win after a crashing fall saw him placed in an induced coma earlier this year, while their son Richard has bought Just A Par.

Speaking to ITV Racing following the win, she said: "I am so delighted, what a day".

"Lots of people will tune in to watch the race for the first time and Mane Match is a fun way of narrowing down the search for your ideal equine partner for Saturday's big race".

Meanwhile, talk will turn to Aintree 2018 and a possible repeat; he'll have more weight, but as an eight-year-old can he be expected to improve again?

All eyes of the world will be on Aintree on April 8th for the Grand National - arguably the most prestigious racing event on the global calendar.

There are plenty of options available, enabling customers to watch each race, including the 2017 Grand National online via desktop, tablet, laptop or even your mobile phone.

The Charlie Longsdon-trained Pendra, who is also owned by McManus, was the only horse among the top 40 at Monday's confirmation stage not to be declared.

Inspired, William Hill to air The Grand National Race of Champions (PRESS RELEASE) - Inspired Entertainment, Inc. today announces that The Grand National Race of Champions, featuring some of the most famous runners and riders in the race's history, will be exclusively shown for the first time via William Hill's Facebook Live Channel today. I was very lucky to get the ride in the first place.

"I'm going to take my goggles off and throw them into the crowd because it's the only thing I've ever wanted to do", the English jockey told The Times.

Definitly Red (10-1), who was an impressive victor at Doncaster last month for Brian Ellison, was pulled up at the Canal Turn, with jockey Danny Cook revealing that an awkward landing sent his saddle slipping round and the pair out of the race. I was getting closer and closer and I thought I was maybe going to get there too soon. I felt we'd done everything we possibly could to get this horse here.

  • Joanne Flowers