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4th April 2020

Plus 2 and dry when driving in..Foggy first thing..

You just cannot beat racing on Ladies Day at Aintree, and yesterday the warmer weather brought them out in their thousands.. They looked just fabulous..

I love Aintree, I love Liverpool and I love the locals.. they do their Ladies Day in style. Fun and their form of racing is a game changer..

Then I woke up..

Bugger I will have to wait for another year..

Lets us all hope that next year the sun does shine and the locals do come out in force..

This morning being a Saturday, we worked many for the last time this season. Those who are not waiting to run on the flat or in a bumper will now be roughed (ruffed) off. They will have their rugs off and wait for the grass to grow before heading off on their holidays.

This is usually the best days racing of the year. The Randox Health Grand National regularly pulls in many millions of viewers in the UK and many more around the world. It is race of huge history and one that nearly stops the Nation?

This year it might as with no sport to watch on TV do you think the nation will watch this years ‘Virtual Race?’

The viewing figures will be fascinating to see. Here is the latest betting

To download your Sweepstake runners and riders click here..

Will Tiger Roll make history?.. If no or even if he does ..There is a brilliant on line programme on Tiger Roll which really needs watching.. Click here to watch.

While I am on the subject of the Grand National, it was 30 years ago that I won it with Mr Frisk.. really that long ago.. To mark the occasion Marcus Armytage wrote well in yesterdays Daily Telegraph and I made the Irish Field..I hope you dont have to pay to read either article? To watch Mr Frisk win the race again click here..

Racing TV have even roped me in this afternoon.. at 2.. just for a very short time I am sure..

For my older readers Mark Pougath has produced an on line learning video on how to set up and use and Ipad..

I think that is enough videos for you to watch..

OK Mat and I offer our opinions on the first 4..

I think Tiger Roll will finish second...But who will win? Beware The Bear to give Nicky Henderson his first winner of the race..  Thats dreams for you... So my selections are Beware The Bear, Tiger Roll, Definitly Red and Kildisart

Mat's four are Kimberlite Candy, Magic Of Light, Tiger Roll and Walk In The Mill..

Pleased to take a phone call last night from Martin F-G, who having read about Preston Rabl making two phone calls a day to old mates he never sees..... Martin has decided on one a day.. my turn first?

Todays non virus video nasty is for all those who needed to watch Mark Pougath's video earlier on my blog..

Have a great weekend .. Stay safe and well..see you, all being well, on Monday.