Aintree 2017 races: Racecards, results, winners, dates and betting odds

tom dutton

More than 70,000 spectators will flood through the gates of Aintree Racecourse on Saturday ahead of the Grand National.

And around 600 million more people will tune in to watch the world’s greatest steeplechase live on TV as 40 horses run the four-mile stretch, negotiating 30 fences in a dash to the line.

The purse for the feature race is an eye-watering £1million - with the winner scooping over half of that - while it's estimated up to £200million will be spent betting on the Grand National alone.

But there is plenty of racing action in store before Saturday's penultimate race.

Scroll down for Standard Sport's comprehensive preview...


The Aintree races started on Thursday, April 6 and will run until Saturday, April 8.

The festival is staged at Aintree Racecourse and will include seven races per day - 21 in total.

Saturday's Grand National is the feature race and will run at 5.15pm on the final day. For individual race times check out the full schedule below.



RESULT | 1.45pm Gaskells Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)

1 Fountains Windfall D G Noonan 12/1

2 No Comment B J Geraghty 10/1

3 Dadsintrouble (IRE) A Johns (3) 20/1

RESULT | 2.25pm Betway Mersey Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

1 Finian's Oscar (IRE) R M Power

2 Captain Forez (FR) H Skelton

3 Messire Des Obeaux (FR) D Jacob

RESULT | 3.00pm Doom Bar Maghull Novices' Chase (Grade 1)

1 San Benedeto (FR) N Scholfield 13/2

2 Forest Bihan (FR) B Hughes 9/2

3 Charbel (IRE) D Bass 4/5

RESULT | 3.40pm Betway Handicap Chase (Listed)

1 Sizing Codelco (IRE) R M Power 16/1

2 Rightdownthemiddle (IRE) J W Kennedy 14/1

3 Starchitect (IRE) T Scudamore 13/2

RESULT | 4.20pm Ryanair Stayers Liverpool Hurdle (Grade 1)

1 Yanworth B J Geraghty 9/4

2 Supasundae R M Power 5/1

3 Snow Falcon (IRE) S W Flanagan 7/1

RESULT | 5.15pm Randox Health Grand National (Grade 3 Handicap Chase)

1 Chesterfield (IRE) D Sansom (10) 11/1

2 Zalvados (FR) C Deutsch (3) 14/1

3 Chieftain's Choice (IRE) H Bannister (3) 33/1


RESULT | 1.45pm Manifesto Novices' Chase (Grade 1) (5yo+, Class 1, 2m 3f 200y, 6 runners)

1 Flying Angel (IRE) N Fehily 5/1

2 Cloudy Dream (IRE) B Hughes 11/4

3 Top Notch (FR) D Jacob 5/4

RESULT | 2.20pm Doom Bar Anniversary 4-Y-O Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 1) (4yo, Class 1, 2m 209y, 8 runners)

1 Defi Du Seuil (FR) B J Geraghty 3/10

2 Divin Bere (FR) N Fehily 4/1

3 Bedrock H Skelton 50/1

RESULT | 2.50pm Betway Bowl Chase (Grade 1) (5yo+, Class 1, 3m 210y, 7 runners)

1 Tea For Two Lizzie Kelly 12/1

2 Cue Card P Brennan 13/8

3 Smad Place (FR) W Hutchinson 12/1

RESULT | 3.25pm Betway Aintree Hurdle (Grade 1) (4yo+, Class 1, 2m 4f, 6 runners)

1 Buveur D'air (FR) B J Geraghty 4/11

2 My Tent Or Yours (IRE) A Coleman 9/1

3 The New One (IRE) S Twiston-Davies 6/1

RESULT | 4.05pm Randox Health Foxhunters' Open Hunters' Chase (National Course) (6yo+, Class 2, 2m 5f 19y, 29 runners)

1 Dineur (FR) Mr James King 20/1

2 Balnaslow (IRE) Mr D O'Connor 8/1

3 Big Fella Thanks Mr N George 25/1

RESULT | 4.40pm Betway Red Rum Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (5yo+, Class 1, 1m 7f 176y, 15 runners)

1 Double W's (IRE) B Hughes 8/1

2 Theinval (FR) J McGrath 5/1

3 Bun Doran (IRE) A P Heskin 11/1


RESULT | 1.40pm Alder Hey Children's Charity Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)

1 Rather Be (IRE) J McGrath 8/1

2 Dream Berry (FR) B J Geraghty 12/1

3 Geordie Des Champs (IRE) Jonathan Moore (3) 14/1

RESULT | 2.20pm Crabbie's Top Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1)

1 Pingshou (IRE) R M Power 20/1

2 Mount Mews (IRE) B Hughes 3/1

3 The Unit (IRE) W Hutchinson 10/1

RESULT | 2.50pm Betway Mildmay Novices' Chase (Grade 1)

1 Might Bite (IRE) N De Boinville 4/7

2 Whisper (FR) D N Russell 5/2

3 Virgilio (FR) H Skelton 16/1

RESULT | 3.25pm JLT Melling Chase (Grade 1)

1 Fox Norton (FR) R M Power 3/1

2 Sub Lieutenant (IRE) B J Cooper 3/1

3 Traffic Fluide (FR) Joshua Moore 16/1

RESULT | 4.05pm Randox Health Topham Handicap Chase (Grade 3)

1 Ultragold (FR) H Cobden 50/1

2 Katnap (FR) D E Mullins 20/1

3 Portrait King (IRE) C O'Farrell 66/1

RESULT | 4.40pm Doom Bar Sefton Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1)

1 The Worlds End (IRE) A P Heskin 9/4

2 Beyond Conceit (IRE) B J Geraghty 14/1

4 Debece A Johns 16/1

RESULT | 5.15pm Weatherbys Private Bank Standard Open NH Flat Race (Grade 2)

1 Lalor (GER) R Johnson 20/1

2 Enniscoffey Oscar (IRE) D Jacob 33/1

3 Western Ryder (IRE) G Sheehan 4/1


The Grand National Festival tickets are still available across the remaining days, although availability is limited, and start at £27. Click here for more information.


All three days of the The Grand National Festival will be shown live on ITV.

Coverage starts at 2pm on Friday, April 7. Click here to place a bet

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