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Nicky Henderson Stable Tour

Nicky has been top trainer at the meeting for three of the last four seasons and here he discusses his 2016 runners including Hadrian’s Approach and Triolo D’Alene in the National plus Grade 1 runners Buveur D’Air, L’Ami Serge and My Tent Or Yours.

Runner Profiles

We’ve asked pro-punter Andrew Gibson to profile a dozen of the leading contenders across the three days on Merseyside – he’s covered everything from established stars, useful handicappers plus a strong Grand National fancy.

Festival Eyecatchers

Chris Sleep has shortlisted 10 eyecatchers from the Cheltenham Festival that are set to return to action at the Grand National meeting.

National Meeting Stats Guide

ATR's race stats expert Paul Jones reveals what to look for in all 21 races at the National meeting; includes shortlists of positives and negatives plus past winners tables.

Aintree Trendspotting

David Myers looks at the key trends behind the Grand National meeting, from the records of trainers and jockeys at the race through to runners from the Cheltenham Festival and racing styles of the winners.

Better than sex

When ATR’s Mick Fitzgerald won the Grand National aboard Rough Quest in 1996 he described it as ‘better than sex’. Here, the former top jockey looks back on his famous victory in the Aintree showpiece.

Barry Geraghty's National Course Guide

Leading jockey Barry Geraghty landed the world’s most famous race aboard Monty’s Pass in 2003 - read his in-depth guide to Aintree’s unique Grand National course.