Grand National Thursday is good value

The enthusiastic crowd at Aintree Racecourse

When looking ahead to next year jumping fans first thoughts are likely to be about Cheltenham Festival 2018, but eagle-eyed value seekers will have their eyes on some top quality racing further over the horizon; The Grand National Meeting and in particular Grand National Thursday.

Some might ask why I am writing about this before the Ladbrokes Winter Festival (or Hennessy) weekend, but the early bird does catch the worm with regards to value, and this is perhaps never truer for the first day at Aintree.

Entry to the Tattersalls enclosure, which allows access to the Chair Pavilion, Embankment, Red Rum Garden, Irish Bar, and the Aintree Pavilion throughout the day and after racing is just £29.

Entry to the Lord Sefton Terrace, which has seating, an outdoor terrace area next to the horsewalk, and trackside viewing heading out into the back straight for the Grand National Meeting Races is a snip at £42.50.

Access to the Lord Daresbury and Queen Mother Roofs, which offer a birds-eye view directly above the Finishing Post, is £50, and access to the Earl of Derby and Lord Sefton is £72 and $£67.50 respectively.

You can also look forward to one of the best afternoon’s racing of the year. The Manifesto Novices’ Chase over 2m4f kicks off proceedings and we could see Willoughby Court, Yanworth and Finians’ Oscar there assuming all stay fit through the season.

The Anniversary 4yo Juvenile Hurdle sees the top juveniles go head to head from the Triumph (for which Apple’s Shakhira is currently favourite), and the Betway Bowl does the same for the Gold Cup. With the staying division looking packed, we should see a strong renewal here with Tea For Two likely to defend his title once again.

The Aintree Hurdle could see the return of Buveur D’Air, a smooth winner last year, and the Foxhunters could once again see the majestic On The Fringe. It will be the first sight over the National fences all week plus we’ve got the Red Rum Handicap Chase and Mares Flat Race to enjoy.

You can enjoy one of the country’s finest racecourses offering top class racing and the world’s most famous race situated in a fantastic English city. There’s plenty of things to do in Liverpool; a city with unique attractions for visitors, exciting cultural and musical events plus the famous Liverpudlian warm welcomes. All things considered Liverpool is the ideal destination to visit and explore.

Make sure you stay with us as this jumps season really gets into gear and enjoy our build up to the Cheltenham Festival and Aintree Grand National meeting for which you can buy tickets here – BOOK YOUR AINTREE TICKETS.