Grand National 2021 race card, confirmed runners, tips and odds for DAY ONE of Aintree meet

THE Grand National Festival is back at Aintree – and it kicks off with a cracker on Thursday.

One huge name is among the runners, but not in the race he has dominated in the past two renewals.

Read on below to find out all you need to know for day one at the famed Jumps course.

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Grand National race card – day one

13:45 SSS Super Alloys Manifesto Novices' Chase

Tip: Hitman 9-4

Danger: The Shunter 7-2

14:20 The Doom Bar Anniversary 4-Y-O Juvenile Hurdle Race

Tip: Monmiral 5-6

Danger: Fiveandtwenty 12-1

14:50 The Betway Bowl Steeple Chase

Tip: Clan Des Obeaux 5-2

Danger: Tiger Roll 5-1

15:25 The Betway Aintree Hurdle Race

Tip: Jason The Militant 4-1

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Danger: Brewinupastorm 5-1

16:05 The Rose Paterson Randox Foxhunters’ Open Hunters’ Steeple Chase

Tip: Billaway 3-1

Danger: Dashing Perk 12-1

16:40 The Close Brothers Red Rum Handicap Steeple Chase

Tip: On The Slopes 7-1

Danger: Getaway Trump 11-2

17:15 Goffs UK Nickel Coin Mares' Standard Open National Hunt Flat

Tip: Elle Est Belle 5-2

Danger: Eileendover 4-5

Confirmed runners and their odds

You can check out the full list of confirmed runners in each race and their odds in our race card section here.

How can I watch the Grand National?

You can watch five of the seven races live on ITV 1.

The action starts at 2pm and finishes at 5pm.

The first and last race – which will not be shown on ITV 1 – can be viewed on Racing TV or a bookies' website, providing you have an account.

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