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The Grand National


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BBC1 takes over the reins of this afternoon's Aintree coverage with starts at 2.50 and 3.25 before the Grand National at 4.15, where the Gordon Elliott-trained Silver Birch was a surprise 33/1 winner last year. This year Cloudy Lane, trained by Donald McCain, could be the one to watch. Presented by Clare Balding, with analysis from Rishi Persad, Norman Williamson, Richard Dunwoody, Richard Pitman and John Parrott. Commentary by Jim McGrath, Ian Bartlett, Tony O'Hehir and Darren Owen. Highlights at 11.40pm. Director Steve Docherty ; Producer Dermot Cumiskey
Racing certainty: page 34 The Inside Story: page 66


Unknown: Gordon Elliott
Unknown: Silver Birch
Unknown: Donald McCain
Presented By: Clare Balding
Unknown: Rishi Persad
Unknown: Norman Williamson
Unknown: Richard Dunwoody
Unknown: Richard Pitman
Unknown: John Parrott.
Commentary By: Jim McGrath
Commentary By: Ian Bartlett
Commentary By: Tony O'Hehir
Commentary By: Darren Owen.
Director: Steve Docherty
Producer: Dermot Cumiskey

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