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  • Fence 1&17 – 4ft 6in excessive, 2ft 9in vast
  • Fence 2&18 – 4ft 17in excessive, 3ft 6in vast
  • Fence 3&19 – Open ditch
  • Fence 4&20 – 5ft excessive, 10ft 6in vast (together with 7ft ditch on take-off facet)
  • Fence 5&21 – 5ft excessive, 3ft 6in vast
  • Fence 6&22Becher’s Brook – 4ft 10in excessive, 7ft 6in vast
  • Fence 7&23Foinavon – 4ft 6in excessive, 3ft vast
  • Fence 8&24Canal Turn – 5ft excessive, 7ft vast
  • Fence 9&25Valentine’s Brook – 5ft excessive, 7ft vast
  • Fence 10&26 – 5ft excessive, 3ft vast
  • Fence 11&27 – 4ft 10in excessive, 9ft vast (together with 6ft ditch on touchdown facet)
  • Fence 12&28 – 5ft excessive, 8ft 6in vast (together with 5ft 6in on touchdown facet)
  • Fence 13&29 – 4ft 7in excessive, 3ft vast
  • Fence 14&30 – 4ft 6in excessive, 3ft vast
  • Fence 15The Chair – 5ft 2in excessive, 9ft vast (together with 6ft ditch on take-off facet)
  • Fence 16Water Jump – 2ft 6in excessive

The Grand National’s most well-known fences

The Aintree fences will not be as perilous as they as soon as have been. However, they’re nonetheless probably the most infamous obstacles within the enterprise.

The Chair (Fence 15): The Chair is the very best fence on the course, now standing at 5 foot two inches.

Becher’s Brook (Fence 6&22): The sixth and twenty second fence within the race will not be the most important, however its issue comes from the actual fact the touchdown facet is 10 inches decrease than the take-off facet. Named after Captain Martin Becher, a jockey who fell at this stage within the first working of the race in 1839 and hid within the brook to keep away from harm.

Valentine’s Brook (Fence 9&25): Named after a horse that allegedly jumped it backwards in 1840. More possible, the horse spun round in mid-air to create the optical phantasm that its hind legs landed first.

Foinavon (Fence 7&23): One of the smaller fences is known as after the 100/1 shot who prevented a disastrous pile-up right here in 1967 and went on to win.

Canal Turn (Fence 8&24): As the identify suggests, horses should take a pointy flip to the left after leaping this five-foot impediment. Another Aintree fable is that horses used who refused to show ended up within the Liverpool and Leeds canal.

Grand National prize cash

The whole prize fund for the Grand National is £1 million. In 2023, prize cash was awarded to the primary ten horses previous the submit, as follows.

  1. £516,000
  2. £211,100
  3. £105,500
  4. £52,700
  5. £26,500
  6. £13,200
  7. £6,800
  8. £3,600
  9. £2,000
  10. £1,000

How does the handicapping system work?

The thought of the handicapping course of is that less-fancied horses can compete with the perfect chasers. To obtain this, the top-rated horses are requested to hold additional weight. Exactly how a lot weight is set by a handicapper, appointed by the British Horseracing Authority.

The least a horse is permitted to hold (together with the jockey) is 10st 2lb. The top-weighted horse within the race will carry 11st 12lb, with each different handicap weight labored out from that weight based mostly upon every horse’s score. Last yr’s winner, Corach Rambler, was carrying simply 10st 5lb.

In 2015 Many Clouds gained carrying 11st 9oz, the heaviest weight carried by a winner in current historical past. The final horse to win carrying the highest weight was Red Rum in 1973, when the highest handicap was set at 12st.

What are the modifications to this yr’s Grand National?

Significant modifications have been made to the Grand National for 2024. The alterations have been made after animal rights protesters ambushed the 2023 occasion, inflicting a delay of quarter-hour. However, the Jockey Club insists that the modifications didn’t come as a direct response to these protests.

The most important modifications are as follows:

  • The area has been lowered from 40 horses to a most of 34. Evidence exhibits a correlation between the dimensions of a area and the danger of horses falling.
  • The first fence has been introduced ahead, in the direction of the beginning line, by 60 yards with a view to cut back the pace at which the horses attain it.
  • The begin will now be a standing begin on the tape, relatively than the standard rolling begin. This change can also be designed to scale back the pace that horses arrive on the first impediment.
  • Each horse should have an official score of at the very least 130 (relatively than 125) and will probably be scrutinised for leaping errors earlier than being permitted to enter.
  • Fence 11 has been lowered in peak by two inches and will probably be have the drop on the touchdown facet lowered.
  • Horses will now not be led onto the course by a handler earlier than the race, as an alternative being launched to canter in entrance of the grandstands.
  • The begin time has been moved from 5.15pm to 4pm.

British hopefuls face being drawn out of a hat to make Grand National

British hopefuls Chambard and Kitty’s Light, in addition to Eklat De Rire, may very well be drawn out of a hat for the final two remaining locations.

Fury Road, a second-fence faller within the race 12 months in the past, was the one horse assured a run to return out on the five-day declaration stage, so if the highest 32 stand their floor on Thursday, a random poll will determine which two of the trio – who share the identical score – will fill the ultimate two locations within the most 34-runner area. There will probably be no reserves this yr.

However, it may not come to that as proprietor Ronnie Bartlett has stated he wouldn’t run both Stattler or Galvin if the bottom was remotely heavy on the National course. It is presently delicate with heavy patches on the Canal Turn finish. It additionally began raining in Liverpool at lunchtime yesterday and heavy rain is forecast at this time earlier than it dries up.

Henry de Bromhead, who trains Eklat De Rire, confirmed that Rachael Blackmore would journey Minella Indo, the 2021 Gold Cup winner, of his three runners. The 11-year-old goals to hitch one of the crucial elite golf equipment in soar racing: horses who’ve gained a Gold Cup and National. Golden Miller and L’Escargot are the one members.

“He’s really well,” stated De Bromhead, who shared victory with Blackmore three years in the past with Minella Times. “We had planned to run him in the cross-country at Cheltenham but it being off might have spared him a slog. We took him to the Curragh to jump the Aintree fences last week and he jumped great.”

Brendan Powell will journey Eldorado Allen for Joe Tizzard in an try and emulate his father, additionally Brendan, who gained the race in 1988 on Rhyme ‘N’ Reason. Gordon Elliott stated Sean Bowen would journey one in every of his attainable 9 runners, with Jack Kennedy having the choose of them. Keith Donoghue, Sam Ewing, Jordan Gainford and Danny Gilligan are additionally anticipated to be amongst his squad of jockeys.

A doubtlessly controversial final result to the 176th Randox Grand National has been prevented after the Michele Mone and Doug Barrowman-owned chaser Monbeg Genius was amongst 17 horses scratched on March 26.

Installed as one of many favourites when the weights have been introduced, Monbeg Genius’s type of late – nicely crushed at Kelson, pulled up at Cheltenham – advised his possibilities have been getting slimmer anyway. However, there remained the prospect of soar racing’s best-known race being gained by a horse owned by the couple who’re tied up within the PPE Medpro controversy which is below investigation.

PPE Medpro has been topic to media scrutiny and an investigation by the National Crime Agency after it gained a £200m contract from the federal government to produce medical tools through the Covid-19 pandemic. The authorities is attempting to get better £122m as a result of a few of the tools was substandard. Though Baroness Mone, a Conservative peer, has stepped away from the House of Lords she and her husband deny any wrongdoing.

With the top-weight Hewick, who price £800, additionally, as anticipated, defecting to the Bowl at Aintree as an alternative the weights will go up 3lbs throughout the board with Conflated the brand new high weight.

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