If you’re chasing down the ultimate guide to the second day of the 2023 Aintree Grand National Festival then you’ve found to the right place. Come on in, the water’s fine…
We’ve got you covered with everything you need to know about Friday’s action at Aintree’s April extravaganza including the racecard, tips and best bets, how to live stream all the action as well as details of the ITV Racing schedule.
Fakir D’Oudairies faces six rivals in his bid to bring up a hat-trick of victories in the Grade 1 Marsh Chase and Joseph O’Brien’s stable star needs to turn the tables with Pic D’Orhy from their clash in the Ascot Chase last time out.
The Mildmay Novices’ Chase kicks off proceedings as Gerri Colombe attempts to secure compensation for his near miss at last month’s Cheltenham Festival while the other two Grade 1s on the card, the Sefton Novices’ Hurdle and Top Novices’ Hurdle, look competitive affairs.
A maximum field of 30 are set to go to post in the big betting race of the afternoon, the Topham Handicap Chase, as Al Dancer goes for a second victory of the season over Aintree’s iconic spruce fences.
The latest Grand National odds can be found on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app, otherwise all the key information about the opening day of the Aintree Grand National Festival is below.
Our snazzy Racecards page has details of the runners and riders, weights, odds and Timeform’s horse-by-horse analysis for every renewal on the Aintree Grand National Festival schedule.
The following seven races take place at Aintree on Friday, April 14:
13:45: Mildmay Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)
14:20: William Hill Handicap Hurdle (Premier Handicap)
14:55: Top Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)
15:30: Melling Chase (Grade 1)
16:05: Randox Supports Race Against Dementia Topham Chase (Premier Handicap)
16:40: Sefton Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)
17:15: Abersoch Land and Sea Handicap Hurdle
Paddy Power News is the home of top tips and best bets for the 2023 Aintree Grand National Festival. Our superstar stable of pundits includes Grand National-winning jockeys Ruby Walsh and Mick Fitzgerald as well as ITV Racing expert Matt Chapman.
- Matt Chapman’s horse racing tips for Friday at Aintree
- Horse Racing Tips: Rory Delargy’s got a 50/1 each-way fancy on Friday at Aintree
- Aintree Tips: Mick Fitzgerald’s Friday fancies
- Aintree Betting Tips: Jane Mangan’s Friday fancies for Day 2 of the Grand National Festival
- Ruby Walsh’s Aintree Cheat Sheet: Friday betting tips for the Grand National Festival
Aintree Live Stream
You can live stream every single race at the 2023 Aintree Grand National Festival on the Paddy Power website and via the Paddy Power app for free.
Just head to paddypower.com or the Paddy Power app and sign up or log in. Once you’ve done that, find the betting page for the renewal you wish to watch and click the button that says ‘Watch Live’.
Aintree TV Schedule
Paddy’s pals at ITV Racing bring you live coverage of five of the seven races on Thursday’s racecard at the 2023 Aintree Grand National Festival from 2pm on ITV1 and Virgin Media One.
A 60-minute edition of the The Opening Show builds the hype from 9:30am on ITV4.
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