So here we are at day one of the Aintree Grand National meeting.
While attention is always focussed on the big lottery of a race on Saturday, I have to say that some of the racing on Thursday and Friday at Aintree is of a much higher quality than is usually the case for this meeting.
Plenty for me to get my teeth into.
Lots of head scratching and analysis to undertake.
Let's get cracking
Thursday . . .
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