Race meeting begins at Aintree

The world's most famous steeplechase is less than 48 hours away.

A staggering two-thirds of us are expected to have a bet on the Grand National this Saturday.

The race meeting started today and our sports reporter David Chisnall has been among the crowds.

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John Smith's Grand National

The John Smith's Grand National takes place at Aintree Racecourse on 6 April 2013.