John Smith's Grand National

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

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Going is 'soft' for Aintree on the Mersey

The runners and riders on the waves earlier Credit: Bob Collier/PA Wire

The going was a bit soft for riders in this recreation of Saturday's Aintree Grand National!

As thousands arrive on the banks of the Mersey, jet skis dressed as horses took to the waves of the river.

They were racing in the Coral National, a 500 metre race on the River Mersey in Liverpool.

The 'jockeys' wore the colours of the real riders who'll battle it out in the world's greatest steeplechase this weekend.

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