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It’s Grand National Day at Aintree and BetVictor Ambassador Rachael Blackmore is here to give us the lowdown on her two rides.

Emitom

13:45 Aintree

I take the ride for Warren Greatrex on Emitom (13:45) in the Handicap Hurdle.

He pulled up on his last start but had been very consistent until then.

I’ll speak to Warren about him more, but he should have no problem with the trip, and although this looks competitive, I’m positive we can be there or thereabouts.

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Minella Times

17:15 Aintree

8/1

Minella Times (17:15) was just exceptional last year. I got a great feel from him in the race. He jumped from fence to fence, and for me, it was very enjoyable. I’ll never forget crossing the line, so we’re out to try and repeat that.

He’s carrying more weight this time, and although his form hasn’t been great this year, Henry found a couple of things amiss after his last run and has straightened them out.

Since then, he’s been a lot better at home. Laura, who rides him out every day, is really happy, so it seems as if he is back to his old self.

So, I’m really looking forward to it. This race is so full of history, and it would be great to add to that again.

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