results and latest race updates from Aintree

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Grand National 2022. 

We will have results, tips and racing updates from across the card at Aintree today, culminating in the world’s greatest steeplechase at 5.15pm.

Fans are back at the course on Grand National day for the first time since 2019, and Rachael Blackmore will undoubtedly get a superb reception. She is gunning for more glory after a life-changing success aboard Minella Times last year when she became the first woman to ride the winner of the race.

Blackmore partners Henry de Bromhead’s nine-year-old once more, although this time the JP McManus-owned gelding must shoulder top-weight of 11st 10lb.

Blackmore’s 2021 victory made headlines across the globe and, along with two successful Cheltenham Festivals, has made her the current standout star of the sport.

“I’m very excited, it’s great to be here,” she said. “The weight is not ideal, but that’s the situation we’re in. He’s in great form at home, his runs this year have been a bit disappointing but he really does seem in great form at home now.

“Henry’s extremely happy with him, so I’m really looking forward to it.

“It’s very cool walking in and seeing some of the pictures up from last year and that sort of thing. It brings back very good memories.

“We’ll be giving it our best shot, it’s a race that you need a lot of luck in and we got plenty of that luck last year, so hopefully there’s a bit left for this year.”