Grand National 2017: The Last Samuri heads 40-horse line-up at Aintree

Randox Health Grand National
Venue: Aintree Date: Saturday, 8 April Race: 17:15 BST
Coverage: Build-up and live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live from 13:00, with text updates and pinstickers’ guide on the BBC Sport website and app.

A field of 40 horses headed by The Last Samuri is set to contest the 170th running of the Grand National on Saturday.

Last year’s runner-up will bid to become the first top weight to triumph since Red Rum in 1974.

A sell-out crowd of 70,000 is expected at Aintree Racecourse on Merseyside.

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