RED RUM’S record as the only horse to win three Grand National appears safe – for now – after Michael O’Leary revealed that Tiger Roll is “very unlikely” to attempt to make more racing history next April.
Vintage Clouds carries Yorkshire’s main hopes in the Grand National. One of the best-backed horses, the grey is trained on Baildon Moor by Sue and Harvey Smith whose Auroras Encore triumphed at Aintree in 2013. Tom Richmond reports.
NICKY Henderson reports Buveur D’Air to be in tip-top condition as he attempts to become the sixth horse to record three successive victories in the Unibet Champion Hurdle – the day one highlight of the Cheltenham Festival.
TRANSPORT Secretary Chris Grayling is – typically – once again being economical with the truth when he tries to defend the indefensible: his department’s mishandling of the East Coast Main Line rail franchise.