The next race is 'just' a three-mile handicap chase, but if I were a jockey I would prefer not to ride in it. I mean, the Grand National is about an hour away. I'd want to have a nice cup of tea, a sit down and a think.
They're away in the handicap chase. Steady pace. Virak prominent behind Coologue
The married man's gallop still abides, Coologue from Virak and Band Of Blood
Blunder from Band Of Blood, front-runners packing together now
Maggio takes it up on the run to the last
Poor Brian Hughes. He'd have ridden Maggio but for his fall earlier today. James Reveley was the lucky supersub.
Palace take the lead as Jason Puncheon nets the leather. 20 minutes to go. Three fingernails to go.
Hello Stefan - your three fancies should give you a great run for your money. If I had to choose one from those three it would be Druids, but with luck you'll have plenty to cheer about.
The bookies have started to shorten everything up, and we are beginning to see joint-favourites. Many Clouds, The Last Samuri and Shutthefrontdoor can all be backed at 10-1
The Last Samuri is now 9-1 favourite, and Silviniaco Conti - Sylvia Knacker, as I heard someone call him - has been cut too.
It is not raining any more.
Crystal Palace win 1-0. That might see them safe. Now, let's get on with the other stuff.
Venetia Williams on C4 talking about the chances of outsiders Aachen and Katenko. You can't fancy either but then again, what price was Mon Mome?
We are having the National Anthem. What a tedious waste of time.
Jockeys please mount, jockeys please mount. I think we might go off a bit late here.
I am getting a bit breathless. My heart is fluttering away. You?
They're coming in now . . .