WILL THE 2021 GRAND NATIONAL WINNER COME FROM THE COTSWOLDS?
The Grand National is the most famous and prestigious horse race in the world.
The race is held annually at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool over a distance of 4 miles and 2½ furlongs (4 miles 514 yards) and with a maximum field size of 40 horses.
Over 600 million people tune in from all over the world to watch the Grand National, renowned for its huge fences including The Chair which is the tallest fence and the broadest.
The prize money in the race is an incredible £1million with the winner taking home more than £560,000. Can that winner come from the Cotswolds? The bookies think it will.
The favourite for the Grand National is Cloth Cap, trained by Jonjo O'Neill at his Jackdaws Castle base near Temple Guiting in the heart of the Cotswolds.
Cloth Cap is currently 7/2 with most bookmakers making him one of the shortest priced favourites in Grand National history.