Ladies Day is considered the most fashionable day of the Scouse calendar, with many preparing their outfits months in advance.
But it is not just about the glamorous ladies on the course at Aintree , there is also the small matter of some horse racing.
Shortly after the gates open at 10:30am, the prosecco will be in full flow before the first race starts, but don’t worry, you won’t miss a single furlong with our race guide.
Full list of races for Ladies Day 2018
The seven races through out the day are as follows;
1:40pm – The Alder Hey Handicap Hurdle
2:20pm – The Aintree Top Novices’ Hurdle
2:50pm – The Mildmay Novices’ Chase
3:25pm – The Melling Chase
4:05pm – The Randox Health Topham Chase
4:40pm – The Sefton Novices’ Hurdle
5:15pm – The Champion Open Flat Race
Tips for Ladies Day races
Preview and tips
3.25pm JLT Melling Chase
CLOUDY DREAM can cause a bit of an upset with victory in the JLT Melling Chase (3.25pm) on Ladies Day at the 2018 Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse.
With Queen Mother Champion Chase hero Altior not lining up and waiting for Sandown, there is a chance for those behind him at the Cheltenham Festival to land Grade One glory.
Willie Mullins’ Min got closest at Prestbury Park with the Paul Nicholls-trained Politologue fourth.
Also in the line-up is Ryanair Chase hero Balko Des Flos. But behind the Irish raider at the Cheltenham Festival was Ruth Jefferson’s Cloudy Dream, who finished third.
And it is Cloudy Dream who may be the one to take advantage of Altior’s absence.
The eight-year-old has only won once in his last 10 chase starts and three times overall, he rarely runs a bad race. His third at Cheltenham is the only time he has been out of the first two over fences.
He was second at this meeting last year and is sure to go close again.
In the absence of his stable-mate Waiting Patiently, he may finally get his head in front and looks value against some better fancied rivals.
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4.05pm Randox Health Topham Chase
The second race of the meeting over the Grand National fences, the Randox Health Topham Chase (4.05pm) looks as competitive as ever. But the Warren Greatrex-trained mare THEATRE TERRITORY looks the answer to a tricky contest.
The eight-year-old is owned by Robert Waley-Cohen and ridden by son Sam, who have enjoyed great success over the big Aintree obstacles down the years.
Sam Waley-Cohen has won more races over the Grand National course – six – than any other jockey. All those winners were owned or part-owned by his father Robert.
And Theatre Territory could bring up a magnificent seventh in the 2m5f contest run over one circuit of the Grand National course.
Since switching to Greatrex from the Nicky Henderson stable the mare has not one in five starts over fences. But she has run really well in all of them. She has finished runner-up three times and third twice.
The latest was behind Master Dee at Kempton in February. If she can improve for the unique Aintree challenge she can finally get off the mark and give her connections more glory on Merseyside.
2.20pm Betway Top Novices’ Hurdle
Ben Pauling’s GLOBAL CITIZEN looks a worthy favourite for the Betway Top Novices’ Hurdle (2.20pm).
The six-year-old has won his last two starts over hurdles. He scored by nine lengths in the Grade Two Sky Bet Dovecote Novices’ Hurdle at Kempton last time and on that form, he will be hard to beat.
3.25pmm Betway Mildmay Novices’ Chase
Nicky Henderson may score in the Betway Mildmay Novices’ Chase (2.50pm) with TERREFORT .
The seven-year-old lost his unbeaten record for Henderson, on his third start in Britain at the Cheltenham Festival last time.
But the defeat to Shattered Love in the JLT Novices’ Chase was no disgrace.
And now stepped up to 3m2f from 2m4f at Prestbury Park, he can resume winning ways.
4.40pm Doom Bar Sefton Novices’ Hurdle
Nigel Twiston-Davies’ COUNT MERIBEL has a good each-way chance of winning the Doom Bar Sefton Novices’ Hurdle (4.40pm).
The six-year-old has not won in his last three starts after he began the campaign with three wins at Carlisle (twice) and Ascot.
Twiston-Davies has a good record in the Sefton winning three times most recently with Ballyoptic two years ago.
And Count Meribel is taken to go close to giving him a fourth success.
1.40pm Alder Hey Handicap Hurdle
The Dan Skelton-trained SPIRITOFTHEGAMES , fifth in the County Hurdle at Cheltenham, has a decent chance in the opener on Ladies Day, the Aldey Hey Handicap Hurdle (1.40pm), just ahead of the Colin Tizzard-trained Storm Home.
The six-year-old won on his seasonal reappearance, but has not got his head in front in three races since.
But his efforts in two of the most competitive handicaps of the season on his last two starts put him in with a chance in another one at Aintree. He was third to Kalashnikov in the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury and he was fifth, not beaten far, in the Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle a the Cheltenham Festival.
On those he should go very close.
5.15pm Weatherbys Private Bank Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race
The finale, the Weatherbys Private Bank Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (5.15pm), could go to Chris Gordon’s COMMANCHE RED .
He won on his second start in a bumper at Kempton and looks open to improvement. He should be in the shake-up.
Wright Ones at Aintree (Day Two)
2.20pm Global Citizen
3.25pm Cloudy Dream
4.05pm Theatre Territory (NAP)
4.40pm Count Meribel
5.15pm Commanche Red
Grand National racecard
Grand National racecard
1.45pm Gaskells Handicap Hurdle 3, 1/2 f
2.25pm Betway Mersey Novices’ Hurdle 2m 4f
3.00pm Doom Bar Maghull Novices’ Chase 2m
3.40pm Betway Handicap Chase 3m 1f
4.20pm Ryanair Stayers’ Livepool Hurdle 3m 1/2 f
5.15pm Randox Health Grand National Handicap Chase 4m 2 1/2 f
6.15pm Pinsent Masons Handicap Hurdle (Conditional Jockeys’ & Amateur Riders’ Race) 2m 1/2 f