Grand National line-up declared

The final line-up for Saturday’s Grand National at Aintree has been confirmed.

40 runners have been named for the famous race, with last year’s runner-up The Last Samurai heading the field.

Vieux Lion Rouge and Definitely Red are the current bookmakers’ favourites.

The festival gets underway today with the first off at 1.45.

Here at home, Limerick hosts a seven-race card where the first is off at 2.