Horse Racing Grand National By Jon Ivan-Duke

Aintree: One Nil To Punters After Day 1

The treble of Cue Card, Annie Power and On The Fringe prevented William Hill from breaking even on Day 1 of the Aintree Grand National meeting.

On singles, the company were level, but plenty of punters had the Cue Card/Annie Power/On The Fringe treble to put the bookmakers in a losing position after the opening day.

“The kicker for us came with accumulators on short price favourites, much like at Cheltenham. It’s one nil to punters, but it’s still all to play for,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.