In cold drizzly weather some fans arrive in less than suitable clothes. (All photos by Tom Jenkins for the Observer)he horses break through the tape for a false start
The packed stands watch the third race, the Silver Cross Stayers Hurdle was won by Barry Geraghty on Whisper.
At The Chair, Nick Scholfield is unseated from the favorite Teaforthree.
Checking out The Chair.
A bettor is rather “chuffed” that he backed 9/2 favourite Lac Fontana to win the Mersey Novices' hurdle race.
The 25-1 shot, Pineau De Re, passes the post to win the National by five lengths.