All eyes will be on Central Park on Friday night as defending champion Razldazl Raidio attempts to join a select band of double Grand National winners.
The first Grand National was won by Bonzo in 1927 but the first superstar over jumps was Juvenile Classic who won both the 1938 and 1940 finals, having finished runner-up in 1939. Harringay’s Topothetide picked up his double in 1978/79 though the only hound ever to land the treble was Sherrys Prince.
The brindle, famously faster over the sticks, because he was so ungenuine on the flat, was the winning favourite in the 1970-72 deciders.
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