• An early check of the Aintree turf with the going stick
  • Willie Mullins at Aintree on the opening day of the Grand National Meeting
  • A floral tribute to victims of the Hillsborough tragedy at Aintree.
  • Guitar Pete (centre) on his way to winning the opener
  • Silviniaco Conti leads Dynaste over the last in the Betfred Bowl...
  • ...and goes on to win his second Grade One victory of the season
  • The New One just held off a late Rock On Ruby charge to land the Aintree Hurdle
  • Diakali was close-up in a thrilling finish
  • Warne and Sam Waley-Cohen take the Fox Hunters
  • Parsnip Pete and Paddy Brennan win the Red Rum Handicap Chase
  • At least one racegoer looks to have been among the winners
  • Uxizandre and Tony McCoy lead Oscar Whisky over the last to win the Grade One Manifesto Novices' Chase
  • A racegoer uses the camera on her phone to check her hair before the final race
  • Here's hoping she backed Doctor Harper who won for David Pipe and Tom Scudamore

Aintree: Day One gallery

An early check of the Aintree turf with the going stick