• Rain greets the early arrivals for Crabbie's Grand National day at Aintree
  • The umbrellas are up - but the game goes on
  • Kenny Dalglish arrives armed with a racecard
  • It's a big day for Zara Phillips who has plaged a huge part in the preparations of leading fancy Monbeg Dude
  • Splash Of Ginge leads Lac Fontana over the last in the opener
  • But it's Lac Fontana and AP McCoy who come out on top
  • A huge crowd celebrate a favourite winning the opener
  • Balder Success ridden by Wayne Hutchinson is an impressive winner of the Maghull Novices' Chase
  • He sees off Simply Ned and Trifolium under Wayne Hutchinson
  • He was low and fast at the final fence - which proved crucial
  • Whisper and Barry Geraghty (right) lead At Fishers Cross before winning the Stayers Hurdle
  • The jump at the final flight proved to be crucial
  • Race before the National and Duke of Lucca beats Vino Griego in a thriller
  • Pineau  De Re ridden by Leighton Aspell jumps the final fence before winning the Crabbie's Grand National
  • Balthazar King and Double Seven are the nearest pursuers
  • Leighton Aspell celebrates on Pineau De Re with trainer Dr Richard Newland
  • The moment the jockey knew he'd won the Crabbie's Grand National
  • Aspell is able to celebrate with his family....
  • ...before getting his hands on the trophy
  • Dr Richard Newland is in the mood to celebrate too

Grand National photo gallery

Rain greets the early arrivals for Crabbie's Grand National day at Aintree