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Grand National 2016: five things to look out for

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The tape will go up for the Grand National on Saturday at 5.15pm, the latest it has ever started, in the hope of an even bigger TV audience than the 8m or so of recent years, and allowing sports fans to follow the race on their way home from Saturday afternoon matches.

Paul Nicholls selects Ruby Walsh to ride Zarkandar at Newbury

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The inaugural Betfair Super Saturday meeting at Newbury this weekend, which already has Long Run, Grands Crus and Zarkandar among its likely runners, acquired an unexpected fresh attraction on Monday when the Scilly Isles Novice Chase, which was due to take place at Sandown last weekend, was added to the card.

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Grand National 2016: five things to look out for

The tape will go up for the Grand National on Saturday at 5.15pm, the latest it has ever started, in the hope of an even bigger TV audience than the 8m or so of recent years, and allowing sports fans to follow the race on their way home from Saturday afternoon matches.