Grand National LIVE: Latest news and updates from the world’s most famous steeplechase as 8-1 shot Corach Rambler bids to defend his crown

Good afternoon and welcome to Mail Sport’s live coverage of the Grand National.

The evenings are lighter, summer is on the way and the sporting action is ramping up.

Another bumper weekend of Premier League action (look away Tottenham fans!), three Americans are flying at The Masters but right here, right now we are only a few hours away from one of the most famous horse races in the world.

Corach Rambler is bidding to win back-to-back Grand Nationals – no mean feat, while 29 other runners aim for glory.

The four mile and two-and-a-half furlong iconic race gets underway at 4pm. Stay right here with Mail Sport for all the action.