Officials at Aintree have confirmed that next year's Grand National will start at 5:15pm.
I'm unsure what to make of this, to be fair.
On one hand, I can understand that there will be more eyes watching the race. However, I am set in my ways and prefer the 3-4pm start times. Beyond 5 seems too much.
I thought the same about the FA Cup Final. I did not like the kick-off being moved to a later time slot. I still don't.
I'm going to give it a wait and see approach to see what I think on the day.
The race will take place on April 9th.