Grand National 2013: photo gallery 6 Apr 2013 From the section Horse Racing Share this page Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/22051354 Read more about sharing. It is a sunny day at the Aintree racecourse in Liverpool, which of the 40 runners in the Grand National race will stand tall at the winner's position after 1615 BST? BBC Sport's racing correspondents Cornelius Lysaght and Frank Keogh are both tipping Imperial Commander to come out on top in the big race We have our first celebrity spot of the day. Wayne Rooney's wife Coleen is attending, but there is no sign of the Manchester United striker There is plenty going on at Aintree ahead of the race with some interesting costumes on show. These three singers are keeping the crowds entertained The first race at Aintree sees War Singer ridden by Tony Dobbin take victory in the Legends Charity Race. Also in action are 1981 winner Bob Champion and Jonjo O'Neill, who trained Don't Push It to Grand National triumph in 2010 Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins performs the national anthem ahead of the Grand National meeting Flat jockey Frankie Dettori (left) is in attendance. He is currently banned from the sport having failed a drugs test Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson (centre) has a keen interest in the day's big race. He co-owns the horses What A Friend and Harry the Viking, both trained by Paul Nicholls Bryan Cooper riding Special Tiara gains a narrow victory in the Maghull Novices Steeple Chase. "It's unbelievable, I really have to pinch myself," Cooper says afterwards Favourite Solwhit ridden by Paul Carberry wins the Liverpool hurdle comfortably. Winning jockey Carberry said: "He travelled brilliantly and jumped absolutely brilliantly. It's just brilliant." Battle Group ridden by Daryl Jacob wins the Handicap Steeple Chase by 15 lengths. "He's one of my best rides of the week. It's great to get on him today. He's a good traveller. A great jumper," said the winning jockey. The big one is next. It's time for the big one. The Grand National race is under way. Auroras Encore ridden by Ryan Mania (left) begins the Grand National race at 66-1... Competitors jump over The Chair... AP McCoy (right) falls off Colbert Stallion at The Chair.. The horses jump Becher's Brook... And it's Ryan Mania on Aurora Encore (second right) that takes the Grand National victory at Aintree! Smiles all round as Ryan Mania (centre) returns to the winners' enclosure after winning the Grand National race. "It went by in a flash," he said. "I couldn't believe the run I got. I was enjoying it. I couldn't have asked for a better ride."