The Grand National brings the child out in Lizzie Kelly for a few moments as she contemplates her first experience within the race on 6 April. Hugging a mug of tea in her family’s kitchen in north Devon, she says: “I turned into quite enthusiastic about it at one point, read plenty of books approximately it, knew masses of random facts, like having Red in the horse’s name has been pretty fortunate because there’s been Red Rum, Red Alligator, Red Marauder … I took a big interest inside the Grand National, and it turned into essentially the whole reason I desired to race-trip. Without wanting to make it sound like a bloody fairytale, it surely was something I desperately desired to do as a baby.”
Then the person reasserts herself as she considers how it’d be if she managed to win the Aintree marathon. “You probably wouldn’t see me for four days because I’d be ingesting tequila in Liverpool somewhere.”
Now 25, the adventurous Kelly is someplace in the center of a slightly sudden, gratifying career as a bounce jockey, and they are on a high while we meet, per week after the most current of her wins Cheltenham Festival. She completely anticipated to be a workplace employee with the aid of this stage in her existence and when she first rode over Aintree’s well-known inexperienced fences as an amateur within the Fox Hunters’ Chase seven years ago, she become pretty prepared to trust that it would be her one and simplest risk.