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Sport on TV: Pick of the day.

Byline: Bruce Millington

Live racing

BBC2, 1.30pm

SAY what you like about the Beeb's coverage from Aintree yesterday but you couldn't call it dull.

"That's what steeplechasing is all about," gushed Peter Scudamore as we reviewed a stirring finish to the opener, which, according to all other available information, took place over hurdles.

By that point we had already been treated to the least convincing April Fool's joke in history, as the team tried desperately to have us believe the National runners would be fitted with speedometers to ensure they do not go too fast on the run to the first fence.

And is there anyone roaming the planet who is not now aware that winning Foxhunter pilot Carrie Ford gave birth just ten weeks ago?

It's a great story but we didn't need it ramming down our throats quite so frequently - twice during the race and numerous times afterwards.

Still, better some rather odd coverage than no coverage at all, as all former Attheraces addicts would doubtless agree.
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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Apr 2, 2004
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