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Sir Alex Ferguson scoops quickfire double on the opening day of the Grand National meeting

Sir Alex Ferguson scoops quickfire double on the opening day of the Grand National meeting as Protektorat and Monmiral win… and the legendary boss was one of the fortunate ones to be allowed to attend!

  • Sir Alex Ferguson was celebrating on Merseyside as soon as once more at Aintree
  • Ex-Man United boss is the proprietor of horses Protektorat and Monmiral
  • Both gained their races on the opening day of the Grand National meeting 
  • Ferguson and his fellow house owners may very well be seen celebrating their two winners 

Sir Alex Ferguson all the time cherished a win on Merseyside as Manchester United supervisor and he was celebrating an excellent Double as the Grand National meet obtained underway at Aintree on Thursday.

The legendary supervisor is the proprietor of Protektorat, who gained the Grade One SSS Super Alloys Manifesto Novices’ Chase, and likewise Monmiral, the favorite who gained the Doom Bar Anniversary Juvenile Hurdle.

Ferguson was one of the fortunate ones allowed to attend the opening day of the Aintree meet amid tight Covid-19 restrictions and he was quickly celebrating.

Winning proprietor Sir Alex Ferguson watches his horse Protektorat win the opening race of the Aintree Grand National meeting – and the ex-Man United boss was quickly celebrating a double 

Protektorak, ridden by Harry Skelton, won the SSS Super Alloys Manifesto Novices Chase

Protektorak, ridden by Harry Skelton, gained the SSS Super Alloys Manifesto Novices Chase

Title-chasing jockey Harry Skelton delivered six-year-old Protektorat dwelling with a well-timed problem to guide on the run-in and win forward of The Shunter – with Hitman an in depth third.

Ferguson and his fellow house owners John Hales, Ged Mason and Lisa Mason may very well be seen watching the end from a balcony with the former United boss flashing a broad smile earlier than punching the air as Protektorat crossed the line first.

Ferguson was one of the lucky ones allowed into Aintree for the first day of the meeting

Ferguson was one of the fortunate ones allowed into Aintree for the first day of the meeting

Fergie was soon celebrating a Double on Merseyside as Harry Cobden won on Monmiral

Fergie was quickly celebrating a Double on Merseyside as Harry Cobden gained on Monmiral

And after Ferguson mentioned Monmiral had a ‘nice likelihood’ in an ITV interview forward of the second race, the four-year-old duly claimed a formidable victory.

The Paul Nicholls skilled horse maintained his unbeaten document and proved himself decisively superior to his juvenile friends with a seven-and-a-half-length success.

Ferguson has the likelihood to make it a hat-trick when Clan Des Obeaux runs in the 2.50 Aintree Betway Bowl Chase.

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