Grand National Day, but it's not the same.
No fans arriving, by River, Tunnel or plane.
No punters in the bookies without a clue!
Those once a year type, including me too!
Placing bets online, nowhere near the fun.
I'm a traditionalist, when all said and done!
The City Centre would be heaving for sure.
Hotels bursting with visitors on every floor.
But more important, its Aintree's day to me.
An day in the limelight, get its face on TV!
A great boost for the local shops and pubs.
All around L9, awash with betting stubs!
A National without fans, hopefully no more.
A ghost of a race, without that Aintree roar!