A KIRKLEES woman will be watching Saturday’s Grand National a little keener than usual.
For Leanne Mace has won a share in one of the horses taking on the tough Aintree challenge.
Sales manager Leanne, 37, has won a one-tenth share in Nozic, which is lining up for the world’s greatest steeplechase tomorrow afternoon.
The contest was run by Coral bookmakers and a national newspaper.
Nozic, a nine-year-old bay gelding, is trained by champion trainer, Paul Nicholls.
The Grand National contender is 40/1 in the betting with Coral who bought Nozic earlier in the year and have split ownership 10 ways, with Coral customers winning five shares, Sun readers winning four shares and a share given to the Help for Heroes charity.
The other lucky owners of Nozic, in addition to Leanne, of Birstall, include a painter, a security guard and business solutions manager.
They will get the full VIP experience at Aintree Racecourse including champagne and lunch with the other owners and trainers, pre and post race analysis from trainer and jockey, and the thrill of watching the race itself.
Any race winnings will be split between the owners – a cool £92,500 each if Nozic triumphs.
Nozic’s jockey will be 2009 John Smith’s Grand National jockey Liam Treadwell who rode 100/1 shot Mon Mome to victory in the race.