Glorious sunshine and colourful couture greeted punters on the second day of the 164th John Smith's Grand National festival today.
Ladies' Day at Aintree Racecourse has become a firm favourite with the fairer sex in Liverpool who have become known for pulling out all the stops in the fashion stakes.
Coleen Rooney, the wife of England and Manchester United star Wayne, led the way in a pink Azzedine Alaia pink knee-length dress with nude peep-toe shoes.
The WAG arrived with her mother Colette and friends to join the expected 150,000 race-goers for today's action.
Knee-length and full-length maxis with '70s-style floppy hats seemed to be the hot trend this year.
On the track, the race card included seven contests today with highlights including the fifth race, the John Smith's Sefton Novices' Hurdle, which carries a prize fund of £100,000.
The latest going update was good, good to soft in places on the Mildmay and Hurdle courses, and good to soft from good on the Grand National Course.
Champion jockey AP McCoy, who romped to victory on Don't Push It in last year's Grand National earlier spent some time with young patients at Liverpool's Alder Hey Children's Hospital.
"It's probably the most famous horse race in the whole world and it is the one time of the whole year that the general public and the betting public will watch the whole race," he said at the visit.
"There are a lot of special things about it. No matter how good a jockey you or anybody else thinks you are, you've no divine right to win the Grand National."
Racing pundit John McCririck said: "The eyes of the world will be on Aintree for those 10 minutes tomorrow.
"The very name of the race is known all around the world, everyone has heard of the Grand National.
"Becher's, the Chair are names that are known around the world.
"We love the Gold Cup and the King George but nothing has the resonance of Aintree and the Grand National race."
Looking out at the Ladies' Day crowds, the 70-year-old added: "There are a few fillies running here today but it's the fillies of the human kind, they're the ones that are being ogled.
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