BBC Sport - Grand National: Sean Bowen, 17, shows no nerves before race

'I don't do nerves' says Welsh jockey

On Saturday at Aintree, 40 horses will take part in the most famous horse race in the world - The Grand National.

The youngest jockey in the race is 17-year-old Welshman Sean Bowen, who rides Mon Parrain for Champion trainer Paul Nicholls.

Sport Wales reporter Aly Rowell went to Somerset to meet Sean and the horse as they prepare for the four-and-a-half mile showpiece. Sean says he will not get nervous as he prepares for the big race.

It is 30 years since Carmarthenshire-born Hywel Davies won the race on Last Suspect at 50-1, but the last Welsh jockey to win the race was Carl Llewellyn on Earth Summit in 1998 - the year Sean Bowen was born.

See more on Sport Wales, BBC Two Wales Friday night at 19:00 BST. Sport Wales is available on the BBC iPlayer for seven days

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