13/04/2012 08:50 BST | Updated 13/04/2012 11:51 BST

Coleen Rooney Returns To Aintree For Ladies Day Ahead Of Grand National (GALLERY)

While Wayne Rooney prepares for Manchester United's clash with Aston Villa on Sunday, his wife Coleen returned to Aintree for Ladies Day.

The precursor to Saturday's Grand National race meeting, on Thursday Coleen was in attendance with her husband, who was substituted during United's Wednesday night defeat at Wigan Athletic.

Fellow WAG, Danielle Lloyd, was also in attendance

And bereft of the England striker today, Mrs Rooney nevertheless led from the front as she and several girlfriends flocked for a day at the races.

Mrs Rooney and her entourage were just a few of the bevy of women who were snapped on one of the racing calendar's most colourful and stylish dates.

Ladies Day