If you already have your eye on a couple of runners then make sure you read our guide to picking a winner before you bet – no point wasting money on a no hoper! It's worth remembering that 60% of horses will not complete the race, and whilst there is nothing wrong with backing a horse because you like its name, but wouldn't you rather be cheering your horse over the last fence, than ripping up your betting slip with a circuit still to go?
We can't guarantee you'll win, we can help you narrow down the field to those horses with a real chance of landing in the places. A slice of luck is needed by any horse who wins the Grand National, fate will always play a part in the race and that's why we recommend picking two or three horses to back. Generally the odds on any runner in the National are relatively large compared to other races, so you can bet small and still win big. We'd also suggest you back those horses eachway, which means you'll win even if your horse finishes 2nd, 3rd or 4th. If you bet eachway with Betfair they'll payout on the fifth horse home too.