All the facts you need to quickly and easily choose a horse to back in this Saturday’s Grand National. We’ll tell you which horses are in the running and how you can bet on them, plus what time it all kicks off and how you can watch live – even from outside the UK.
When is the Grand National 2017?
The Grand National takes place at 5.15pm on Saturday 8 April 2017.
Which horses are running in the Grand National?
At the time of writing the following horses were expected to run in Saturday’s Aintree event. The maximum number of horses able to run is 40, but there may be a few last-minute dropouts.
|Number||Horse name||Trainer||Current odds|
|1||The Last Samurai||Kim Bailey||14/1|
|2||More Of That||Jonjo O’Neill||12/1|
|3||Shantou Flyer||Rebecca Curtis||50/1|
|4||Perfect Candidate||Fergal O’Brien||50/1|
|5||Saphir Du Rheu||Paul Nicholls||20/1|
|6||Roi Des Francs||Gordon Elliott||50/1|
|7||Wounded Warrior||Noel Meade||50/1|
|8||Wonderful Charm||Paul Nicholls||33/1|
|9||Tenor Nivernais||Venetia Williams||25/1|
|11||Drop Out Joe||Charlie Longsdon||66/1|
|12||Le Mercurey||Paul Nicholls||50/1|
|13||The Young Master||Neil Mulholland||18/1|
|14||Cause Of Causes||Gordon Elliott||14/1|
|15||Regal Encore||Anthony Honeyball||33/1|
|16||Vieux Lion Rouge||David Pipe||11/1|
|17||Definitly Red||Brian Ellison||10/1|
|18||Ucello Conti||Gordon Elliott||20/1|
|19||Double Shuffle||Tom George||40/1|
|20||Houblon Des Obeaux||Venetia Williams||50/1|
|21||Pleasant Company||W.P. Mullins||14/1|
|22||One For Arthur||Lucinda Russell||12/1|
|24||O’Faolains Boy||Rebecca Curtis||33/1|
|25||Highland Lodge||James Moffatt||25/1|
|26||Bishops Road||Kerry Lee||50/1|
|27||Lord Windermere||Jim Culloty||40/1|
|28||Saint Are||Tom George||40/1|
|30||Just A Par||Paul Nicholls||40/1|
|32||Raz De Maree||Gavin Patrick Cromwell||33/1|
|33||Stellar Notion||Henry de Bromhead||50/1|
|34||Rogue Angel||M.F. Morris||25/1|
|35||Cocktails At Dawn||Nicky Henderson||80/1|
|36||Thunder And Roses||M.F. Morris||25/1|
|37||Gas Line Boy||Ian Williams||66/1|
|39||La Vaticane||David Pipe||100/1|
|40||Doctor Harper||David Pipe||50/1|
How to watch the Grand National live stream
The Grand National will be broadcast live on Channel 4 at 5.15pm. You can watch this on your television, or on a mobile device using one of the methods we outline below.
An alternative is to download an app such as ToView (Android) or TVPlayer (Android/iPhone), which lets you view free-to-air broadcast television over an internet connection (you might want to check you’re connected to Wi-Fi first).
If you have placed a bet on the Grand National, you will also be able to stream the race live through the website or app that you used.
It’s worth pointing out that for all these options, since you are watching live television, you are required to have a UK TV Licence.
For those watching from outside the UK, if you have any problems with any of these feeds you will need to install a VPN.
How to bet on the Grand National
A number of websites will allow you to place a bet on the Grand National 2017, including William Hill, Paddy Power, Coral, Betfair and Ladbrokes. We’re using the latter here. You will need to be 18 to place a bet in the UK.
• Browse to ladbrokes.com then either click Login at the top right corner of the page or Join Now if you are a new member
• You will be asked to enter a few personal details, including your name, address and DOB, a username and password, then set a deposit limit (useful if you might get carried away gambling)
• Once logged in, click on the Grand National tab at the top
• You can select any horse on this list by clicking the box that contains the current odds
• At the top right of the screen you’ll see your bet slip. Enter how much you want to bet in the Stake box
• Ladbrokes is paying out on places 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 for the Grand National, which means even if your horse doesn’t win you could get some money back. To qualify this you must tick the EW box, though this will double your stake
• Now click Place Bet. If you have no funds in your account you will be prompted to deposit some money
Previous Grand National winners
2016: Rule The World
2015: Many Clouds
2014: Pineau De Re
2013: Auroras Encore
2012: Neptune Collonges
2010: Don’t Push It
2009: Mon Mome
2008: Comply or Die
2007: Silver Birch