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
10 Blacklion Nigel Twiston-Davies 12/1
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
23 Ballynagour David Pipe 66/1
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
29 Vicente Paul Nicholls 25/1
30 Just A Par Paul Nicholls 40/1
31 Measureofmydreams Noel Meade 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
38 Goodtoknow Kerry Lee 50/1
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. 

For the latter, from a PC or laptop visit channel4.com/now/C4 to watch live. On a phone or tablet download the All 4 app from Google Play or the App Store.

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

2011: Ballabriggs

2010: Don’t Push It

2009: Mon Mome

2008: Comply or Die

2007: Silver Birch

2006: Numbersixvalverde

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