Today’s Grand National is based on the key Aintree factors: overall form; form here, jumping ability, going and proven ability in big fields.
British Film Institute have unearthed film of the first Grand National winner ever to have been well, er, filmed. His name was Ambush II, he won in 1900 and he was owned by the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VII.
The Grand National 2016 will be aired on Channel 4, which you can watch online on a desktop PC or laptop by visiting channel4.com/now/c4 in your browser, or on Android or iOS phones and tablets via the free All 4 mobile app.
Jockey Leighton Aspell, also successful in 2014 on Pineau De Re, is seeking a historic third consecutive victory in the famous race over 30 fences.
The field was reduced on Saturday when O’Faolains Boy, trained by Rebecca Curtis, was found to be lame.
Coverage of the £1m race is expected to be followed by 600m people worldwide.
“I think he’s the worthy favourite. I would choose Many Clouds for his experience and class. He’s possibly still improving,” said Aspell, 39.