For those of you who love a good statistic or just like to have a few facts for pub banter then take a look at the excellent Grand National Race Guide info graphic by www.grand-national.me.uk. The graphic features great facts such as all the 100/1 winners, beer consumed at the event, why fences are named and how much is bet each year. All presented in the form of a Grand National board game, so take a look and brush up on your knowledge.

After you have digested the feast of great facts featured on the excellent info graphic then you can try and select this year’s winner. There is a fantastic line up coming together this year and amongst them are several strong contenders such as West End Rocker who was unfortunate to fall at the 6th fence last year or perhaps Shakalakaboomboom can take the trophy on his first attempt.

Which ever horse you go for, this year’s Grand National is promising to be yet another spectacular race and if you can’t make it to Aintree then you can watch the great event live on the BBC with coverage starting at noon with the big race starting at 4.15pm.