Jim Beaumont, pictured at the Adelphi Hotel in his native Liverpool

Grand National 2014: Jim Beaumont - Room at top for local boy made good

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Grand National 2014: Sweepstakes kit

Challenge your friends and colleagues with this printable sweepstakes kit

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We provide marks out of 10 for the 40 horses taking part in Saturday's race at Aintree

Sam Twiston-Davies will ride one of the favourites - Tidal Bay

Grand National 2014: Tidal Bay and Long Run head final declaration in eventual field of 40

Sam Twiston-Davies will ride Tidal Bay, one of the favourites for the race

Ryan Mania will be riding Mr Moonshine

Grand National betting 2014: Why Mr Moonshine, Mountainous, Vintage Star and Chance Du Roy could win at Aintree

Judging by previous form of certain jockeys and trainers, there are a few standout runners

Paul Nicholls parades Tidal Bay

Grand National betting 2014: Can Tidal Bay buck the historical trends and win at Aintree?

A 13-year-old has not won the race since 1923

Mike Tindall with Monbeg Dude
The New One seeks his first Grade One win outside novice company at Aintree

Grand National 2014: The New One seeks Cheltenham Festival consolation at Aintree

The six-year-old would likely have won the Champion Hurdle last month but for being stopped in his tracks by a faller to finish third

Paul Nicholls parades Tidal Bay

Grand National betting 2014: What impact does the handicap have when picking a winner?

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Ruby Walsh wins on Hedgehunter in 2005

Grand National betting 2014: Analysis of the winning distance market

The going will play a major part in the winning margin

2 April 1977: Red Rum, one of the most successful racehorses ever, wins his third Grand National at Aintree; he soon became a national celebrity, his likeness gracing playing cards, mugs and jigsaws.

Grand National 2014: The story of Red Rum - the three-time winner

How the horse helped reignite the Aintree race

Mike Tindall with Monbeg Dude

Monbeg Dude challenges to be Grand National favourite

As the market intensifies ahead of Saturday's Grand National at Aintree, Michael Scudamore's Monbeg Dude is the one most punters are interested in.

Tony McCoy pats Alderwood after winning Cheltenham’s final race

Grand National 2014: Tony McCoy delaying decision on his ride at Aintree

Jockey set to wait until Thursday

Runners heading towards the first fence during 2011 Grand National, when one horse, Ornais, broke its neck and Dooneys Gate broke its back

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