Holding your own sweepstake on the National has never been so easy thanks to the www.mybetting.co.uk sweepstake kit. Just print out this page and cut out the runners using the grid below. Then insert names in the table at the bottom of this page. Grand National Sweepstake 2004

1. LE COUDRAY 40/1
Injury has thwarted what could have been a memorable career. Still retains a lot of ability, but stamina not sufficiently proven. Hard to imagine you'll be sharing in his last hurrah here.
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2. MONTY'S PASS 50/1
You're on a winner - but last year's I'm afraid. No horse since the great Red Rum in 1974 has managed to win back-to-back Nationals. Expect an honourable completion, but no more. Partnered again by the brilliant Barry Geraghty.
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3. WHAT'S UP BOYS 25/1
A gallant second two years ago, this complicated grey has battled back from injury in the hope of going one better. But logic tells you his chance has diminished, not increased. Richard Johnson takes the ride.
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4. ALEXANDER BANQUET 50/1
You've got no worries about this doughty horse staying the distance, but he's not as good as he once was, needs soft ground and got no further than fence six (Becher's) two years ago.
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5. KINGSMARK 50/1
A medieval charger of a horse, who finished fourth two years ago despite suffering an injury three fences out. You won't want for courage, but time and setbacks have taken their toll.
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6. ARTIC JACK 33/1
Perhaps the most likely of those lugging 11 stone or more, but no horse since Rhyme 'N' Reason in 1988 has carried so much to victory. His bold style can carry you close, though, especially with top northern conditional Dominic Elsworth in the saddle.
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7. RISK ACCESSOR 66/1
Expect more spills than thrills with this dodgy jumper. In the unlikely event he's involved in the finish, he may also be ethically opposed to winning. Give yourself another chance.
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8. DAVIDS LAD 20/1
You've got the National's star-crossed horse: every chance when falling two out in 2002 and banned from racing in last year's for not trying hard enough in a prep. His chance has gone.
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9. BINDAREE 14/1
Red Rum again sets your precedent, this time in 1977 as the last horse to regain his National crown after losing it. The 2002 hero is back in form and can improve on last year's sixth. Stable jockey Carl Llewellyn is expected to opt for Bindaree's experience over the youth of Shardam and Whereareyounow.
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10. ALCAPONE 66/1
You're short of stamina with this one, who's never won beyond two and a quarter miles and faces twice that here. Some say you need a two-and-a-half-miler to win a National. They're talking rubbish.

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11. PUNTAL 100/1
The last thing your horse deserves after a hard old season is to run in the toughest race of the year. A quirky sort who's short on stamina but high in the weights. I can't find a positive thing to say about his chances.
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12. SOUTHERN STAR 25/1
The good news is your horse is in the form of his life and has bags of stamina. The bad news is he's too careful at these fences, as shown when a remote last of 14 finishers in 2003.

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13. HEDGEHUNTER 10/1
This horse jumps well, races handily and has a fair weight. The Irish have won three of the last five Nationals, too. David Casey's mount has a major chance, but his stamina might not be as certain as some think it is.
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14. SHARDAM 16/1
Youth counts against you: no seven-year-old has won the National since Bogskar in 1940. But he jumps well, races handily, stays well and boasts a National specialist for a trainer. Tom Scudamore is expected to take the ride.
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15. TAKAGI 33/1
Back to form in blinkers last time and these unique fences may take his fancy. Soft ground would also help. On form, your Irish challenger couldn't have beaten compatriot Timbera, but with that horse ruled out of the race, anything's possible.

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16. JOSS NAYLOR 10/1
More infamous for not running in December's Welsh National than anything else. He may be the mount of 1999 winning jockey Paul Carberry, but you're on an unreliable sort, who needs soft ground and has stamina doubts. And the price is too short.
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17. AMBERLEIGH HOUSE 16/1
You've got a National specialist par excellence. Last year's third rarely puts a foot wrong over these fences and his handler trained Red Rum. Guaranteed to finish under Graham Lee, but he's just too slow to win.
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18. THE BUNNY BOILER 100/1
The 2002 Irish Grand National winner boasts the stamina but has lost his form. Predictably unsound jumping saw him depart at the first last year. You're not cooking on gas.
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19.TYNEANDTHYNEAGAIN 33/1
Your selection has proved himself a talented stayer in this, his first full season over fences. Still improving and well weighted, but needs soft ground and prone to errors of inexperience.
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20. BRAMBLEHILL DUKE 200/1
Last-minute substitute for the withdrawn Red Striker. Fell at the second fence last year.
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21. GUNNER WELBURN 25/1
You'll get further than most with last year's fourth, who's in great form and jumps boldly. But he doesn't quite see out this extreme distance. With Tony Dobbin in the plate he'll get home, but not in the frame.
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22. KELAMI 50/1
You have to go back to 1915 and Ally Sloper to find the last six-year-old National winner. This French raider also looked short of stamina at Cheltenham last time. Pas de chance.

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23. JURANCON II 10/1
Has proved more than just a dour stayer since winning the Summer National at Uttoxeter in June. Progressive with an aggressive style and the choice of champion jockey Tony McCoy, your pick wants the rain to stay away.
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24. ROYAL ATALZA 10/1
Owner Terry Ramsden's pledge of prize money to Liverpool's under-privileged kids may have to remain a noble gesture. Your great white hope has both stamina and jumping doubts.
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25. JUST IN DEBT 66/1
You have hit upon the each-way steal of the race. Last year's Kerry National third jumps well and promises to improve at this trip for his shrewd trainer. What's more he's got the services of Jim Culloty in the saddle following the withdrawal of Timbera. The big concern is that he needs the rain to stay away.
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26. EXIT TO WAVE 66/1
Your no-hoper hasn't won for more than three years and never beyond two and a quarter miles. He unseated his rider at the first over a short course of these fences last year. Have I put you off yet?

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27.CLAN ROYAL 10/1
Unbeaten over these fences, in the Topham and Becher Chases, but no winner of the former nor even participant in the latter has ever won the National. Liam Cooper's mount has stamina doubts, too.

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28. AKARUS 40/1
You can sleep easy on the stamina front, but the fact he's failed to complete his last two starts is a big concern. His chances would rise in direct proportion to the amount of rainfall.

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29. SPOT THEDIFFERENCE 100/1
He looked beaten, but a likely finisher, when hampered and unseating his rider four out in 2002. With luck he'll complete, but you've no reason to believe age has improved him.

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30. BOUNCE BACK 40/1
An interesting contender on the basis of his 2002 attheraces Gold Cup success. Has failed to progress on soft ground since, but handily weighted and a real chance if the rain stays away.
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31. ARDENT SCOUT 40/1
Another specialist over the National fences, never out of the first four in all four attempts at the shorter Becher Chase and has the strength of Warren Marston in the saddle here. May be a year too old and a little too slow to win, but likely to finish for you.
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32. BEAR ON BOARD 12/1
Your initial worry is allayed - he's made the cut. A thorough stayer and trained specifically for this race, but can get outpaced without soft ground underfoot and is held on form by Jurancon.
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33. LORD ATTERBURY 40/1
You're seeking him to shrug off a disappointing show at last month's Cheltenham Festival, although his preparation was interrupted. Also inexperienced and stamina not guaranteed.

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34. MANTLES PRINCE 250/1
You need three of the above 40 to drop out to get a run with this horse, owned by local-lad-made-good Emlyn Hughes. Big stamina doubts and a non-completion last year against him.

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35. BLOWING WIND 50/1
Twice third, in 2001 and 2002, and eighth last year but has never been in danger of winning it. If he gets a run, he's almost sure to complete - but don't get your hopes any higher.
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36. SKYCAB 250/1
Made grown men cry when providing the trainer's father, Josh, who also saddled Aldaniti to win the famous 1981 National, his final winner last April. Jumps well enough to get round.
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37. WONDER WEASEL 100/1
Has fallen on both attempts at these fences, including in last year's National. Not as good as he was, but stays well and could plod home at respectable distance if he makes the final 40.
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  38. SMARTY 100/1
Appears to have missed his chance when second in 2001. Trainer's mother Jenny won the race twice.

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39. LUZCADOU 200/1
Inconsistent but has got round in two previous National runs. Trainer's father responsible for Aldaniti's famous win.
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40. MONTREAL 150/1
The last of champion trainer Martin Pipe's seven contenders. First ride in race for conditional jockey Elliott.
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