Grand National form is a very difficult thing to assess as the Grand National is only run once a year and no other horse race is like. Although the Grand National is the only race in Britain in which the Handicapper can ignoringthe official ratings if he wishes, often to the consternation of owners and trainers. However, on the morning of the National two more were taken out due to the heavy ground. Even if a horse gets entered that doesn't guarantee a place at the starting line as frequently over 100 get entered but there is a maximum field of just 40 for the race. The handicap system is designed to give every horse a fair chance of winning the race, good horses will carry more weight than those perceived to have less ability. Grand National Sweepstake Kit, one of the most popular forms of involvement in the Grand National is when the final 40 are announced all the offices and clubs up and down the country can get their Sweepstakes into gear. Wild Cards Total Recall - 11/1 - 9 - Willie Mullins A fine winner of the Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury earlier in the season, Total Recall then warmed up for his crack at the Cheltenham Gold Cup with a win over hurdles, but the Willie. Every year a maximum of 40 runners line up at the start of the Aintree Grand National and 600 million people worldwide tune in to watch them tackle the 30 notoriously difficult fences in a bid to put themselves into the history books. The very last declaration stage takes place at 10am on the Thursday immediately before Grand National day.