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It's better than sticking a pin in the paper - let our foolproof* quiz pick your Grand National horse

*Valid against 99.9% of fools.

Which is the least worst lyric from America's 'Horse With No Name'?
There were plants and birds and rocks and things
The heat was hot and the ground was dry

The ocean is a desert with its life underground
Under the cities lies a heart made of ground
Pick a fictional TV/movie/book horse
Black Beauty
Pilgrim

Phantom
Silver
You can only bring one of the following with you to a desert island, what would it be?
A book
A family photo

A musical instrument
A speedboat
How well done do you like your toast, eh, toasted?

If you could only attend one horse race in your life, what would it be?
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Aintree Grand National
Dubai World Cup

Cheltenham Gold Cup
Kentucky Derby
You decided to buy a horse and now it's in the Grand National. Who would you want as your jockey?
INPHO
Barry Geraghty
INPHO
Ruby Walsh

INPHO
Leighton Aspell
INPHO
AP McCoy
Which is your favourite way to use the word horse in everyday conversation?
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'Howya horse'
'Horsing around'

'Horse it in to you'
'Hungry as a horse'
Of these previous Grand National winners, pick your favourite name
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Red Rum
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Rhyme 'n' Reason

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Bobbyjo
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Comply or Die
If you were not using this quiz, how would you usually go about picking your Grand National horse?
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Trends
The Jockey's colours

Stick a pin in the paper
Study the form
And if you were sticking a pin in the paper, what colour would you most likely use?
Red

Green
Yellow
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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Many Clouds
Last year's winner and this year's favourite. He'll do well to become the first back-to-back winner since Red Rum.
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Holywell
Jonjo O'Neill has already tasted Grand National success once before. This 14/1 shot is not without his chances.
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Gallant Oscar
If you're following the trends, this 20/1 will carry the JP McManus colours around Aintree as Tony Martin seeks to train his first National winner.
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Rule The World
At 40/1, Rule The World is among the outsiders but, after winning the Irish version, Mouse Morris has his eyes on a National double.
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Black Thunder
The first and only time Paul Nicholls won the Aintree Grand National was with a French bred horse. Can history repeat itself with this 50/1 shot?
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Knock House
A 100/1 shot is it? That means if you put €5 on, you'll lose exactly €5. Sorry about that!
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