The Grand National 2017 is almost upon us and bets are being placed across the country.

But which of the 40 runners is the one to back?

We've rounded up the views of seven top betting tipsters to hopefully make your choice a little easier.

Daily Mirror tipster Newsboy - Vicente at 25/1

"Vicente can make it a 'Fab Four' victories in the Grand National (5.15) for 'Mr Aintree' Trevor Hemmings.

"Hemmings has seen his colours carried to success by Hedgehunter (2005), Ballabriggs (2011) and the much-loved - but ill-starred - Many Clouds (2015).

"The eight-year-old is already a 'National' winner - he landed the Scottish version at Ayr last April.

"Brian Hughes, one of the finest horsemen in the weighing room, takes the mount, and Vicente's sound jumping technique and proven staying power make him the prime candidate for honours."

Paddy Power - Pleasant Company at 16/1

"Pleasant Company is going to win the Grand National.

"Ruby Walsh and Willie Mullins. Will win.

"Make sure you bet each way."

Liverpool ECHO horse racing writer Chris Wright - Definitly Red at 12/1

"The eight-year-old is a fine jumper, has stayed well over three miles-plus and is progressing at a rate of knots ?and he may just have the touch of class needed these days to triumph at Aintree.

"Eight-year-olds have won the Grand National four times since Red Rum landed his first success at that age back in 1973. Corbiere (1983), Party Politics (1992), Bindaree (2002) and Many Clouds (2015) are those young stars who tasted glory on Merseyside.

"Definitly Red looks to have a similar profile and attributes to those in that he arrives in good form and like Many Clouds may not look out of place in higher graded races than the Grand National."

Tipster and pundit Angus Lochran - Ucello Conti at 25/1

"I think there will be a plunge on Definitly Red, mainly because of the name. Whatever you fancy - take your price in the morning. It often occurs that the horses come in and start much shorter.

"I'm going to go with the smallest horse in the race, Ucello Conti. I saw a race in Ireland last year where it finished second. It ran well in the Becher Chase which is always a good guide.

"It's only little but it will jump for fun and should give you a good each way run for your money."

Rule The World ridden by jockey David Mullins winning The Grand National 2016
Rule The World ridden by jockey David Mullins winning The Grand National 2016

Telegraph tipster Marlbrough - Saphir Du Rheu at 25/1

"The positive effects of an easy, confidence-boosting success should never be underestimated in racing as they often provide a potent catalyst for improvement or resurgence, which has been the case for my Grand National selection, Saphir Du Rheu.

"His facile victory over much inferior opposition at Kelso in February ?his first success for more than 15 months ?has prompted a rediscovery of enthusiasm and form as he showcased with a fine effort in the Timico Gold Cup at the recent Cheltenham Festival."

Horse racing tipster Tony Scott - Vieux Lion Rouge at 16/1

"My idea of a Grand National winner is a horse that loves to jump these Aintree fences.

"Look no further than Vieux Lion Rouge. This horse won the Becher Chase at Aintree this season, and it also won a Grand National trial.

"Tom Scudamore is on board. It ran in the Grand National as a seven-year-old last year and is more experienced this year."

Horse racing expert and pundit Cornelius Lysaght - Pleasant Company at 16/1

"The mount of Ruby Walsh, a two-time winner of this race. Trained by Willie Mullins.

"What I love about this horse is that he's relatively inexperienced but he's building his reputation all the time.

"He's a horse that will be behind, keep out of trouble on the first circuit. Then on the second circuit the race will really get underway and he'll start picking off the others one by one."