The Grand National

 

Postby PippaParanoia » Fri Apr 02, 2004 10:38 am

Anyone got a hot tip? I'm off to the bookies' later. Not that I'd endorse gambling or anything.

Think I'm putting my money on Clan Royal. All the BBC people seemed to have it in their list so I'm going with their advice... The full list is:

9-1 Jurancon II

10-1 Clan Royal, Hedgehunter

11-1 Bindaree

12-1 Joss Naylor

14-1 Bear on Board, Davids Lad, Amberleigh House

16-1 Shardam

22-1 Monty's Pass

25-1 Gunner Welburn, Whats Up Boys, Southern Star

28-1 Takagi, Le Coudray

33-1 Artic Jack

40-1 Akarus, Lord Atterbury, Royal Atalza, Tyneandthynegain, Exit To Wave

50-1 Ardent Scout, Just In Debt, Kelami, Kingsmark, Risk Accessor

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Postby sweetest_sin » Fri Apr 02, 2004 12:03 pm

I'm going for Jurancon II - not because it's favourite but because A P McCoy is my favourite jockey, and I chose it before it became favourite. Although now that is it favourite I am going to pick another but I'm undecided on which one. :-?
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Postby PippaParanoia » Fri Apr 02, 2004 2:03 pm

Yeh I've put my £2 on Clan Royal. Won't be able to watch the race though so hopefully someone in my family will text me to let me know the result...

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Postby Dazthehammer » Fri Apr 02, 2004 6:32 pm

Well heres a few tips for u

Gunner wel burn - 25-1 well worth a bet e/w and it finished 4th last year so has a good chance this year as its completed the course last year and at 25-1 there great odds

Hedgehunter - 10-1 Never listen to the pundits in a race this size as 80% the time they are wrong. One of the more favoured horses and in good form is Headhunter and thats where my moneys going. also dont count out Bindaree at 12-1 who won it in 2002.

Davids lad - 14-1 My last tip, my mate who works in a betting shop and is going to Aintree to watch the grand national tipped me off about this horse.
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Postby Thriller » Fri Apr 02, 2004 7:07 pm

I picked out Blowing Wind in a sweepstake at work, 66/1 or something! :roll:
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Postby John » Sat Apr 03, 2004 12:10 am

I have no interest in, nor knowledge of horse racing... but hey, it won't cost me anything to make a random guess on here. :wink:

Let's go for Bindaree, just because I like the name.
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Postby Dazthehammer » Sat Apr 03, 2004 1:17 pm

ive just had a suddon urge to put £2 e/w on artic jack at 40-1, come on my son
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Postby Thriller » Sat Apr 03, 2004 3:55 pm

I backed Amberleigh House at the last minute! :o :D

My dad told me it was trained by Red Rum's trainer so I had a gut instinct it would do really well, so I'm about £20 better off :lol:
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Postby PippaParanoia » Sat Apr 03, 2004 6:10 pm

Gah. If I'd only put my money on Clan Royal each way rather than to win. He came second :evil:
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Postby sweetest_sin » Sat Apr 03, 2004 10:29 pm

I got the second and fourth places, I did it each way, so I got back 14 quid. I was well chuffed. Shame about Jurancon II - I don't even know what happened to the horse in the race.
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Postby TextMonkey » Thu Apr 15, 2004 1:06 pm

Pippa wrote:Gambling is fun
Isn't it just! 8-)

I didn't even think about looking to see if there was a National topic on here ... thought you were all boring. :wink:

Nah, it's nice to see some females into horse racing actually, It's always been a favourite of mine. The combination of being able to crunch innumerable statistics to find some semblance of a system and the thrill of the race itself make the whole experience thoroughly enjoyable, and on occasion, rewarding too.

I'll post my Scottish National tips this coming Saturday, but you'll have to change the thread title first Pip! :wink:

Feel free to name your own selections. 8-)
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Postby irishguy28 » Sat Apr 04, 2009 3:11 pm

It's about to start!

Is anyone else watching???

Come on, Irish Invader!!!!

Andrew Lloyd Webber has a horse in it this year - could 2009 perhaps be the first time a Grand National/Eurovision double has been completed???
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Postby oasisbobo » Sat Apr 04, 2009 3:40 pm

Mon Mome comes from nowhere to win by miles! Comply or Die second, My Will third, State of Play fourth.

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Postby diamondtooth » Sat Apr 04, 2009 3:47 pm

I never saw that winner coming. And a 100-1 winner! My choice came 3rd!
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Postby Thombus » Sat Apr 04, 2009 4:42 pm

w00p!

Put £2 each way for 'My Will', 'State of Play' and 'Butlers Cabin' - wtf happened to Butlers Cabin idk but still £12 bet and £15 returns. So I won £3. Yay! :lol:
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Postby Thriller » Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:13 pm

Great race!

I put £1 each way on My Will, Black Apalachi and Hear The Echo. Black Apalachi lead the race till it unseated its jockey! :( Won a small amount on My Will coming third though.

100/1 - a few people would've made a decent wedge!
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Postby king_oxymoron » Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:18 pm

I didn't know it was on today :( I won 50 on Comply or Die LAST year so I'd have put a tenner on each way if Id've known.
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Postby Thombus » Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:51 pm

Thriller wrote:Great race!

I put £1 each way on My Will, Black Apalachi and Hear The Echo. Black Apalachi lead the race till it unseated its jockey! :( Won a small amount on My Will coming third though.

100/1 - a few people would've made a decent wedge!
Hear The Echo died after the race apparently :(
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Postby SeeForever » Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:00 pm

Largest odds ever to win the race - Foinhavon also won at 100-1 in 1967 when virtually the whole field were forced to stop when loose horses got in the way at a fence

Shame about Hear The Echo, the fences are easier than they used to be but but still the occasional horse dies in this race :-?
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Postby Thriller » Sun Apr 05, 2009 11:19 am

Thombus wrote:
Thriller wrote:Great race!

I put £1 each way on My Will, Black Apalachi and Hear The Echo. Black Apalachi lead the race till it unseated its jockey! :( Won a small amount on My Will coming third though.

100/1 - a few people would've made a decent wedge!
Hear The Echo died after the race apparently :(
Shame when this happens, the jockey surely should've noticed the signs and pulled him up!
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Postby cidermaster » Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:17 pm

I had 100 pounds each way on Mon Mome,then i woke up!!!

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Postby irishguy28 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:08 pm

Hi Pete!!!
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Postby Thriller » Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:39 pm

Ooh it's almost upon us again, visions of Shane having never bet before jumping up and down on Adam's sofa after winning, what was it, £40? Ba-bye boys! :lol:
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Postby steophonic » Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:28 pm

Thriller wrote:Ooh it's almost upon us again, visions of Shane having never bet before jumping up and down on Adam's sofa after winning, what was it, £40? Ba-bye boys! :lol:
:lol: :lol:

Can't believe that was a year ago! The excitement of the betting shop and the crazy shop woman!

I love the Grand National - I am going to the opening day at Aintree tomorrow so will hopefully return with lots of money to splash on the main race on Saturday!

Hopefully cidermaster will give us UKMIXERS some tips for this years race!
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Postby irishguy28 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:01 am

Cidermaster's tips for the Grand National

1) Have a nice selection of tipples at the ready. If cider is your poison, make sure it's Scrumpy Jack

2) When the Jehovah's Witnesses come to the door, don't answer

3) Make sure you have a lemon drizzle cake to enjoy after the race

4) Then take a luxury walk down to the pub to celebrate winning with your flutter on the nags

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