I don't usually bet on the Grand National. I don't like it very much - seeing all those poor horses going down and quite often dying makes me feel really sad. Sorry if I sound miserable but that's how it makes me feel.
I just chose 4 horses based purely on their odds and whether or not I likes their names and/or colours. Went for a bit of a spread - one at 100/1 one at 50/1 one at 16/1 and one at 10/1 (which is the nearest you'll get to a favourite)
The 2002 winner who also ran on strongly to finish 6th in 2003. Was in the rear and appeared to be outpaced when falling at Bechers Brook on the first circuit last year. He really needs it soft to stay in contention. Has shown he isnt past it as was only beaten five lengths when 5th in this years Welsh National. If you had to pick a horse to complete the course it would be Bindaree but he is likely to finish down the field
Toothache posted this on another National thread, Easy:
"I think Clan Royal or Hedgehunter will win FWIW.
Put an outsiders bet on Risk Accessor at 100-1.... you never know eh? If it wins I will get £127 for a £1 eachway stake!.... I don't know how that each way lark works but I like the look of that!"
btw - hijack - the videos arrived yesterday, thank you very much, I am looking forward to watching them (when I can tear myself away from the PC). DS2 thinks I'm demented but hey, what does he know. Will put cheque in post on Monday