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Grand National!! Whats your hot tip???

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dabihp Fri 08-Apr-05 23:18:27


Who is gonna have a flutter? And on what?

Might bet on the woman jockey just to be controversial(sp), her odds have gone up, and she wants to be first woman to ever win it!

lucy5 Fri 08-Apr-05 23:19:53

A horse I backed once before is in it, bindaree (sp) I cant remember if it won or not, so not much of a tip.

JanH Fri 08-Apr-05 23:21:30

See thread here - I'm going for woman jockey and woman trainer

Easy Fri 08-Apr-05 23:21:47

We've just placed our bets with William Hill. National is the only time we bet all year, but do it every year, without fail.

Bindaree came in 3rd last year.

SPARKLER1 Fri 08-Apr-05 23:23:26

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.

hatsoff Fri 08-Apr-05 23:24:31

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)

JanH Fri 08-Apr-05 23:26:27

dying is pretty rare really sparkler (I know what you mean though - hate it when they go down and you don't know if they're OK or not)

dabihp Fri 08-Apr-05 23:30:12

I like to close my eyes and let the fickle finger of fate choose... mind you, I never win... lol

JoolsToo Fri 08-Apr-05 23:31:50

I predict a horse will win it

SPARKLER1 Fri 08-Apr-05 23:32:59

Jools - you numpty!!

lucy5 Fri 08-Apr-05 23:33:51

I just choose a name I like, Bindaree remindedme of something, could have been similar to an indian word for aubergine, well thats my story and im sticking to it.

lavenderrr Fri 08-Apr-05 23:34:29

the euromillions was a better bet at £43 million at stake, if you have a ticket for tonight.

JanH Fri 08-Apr-05 23:35:15

I think Bindaree has been placed a few times. Nice name! (Rolf Harris's daughter is called Bindi I believe, I bet he backed it.)

JanH Fri 08-Apr-05 23:37:02

Bindaree's form:

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 isn’t 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 Fri 08-Apr-05 23:42:32

I've had the winner 4 years in a row.... and last year DH and I bet on 3 of the first 4!! Only came away with a £16 profit though!!

Must point out that all those times have been total flukes!!!

JanH Fri 08-Apr-05 23:47:51

Well at least you won! We usually have 4 of the last 8 between us but none of them ever get placed.

Easy Sat 09-Apr-05 13:15:21

So what are you picking out today Toothache?

JanH Sat 09-Apr-05 13:22:04

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

Easy Sat 09-Apr-05 13:23:46

Cheers Mate

misdee Sat 09-Apr-05 13:31:02

we have got bets on clan royal, amberleigh house, hedhe hunter and errrrrrrrrr. montys pass i think.

i have amberleigh house on an free bet, so needs to win so i get £185 quid apparently. dh has done all the bets for us.

Whizzz Sat 09-Apr-05 14:43:26

My tip is - get a horse in the MN Sweep !
SAves you money & you will still get MN Glory !

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