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    Grand National

    Who's having a punt then ?, I know absolutely nothing about horse racing and this is the only horse rate I bet on, having a punt on Perfect Candidate each way........

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    Re: Grand National

    I like the look of Blaklion again. Backed it the other year and it ran really well. Has experience of the track, the fences and the atmosphere plus got Sam Twiston-Davies on board which is another positive. Riding for his dad Nigel.

    I consider myself to be a racing aficionado but the Grand National is simply a race where any horse can win. It's an old cliche but it is completely true. If ever there was a race where someone picked a horse at 33/1 just because they liked it's name and they felt confident it could actually win then this is it. Form goes out of the window here.

    You can back pretty much any horse and have a chance.

    Best of luck all but it's the Blaklion for me!

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    Re: Grand National

    I love the National me.

    Very tough race for the horses and will be even harder this year with heavy going.

    My main bet will be Yaaaarkshire trained I Just Know who goes on the ground and has proven stamina

    Milansbar and Gas Line Boy for places.

    The main thing for me will be for all the horses and jockeys to come back safely.

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    Re: Grand National

    I really fancy Houblon des Obeaux. Someone stick 50 quid e.w on it. Thanks

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    Re: Grand National

    Quote Originally Posted by IndoMike View Post
    I really fancy Houblon des Obeaux. Someone stick 50 quid e.w on it. Thanks
    Just off to Corals/Hills but short of cash to oblige

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    Re: Grand National

    Quote Originally Posted by Alistair20000 View Post
    Just off to Corals/Hills but short of cash to oblige
    I can't get a bet on but I'm happy to pass on my tip. Was 10th last season - admittedly 100 yards behind the winner but was never given a chance. Will stay the distance, likes it muddy and has a winning trainer. As Marc Bolan said : Get it on!

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    Re: Grand National

    Quote Originally Posted by Alistair20000 View Post
    Just off to Corals/Hills but short of cash to oblige
    Just joking, Alistair......

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    Blaklion for me too..........though I have no understanding what so ever of the gee gees so on no account can I be responsible for you spunking a load of cash down the pan on my recommendation, good luck tho

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    Re: Grand National

    Alistair2000 makes a great point.

    We want the whole field, both horses and jockeys to come back safe after the race.

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    Re: Grand National

    Quote Originally Posted by IndoMike View Post
    I can't get a bet on but I'm happy to pass on my tip. Was 10th last season - admittedly 100 yards behind the winner but was never given a chance. Will stay the distance, likes it muddy and has a winning trainer. As Marc Bolan said : Get it on!
    Oops. Thank God I didn't bet...

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