I backed a horse at 6 to 1

it lost.

Hedgehunter coming in 2nd behind Numbersixvalverde in the National

Doesn’t have the same ring as last year.

The added weight on a winner, the rain around Aintree, a hard ride to finish 2nd in the Cheltenham Gold Cup 3 weeks earlier, along with a good ride by Niall ‘Slippers’ Madden on Numbersixvalverde, conspired to deny me and Hedgehunter a second straight National win.

My other pick, Therealbandit (50-1 shot), was pulled up at the 27th fence, had been running quite well ’til struggling through rather than over a fence just before.

Looks like I’m not the one that puts the hex on A.P., as I didn’t back him this year and he still managed not to win, coming 3rd on Clan Royal.

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