thirty to one.
It led for a little bit then trailed in fifteenth out of the seventeen that finished the grand National, only a mere 24 lengths behind the horse in front, some extreme distance from the 100/1 winner.
Surprise, surprise I didn’t have a punt on that 100/1 winner, what was even more surprising was that A.P. McCoy didn’t win on Butler’s Cabin as I didn’t back him to finally win again this year. So maybe it isn’t me that’s putting the hex on him, adding that little bit of extra weight from my wager to that the handicapper puts on the horse. Does this mean I’m also not responsible for Peter Scudamore never entering the winner’s enclosure, riding a horse just after 4:30pm on National day?
I lost all hope when the leader from almost the off Black Apalachi fell at the 22nd fence and Offshore Account headed the pack almost by default, leading far too early, not a chance now and as the pack surged past him after the third last fence there was no coming back.
Yes the jockey David Casey would have loved to win one of the most famous races in the world, a cut of the £500,000 winners purse would have been nice but he’s probably happy to miss out on BBC racing presenter Claire Balding finding some physical fault with him and pointing it out on national telly in front of one of the biggest afternoon viewing audiences of the year as Liam Treadwell had to suffer after his win on Mon Mome…