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Monday, April 2, 2012

14.4.2012 Grand National Chase in Aintree

Finding a winner in this one is not an easy task considering the magnitude of the field and the number of obstacles. Ballabriggs ( left ) did me a favour winning it last year and i expect him to be a leading contender again this year, but my main money will be down for STATE OF PLAY. This horse is a brilliant jumper and stays longer than the mother-in-law, or so they say. He finished 4th last year and 3rd two years ago and has this year  less weight to carry. Odds of 33/1 show some lack of respect for his achievements and i will back him each way meaning he has to be among the first five for an excellent payout. But win or lose lets's hope all jockeys and horses make it home safe and sound.*** Incredible race with Ballabriggs sixth and State Of Play unseating his rider. My third selection won it though with the narrowest of all margins, by a nose, after 4.5 miles and thirty huge obstacles leaving me well in profit. But nothing to cheer about as the ugly side of racing was displayed in abundance with horses falling left, right and center. Only 15 of 40 made it to the finish line.

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