Not so Grand National

“I’ve made some mistakes with my selection of rides before.”
– Tony McCoy

The main reason why things have been quiet of late on my blog of late has been researching the big horse race that took place today.

Over the past several years I’ve taken several hundred pounds from the bookies on the Grand National. Before today, the only time that I’ve failed to get a substantial return this decade was the year I actually went to the race. The appealing triad of Tony McCoy, Jonjo O’Neil and JP McManus involved with a previous Irish National winner (Butler’s Cabin) called to me like the Sirens. All was looking good until eight fences from home when my main gamble fell.

Thankfully, I had a back-up bet with an each way bet on Snowy Morning.

Net result this year? A loss of 50 pence.

Somehow life will go on.