Grand National

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Wigsie, 9 Apr 2010.

  1. Wigsie

    Wigsie Nincompoop

    Location:
    Kent
    Cruelty to the horses aside, this is the one time a year when I actually step foot in a betting shop!

    Anyone having a flutter this year? I usually do it almost completely at random with just a couple of guidelines

    £2 to win on a random 12/1 horse
    £1 to win on a random 100/1 horse (last year picked the wrong 100/1 one :tongue:)

    I then usually bet another £5-£7 on horses that sound stupid.
     
  2. PaulB

    PaulB Guru

    Location:
    Colne
    Mr. Ed?
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Wigsie

    Wigsie Nincompoop

    Location:
    Kent
    3BM is racing in the national?
     
  4. I was just perusing the happy photos of Lady's Day, courtesy of the Guardian.
    Have a look here - I like the 'multitasking' one!:blush:

    Hello Bud & My Will - apparently...I don't even know how to bet, although I have seen dishevelled sorts pacing small circles, sucking roll-ups furtively, outside the betting 'shop' opposite work. Is this a prerequisite? I can do furtive at a pinch, but would choke on the smokes. :thumbsup:

    And it is not sport. Like motor racing etc, darts, snooker - but we will not go there as it is a lovely sunny day...:tongue:
     
  5. OP
    OP
    Wigsie

    Wigsie Nincompoop

    Location:
    Kent
    I have no clue either, which may be why I only go to a betting shop on the morning of the national as they have double staff on and they fillin the little slip for you. :thumbsup:

    Thanks, I almost did not post, because I know someone will go off on one! :tongue::evil:
     
  6. £300,000,000 betting on this nine minutes.

    'Office Lunch' at 10 to 1 - seems a reasonable selection. :tongue:

    Let's hope the Pinkie Browns shouting the odds don't walk away to envious glances from the wagering public!
     
  7. Slowgrind

    Slowgrind New Member

    Where's me pin???????????
     
  8. numbnuts

    numbnuts Legendary Member

    Location:
    North Baddesley
    It should be banned, if horses like jumping fences why do they stay in theirs fields ???
     
  9. Maggot

    Maggot Guest

    Because they are comfortable there. Do you think that wild horses come to a hedge and think, "Oh bollocks, now I 'm going to be eaten" Watch Zebras leaping about.
     
  10. OP
    OP
    Wigsie

    Wigsie Nincompoop

    Location:
    Kent
    Did not really want to get into this, did not post a thread about the levels of cruelty in racing horses in P&L, just wondering if anyone else had methods of randomly selecting the horse they bet on it.

    But as you did, you obviously have never been near many horses? If a horse does not want to jump a hedge it won't, if a horse does not want to stay in a field, it won't. :girl:;)
     
  11. redjedi

    redjedi Über Member

    Location:
    Brentford
    I usually pick by what jersey the jockey is wearing.

    This year I like the look of Conna Castle

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    Very Garmin-esque
     
  12. OP
    OP
    Wigsie

    Wigsie Nincompoop

    Location:
    Kent
    Great method!
     
  13. threebikesmcginty

    threebikesmcginty Corn Fed Hick...

    Location:
    ...on the slake
    I haven't finished the last one yet, gasp!
     
  14. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    Team Noodley horses for the National:
    Black Apalachi (me)
    Flintoff (me)
    Don't Push It (Mrs Noodley)
    Dream Alliance (elder Noodlette)
    Conna Castle (younger Noodlette)
     
  15. Hello Bud is my horse this year,used to be quite into horse racing but not bothered for many a year now,bar the National.
     
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