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    Aintree Festival/Grand National 2018

    Just around the corner and the Grand National seems like one with real quality in it this year. I canít see it being won by anything outside the top 10 in the betting. Hasnít stopped me having a punt on a couple of longer shots though.

    Few Iím on are:

    Tiger Roll
    Minella Rocco
    Seeyouatmidnight
    Milansbar

    Antonw got any fancies for the big one or the week in general?


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    Just around the corner and the Grand National seems like one with real quality in it this year. I canít see it being won by anything outside the top 10 in the betting. Hasnít stopped me having a punt on a couple of longer shots though.

    Few Iím on are:

    Tiger Roll
    Minella Rocco
    Seeyouatmidnight
    Milansbar

    Antonw got any fancies for the big one or the week in general?
    Anibale Fly and Seeyouatmidnight would be my 2 against the field on Saturday,best wishes to all runners and riders.

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    Think the going is still soft-good to soft with more rain forecast. If it goes full soft or even soft-heavy in place I think the chances of a shock might jump up.

    I usually do well in the National, in the last few years I've had Many Clouds, One for Arthur and Neptube Collonges win and Last Samarui, Rocky Creek and Teaforthree place.

    Milansbar, Tiger Roll and Bai Des Iles will carry my money. 2 female jockeys in there so a bit of history if one wins.
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    Think the going is still soft-good to soft with more rain forecast. If it goes full soft or even soft-heavy in place I think the chances of a shock might jump up.

    I usually do well in the National, in the last few years I've had Many Clouds, One for Arthur and Neptube Collonges win and Last Samarui, Rocky Creek and Teaforthree place.

    Milansbar, Tiger Roll and Bai Des Iles will carry my money. 2 female jockeys in there so a bit of history if one wins.
    Bai Des Iles backed into 16/1 from 50/1 over the last week and Milansbar will love the ground should it come up soft.

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    I've no idea about horse racing but I do like a punt on the Grand National so I'll be watching this thread with interest in the hope of picking up some hot tips.


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    1 horse that won today that must be the most frustrating, annoying horse in jumps training. The jockey deserved an OBE for winning on Finians Oscar. It made loads of mistakes, was under pressure about 5 out and somehow won going away. If anybody saw it you'll know exactly what I mean...

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    1 horse that won today that must be the most frustrating, annoying horse in jumps training. The jockey deserved an OBE for winning on Finians Oscar. It made loads of mistakes, was under pressure about 5 out and somehow won going away. If anybody saw it you'll know exactly what I mean...
    Heís such a strange horse. Bags of ability but his jumping is appalling at times. He seems a bit lazy tbh as they tried him back over hurdles previously and he was still sloppy over them. He looked the real deal as a novice hurdler but if he keeps jumping like that then heís going to struggle to kick on.

    He does seem like a stayer in time though; he got done for speed over a sharp 2 miles at Sandown where his jumping errors were badly punished, if you make mistakes at the railway fences you arenít likely to be winning races there. He won well battling back at Cheltenham in a novice chase earlier in the season and again today he was streaking away at the line after being under all kinds of pressure 2/3 out.
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    Not had a close look yet but, Anibale Fly and I Just Know for me at the moment.

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    I love the national, but I never really give it much thought until close to the race. Iím going for Ucello Conti to win and Warriors Tale e/w.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heretoday View Post
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    You might as well stick a pin in.

    The only winners are the bookies.
    Itís not as much of a lottery as it used to be. Itís the amount of runners that makes it so difficult these days.

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    I've used my zero knowledge on horses to pick a short list of 7 horses, in the afternoon I'll further utilise my zero knowledge to pretend to understand their form, weight, and age before finally going for one of the ones in green. Perfect Candidate could be a perfect candidate for that, or Amahorse Konte.
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    You might as well stick a pin in.

    The only winners are the bookies.
    And every person who happens to select the winner, of course.

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    Vicente out. Heading to Ayr next week instead.

    Just in case the green, yellow and white colours tempted anyone.
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    Minella Rocco out as is Beeves.

    Thunder & Roses and Walk in the Mill both in.
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    Some run from Politilogue in the Melling. He'll pick up plenty of these types of races when Altior stays away. He looked like the extra distance suited nicely, that's a bit strange as he was never a strong finisher. Still 11s was a more than decent price and has paid for my weekend.

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    If anyone has a Bet365 account theyíre doing the offer for the National that that did last year where if you back a horse each way you get half the stake back

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    Some run from Politilogue in the Melling. He'll pick up plenty of these types of races when Altior stays away. He looked like the extra distance suited nicely, that's a bit strange as he was never a strong finisher. Still 11s was a more than decent price and has paid for my weekend.
    Yet another race at this meeting that makes a complete mockery of the form when you consider how far Politilogue was beaten at Cheltenham, but well done you for taking the 11/1!

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    I once told my dad I had a tip for the National and he said that was funny as he had a tip for the lottery numbers!

    I read an article rating the National field on ten trends and the ones that met all the criteria are

    Total Recall
    Tiger Roll
    Chase the spud
    Saint are
    Houblon Des Obeaux
    Milansbar
    Double Ross
    Delusionofgranguer

    Iím going for Milansbar. Decent weight, should love the condictions and the distance.

    Good luck everyone

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    I once told my dad I had a tip for the National and he said that was funny as he had a tip for the lottery numbers!

    I read an article rating the National field on ten trends and the ones that met all the criteria are

    Total Recall
    Tiger Roll
    Chase the spud
    Saint are
    Houblon Des Obeaux
    Milansbar
    Double Ross
    Delusionofgranguer

    Iím going for Milansbar. Decent weight, should love the condictions and the distance.

    Good luck everyone
    Milansbar is my big bet as well.

    The Midlands National form looks good, good age, goes on soft, has won at 3m5f (on soft), is quite lightly raced, fair weight and has run recently.
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    I love Cheltenham but you forget how good Aintree actually is. Some top class horses over the last few days. So much more to it than the National

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    The family chose horses based on their names and colours do I have to try and do something with their donkeys.

    To win: Total recall, some Italian name.

    Each way: Double Ross, Road to riches, pleasant company

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    Great for the matched bettor, already guaranteed £80 with the BET 365 offer and another £90 if one of 5 horses comes in 5th due to the extra place they're paying out on.

    Had a wee flutter for a win on Seeyouatmidnight though.

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    I had a wee look at the horses form in races over 3 miles and on ground softer than good, a few that caught the eye were:

    Seeyouatmidnight - 133P2
    Bais De Iles - 12465133
    Total Recall - P111F
    Blacklion - 24F1135324212
    Anibale Fly - 1421F3
    Delusionofgrandeur - 114111353
    I Just Know - 6P12131
    Tiger Roll - 011P51
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    Baie Des Iles and Vieux Lion Rouge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pretty Boy View Post
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    Milansbar is my big bet as well.

    The Midlands National form looks good, good age, goes on soft, has won at 3m5f (on soft), is quite lightly raced, fair weight and has run recently.
    If that comes in i'll buy you a few pints

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    Solid afternoon. Backed Tiger roll at 12/1 ew and milansbar ew. About first time I've ever won money off the national.

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    Its not got any easier over the years for horses near the top of the weights to win The National. Over the last few years I've pretty much ruled out anything carrying over 11st. Ignored my own advice by backing Anibale Fly ew, better than losing right enough.

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    All horses in. Saint Are was assessed for a long time on course, was taken in on the ambulance and is with the vet. Last Samurai was a bit wound up and a bit distressed but being cooled. Screens went up for Blacklion as he was winded but Sam TD stayed with him and walked him in.

    2 jockeys in the medical room. Rachel Blackmore was knocked out at the Chair and Charlie Deutsch who was behind the screens at Bechers walked in and is 'walking wounded'.

    Fingers crossed for Saint Are and a 6th National in a row with no empty boxes.
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