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    Virtual Grand National

    Who is everyone backing? If it was the genuine race would have backed Tiger Roll but think 5/1 on a simulation is abit short.


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    I don't know much about horses, but I like to have a go at the national.

    I'd usually back something about 20/1 or so, but not sure if a virtual race would be more likely to favour the short odds.

    Are they showing it on TV? Or have we not quite got that far into this strange world yet?
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    I was planning to back Yala Enki in the real race so will have a couple of pounds on for a bit of fun. I wouldn't have touched Tiger Roll in the race proper, finished a well beaten and very tired horse at Cheltenham. In this I'm fairly sure he will win, they'll want a bit of a feel good fairytale story.

    I said on the horse racing thread on the other sports forum that it's good that all the profits from the market are going to charities. The trade off is of course the bookies get a lot of new sign ups to their slot filled online platforms at a time when people have a lot of time to kill. Call me a cynic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danhibees1875 View Post
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    I don't know much about horses, but I like to have a go at the national.

    I'd usually back something about 20/1 or so, but not sure if a virtual race would be more likely to favour the short odds.

    Are they showing it on TV? Or have we not quite got that far into this strange world yet?
    Live on ITV at 5pm. Race starts at 5.15.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Since90+2 View Post
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    Live on ITV at 5pm. Race starts at 5.15.
    Thanks.

    Will give it a watch!
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    Are the bookies opening just for this "race"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by heretoday View Post
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    Are the bookies opening just for this "race"?
    Online only I'd imagine.

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    Are the bookies opening just for this "race"?
    Online betting only. Bookies are closed for the foreseeable.
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    If Tiger roll wins this its a fix. Dont think thats the case though. "Acapella Bourgeois" or "Any second now" for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangkok Hibby View Post
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    If Tiger roll wins this its a fix. Dont think thats the case though. "Acapella Bourgeois" or "Any second now" for me.
    I think the point of virtuals is that it's a fix regardless of who wins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by easty View Post
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    Potters corner and Ballyoptic for me. Both E/W.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Since90+2 View Post
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    Live on ITV at 5pm. Race starts at 5.15.
    Sorry how do they do a virtual race on TV?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Whizz View Post
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    Sorry how do they do a virtual race on TV?
    It's a pre recorder race based on a computer algorithm taking into account things like form, age,weight ect. The race will be a CGI race broadcasted.

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    Is Red Rum running?

    According to TV guide it is, so a mixture of horses from different generations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by easty View Post
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    Hope it wins by at least 2 metres

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Hibee View Post
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    Is Red Rum running?

    According to TV guide it is, so a mixture of horses from different generations.
    Not in the national (they are using the actual horses who would have run this year).

    They are doing another legends race and it's in that.

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    Is Red Rum running?

    According to TV guide it is, so a mixture of horses from different generations.
    There's 2 races. The virtual GN featuring the 40 runners most likely to have lined up this year followed by a race of champions right afterwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Since90+2 View Post
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    Not in the national (they are using the actual horses who would have run this year).

    They are doing another legends race and it's in that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pretty Boy View Post
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    There's 2 races. The virtual GN featuring the 40 runners most likely to have lined up this year followed by a race of champions right afterwards.

    Lottery
    Foinavon
    Aldaniti
    Golden Miller
    Red Rum
    Don't Push It
    Many Clouds
    Silver Birch
    Party Politics
    Neptune Collognes
    Seagram
    Mr Frisk
    L'Escargot

    Some of the better known names involved.

    👍

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    https://www.unibet.co.uk/blog/horse-...ends-1.1419265

    Quite an interesting article on Unibet on what factors they believe the algorithm favours and what horses that leaves in contention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danhibees1875 View Post
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    I think the point of virtuals is that it's a fix regardless of who wins.
    This isnt the same as virtual racing in the shops. They've done this at least for a couple of years now using all the relevant data available loaded into the system. The result was pretty accurate last year compared to the real thing.

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    https://www.unibet.co.uk/blog/horse-...ends-1.1419265

    Quite an interesting article on Unibet on what factors they believe the algorithm favours and what horses that leaves in contention.
    Unibet call it spot on.

    Money to be made there for people who are both computer geeks and racing fans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Since90+2 View Post
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    Potters corner and Ballyoptic for me. Both E/W.
    £5 E/W at 18/1. £118 back.

    Nice wee bonus during these times!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pretty Boy View Post
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    Unibet call it spot on.

    Money to be made there for people who are both computer geeks and racing fans.
    Cheers for posting the link, first winner in the national since 2002 and Iím claiming this one :-)

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    https://www.unibet.co.uk/blog/horse-...ends-1.1419265

    Quite an interesting article on Unibet on what factors they believe the algorithm favours and what horses that leaves in contention.
    Thanks for the link PB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pretty Boy View Post
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    There's 2 races. The virtual GN featuring the 40 runners most likely to have lined up this year followed by a race of champions right afterwards.

    Lottery
    Foinavon
    Aldaniti
    Golden Miller
    Red Rum
    Don't Push It
    Many Clouds
    Silver Birch
    Party Politics
    Neptune Collognes
    Seagram
    Mr Frisk
    L'Escargot

    Some of the better known names involved.
    No sign of Shergar?

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