Wednesday, 16 February 2011

My Grand National Anti-post bet to win £5,000


What's your bet?
I can't say I bet too often on the National Hunt - as I'm very much a fish out of water and dedicated to two-year-old racing. The Flat season doesn't starts until 2nd April with Doncaster's William Hill Brocklesby Stakes, so I am left twiddling my thumbs for now. However, it gives me time to read many fascinating blogs in our little community - and I always have a read of Wayward Lads . It's a good blog and certainly worth a visit.


There is only one race I like to have a bet over the jumps (along with half the population) and that is the Grand National.

Well, Wayward Lad has done well with his tips in this race on previous years and this is what he has to say about this year's contest:

The Grand National weights were published yesterday, and what great reading they make. I have had tremendous good luck in the race with “gut-reading” of the entries, going back to Maori Venture in 1987 (obtained 50/1 antepost, and it won at 28/1) and culminating in Mon Mome at 100/1 (told everyone who would listen, and posted a thread on Betfair on the Tuesday before the race and again on the morning of the race). Having looked at the list of runners, one horse immediately caught my eye being a Grade 1 chase winner, having won 2 of his 5 starts over 3-mile, and who races off a mark 3lb less than his last win which was in the Grade 2 Cotswold Chase – TARANIS who is 50/1 as I write and will carry the magical weight of “11 stone”.

At huge odds on Betfair, I've gone to win £5,000 on Taranis.


http://waywardlad.blogspot.com/