The Grand National races are notoriously hard races – so not a true reflection of the racing we usually build our portfolio on. However everyone wants to bet on the grand national so I got our handicappers to study the race and come up with their best selections for both Aintree & Ayr
Aintree – 9th April – 5.15 – Crabbies Grand National Chase
It’s a tough race today because we have had 7mm of rain so despite having a great chance we are opposing the favourite on this ground!
The 4 horses selected were GALLANT OSCAR 18/1, MORNING ASSEMBLY 25/1, LAST SAMURAI 12/1 and GOOONYELLA 22/1.
It was looking very exciting 2 from home with two of ours leading – MORNING ASSEMBLY (gambled down from 25/1 to 9/4 in running) and THE LAST SAMURAI (gambled down from 12/1 to evs).
BOOM! BOOM! 2 out of 4 of the selections placed LAST SAMURI 2nd and GOONYELLA 5th – but by betting all 4 each way it was a nice little profit and a lot of fun!
Ayr – 16th April – 4.10 – Coral Scottish Grand National Chase
Another day of fun on an otherwise quiet day. The Scottish Grand National Day!
Two horses that are 10/1 plus have fair chances and we are betting them each way again – with most bookies paying 5 places.
I selected SEEYOUATMIDNIGHT 18/1 and VYTA DE ROC 14/1.
BOOM! BOOM! 2 places and more than doubling the investment.
Although if SEEYOUATMIDNIGHT hadn’t hit the last and lost momentum who we would have been toasting the win! However let’s not dismiss a nice little profit following on from our UK Grand National picks!