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Title: The Grand National
Post by: The Moan Ranger on April 01, 2008, 10:58:19 AM
"Comply or Die" and "Mr Pointment" will have some of my hard-earned (ha!) cash on them on Saturday. Mrs TMR (to be) tends to do well on this race, so I will see what she thinks. Of the current field of 99, the "top 40" or so are:- 


2008 Grand National Entries
Form Horse Age Weight Trainer
2/500-P502 HEDGEHUNTER (IRE) 12 11-12 Willie Mullins IRE
P-262514 HI CLOY (IRE) 11 11-12 Michael Hourigan IRE
U-135P16 KNOWHERE (IRE) 10 11-11 Nigel Twiston-Davies
5/122-416 MR POINTMENT (IRE) 9 11-11 Paul Nicholls
5/U40-16447 OLLIE MAGERN 10 11-11 Nigel Twiston-Davies
210P-P123 TURKO (FR) 6 11-10 Paul Nicholls
03-4425 MADISON DU BERLAIS (FR) 7 11-09 David Pipe
11F-52U4 SIMON 9 11-07 John Spearing
1120-1P OPERA MUNDI (FR) 6 11-06 Paul Nicholls
r416F5PP IRON MAN (FR) 7 11-05 Peter Bowen
6P-2412103 FUNDAMENTALIST (IRE) 10 11-04 Nigel Twiston-Davies
43011-303 BUTLER'S CABIN (FR) 8 11-03 Jonjo O'Neill
F53-62S5 SLIM PICKINGS (IRE) 9 11-03 Tom Taaffe IRE
4P3F6514 CHELSEA HARBOUR (IRE) 8 11-02 Tom Mullins IRE
400-01105 VODKA BLEU (FR) 9 11-02 David Pipe
00-63003 L'AMI (FR) 9 11-01 Francois Doumen FR
124-F1133 SNOWY MORNING (IRE) 8 11-01 Willie Mullins IRE
P/420F-2P BEWLEYS BERRY (IRE) 10 11-00 Howard Johnson
2P0450-0P CONTRABAND 10 11-00 Paul Murphy
410612-00 MCKELVEY (IRE) 9 11-00 Peter Bowen
P-20030 JOAACI (IRE) 8 10-13 David Pipe
2-0000403 POINT BARROW (IRE) 10 10-13 Patrick Hughes IRE
P0150P-220 CORNISH REBEL (IRE) 11 10-12 Lisa Williamson
PP2-P014 D'ARGENT (IRE) 11 10-12 Alan King
30-434P NO FULL (FR) 7 10-12 Eoin Doyle IRE
3-F106P0 BAILY BREEZE (IRE) 9 10-11 Mouse Morris IRE
522-360P BOB HALL (IRE) 7 10-11 Jonjo O'Neil
201U-5111 CLOUDY LANE 8 10-11 Donald McCain Jnr
U22P-2221 KING JOHNS CASTLE (IRE) 9 10-11 Arthur Moore IRE
422434-P36 MON MOME (FR) 8 10-11 Venetia Williams
026-2P0 CORNISH SETT (IRE) 9 10-10 Paul Nicholls
PP-104329 NAUNTON BROOK 9 10-10 Nigel Twiston-Davies
554-50626 TUMBLING DICE (IRE) 9 10-10 Tom Taaffe IRE
FP/24/0-14 BACKBEAT (IRE) 11 10-09 Howard Johnson
6/4P/-0P21 COMPLY OR DIE (IRE) 9 10-09 David Pipe
UU-20U505 IDLE TALK (IRE) 9 10-09 Donald McCain Jnr
2P-4300F2 KELAMI (FR) 10 10-09 Francois Doumen FR
11305-540 MILAN DEUX MILLE (FR) 6 10-09 David Pipe
3PF-013P NADOVER (FR) 7 10-09 Charlie Mann
0-564420 BLACK APALACHI (IRE) 9 10-08 Dessie Hughes IRE
1P6/04-2B PHILSON RUN (IRE) 12 10-08 Nick Williams
62-166P0P ARDAGHEY (IRE) 9 10-07 Nigel Twiston-Davies
0F251P-062 DUN DOIRE (IRE) 9 10-07 Tony Martin IRE
06/001P-U0 JOES EDGE (IRE) 11 10-07 Ferdy Murphy
10F0/16-0 DROMBEAG (IRE) 10 10-06 Jonjo O'Neill
21-0PF0F DUNBRODY MILLAR (IRE) 10 10-06 Peter Bowen
43-63030 IN THE HIGH GRASS (IRE) 7 10-06 Tom Taaffe IRE
146/0/10- LONGSHANKS 11 10-06 Kim Bailey
312/452-6 OSSMOSES (IRE) 11 10-06 Don Forster
P-2UU4610 LE DUC (FR) 9 10-05 Paul Nicholls
U0-6000 LIVINGSTONEBRAMBLE (IRE) 12 10-05 Willie Mullins IRE
65-2FP0FU0 MERDEKA (IRE) 8 10-05 Tom Taaffe IRE
3/02-223 PAK JACK (FR) 8 10-05 Richard Phillips
3542-4P THEATRE KNIGHT (IRE) 10 10-05 Howard Johnson
1650PPP BALLYCASSIDY (IRE) 12 10-04 Peter Bowen
141-1F4P BLUE SPLASH (FR) 8 10-04 Peter Bowen
P12/-P225P ERIC'S CHARM (FR) 10 10-04 Oliver Sherwood
U0-1061465 IRISH RAPTOR (IRE) 9 10-04 Nigel Twiston-Davies

Latest odds
6-1 Cloudy Lane
11-1 Comply or Die
12-1 Slim Pickings
14-1 Simon
16-1 Bewleys Berry, Chelsea Harbour, Butler's Cabin
18-1 Bar

Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Snoopy on April 01, 2008, 11:05:26 AM
 noooo: Fast Women and slow horses have cost me a lot over the years.
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Grumpmeister on April 01, 2008, 01:11:00 PM
Looking at the horses are the owners inpsired by the same sadistic buggers who inspire celebs to choose ridiculous names for their kids?
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Snoopy on April 01, 2008, 01:21:34 PM
All Racehorse names have to be approved by the authorities. Once registered a name cannot be used again. Given the numbers of racehorses there have been over the years I'm surprised they can still think of anything to call them. whistle:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: The Moan Ranger on April 01, 2008, 02:04:17 PM
Mrs TMR (to be) has considered, doubtless after reference to her cauldron, that "Cloudy Lane" is apt to win it, although at those odds not worth a gamble. "King John's Castle" and "Risk Accessor" are deemed to be worthy of an e/w punt, should they be in the final 40 that run.

These predictions are likely to change when more "form" information becomes available.
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: The Moan Ranger on April 03, 2008, 03:19:33 PM
Aintree started well for me. "Christy Beamish" netted me sixty quid. Mrs TMR (to be) has an each way on Four Chimneys in the 4.20. I have Wanango on the nose.
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: The Moan Ranger on April 04, 2008, 12:30:04 PM
No good. But Mrs TMR had an each way on "I'm so lucky" in the last, which netted another score. 3.45 today, Natal (me) and Marked Man (missus to be).
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Uncle Mort on April 05, 2008, 01:41:01 PM
I've put my hard earned cash on SLIM PICKINGS

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Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Barman on April 05, 2008, 02:03:21 PM
Fingers crossed then Unc...
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: The Moan Ranger on April 05, 2008, 03:00:38 PM
Mrs TMR (to be) has finally gone for:

Cloudy lane
Slim pickings, and
King johns castle.

I'm sticking with Comply or Die and Mr Pointment (despite the burst blood vessel last time out).

Sharp Nephew at Lingfield won, so it has already paid for the day so far.

Good luck Unc.
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: The Moan Ranger on April 05, 2008, 03:36:15 PM
GET IN YOU BEAUTY!!!
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Uncle Mort on April 05, 2008, 04:08:46 PM
The TMR's seem to know something.  rubschin:

Three out of the four.  happ096

Anyway, each way netted me a few quid.  happy088
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Barman on April 05, 2008, 04:19:05 PM
Congrats to all!  cloud9:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: The Moan Ranger on April 05, 2008, 04:50:40 PM
And a Touch of Irish just came in second - had an each way on that, only fifteen quid up on that one.
Enough for now, let the Young's roll!
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: GROWLER on April 06, 2008, 08:18:32 AM
Mrs Growler and mini moose smugly seemed to have had a good flutter apparently.
1st 2nd 3rd between them.
 
My only growl was they didn't empty our account to place the bets. Banghead
I could have been nearer zero mortgage land this morning. cloud9:

All we got courtesy of the bookies, was a bottle of red. Hardly life changing ey? ::)
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Barman on April 06, 2008, 08:36:52 AM
Mrs Growler and mini moose smugly seemed to have had a good flutter apparently.
1st 2nd 3rd between them.
 
My only growl was they didn't empty our account to place the bets. Banghead
I could have been nearer zero mortgage land this morning. cloud9:

All we got courtesy of the bookies, was a bottle of red. Hardly life changing ey? ::)
Depends... she might choke on it...  whistle:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Berek on April 06, 2008, 08:40:02 AM
I had the 2nd and little Berek had the 3rd
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Snoopy on April 06, 2008, 09:50:42 AM
I had the 2nd and little Berek had the 3rd

For supper?
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Darwins Selection on April 06, 2008, 10:41:26 AM
Mrs Growler and mini moose smugly seemed to have had a good flutter apparently.
1st 2nd 3rd between them.
 
My only growl was they didn't empty our account to place the bets. Banghead
I could have been nearer zero mortgage land this morning. cloud9:

All we got courtesy of the bookies, was a bottle of red. Hardly life changing ey? ::)
Depends... she might choke on it...  whistle:
happy001
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: The Moan Ranger on May 09, 2008, 04:04:55 PM
Tomorrow - 2.55 at Nottingham. "Baldemar" in tribute to our great host. You know it makes sense. Don't take less than 9/2 though.
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Snoopy on May 09, 2008, 04:51:38 PM
 rubschin: Worth a tenner then .... the omens are good.
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Berek on May 09, 2008, 04:59:42 PM
"Baldemar"

 point: point: point:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: The Moan Ranger on May 09, 2008, 04:59:56 PM
Remember what you said Snoops - only bet what you can afford to lose.

Mrs TMR (to be) has gone for Street Star. But then again, she called the Grand National wrongly...whistle...
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: The Moan Ranger on May 09, 2008, 05:18:36 PM
Oi! Berek! I still owe you about ten pints for Mr Chocolate Drop! These can be redeemed whenever you like.
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Barman on May 10, 2008, 07:02:03 PM
"Baldemar"

 point: point: point:
Banghead
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Uncle Mort on May 11, 2008, 08:38:35 AM
rubschin: Worth a tenner then .... the omens are good.

Hope you had a fiver each way. Beaten by a neck in to second place.

Baldemar did little wrong as he tracked the early leader Kashoof and came through to take a definite edge over a furlong out. For a few strides he looked like holding his advantage, but was worried out of it.

   
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Snoopy on May 11, 2008, 09:01:25 AM
rubschin: Worth a tenner then .... the omens are good.

Hope you had a fiver each way. Beaten by a neck in to second place.

Baldemar did little wrong as he tracked the early leader Kashoof and came through to take a definite edge over a furlong out. For a few strides he looked like holding his advantage, but was worried out of it.

   

Sadly I forgot to place a bet. There is no bookmaker in the village and I would not feel happy with an "on-line" facility so I have to travel into either Rhyl or Prestatyn. I did go into Prestayn early but, as I say, forgot to call into the bookies and by the time TMR remined me it was too late to get the car out and drive into either town, park and visit the bookies.

Why would I not feel happy with opening a betting on line facility? ~ Too tempting. As I have said before my days of spending Saturday (and many other afternoons) at the bookies are ended and I have no desire to revisit them.
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Uncle Mort on April 10, 2010, 08:11:02 AM
Each way on Snowy Morning.  happy088
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: The Moan Ranger on April 10, 2010, 10:25:33 AM
Red Plum - it's only carrying one stone  8)
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Barman on April 10, 2010, 03:21:13 PM
Red Plum - it's only carrying one stone  8)

 drumroll:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Uncle Mort on April 11, 2010, 08:15:42 AM
Snowy Morning  cry:

Still, I had other winners from the meeting so I'm up (slightly) on the day.
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: GROWLER on April 11, 2010, 01:28:28 PM
I named a nag for Mrs G to have an E/W flutter on as i can't be arsed losing money.
Bastard ratbagnag came in 2nd, and her choice came in 3rd. evil:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Nick on April 11, 2010, 01:33:22 PM
I met a mate today who said if his horse had come in he would have been ?6000 richer  noooo:

Instead he is several hundred down  noooo:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: GROWLER on April 11, 2010, 04:53:48 PM
I met a mate today who said if his horse had come in he would have been ?6000 richer  noooo:

Instead he is several hundred down  noooo:

If I'd borrowed a few grand a put it on the eventual winner, I could have paid me rancid mortgage off tomorrow morning. ::)

Hindsight is a wonderful thing, in'it?

I think Mrs G's winnings might just stretch to a bottle of cheap red and a family sized  bag of Asda Smart Price mixed nuts and raisins. happy088
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Nick on April 11, 2010, 04:56:40 PM
If  noooo:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: GROWLER on April 11, 2010, 05:00:59 PM
If  noooo:

I don't ask for much in me life.
I just want this bastard mortgage out of the way, but the end is nowhere in sight sadly.
Stiched up like a kipper on a useless and now virtually werthless endowment policy 20 long years ago.
The kids can inherit it when both me and Mrs G have snuffed it if they want. ::)
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Nick on April 11, 2010, 05:02:16 PM
 happy100
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Barman on April 11, 2010, 06:03:37 PM
Paying off the mortgage was the happiest day of me life like...  cloud9:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Miss Demeanour on April 11, 2010, 06:04:42 PM
Shouldn't that have been your wedding day  whistle:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Barman on April 11, 2010, 06:08:09 PM
Shouldn't that have been your wedding day  whistle:

That was the most expensive day...  evil:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Miss Demeanour on April 11, 2010, 06:12:17 PM
But it was worth it . Honestly , do I have to feed you your lines  noooo:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Barman on April 11, 2010, 06:13:32 PM
But it was worth it . Honestly , do I have to feed you your lines  noooo:

Only when LL logs in...  ;)
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Pirate on April 11, 2010, 06:51:22 PM
Shouldn't that have been your wedding day  whistle:

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Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Barman on April 11, 2010, 06:53:43 PM
Shouldn't that have been your wedding day  whistle:

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Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: GROWLER on April 11, 2010, 07:03:47 PM
Could have got 8/1 for a Portsmouth win today.
I really did consider it seriously for a tenner flutter, but then thought, nah. Banghead
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Miss Demeanour on April 11, 2010, 07:05:49 PM
Your judgement is obviously not to be trusted right now  whistle:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Barman on April 11, 2010, 07:07:20 PM
Could have got 8/1 for a Portsmouth win today.
I really did consider it seriously for a tenner flutter, but then thought, nah. Banghead

You're a couldave man!  lol:

The only thing bad about gambling is the losing... which is why you didn't stick a tenner on Portsmouth....
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: GROWLER on April 11, 2010, 07:10:43 PM
Could have got 8/1 for a Portsmouth win today.
I really did consider it seriously for a tenner flutter, but then thought, nah. Banghead

You're a couldave man!  lol:

The only thing bad about gambling is the losing... which is why you didn't stick a tenner on Portsmouth....

This bloody 'in hindsight' nonsense keeps clouding me judgement, dithering owld git that Iam. evil:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Snoopy on April 11, 2010, 07:11:23 PM
Slow Horses and Fast Wimmin have cost me a fortune over the years. noooo:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: GROWLER on April 11, 2010, 07:12:41 PM
Your judgement is obviously not to be trusted right now  whistle:

Thanks for that MD. Just what I needed to read like. ::)

'T'was the same I fear 26 bloody years ago too. ::)
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Miss Demeanour on April 11, 2010, 10:07:00 PM
Don't worry Growler ...I have just been called a mature lady  Explode:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: GROWLER on April 11, 2010, 10:16:51 PM
Don't worry Growler ...I have just been called a mature lady  Explode:

Dare we ask, by whom?  scared:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Miss Demeanour on April 11, 2010, 10:28:22 PM
Feckin hop a long the limp PT
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Barman on April 12, 2010, 08:04:01 AM
Feckin hop a long the limp PT

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Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Miss Demeanour on April 12, 2010, 08:08:57 AM
Yes ...resulted in a bit of a conversation  boxing

He is older than me ...but I am feckin considered the mature one  ( as in age not responsibility) ...apparently it is different for wimmin  argue:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Nick on April 12, 2010, 08:11:26 AM
Ooh, I thought he was a toy boy
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Miss Demeanour on April 12, 2010, 08:16:26 AM
No ...he is 44 ...ancient like  lol:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: GROWLER on April 12, 2010, 08:21:09 AM
Ooh, I thought he was a toy boy

So did I like.

Bin him MD
Rancid old cheeky twat. evil:

A young nubile chick like you has the werld at her feet with the pick of the cream.
I can become available if you like like. cloud9:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Nick on April 12, 2010, 08:21:52 AM
= Growler is available?
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Miss Demeanour on April 12, 2010, 08:25:48 AM

A young nubile chick like you has the werld at her feet with the pick of the cream.
I can become available if you like like. cloud9:


You see ...you know how to make a gerl feel good  ;)
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Nick on April 12, 2010, 08:28:22 AM
Young?  happy001 happy001 happy001
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: GROWLER on April 12, 2010, 08:31:33 AM

A young nubile chick like you has the werld at her feet with the pick of the cream.
I can become available if you like like. cloud9:


You see ...you know how to make a gerl feel good  ;)

Possibly. Just out o' practice. Been many years since I did all that 'charming' malarky.
I'm possibly a bit too grumpy now I fear. Years and years  of torrents of verbal and physical abuse has left me scarred..
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Nick on April 12, 2010, 08:32:47 AM
I am in training  eyes:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Miss Demeanour on April 12, 2010, 08:34:08 AM
BM has silver hair

Growler has silver back ( tendencies)

Nick has silver tongue

  scared2:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: GROWLER on April 12, 2010, 08:34:40 AM
Young?  happy001 happy001 happy001

I would take great pleasure in going 'round there to fry his arse for you MD. happy088

Look tit brain, she's an absolute babe in arms compared to you, you turgid owld rancid bearded plank/tit mouse. sick2:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: GROWLER on April 12, 2010, 08:35:46 AM
I am in training  eyes:

Astronaut hopefully. ::)
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Miss Demeanour on April 12, 2010, 08:36:31 AM
 lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Nick on April 12, 2010, 08:38:30 AM
 sad32:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Pirate on April 12, 2010, 08:42:57 AM
Feckin hop a long the limp PT

 rubschin:  Limp?
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Miss Demeanour on April 12, 2010, 08:47:11 AM
He was on crutches  whistle: ...do keep up  ;)
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Uncle Mort on April 12, 2010, 08:53:18 AM
He was on crutches  whistle: ...do keep up  ;)

Which is more than PT could.  ;D
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: GROWLER on April 12, 2010, 08:54:07 AM
He was on crutches  whistle: ...do keep up  ;)

Sports injury was it then, or did you knee him one? lol:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: GROWLER on April 12, 2010, 08:56:08 AM
How TF did this wander from the Grand National to MD's 'personal aquaintances' with her PT then I wonder? confused:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Miss Demeanour on April 12, 2010, 08:57:49 AM
Kick boxing injury...which caused some kind of tendonitis thingmyjiggamy ...but apparently it is better now  ::)


Well it was until yesterday  whistle:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Miss Demeanour on April 12, 2010, 08:58:18 AM
How TF did this wander from the Grand National to MD's 'personal aquaintances' with her PT then I wonder? confused:

Tenous link with lame stallions and non runners  lol:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: GROWLER on April 12, 2010, 09:01:51 AM
How TF did this wander from the Grand National to MD's 'personal aquaintances' with her PT then I wonder? confused:

Tenous link with lame stallions and non runners  lol:
lol:

You given him the boot then ey? happy088

Are you are free nubile young tasty creature again then? cloud9:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Pirate on April 12, 2010, 09:05:46 AM
He was on crutches  whistle: ...do keep up  ;)

Oh I knew he was on crutches...I just wondered what had gone limp
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Miss Demeanour on April 12, 2010, 09:10:37 AM
Are you are free nubile young tasty creature again then? cloud9:

Well I'm free  lol:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Nick on April 12, 2010, 09:22:32 AM
This thread seems to have gone off topic  rubschin:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Nick on April 12, 2010, 09:23:35 AM
Are you are free nubile young tasty creature again then? cloud9:

Well I'm free  lol:

= cheap?  rubschin:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Miss Demeanour on April 12, 2010, 09:28:05 AM
as chips  whistle:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Nick on April 12, 2010, 09:30:37 AM
Chips  Drool:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Barman on April 12, 2010, 09:31:01 AM
as chips  whistle:
Chips...  Drool:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Grumpmeister on April 12, 2010, 09:31:08 PM
No ...he is 44 ...ancient like  lol:

Does that make BM prehistoric then?  whistle:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Barman on April 13, 2010, 05:55:09 AM
No ...he is 44 ...ancient like  lol:

Does that make BM prehistoric then?  whistle:

 evil:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Grumpmeister on April 14, 2010, 08:00:04 PM
Sorry old boy.  whistle:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Barman on April 15, 2010, 05:29:04 AM
 cussing:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Uncle Mort on April 09, 2011, 09:46:17 AM
Another year and probably another few quid down the drain.

Anyway, my money's on Ballabriggs

Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Snoopy on April 09, 2011, 10:31:51 AM
I think I'd go for a fiver each way on Backstage
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Uncle Mort on April 09, 2011, 10:58:55 AM
 rubschin:

No, I've made my choice.
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Pirate on April 09, 2011, 12:10:44 PM
should've had a VP sweepstake...Ardbeg for the winner... razz:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Uncle Mort on April 09, 2011, 12:12:12 PM
Still waiting for my previous prize  evil:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Pirate on April 09, 2011, 12:12:55 PM
BM's quiet...
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Uncle Mort on April 09, 2011, 12:53:57 PM
Spirit Son in the opener  happy088

First leg of my Treble.
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Uncle Mort on April 09, 2011, 01:29:03 PM
Finian's Rainbow  in the 2:15  happy088


all on Peddlers Cross in the 2:50  scared2:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Nick on April 09, 2011, 01:35:25 PM
Lend me a quid
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Uncle Mort on April 09, 2011, 01:59:23 PM
 sad32:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Pirate on April 09, 2011, 02:24:56 PM
sad32:

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Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Nick on April 09, 2011, 02:32:25 PM
I NEVER gamble  noooo: I have never even won a  raffle. The Boy on the other hand wins everything and has an eye for horses  noooo:  He got banned from a coconut shy (aged 6) for being too lucky and he won me 200 at CHester races once. He made me share  sad24:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Uncle Mort on April 09, 2011, 03:06:08 PM
Never mind, the bet was a special on Betfair, having two out of the three they refund half my stake.

COME ON Ballabriggs !

I NEVER gamble  noooo: I have never even won a  raffle. The Boy on the other hand wins everything and has an eye for horses  noooo:  He got banned from a coconut shy (aged 6) for being too lucky and he won me 200 at CHester races once. He made me share  sad24:

Technically you placed the bets so you can't say you never gamble.  rubschin:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: apc2010 on April 09, 2011, 03:32:05 PM
Well done ..........now can you lend us a quid....... 8)
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Nick on April 09, 2011, 03:35:08 PM
Never mind, the bet was a special on Betfair, having two out of the three they refund half my stake.

COME ON Ballabriggs !

I NEVER gamble  noooo: I have never even won a  raffle. The Boy on the other hand wins everything and has an eye for horses  noooo:  He got banned from a coconut shy (aged 6) for being too lucky and he won me 200 at CHester races once. He made me share  sad24:

Technically you placed the bets so you can't say you never gamble.  rubschin:

He was my advisor. He finds money in the street  noooo:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Uncle Mort on April 09, 2011, 03:41:02 PM
Lucky lad. Could you tap him for a few tips on my behalf please.


Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Pastis on April 09, 2011, 03:43:24 PM
I have an aunt who used to "see" winners  eeek:   She got banned from the bookmakers
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Nick on April 09, 2011, 03:46:00 PM
It is some sort of gift, I dunno. He wins everything he bets on  noooo:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Just One More on April 09, 2011, 06:03:17 PM
14/1.... Seems you had a successful day Uncle, nice one  happy088
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Pirate on April 09, 2011, 10:53:38 PM
Another year and probably another few quid down the drain.

Anyway, my money's on Ballabriggs


worthy: happy088 happ096 worthy:

I shall be all ears next year...god willing
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Uncle Mort on April 05, 2014, 09:57:38 AM
Dug this out of the archives...


My pick for today is Mr Moonshine
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Steve on April 05, 2014, 10:20:20 AM
Dug this out of the archives...


My pick for today is Mr Moonshine

As it's elevenses time I'll go for Teaforthree
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Uncle Mort on April 05, 2014, 11:58:23 AM
Splash of Ginge in the first race ~ I wonder if Nick fancies a bet?
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Steve on April 05, 2014, 12:05:07 PM
Splash of Ginge in the first race ~ I wonder if Nick fancies a bet?
lol:

Isn't JOM our betting hero?  Where's his hat in this ring
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: apc2010 on April 05, 2014, 12:16:59 PM
Mr Moonshine....... rubschin:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: apc2010 on April 05, 2014, 12:19:24 PM
Think I'll put a cockle on "Tidal bay".......... whistle:  redface:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Barman on April 05, 2014, 01:24:22 PM
I've had a bet with Miss A's bookmaking services like....  redface:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: The Moan Ranger on April 05, 2014, 02:11:35 PM
Teaforthree to win and an e/w on Big Shu.
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Barman on April 05, 2014, 02:24:55 PM
Think I'll put a cockle on "Tidal bay".......... whistle:  redface:

 lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Barman on April 05, 2014, 02:27:08 PM
I've got 5 each way (whatever that is) on  Mr. moonshine (h/t Uncle) and another 5 each way on Pineau De Re.... Shrugs:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Uncle Mort on April 05, 2014, 03:31:04 PM
Well done BM  :thumbsup: shame about Mr Moonshine

Fortunately I had a covering bet on Avarodo
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Steve on April 05, 2014, 05:09:06 PM
Seems Teatray or whatever mine was called fell over

Ah well

Well won BM


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Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Miss Adventure on April 05, 2014, 06:17:47 PM
I was on teatray as well sad24: unfortunately have had to spend evening with BM who is gloating after winning 185 euro, is unbearable and is eating all my cheese.....
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Nick on April 05, 2014, 06:21:53 PM
Boat Race tomorrow  cloud9: cloud9:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Steve on April 05, 2014, 06:39:50 PM
I was on teatray as well sad24: unfortunately have had to spend evening with BM who is gloating after winning 185 euro, is unbearable and is eating all my cheese.....

185?   eeek:   He should be buying us all drinks
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Nick on April 05, 2014, 06:44:00 PM
I was on teatray as well sad24: unfortunately have had to spend evening with BM who is gloating after winning 185 euro, is unbearable and is eating all my cheese.....

185?   eeek:   He should be buying us all cheese

 whistle:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Steve on April 05, 2014, 06:45:56 PM
Boat Race tomorrow  cloud9: cloud9:

Cambridge for me

(that's sunk them)
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Nick on April 05, 2014, 06:48:27 PM
I had a bet on it with the Boy one year and won  cloud9:

He didn't realise it was a recording on tape  redface:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Baldy on April 05, 2014, 06:51:13 PM
I had a bet on it with the Boy one year and won  cloud9:

He didn't realise it was a recording on tape  redface:

 noooo:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Steve on April 05, 2014, 06:53:00 PM
I had a bet on it with the Boy one year and won  cloud9:

He didn't realise it was a recording on tape  redface:

 noooo:
noooo: noooo:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Nick on April 05, 2014, 06:54:39 PM
I gave him the 20p to bet with  cussing: cussing: cussing:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Baldy on April 05, 2014, 06:56:35 PM
I gave him the 20p to bet with  cussing: cussing: cussing:

You are Apey.  Thumbs:

Buy your own bleddy drink.  noooo:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: apc2010 on April 05, 2014, 07:01:39 PM
I gave him the 20p to bet with  cussing: cussing: cussing:

You are Apey.  Thumbs:

Buy your own bleddy drink.  noooo:

Top Tip Nick........ Thumbs:



Baldy fancy a bet on the National tomorrow......... rubschin:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Nick on April 05, 2014, 07:02:48 PM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: apc2010 on April 05, 2014, 07:05:03 PM
I was on teatray as well sad24: unfortunately have had to spend evening with BM who is gloating after winning 185 euro, is unbearable and is eating all my cheese.....

He will be asleep soon......... noooo:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Baldy on April 05, 2014, 07:13:34 PM
I gave him the 20p to bet with  cussing: cussing: cussing:

You are Apey.  Thumbs:

Buy your own bleddy drink.  noooo:

Top Tip Nick........ Thumbs:



Baldy fancy a bet on the National tomorrow......... rubschin:

Knob.  noooo:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Nick on April 05, 2014, 07:16:13 PM
Odd name for a horse  rubschin:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: apc2010 on April 05, 2014, 07:17:38 PM
Odd name for a horse  rubschin:

3/1..... Thumbs:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Baldy on April 05, 2014, 07:19:36 PM
Odd name for a horse  rubschin:

I was going for an old nag called Foggy, being ridden by a knob jockey called Apey....what are the latest odds?  rubschin:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Nick on April 05, 2014, 07:22:09 PM
My money is on Foggy  noooo:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Baldy on April 05, 2014, 07:26:59 PM
My money is on Foggy  noooo:

Was that the one that took the wrong turn and bashed into the railings?  rubschin:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Nick on April 05, 2014, 07:32:26 PM
Which disaster was that?
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Baldy on April 05, 2014, 07:48:03 PM
Which disaster was that?

Just the norm.  noooo:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Barman on April 06, 2014, 05:59:06 AM
I won! Party001:

Miss A hasn't paid up yet tho....  evil:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Steve on April 06, 2014, 09:18:56 AM
I won! Party001:

Miss A hasn't paid up yet tho....  evil:

Miss A won you say
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Miss Adventure on April 06, 2014, 09:56:13 AM
I won! Party001:

Miss A hasn't paid up yet tho....  evil:

Miss A won you say

 eyes:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Barman on April 11, 2015, 07:05:59 AM
All nice and ready like....

I've got 5 each way on Shutthefrontdoor.....  whistle:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Nick on April 11, 2015, 07:30:18 AM
I am in some sweepstake at werk, like
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Steve on April 11, 2015, 09:04:21 AM
I am in some sweepstake at werk, like
1st prize the new girl, second prize Emma


ooops of course I meant 1st prize TO the new girl  . . . .     whistle:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Steve on April 11, 2015, 09:12:59 AM
I see 'Ladies' day at Aintree was as classy as ever

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.dailymail.co.uk%2Fi%2Fpix%2F2015%2F04%2F10%2F21%2F27706BDB00000578-0-image-m-72_1428697634861.jpg&hash=80f18c9534210e034af60cd4d289013e347a9ed0)

Much more here http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3034286/Falls-brawls-horseplay-Hundreds-worse-wear-women-struggle-make-journey-home-Ladies-Day-Aintree-draws-close.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3034286/Falls-brawls-horseplay-Hundreds-worse-wear-women-struggle-make-journey-home-Ladies-Day-Aintree-draws-close.html)
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Uncle Mort on April 11, 2015, 12:16:24 PM
Good Grief!  eeek:

and the litter  noooo:

Anyhoo... my money's on Balthazar King and I've put a couple of quid on an outsider ~ Saint Are.
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Uncle Mort on April 09, 2016, 10:11:57 AM
Any tips?
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: apc2010 on April 09, 2016, 10:17:46 AM
Any tips?

Don't let Nick cook for you...... rubschin:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Uncle Mort on April 09, 2016, 10:38:48 AM
Good tip   :thumbsup:

Anyway ~ I'm having a few quid on Saint Are. Did well for me last year.

Also a couple quid on the Romford Pele to place ~ I like the name.
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Nick on April 09, 2016, 03:12:37 PM
 evil:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Uncle Mort on April 08, 2017, 10:39:20 AM
Todays tip: Vieux Lion Rouge.
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Uncle Mort on April 14, 2018, 10:40:30 AM
One year on...

My money is on I Just Know
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Steve on April 14, 2018, 10:50:04 AM
I see Ladies Day failed to live down to its usual hilarity - I blame the rain
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Uncle Mort on April 06, 2019, 10:08:19 AM
Another year...

Vintage Clouds
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Miss Demeanour on April 06, 2019, 11:48:34 AM
Have we got a VP sweepstake going ? Has BM left the kitty jar ?  rubschin:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: apc2010 on April 06, 2019, 12:04:19 PM
Have we got a VP sweepstake going ? Has BM left the kitty jar ?  rubschin:

 whistle:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Grumpmeister on April 06, 2019, 12:18:41 PM
Have we got a VP sweepstake going ? Has BM left the kitty jar ?  rubschin:

 whistle:

The kitty is safe, Apey found the decoy one with the Monopoly money. The good thing about the bugger never opening his wallet is that he can't remember what the notes are supposed to look like...  whistle:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Uncle Mort on April 06, 2019, 04:31:20 PM
Another year...

Vintage Clouds

Bugger!
Fell at the first  noooo:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Darwins Selection on April 07, 2019, 09:50:59 AM
Another year...

Vintage Clouds

Bugger!
Fell at the first  noooo:
Don't we all?
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Uncle Mort on April 10, 2021, 10:40:31 AM
We're back!

A good place bet - Minella Times although I can't see any beating Cloth Cap.

Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Just One More on April 10, 2021, 11:22:24 AM
We're back!

A good place bet - Minella Times although I can't see any beating Cloth Cap.

Aye... well... errmm

(https://i.postimg.cc/67shmatet6/uncle-mort.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/67shmatet6)
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Uncle Mort on April 10, 2021, 11:24:42 AM
We're back!

A good place bet - Minella Times although I can't see any beating Cloth Cap.

Aye... well... errmm

(https://i.postimg.cc/67shmatet6/uncle-mort.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/67shmatet6)

 lol:   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Steve on April 10, 2021, 01:21:09 PM
Sadly for the second year running Covid has denied us that exhibition of all that passes for good taste in Liverpool, Aintree ladies day
 
(https://mully1.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/aintree_ladies_3.jpg)
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: The Moan Ranger on April 10, 2021, 01:45:16 PM
Sadly for the second year running Covid has denied us that exhibition of all that passes for good taste in Liverpool, Aintree ladies day
 
(https://mully1.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/aintree_ladies_3.jpg)

True, it's not the same without some orange sprayed heifer trailing her giblets around her ankle tag whilst her bloke has a cocaine-fuelled punch-up with the security.
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Nick on April 10, 2021, 03:01:16 PM
I hate Liverpool evil:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: apc2010 on April 10, 2021, 03:20:34 PM
Sadly for the second year running Covid has denied us that exhibition of all that passes for good taste in Liverpool, Aintree ladies day
 
(https://mully1.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/aintree_ladies_3.jpg)

True, it's not the same without some orange sprayed heifer trailing her giblets around her ankle tag whilst her bloke has a cocaine-fuelled punch-up with the security.


 ;D ;D ;D Thumbs:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Steve on April 10, 2021, 03:35:15 PM
I hate Liverpool evil:
Not on my top places list so in a spirit of don't shout til you know the truth we have booked two nights there on our round England tour for July
 
I may take a 'Rolling Stones were better than the Beatles, Kenny Dalglish is a Woofter' T Shirt just to make sure I get an authentic souvenir of a black eye
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Nick on April 10, 2021, 04:00:05 PM
I can recommend some places to go and many to avoid. evil:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Steve on April 10, 2021, 04:02:28 PM
I can recommend some places to go and many to avoid. evil:
Would that be avoid the road into Liverpool and seek out the road out of it?
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Nick on April 10, 2021, 04:50:46 PM
YES  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Miss Demeanour on April 10, 2021, 05:07:03 PM
I had a bet on Minella Times too  :thumbsup:

Woo hoo
Title: Re: The Grand National
Post by: Uncle Mort on April 11, 2021, 08:24:17 AM
Well done  :thumbsup: