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Saturday 14 April 2012

Grand National 2012

What a great days racing at Aintree today, its sad though that it'S the last time that BBC cover the race as they give it its full glory, I'm not convinced that C4 will be able to do this if they stick to their usual format.

The race itself is as tricky a puzzle as ever even for the hardened punter and if your using a pin you have just as much chance as anyone else of picking the winner as the outcome of this race is often down to luck and being in the right place at the right time. Class does have a say but it's luck that has the final say.

There are a few on my mind that I will be backing and they are Synchronised, Weird Al, Planet of Sound, Black Apalachi and Killyglen.

Although his jumping appears suspect you couldnt be anything but be impressed by the way he stayed on up the hill at Cheltenham and these long distance chases bring out the very best in him.
Weird Al
He was one of the leading fancies for the Gold Cup and is now available at 66/1 for this, which seems far too high for me for a horse of his ability and of course there is the McCain factor. He may not win but I could see him being placed.
Planet of Sound
Has been running well and has had a preparation geared towards the race.
Black Apalachi
Is an Aintree specialist and although 13 could once again go well here.
Was going very well in last year's race only to fall and looks like he is coming back to the boil at the right time.

Once again the various newspapers have Bechers Brook still having a brook, but as we know the brook although there is covered up during the race so it has no effect.
Good Luck with the race.