How many of you have a punt on the Grand National?

How do you pick a horse in the grand national

  • I don't bet on the grand national

    Votes: 6 60.0%
  • I bet on one of the favourites

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • I carefully research the horses

    Votes: 2 20.0%
  • I bet on the one with the best name

    Votes: 2 20.0%

  • Total voters
    10

baldidiot

Full Member
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Oct 1, 2010
Location
London
As it's nearly that time of year I thought it would be interesting to see how many CM members like to have a bet on the Grand National, for for those that do - how do you pick your horse?

Is it research, or the one with the funniest name :D
 

anniemac

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PABnoaccred
MM
Joined
Jan 30, 2007
Location
Texas, USA
Normally I only play thoroughbred and quarterhorse races but I have bet on the Grand National once or twice. Pick the horses the same way I do the other races. Study the Form.
 

chuchu59

gambling addict
PABnonaccred
CAG
Joined
Sep 26, 2004
Location
SOMEWHERE IN ASIA
in hong kong we used to be able to place bets a decade ago. however no more live coverage and no betting allowed anymore. i used to pick horses with funny names and those with stamina.
 

Simmo!

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Staff member
Joined
May 29, 2004
Location
England
I look at the recent form, how the horse performs on the type of ground over fences and the weight its carrying. The trainer's pedigree too - how many they have entered, the form the stable is in and also the way the early betting is going. Then I pick the one with the stupidest name and go out for the afternoon.
 

Repro

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Sep 15, 2010
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Netherlands
I look at the recent form, how the horse performs on the type of ground over fences and the weight its carrying. The trainer's pedigree too - how many they have entered, the form the stable is in and also the way the early betting is going. Then I pick the one with the stupidest name and go out for the afternoon.

:lolup:
 

baldidiot

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webmeister
Joined
Oct 1, 2010
Location
London
I look at the recent form, how the horse performs on the type of ground over fences and the weight its carrying. The trainer's pedigree too - how many they have entered, the form the stable is in and also the way the early betting is going. Then I pick the one with the stupidest name and go out for the afternoon.

:lolsign:

That's my kind of thinking! My wife and I went to a horse race in hong kong and did this... and it won! Then I found out I'd filled in the bet slip wrong :oops:
 

felicie

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Jan 21, 2009
Location
somewhere else
I have a punter trying out for the NFL lol isn't that what you call it? or is it kicker maybe. I know as much about betting on horses as I do football. :rolleyes:
My cousin's kid Mike Barnard
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