Lessons from the Grand National!

I thought the Grand National research went rather well. A pity that we got chinned by Davy.

Pleasant Company and Milansbar were the two placed horses.

Pleasant Company was majestic throughout the Grand National. From the get-go, the horse was up the front, jumping great, and his odds kept falling constantly.

It’s the last fence! Davy Russell’s Tiger Roll has the run on Pleasant Company.

Pleasant Company gets a second wind, and had the race been a yard longer we’d have got up and won!


This was the final result. A head second at 25/1 and a lesson for you on backing these big horses: remember to back each way. You’d have got a return from both Pleasant Company and Milansbar.

Check out the result at www.timeform.com

Lessons from the Grand National!

I’ll admit the above screenshot brought a tear to the eye, and a kick to the wallet. Pleasant Company was available at Betfair SP odds of 40.66. That is far and above the bookies 25/1!

Note too the Place Only odds. You actually got paid out 10.49 decimal odds (9/1) for Pleasant Company placing, and 7.75 (about 7/1) for Milansbar placing.

Win Only betting at these odds is not logical when you can get these pay outs for just placing.

So, there are a few of lessons from the Grand National…

One: turn off Davy Russell’s alarm clock and hope he misses his taxi to Aintree. That way, we’d have won!

Two: when betting 25/1 shots and higher, please bet each way. If horses at these odds place, we win big.

Three: when betting 25/1 and higher, use Betfair SP. It outperforms the bookmakers, and them some. I tend not to use the Betfair E/W market. I place half stakes in the Place market and half stakes in the Win market, at Betfair SP.

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