The time has nearly come to stop studying and sit back and watch the great race. But who are your Grand National Tips for 2008?
We’ve had dozens of selections on various other threads but lets bring them all together here on one page for easy reference. Let us all know who you have backed and a short reason as to why you have parted with your cash on these particular individuals.
No doubt D’Argent, Comply Or Die, Cloudy Lane and Point Barrow will be popular but are there any others that have taken your fancy?
I’ll get the ball rolling with where the admin 10p each way’s have gone:
My main selection and has been for some time and (as outlined elsewhere) confidence is dwindling after his last couple of runs. Nevertheless, I’m hopeful that he will perform better than last year!
This is a recent selection based on a feeling that the ground might get quite quick and that there have been excuses for his two poor performances in 06 and 07. I was attracted by a biggish price on the exchanges and the fact that I can’t fancy any of the of the main market hopefuls at the available prices. Also, Ferdy Murphy is becoming something of a genius with his big race chasers and I want him in the plus column in these races rather than the other way round.
Due to the rather annoying non-attendance of Joe’s Edge the Admin second best will now be Mon Mome. I know he is French bred etc but I don’t buy into this theory that French breds don’t stay so as he has decent form from the Welsh National and the stable is also in flying form then I think he has plenty going for him at under 11 stone. The young jockey is a slight worry but Tom O’Brien nearly won last year on his first ride in the National so it should be possible.
Backbeat, Joaaci, Baily Breeze
I like to have a few each-ways on big price outsiders that will cover the main bets if they squeak a place. I think these three have the potential to run well at big odds and if any of them win I doubt there will be much in the way of after race analysis from me! (only joking Boss!).
Backbeat jumps well and could love the experience, Joaaci has been mentioned as a National horse for a couple of years, although he could still be a bit young and Baily Breeze is a horse I’ve liked for ages and could have reserves of stamina not yet shown on the racecourse.
Good luck to all those having a bet but please let us all know what you are backing so we can congratulate and commiserate on here late on Saturday afternoon.