Grand National 2017 Voting Page

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  1. Lucky Vane says:

    Nearly all the field have votes except for Wounded Warrior and Cocktail At Dawn.

  2. Lucky Vane says:

    Final table

    The Last Samuri 40pts 15 votes 1 nap
    More Of That 33 pts 10 votes 2 naps
    Shantou Flyer 1pt
    Perfect Candidate 2pt
    Saphir Du Rheu 67 pts 17 votes 4 naps
    Roi Des Francs 3pts
    Wonderful Charm 14 pts 4 votes 1 nap
    Tenor Nivernais 3pts
    Blacklion 141 pts 33 votes 10 naps
    Drop Out Joe 3 pts
    Le Mercurey 2pts 2 votes
    The Young Master 37 pts 11 votes 2 naps
    Cause Of Causes 135 pts 36 votes 6 naps
    Regal Encore 6 pts 1 nap
    Vieux Lion Rouge 83 pts 18 votes 7 naps
    Definitly Red 41 pts 11 votes 2 naps
    Ucello Conti 56 pts 16 votes
    Double Shuffle 12 pts 19 votes 4 naps
    Houblon Des Obeaux 67 pts 20 votes 4 naps
    Pleasant Company 14 pts 3 votes 1 nap
    One For Arthur 33 pts 12 votes
    Ballynagour 8 pts 3 votes 1 nap
    O’Faolains Boy 2 pts
    Highland Lodge 46 pts 12 votes 2 naps
    Bishops Road 7pts 2 votes 1 nap
    Lord Windermere 10 pts 4 votes
    Saint Are 44 pts 12 votes 3 naps
    Vicente 139 pts 32 votes 6 naps
    Just A Par 50 pts 19 votes 1 nap
    Measureofmydreams 15 pts 5 votes
    Raz De Maree 63 pts 18 votes 3 naps
    Stellar Notion 3 pts 2 votes
    Rogue Angel 24 pts 9 votes
    Thunder And Roses 58 pts 19 votes 2 naps
    Gas Line Boy 5 pts
    Goodtoknow 8 pts 3 votes
    La Vaticane 1 pt
    Doctor Harper 4 pt
    Bless The Wings 9 pts 2 votes 1 nap

    Where no votes has been recorded it has the default value of 1
    All votes counted, including Showlad. Supersub altered table for late change of mind. Now going to rearrange the table highest to lowest in number of votes.

  3. simons6 says:

    Mon Dieu!
    I thought Blaklion would be top…spilt me brandy allover me nightie before realising there in some Widdishins Way order – please can you re-shuffle into points order ?

  4. Lucky Vane says:

    Final table

    Blacklion 141 pts 33 votes 10 naps
    Vicente 139 pts 32 votes 6 naps
    Cause Of Causes 135 pts 36 votes 6 naps
    Vieux Lion Rouge 83 pts 18 votes 7 naps
    Houblon Des Obeaux 67 pts 20 votes 4 naps
    Saphir Du Rheu 67 pts 17 votes 4 naps
    Raz De Maree 63 pts 18 votes 3 naps
    Thunder And Roses 58 pts 19 votes 2 naps
    Ucello Conti 56 pts 16 votes
    Just A Par 50 pts 19 votes 1 nap
    Highland Lodge 46 pts 12 votes 2 naps
    Saint Are 44 pts 12 votes 3 naps
    Definitly Red 41 pts 11 votes 2 naps
    The Last Samuri 40pts 15 votes 1 nap
    The Young Master 37 pts 11 votes 2 naps
    More Of That 33 pts 10 votes 2 naps
    One For Arthur 33 pts 12 votes
    Rogue Angel 24 pts 9 votes
    Measureofmydreams 15 pts 5 votes
    Wonderful Charm 14 pts 4 votes 1 nap
    Pleasant Company 14 pts 3 votes 1 nap
    Double Shuffle 12 pts 4 votes 1 naps
    Lord Windermere 10 pts 4 votes
    Bless The Wings 9 pts 2 votes 1 nap
    Ballynagour 8 pts 3 votes 1 nap
    Goodtoknow 8 pts 3 votes
    Bishops Road 7pts 2 votes 1 nap
    Regal Encore 6 pts 1 nap
    Gas Line Boy 5 pts
    Doctor Harper 4 pts
    Roi Des Francs 3pts
    Tenor Nivernais 3pts
    Drop Out Joe 3 pts
    Stellar Notion 3 pts 2 votes
    Le Mercurey 2pts 2 votes
    Perfect Candidate 2pt
    O’Faolains Boy 2 pts
    Shantou Flyer 1pt
    La Vaticane 1 pt

    Table now in order of points.

    Where no votes have been recorded the default value of 1 is applied.

    Sorry for the lateness

  5. Lucky Vane says:

    Simon sorry for putting votes up in racecard order, but I didn’t want to lose a massive post.

  6. Lucky Vane says:

    Will put who napped whom tomorrow or should I say later tonight.

  7. daniel edwards says:

    So going on recent years the winner should come from this lot

    Bless The Wings 9 pts 2 votes 1 nap
    Ballynagour 8 pts 3 votes 1 nap
    Goodtoknow 8 pts 3 votes
    Bishops Road 7pts 2 votes 1 nap
    Regal Encore 6 pts 1 nap
    Gas Line Boy 5 pts
    Doctor Harper 4 pts
    Roi Des Francs 3pts
    Tenor Nivernais 3pts
    Drop Out Joe 3 pts
    Stellar Notion 3 pts 2 votes
    Le Mercurey 2pts 2 votes
    Perfect Candidate 2pt
    O’Faolains Boy 2 pts
    Shantou Flyer 1pt
    La Vaticane 1 pt

    A few there with half chance

    Perfect Candidate
    O faolains boy
    Tenor nivernais
    Bless the Wings
    Regal Encore

  8. Lucky Vane says:

    Daniel don’t forget those with no points Wounded Warrior and Cocktail At Dawn.

  9. GreenGoddess says:

    1 – Rogue Angel
    2 – Cause of Causes
    3- Vieux Lion Rouge
    4 – Saint Are
    5 – Vincente
    6 – Ucello Conti

  10. moreen says:

    Thanks for all the work Lucky!

  11. rough and tumble says:

    Daniel’s post

    A few there with half chance

    Perfect Candidate
    O faolains boy
    Tenor nivernais
    Bless the Wings
    Regal Encore

    ………and obviously BALLYNAGOUR!!

    Although REGAL ENCORE would be very very nice at huge odds, I’m hoping either myself or Earthstopper are giving it the parp parp tomorrow evening!!

  12. galileo says:

    Hi gang,
    Got to say,that is the best way of doing the vote,
    Only showing the table when all votes are in,
    Well done to everyone involved,surely we must have the winner this year…..

  13. kedi dangalak says:

    6 pts Blaklion
    5 pts Vicente
    4 pts Lord Windermere
    3 pts Ballynagour
    2 pts Vieux Lion Rouge
    1 pt Saint Are

  14. Showlad says:

    Final table (Showlad only update)

    Showlad removes BLESS and THUNDER gets the 1 point as they all move up (SAPHIR now my nap)

    Blacklion 141 pts 33 votes 10 naps
    Vicente 139 pts 32 votes 6 naps
    Cause Of Causes 135 pts 36 votes 6 naps
    Vieux Lion Rouge 83 pts 18 votes 7 naps
    Saphir Du Rheu 68 pts 17 votes 5 naps
    Houblon Des Obeaux 67 pts 20 votes 4 naps
    Raz De Maree 63 pts 18 votes 3 naps
    Thunder And Roses 59 pts 20 votes 2 naps
    Ucello Conti 56 pts 16 votes
    Just A Par 50 pts 19 votes 1 nap
    Highland Lodge 46 pts 12 votes 2 naps
    Saint Are 44 pts 12 votes 3 naps
    Definitly Red 41 pts 11 votes 2 naps
    The Last Samuri 40pts 15 votes 1 nap
    The Young Master 37 pts 11 votes 2 naps
    More Of That 33 pts 10 votes 2 naps
    One For Arthur 33 pts 12 votes
    Rogue Angel 24 pts 9 votes
    Measureofmydreams 15 pts 5 votes
    Wonderful Charm 14 pts 4 votes 1 nap
    Pleasant Company 14 pts 3 votes 1 nap
    Double Shuffle 12 pts 4 votes 1 naps
    Lord Windermere 10 pts 4 votes
    Bless The Wings 3 pts 1 votes
    Ballynagour 8 pts 3 votes 1 nap
    Goodtoknow 8 pts 3 votes
    Bishops Road 7pts 2 votes 1 nap
    Regal Encore 6 pts 1 nap
    Gas Line Boy 5 pts
    Doctor Harper 4 pts
    Roi Des Francs 3pts
    Tenor Nivernais 3pts
    Drop Out Joe 3 pts
    Stellar Notion 3 pts 2 votes
    Le Mercurey 2pts 2 votes
    Perfect Candidate 2pt
    O’Faolains Boy 2 pts
    Shantou Flyer 1pt
    La Vaticane 1 pt

  15. Corbiere says:

    Sorry I am late thought vote closed tonight
    6 Points Definitly Red
    5 Points Blaklion
    4 Points Vieux Lion Rouge
    3 Points Cause of Causes
    2 Points The Young Master
    1 Point Just A Par
    Good luck everybody, enjoyed the banter as usual such varied and informative posts.
    Hope we win this time, we deserve it with all the very hard work everybody has put in.

  16. Corbiere says:

    Definitly Red (Nap)

  17. speedyseagull says:

    Appreciate this is too late for the official vote tally, but just to let you know my thoughts:

    6 pts ONE FOR ARTHUR
    5 pts HOUBLON DES OBEAUX
    4 pts THE YOUNG MASTER
    3 pts RAZ DE MAREE
    2 pts SAPHIR DU RHEU
    1 pt SAINT ARE

  18. Lucky Vane says:

    Hi speedy hope your well. Do you have your figures for those staying on in 3 miles chases plus for class 1 or 2 races.

  19. Maj says:

    I hope I’m not too late!

    1 One For Arthur
    2 The Young Master
    3 Shantou Flyer
    4 The Last Samuri
    5 Blaklion
    6 Vicente

    …and if by some miracle to rains then Bishops Road and Definitely Red would sneak into it somewhere

  20. kj says:

    Damn it too, I thought it closed tonight! thought you were going to tell us when this time LV!

    Bless the Wings balloted out today so we loose some votes there.. maybe it should have closed when we knew the field as Bless had votes and may have made my top6 which is basically within a top20 these days as I’m sure most people appreciate here.

    I noticed 4 of my 6 nominations from the first vote (which is the traditional ‘christmas/ new yr vote’ that Showlad doesn’t count lol ;) ) well 4 are not here for one reason or another, so something you Daniel to bare in mind with statifying our collective failure ;)
    I think people do different things voting for 6 here and personally I am not that influenced by the table, what I’ve done a few times with the known table is vote more confidently up a horse seeing something that I believe has no chance ahead of it! A while ago some were saying you should only vote for the winner, not the placers! it is kind of the idea! but people I think want to maybe come away that they’ve got something! and vote for more certain placers who have a slim chance of winning, but it is a chance! luckily this yr I think certain placers is as tough! the fun competition we now have, may add to this problem who knows, but this yr its just as hard as the winner, stats is stats! this as usual is about focus and fun. Thanks to Neil / LV for running it.

    I am going to vote from my shortlist of 14! and join in! voting police can’t stop me lol. My vote is cast with with a bit of todays value mixed in, but they could still be the winner! and maybe a bit of loyalty which is sometimes a weakness.

    Saint
    Shuffle
    More
    Razzle
    Rouge
    Flyer

    to confirm thats 6 pts first
    Are
    Double
    THat
    Maree
    Lion Red
    Shantou

    heehee, good luck little table.

  21. Supersub says:

    No final vote from pablo, crisp or moreen who are some of our more prominent and knowledgeable contributors on the main threads.

  22. kj says:

    I don’t think they have ever taken part in our top6 vote since we started yrs ago Supersub, if they have, its rare.

  23. Lucky Vane says:

    Please no more votes as we’re still be voting when the race has ran.

  24. moreen says:

    I’m afraid that I never join the vote, because I change my mind too many times, and have far too many bets. However, I’m burning the midnight oil tonight and have worked out an easier way of doing all the stats (using the felt tipped pens that I bought for the grandchildren who are arriving tomorrow!) and I’m seriously worried about how highly rated Double Shuffle and Saphir de Rheu are…..mind you, I’ve still got another 36 horses to look at! Lydia Hislop put in a good word for O’Faolains Boy in TSL; wonder if she’s been hearing good reports of him since his wind op? Don’t want him to be another Wayward Prince. Really upset for Liam Treadwell who seems to be out of the race although it would be strange if Aidan Coleman wins on Tiner Nivernais (so) having discarded Mon Moment when Liam won on him….it’s going to be a long night methinks….

  25. Lucky Vane says:

    No more votes or alterations, I’m a generous bloke and allowing these late votes but enough is enough. Not counting anymore votes or alterations after this post.

  26. simons6 says:

    there;s just time for one more, nay twice more, bet on the Winner Double Shuffle 50/1 Thrice Nay I say

  27. mandie says:

    hi l.v. and thank you for all your hard work.
    I do not know where you get your patience from.
    well done, top bloke.

  28. Lucky Vane says:

    Final table

    Blacklion 154 pts 36 votes 11 naps
    Vicente 147 pts 35 votes 6 naps
    Cause Of Causes 143 pts 38 votes 6 naps
    Vieux Lion Rouge 95 pts 22 votes 7 naps
    Houblon Des Obeaux 72 pts 21 votes 4 naps
    Saphir Du Rheu 70 pts 18 votes 5 naps
    Raz De Maree 69 pts 20 votes 3 naps
    Thunder And Roses 59 pts 20 votes 2 naps
    Ucello Conti 57 pts 17 votes 1
    Saint Are 54 pts 16 votes 4 naps
    Just A Par 51 pts 20 votes 1 nap
    The Young Master 48 pts 14 votes 2 naps
    Definitly Red 47 pts 12 votes 3 naps
    Highland Lodge 46 pts 12 votes 2 naps
    One For Arthur 45 pts 14 votes 2 nap
    The Last Samuri 43pts 16 votes 1 nap
    More Of That 37 pts 11 votes 2 naps
    Rogue Angel 30 pts 10 votes 1 nap
    Double Shuffle 17 pts 5 votes 1 naps
    Measureofmydreams 15 pts 5 votes
    Wonderful Charm 14 pts 4 votes 1 nap
    Pleasant Company 14 pts 3 votes 1 nap
    Lord Windermere 14 pts 5 votes
    Ballynagour 11 pts 4 votes 1 nap
    Goodtoknow 8 pts 3 votes
    Bishops Road 7pts 2 votes 1 nap
    Regal Encore 6 pts 1 nap
    Gas Line Boy 5 pts
    Shantou Flyer 5 pts 3 votes
    Doctor Harper 4 pts
    Roi Des Francs 3pts
    Tenor Nivernais 3pts
    Drop Out Joe 3 pts
    Stellar Notion 3 pts 2 votes
    Bless The Wings 3 pts
    Le Mercurey 2pts 2 votes
    Perfect Candidate 2pt
    O’Faolains Boy 2 pts
    La Vaticane 1 pt

    Where the 69 Naps went

    Highland Lodge – Walsh81, Kevski111
    Wonderful Charm – Mr Frisk
    Vieux Lion Rouge- Davey Boy, Party Politics, Mike Campo, Supersub, Louis, Coate rj, Just So
    Houblon Des Obeaux -Welshphp, maori, Lucky Vane, JJ, maori,
    Blaklion – Mandie, Simon6, Oscar, Daniel Edwards, State Of Play, Mister H, Guru8, L’Escargot, Galileo, Peter the Pig, kedi dangalak
    The Young Master -Golano, Pollyowls
    Definitly Red -Irish Raider, Marko, Corbiere
    Vicente -Tomboy, Bobs Worth, Mike N, J Rambo, Wayward Lad, Ewok
    Cause Of Causes – Quazeehorses, Super Keno, Red Flash. Seven Towers, National Punter, Guru9
    The Last Samuri – Jackie
    Raz De Maree – Billymag, Buffaloton, fatspinner
    Saphir Du Rheu -Amber Lee, TC, Hello Dandy, Ajak77, Showlad
    Just A Par – Out Cider
    Thunder And Roses – Thrillofthechase, Mark
    Double Shuffle -Sampy
    Ballynagour – Rough And Tumble
    Saint Are – Patsy 2, Ellekak, Sling-Shot 03, KJ
    Pleasant Company – Penguin Keeper
    More Of That -Rocky Road, Harjake
    Bishops Road – Majorattraction
    Regal Encore- Earthstopper
    Rogue Angel – GreenGoddess
    One For Arthur – Speedyseagull, Maj

    KJ last voter in table. If posting now, don’t want to be rude but it won’t count

  29. mandie says:

    hi moreen, hope you are well. just had a walk around the marina to clear my head before I do my last bit of work and will soon be off down to Harold for papers. good luck.

  30. moreen says:

    Were oop north at the moment mandie! Hope my little village doesn’t have any pubs burning down or flooding….regards to Harold! (bet we’re the only people on the forum that live within spitting distance of each other!!

  31. moreen says:

    ….I’ve now made a case for virtually every horse in the race……

  32. bobbyjo says:

    On a beautiful day of no excuses unlike last year I believe class will again out as modern day nationals continue to overturn the trends of old. More Of That or Saphir Du Rheu this year fly that flag, only The Young Master concerns me as I do believe he as been kept for this and showed so much at Sandown last year. Whatever the outcome I do believe this is building up to be one of the best spectacles for years with so many realistic chances. Good luck to you all punters jockeys and horses, without who this would not exist

  33. kj says:

    Many thanks LV for adding our late scores, genuinely didn’t know it had closed! and wanted to just put a final table having missed the last one too,. its a decision of value if on the day punters want to come here and take something away from it personally, but seriously hope our collective have a good result and apparently nail the winner! so we don’t have to hear harsh criticism again after all the hard work. My miniature black lion woke me this morning with a dramatic yawl (roar) and I’ve always had him in my top12/14 so maybe. With scottish national like conditions I think Vicente has no excuse and I can now see him running a big race. I choose More of That over Cause of Causes but thats the way I picked a top6 this time pairing them, I could see him running a big race too! looked a different horse and with a different jockey bonus! I think that could easily be the top3 there :D
    Good luck team but more importantly good luck to the horses and jockeys!

  34. sampy says:

    Thanks LV

  35. Lucky Vane says:

    Final table with positions, with voters and their naps best odds on morning according to Oddschecker

    1st Blacklion 154 pts 36 votes 11 naps 18/1
    2nd Vicente 147 pts 35 votes 6 naps 25/1
    3rd Cause Of Causes 143 pts 38 votes 6 naps 18/1
    4th Vieux Lion Rouge 95 pts 22 votes 7 naps 16/1
    5th Houblon Des Obeaux 72 pts 21 votes 4 naps 66/1
    6th Saphir Du Rheu 70 pts 18 votes 5 naps 22/1
    7th Raz De Maree 69 pts 20 votes 3 naps 40/1
    8th Thunder And Roses 59 pts 20 votes 2 naps 35/1
    9h Ucello Conti 57 pts 17 votes 1 20/1
    10th Saint Are 54 pts 16 votes 4 naps 33/1
    11th Just A Par 51 pts 20 votes 1 nap 50/1
    12th The Young Master 48 pts 14 votes 2 naps 22/1
    13th Definitly Red 47 pts 12 votes 3 naps 14/1 FAV
    14th Highland Lodge 46 pts 12 votes 2 naps 33/1
    15th One For Arthur 45 pts 14 votes 2 nap 18/1
    16th The Last Samuri 43pts 16 votes 1 nap 22/1
    17th More Of That 37 pts 11 votes 2 naps 16/1
    18th Rogue Angel 30 pts 10 votes 1 nap 25/1
    19th Double Shuffle 17 pts 5 votes 1 naps 40/1
    20th Measureofmydreams 15 pts 5 votes 50/1
    21st Wonderful Charm 14 pts 4 votes 1 nap 40/1
    21st Pleasant Company 14 pts 3 votes 1 nap 16/1
    21st Lord Windermere 14 pts 5 votes 50/1
    24th Ballynagour 11 pts 4 votes 1 nap 100/1
    25th Goodtoknow 8 pts 3 votes 125/1
    26th Bishops Road 7pts 2 votes 1 nap 80/1
    27th Regal Encore 6 pts 1 nap 80/1
    28thGas Line Boy 5 pts 80/1
    28th Shantou Flyer 5 pts 3 votes 80/1
    30th Doctor Harper 4 pts 80/1
    31st Roi Des Francs 3pts 80/1
    31st Tenor Nivernais 3pts 66/1
    31st Drop Out Joe 3 pts 66/1
    31st Stellar Notion 3 pts 2 votes 66/1
    31st Bless The Wings 3 pts Non runner
    36th Le Mercurey 2pts 2 votes 80/1
    36th Perfect Candidate 2pt 50/1
    36th O’Faolains Boy 2 pts 80/1
    39th and last La Vaticane 1 pt 125/1

    Where the 69 Naps went

    Highland Lodge – Walsh81, Kevski111
    Wonderful Charm – Mr Frisk
    Vieux Lion Rouge- Davey Boy, Party Politics, Mike Campo, Supersub, Louis, Coate rj, Just So
    Houblon Des Obeaux -Welshphp, maori, Lucky Vane, JJ, maori,
    Blaklion – Mandie, Simon6, Oscar, Daniel Edwards, State Of Play, Mister H, Guru8, L’Escargot, Galileo, Peter the Pig, kedi dangalak
    The Young Master -Golano, Pollyowls
    Definitly Red -Irish Raider, Marko, Corbiere
    Vicente -Tomboy, Bobs Worth, Mike N, J Rambo, Wayward Lad, Ewok
    Cause Of Causes – Quazeehorses, Super Keno, Red Flash. Seven Towers, National Punter, Guru9
    The Last Samuri – Jackie
    Raz De Maree – Billymag, Buffaloton, fatspinner
    Saphir Du Rheu -Amber Lee, TC, Hello Dandy, Ajak77, Showlad
    Just A Par – Out Cider
    Thunder And Roses – Thrillofthechase, Mark
    Double Shuffle -Sampy
    Ballynagour – Rough And Tumble
    Saint Are – Patsy 2, Ellekak, Sling-Shot 03, KJ
    Pleasant Company – Penguin Keeper
    More Of That -Rocky Road, Harjake
    Bishops Road – Majorattraction
    Regal Encore- Earthstopper
    Rogue Angel – GreenGoddess
    One For Arthur – Speedyseagull, Maj

    * 2 greys running and they are Saphir Du Rheu and La Vaticane

    Previous winning greys are

    The Lamb (twice) 1868 and 1871
    Nicholas Silver 1961
    Neptune Collonges 2012

    My personal feeling and want to go on record here. We’ve got the winner in the top six, and also second.

  36. Showlad says:

    FINAL TABLE inc LV’s comments with Showlad re-ordered vote:
    Final table with positions, with voters and their naps best odds on morning according to Oddschecker

    1st Blacklion 158 pts 37 votes 11 naps 18/1
    2nd Vicente 147 pts 35 votes 6 naps 25/1
    3rd Cause Of Causes 143 pts 38 votes 6 naps 18/1
    4th Vieux Lion Rouge 95 pts 22 votes 7 naps 16/1
    5th Houblon Des Obeaux 71 pts 21 votes 4 naps 66/1
    6th Saphir Du Rheu 70 pts 18 votes 5 naps 22/1
    7th Raz De Maree 68 pts 20 votes 3 naps 40/1
    8th Thunder And Roses 63 pts 20 votes 2 naps 35/1
    9h Ucello Conti 57 pts 17 votes 1 20/1
    10th Saint Are 54 pts 16 votes 4 naps 33/1
    11th Just A Par 51 pts 20 votes 1 nap 50/1
    12th The Young Master 48 pts 14 votes 2 naps 22/1
    13th Definitly Red 46 pts 12 votes 3 naps 14/1 FAV
    14th Highland Lodge 46 pts 12 votes 2 naps 33/1
    15th One For Arthur 45 pts 14 votes 2 nap 18/1
    16th The Last Samuri 43pts 16 votes 1 nap 22/1
    17th More Of That 37 pts 11 votes 2 naps 16/1
    18th Rogue Angel 30 pts 10 votes 1 nap 25/1
    19th Double Shuffle 17 pts 5 votes 1 naps 40/1
    20th Measureofmydreams 15 pts 5 votes 50/1
    21st Wonderful Charm 14 pts 4 votes 1 nap 40/1
    21st Pleasant Company 14 pts 3 votes 1 nap 16/1
    21st Lord Windermere 14 pts 5 votes 50/1
    24th Ballynagour 11 pts 4 votes 1 nap 100/1
    25th Goodtoknow 8 pts 3 votes 125/1
    26th Bishops Road 7pts 2 votes 1 nap 80/1
    27th Regal Encore 6 pts 1 nap 80/1
    28thGas Line Boy 5 pts 80/1
    28th Shantou Flyer 5 pts 3 votes 80/1
    30th Doctor Harper 4 pts 80/1
    31st Roi Des Francs 3pts 80/1
    31st Tenor Nivernais 3pts 66/1
    31st Drop Out Joe 3 pts 66/1
    31st Stellar Notion 3 pts 2 votes 66/1
    31st Bless The Wings 3 pts Non runner
    36th Le Mercurey 2pts 2 votes 80/1
    36th Perfect Candidate 2pt 50/1
    36th O’Faolains Boy 2 pts 80/1
    39th and last La Vaticane 1 pt 125/1

    Where the 69 Naps went

    Highland Lodge – Walsh81, Kevski111
    Wonderful Charm – Mr Frisk
    Vieux Lion Rouge- Davey Boy, Party Politics, Mike Campo, Supersub, Louis, Coate rj, Just So
    Houblon Des Obeaux -Welshphp, maori, Lucky Vane, JJ, maori,
    Blaklion – Mandie, Simon6, Oscar, Daniel Edwards, State Of Play, Mister H, Guru8, L’Escargot, Galileo, Peter the Pig, kedi dangalak
    The Young Master -Golano, Pollyowls
    Definitly Red -Irish Raider, Marko, Corbiere
    Vicente -Tomboy, Bobs Worth, Mike N, J Rambo, Wayward Lad, Ewok
    Cause Of Causes – Quazeehorses, Super Keno, Red Flash. Seven Towers, National Punter, Guru9
    The Last Samuri – Jackie
    Raz De Maree – Billymag, Buffaloton, fatspinner
    Saphir Du Rheu -Amber Lee, TC, Hello Dandy, Ajak77, Showlad
    Just A Par – Out Cider
    Thunder And Roses – Thrillofthechase, Mark
    Double Shuffle -Sampy
    Ballynagour – Rough And Tumble
    Saint Are – Patsy 2, Ellekak, Sling-Shot 03, KJ
    Pleasant Company – Penguin Keeper
    More Of That -Rocky Road, Harjake
    Bishops Road – Majorattraction
    Regal Encore- Earthstopper
    Rogue Angel – GreenGoddess
    One For Arthur – Speedyseagull, Maj

    * 2 greys running and they are Saphir Du Rheu and La Vaticane

    Previous winning greys are

    The Lamb (twice) 1868 and 1871
    Nicholas Silver 1961
    Neptune Collonges 2012

    My personal feeling and want to go on record here. We’ve got the winner in the top six, and also second.

  37. speedyseagull says:

    Hi Lucky Vane

    All good thanks, and yourself?

    I don’t have the full stats I’m afraid as I don’t dabble these days and just watch National as I love the drama. However, I did click on each horse for ‘staying on’ purposes, shortlisted the best 12 and then removed some others due to lack of form/poor efforts in previous nationals etc. The 6 I selected are high up in the staying on stats, although not necessarily in that order (although One for Arthur is 3/3). Cause of Causes was 7th on the list.

    Although he isn’t my top choice, Raz de Maree is an interesting one. Although he ran in National before and didn’t place and was flying at the finish. Would need to not get so far back. I think he has a touch of the Mon Mome about him…

    Good luck all

  38. moreen says:

    Judging by the way Robbie Power is riding I wouldn’t rule out Regal Encore today; bit of a Labaik type.

  39. moreen says:

    Not voting, obviously, but one of my many systems would point to Vicente (1st), then Ballynagaur, Definitely Red, Gas Line Boy, Bishops Road, and Just a Par.…however that system doesn’t count due to the compression of the handicap but I thought I’d see what it threw up.

  40. daniel edwards says:

    Better than we usually do there

  41. kj says:

    and no more slagging off the cross country ;)

  42. moreen says:

    Good result for racing anyway and all horses OK; all that matters…

  43. Supersub says:

    Been at work today so a bit late with this, but as promised, here are the results of the blog’s race for the title of 2017s King of the National.

    There was a field of 69 runners for this year’s title which included defending champion super keno and 2015′s maiden King, Bobs Worth.

    I will publish the top 6 in the next post but here is how the “also-rans” fared working through from the back of the field.

    69) 65 – J.Rambo
    68) 71 – Showlad
    67) 96 – Thrillofthechase
    66) 120 – moari
    65) 124 – PenguinKeeper
    64) 133 – Wayward Lad
    63) 135 – buffalotom
    62) 137 – moreen
    61) 146 – rough and tumble
    60) 155 – aj2k77
    59) 160 – fatspanner
    58) 162 – daniel edwards
    57) 163 – Earthstopper
    56) 165 – Tomboy
    54) 169 – Lescargot & ewok
    53) 176 – Mark
    52) 181 – Just So
    51) 184 – TC
    50) 186 – marko
    49) 194 – Walsh81
    48) 198 – billymag
    46) 201 – Irish Raider & sampy
    45) 203 – Bobs Worth
    43) 205 – Mister H & Amberlee
    42) 206 – Corbiere
    41) 208 – Guru8
    40) 213 – peterthepig
    39) 215 – Jackie
    38) 217 – Seven Towers
    37) 221 – Kevski111
    36) 222 – Mr frisk
    35) 223 – Lucky Vane
    32) 224 – Mike N, daveyboy & Rocky_Road
    31) 225 – Patsy2
    30) 227 – mandie
    29) 228 – hellodandy
    28) 229 – coate_rj
    27) 230 – Pollyowls
    26) 233 – mike campo
    25) 234 – quazeehorses
    24) 238 – simon6
    23) 243 – kj
    21) 244 – elliekak & Green Goddess
    19) 249 – JJ & Louis
    18) 253 – Guru9
    17) 255 – kedi dangalak
    15) 257 – welshpip & sling-shot03
    14) 264 – Golano
    13) 265 – State of Play
    11) 266 – super keno & Oscar
    10) 267 – harjake
    09) 270 – Party Politics
    08) 274 – galileo
    07) 287 – National Punter

    Top 6 to follow

  44. Supersub says:

    So here are this year’s top 6 in reverse order:-

    6th place – 290pts – speedyseagull
    5th place – 291pts – maj
    4th place – 306pts – red flash
    3rd place – 311pts – Supersub
    2nd place – 333pts – majorattraction

    But this year’s King with an impressive score of 360pts is Out Cider who managed to include the top 4 finishers within their 6 selections. Here is the winning post:-

    Out Cider says:
    April 3, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    6 Points Just A Par
    5 Points Cause of Causes
    4 Points Blacklion
    3 Points The Last Samuri
    2 points One For Arthur
    1 Point Saint Are

    So congratulations go to Out Cider who is the blog’s deserved 2017 KING OF THE NATIONAL.

  45. moreen says:

    Congratulations Out Cider!

  46. Showlad says:

    Thasnks for thast Supersub and well done OutCider :) :)

  47. kj says:

    parp, parp! King Out Cider :D

  48. kj says:

    Special parp! for the 3 who napped the winner.

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