Lately I have been taking some very strong painkillers and besides doing their job they also seem to have
given me the intellect of a spam fritter! I was asked for a tip for the National as I have been known to follow the horses (we have lovely roses) anyway I get online and google a list of national runners to pick a likely winner from.
I then trundle into work yesterday giving a good impression of Forrest Gump on a day out and tell anyone who will listen that Numbersixvalverde is my tip for the top. Today I have stopped the Strong painkillers because not only is Numbersixvalverde not going to win the National he is not even running in it ! It seems Numbersixvalverde was forced to retire in January 2009 due to an ongoing leg injury, and the horse had even been sidelined due to injury since the 2007 Grand National!
unfortunately the list I had Googled was from 2006 when the horse actually won it and so my local bookmakers will be pestered tomorrow by people trying to place bets on a horse that hasn't even seen a course for the last two years :
After that tale my actual tips would be