And they’re off…

There wasn’t much feedback on yesterday’s ‘blog, it received no ‘likes’, which made it about as popular a man who has eaten a load of baked bean and has slightly misunderstood the meaning of being in the wind section of an orchestra. I did however get a comment on an old ‘blog which I think was a fake comment by a ‘bot – the fact the ‘blog was described as well written and entertaining was a bit of a giveaway. 


I was a bit surprised that yesterday’s ‘blog didn’t get any correspondence from either the Chancellor George Osborne or the Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls – although they apparently both wanted to get in touch with me, but insisted that they couldn’t possibly agree on something, so they’re currently arguing with each other as to who will write to me. 


Anyhow, it’s time to move away from unethical politicians and move onto something a bit more upstanding: horse racing.


There was a popular and well known race on today and I backed Doris, Ethel and Peggy to be in the top three in today’s Gran National…


Although I’m told that the race actually involved 39 horses and apparently there was 1 seabass involved, who was a hotly tipped favourite – although it ultimately floundered.  


I believe that seabass was also ridden by Katie Walsh, who was riding in the National with Ruby Walsh – which made it the first time that two sisters were riding in the Grand National. 


There were a few interesting names in the race, with my chosen horses being called Hung Like a Human, Government’s Stance on Benefits (that one was blinkered) and Oscar Pistorius Following the Theft of His Legs (that was a non-runner). 


My own personal success in the National was limited as I backed one horse to win at 15 to 1 – but he was bloody useless and he couldn’t answer any of William G Stewart’s questions (that’s a pretty tenuous link, but hopefully fans of old Channel 4 daytime quiz shows will find that joke one amusing).  


This year’s race was a bit unusual in respect that it was televised on Channel 4 instead of the BBC much to many people’s annoyance. You know, Channel 4? It’s that TV channel that always puts the boring horse racing on a Saturday afternoon…


There wasn’t much to write home about in the race, but it was won by 66-1 outsider Auroras Encore and once Encore finished, all the racegoers cheered and chanted his name – so he came back out and ran the race again…


In all honesty though… the race appears to have been a success as no horses have been put down… last year’s race saw two horses being put down and some cheeky so and so tried to sell one of them to me… I told him that he was flogging a dead horse… fortunately he managed to sell it to Tesco though…


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