It is here that great racing day i always feel their is a strange feeling in the air on this day you can almost sense the excitement in the air and although live over the water from liverpool it is strangly spooky !!
I have nearly always bet on the National and ignore races and horses for another 365 days think that is right !!!
I do not understand really the form thingy although my dad has explained it to me on numerous occassions for me to for get the next year .
I am still getting over that i now put my own bets on after her told me afew years back to do it myself !!
I smirked to myself this morning as the lady in the betting shop made a bee line to help me how do u I am a once a year betting person ” ahh u can just tell ”
I tend to do a mixture of going on form or the name or just a mad fling which did me fine for years but have not won for a while so going wrong somewhere !!!
My dad only bets on one horse to win as does not see the point of each way bets and having numerous horses !!! but each to their own
I remember being diagnosed diabetic and insisting on being taken down to the day room to watch the tv no such fun these days as everyone in hosi does their own thing with little tv screen .
I would not feel the same excitement of watching the National by myself and remember a few years back going to visit my dad to be told he was watching it in a local pub , i was duly horrified y was nt he watching it with me it was what we do each year he was gobsmacked by my disappointment nothing to do with the horse race but he wasnt doing what we always do !!
My mum does not bet any more she used to due to the horses being hurt everyone to their own views on this but the race is much safer these days and has been going on for roughly 175 years with really not that many casualties
well its all over and McCOY came 5th and i had done him to win but i enjoyed the excitement and looking forward to the excitement this time next year !!