It's that time of year again when I take my single annual foray into gambling, and place a bet on an insane horse race with no decent knowledge I why I chose to back a certain horse, barring the waffle spouted by experts who have by-and-large failed to become very rich based on their own tips. However this year is ever so slightly different as I chose a horse based entirely on my own tenuous research. Specifically, Wildfowler1 on here has a connection with a particular horse that was running in the race just before the Grand National last year, and so I bet a courtesy fiver on it and sat down to watch the race. The horse in question didn't win, but the one that did, Battle Group, came out of nowhere to demolish the rest of the field. The commentator said something along the lines of "If this one's entered into the main race next year, he's well worth a bet".
Now I knew I'd never remember this, so I immediately opened my iPhone calendar, went forward a year, and made a note of this. A couple of days ago, I came across this note, which reminded me that it was time for a trip to the betting shop. I looked at the runners, and sure enough, there's Battle Group! So there we have it, I now have £20 on Battle Group at 50-1. Is that a daft bet? Probably. But it's not any sillier than any of the other ways I've used to choose in previous years, and I have a losing streak to stop, after three years on the trot of winning. So let's see what happens.
Anyone else have a stake in this?