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#785426 - Tue Apr 10 2012 05:59 PM Results & Standings .. Grand National
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The Grand National is the world's most prestigious steeplechase and is on again on Saturday, April 14, 2012.

RULES

The rules are simple, and are the same as last year, and the year before, and the year before that...

- Pick 10 horses in the order you think they'll finish, 1st to 10th.

- Points: for any horse out of the 10 you've picked, which finishes in the first five:
1st : 10 pts
2nd : 6 pts
3rd : 3 pts
4th : 2 pts
5th : 1 pt

- The order of your tips will be used as a tiebreaker.


There are currently 48 runners, which has to be culled to a maximum of 40. Odds and form can be found HERE.


1 Synchronised (IRE)
2 Ballabriggs (IRE)
3 Weird Al (IRE)
4 Neptune Collonges (FR)
5 Calgary Bay (IRE)
6 Alfa Beat (IRE)
7 Planet Of Sound
8 Black Apalachi (IRE)
9 Deep Purple
10 Junior
11 Chicago Grey (IRE)
12 Tatenen (FR)
13 Seabass (IRE)
14 Shakalakaboomboom (IRE)
15 West End Rocker (IRE)
16 According To Pete
17 On His Own (IRE)
18 Always Right (IRE)
19 Cappa Bleu (IRE)
20 Rare Bob (IRE)
21 Organisedconfusion (IRE)
22 Treacle (IRE)
23 The Midnight Club (IRE)
24 Mon Mome (FR)
25 Arbor Supreme (IRE)
26 Sunnyhillboy (IRE)
27 Killyglen (IRE)
28 Quiscover Fontaine (FR)
29 Tharawaat (IRE)
30 Becauseicouldntsee (IRE)
31 Le Beau Bai (FR)
32 State Of Play
33 Always Waining (IRE)
34 Swing Bill (FR)
35 Postmaster
36 Giles Cross (IRE)
37 Midnight Haze
38 Vic Venturi (IRE)
39 In Compliance (IRE)
40 Viking Blond (FR)
41 Hello Bud (IRE)
42 Neptune Equester
43 Any Currency (IRE)
44 Our Island (IRE)
45 Abbeybraney (IRE)
46 Smoking Aces (IRE)
47 Ballyvesey (IRE)
48 Saddlers Storm (IRE)


Good luck, all!
    Deadline: the race starts at 4:15pm UK time
    9:15am FT time 1515 hrs GMT


Edited by gtho4 (Sat Apr 14 2012 11:33 AM)

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#785427 - Tue Apr 10 2012 06:05 PM Re: Grand National
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1- Shakalakaboomboom
2- Deep Purple
3- Tatenen
4- Postmaster
5- Ballabriggs
6- Synchronised
7- Junior
8- On His Own
9- Becauseicouldntsee
10- Organisedconfusion


Edited by ozzz2002 (Thu Apr 12 2012 03:38 PM)
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#785522 - Wed Apr 11 2012 09:27 AM Re: Grand National
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Loc: Crawley SussexEngland
West End Rocker
Becauseicouldntsee
Giles Cross
Synchronised
Ballabriggs

Planet Of Sound
State of Play
Alfa Beat
Chicago Grey
Quiscover Fontaine
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#785660 - Wed Apr 11 2012 06:26 PM Re: Grand National
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Posts: 9870
Loc: Ontario Canada
1. Planet of Sound
2. The Midnight Club
3. Synchronised
4. Ballabriggs
5. Calgary Boy
6. State of Play
7. Deep Purple
8. Weird Al
9. Junior
10. Alfa Beat

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#785705 - Wed Apr 11 2012 11:54 PM Re: Grand National
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According To Pete
On His Own
Synchronised
Planet Of Sound
Junior
Arbor Supreme
Swing Bill
West End Rocker
Always Right
Shakalakaboomboom
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#785741 - Thu Apr 12 2012 05:44 AM Re: Grand National
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Throwing caution to the wind and just choosing them by name alone....

1 Synchronised (IRE)
2 Ballabriggs (IRE)
3 Organisedconfusion (IRE)
4 Smoking Aces (IRE)
5 West End Rocker (IRE)
6 Planet Of Sound
7 Alfa Beat (IRE)
8 State Of Play
9 Seabass (IRE)
10 Saddlers Storm (IRE)
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#785749 - Thu Apr 12 2012 08:15 AM Re: Grand National
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The field of 40 runners has been announced:

      1) 13-P0311 SYNCHRONISED (IRE) 9-11-10 J P McManus Jonjo O'Neill/A P McCoy
      2) 11/1121-4 BALLABRIGGS (IRE) 11-11-09 Trevor Hemmings Donald McCain/Jason Maguire
      3) 1/10P-13P WEIRD AL (IRE) 9-11-08 Brannon, Dennis, Dick, Holden Donald McCain/Timmy Murphy
      4) 106-P422 NEPTUNE COLLONGES (FR) 11-11-06 John Hales Paul Nicholls/Daryl Jacob
      5) 2F-0511 CALGARY BAY (IRE) 9-11-06 Camilla Radford Henrietta Knight/Dominic Elsworth
      6) F-6041UP ALFA BEAT (IRE) 8-11-05 Irvin Naylor John Hanlon IRE/Davy Russell
      7) F01/35-23 PLANET OF SOUND 10-11-05 Charles Lloyd-Baker Philip Hobbs/ Richard Johnson
      8) 51U/022/2 BLACK APALACHI (IRE) 13-11-03 Teresa Burke Dessie Hughes IRE/Denis 'Regan
      9) 6/3U34-1F DEEP PURPLE 11-11-03 Paul Green Evan Williams/Jamie Moore
      10) 131/321-02 JUNIOR 9-11-02 Middleham Park Racing LI David Pipe/Tom Scudamore
      11) 10-U3032 CHICAGO GREY (IRE) 9-10-13 John Earls Gordon Elliott IRE/Paul Carberry
      12) 3100-015 TATENEN (FR) 8-10-13 The Stewart Family Richard Rowe/Andy Thornton
      13) F11/-1111 SEABASS (IRE) 9-10-12 Gunners Syndicate Ted Walsh IRE/Ms Katie Walsh
      14) 000-1122 SHAKALAKABOOMBOOM (IRE) 8-10-12 Liam Breslin Nicky Henderson/Barry Geraghty
      15) 11PB-P1 WEST END ROCKER (IRE) 10-10-12 Barry Winfield & Tim Leadbeater Alan King/Wayne Hutchinson
      16) 22-30112 ACCORDING TO PETE 11-10-12 Peter Nelson Malcolm Jefferson/Harry Haynes
      17) 14P1-B1 ON HIS OWN (IRE) 8-10-11 Andrea & Graham Wylie Willie Mullins IRE/Ruby Walsh
      18) 2113-1PP ALWAYS RIGHT (IRE) 10-10-10 John Wade John Wade/James Reveley
      19) 3F2P/-133 CAPPA BLEU (IRE) 10-10-10 William & Angela Rucker Evan Williams/Paul Moloney
      20) PU-345053 RARE BOB (IRE) 10-10-09 D A Syndicate Dessie Hughes IRE/Bryan Cooper
      21) 12-133F5 ORGANISEDCONFUSION (IRE) 7-10-08 Grace Dunlop Arthur Moore IRE/Miss Nina Carberry
      22) P/P-51423 TREACLE (IRE) 11-10-08 Bjorn Nielsen Tom Taaffe IRE/Andrew Lynch
      23) 3/216-B430 THE MIDNIGHT CLUB (IRE) 11-10-08 Susannah Ricci Willie Mullins IRE/Paul Townend
      24) 63F/-52PP0 MON MOME (FR) 12-10-08 Vida Bingham Venetia Williams/Aidan Coleman
      25) 0P2F-60 ARBOR SUPREME (IRE) 10-10-07 J P McManus Jonjo O'Neill/MP Walsh
      26) 03F-30P01 SUNNYHILLBOY (IRE) 9-10-05 J P McManus Jonjo O'Neill/Richie McLernon
      27) F-030341 KILLYGLEN (IRE) 10-10-04 David McCammon Stuart Crawford IRE/Robert Power
      28) 2F-4010 QUISCOVER FONTAINE (FR) 8-10-04 J P McManus Willie Mullins IRE/David Casey
      29) 4-P13000 THARAWAAT (IRE) 7-10-04 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE/Brian O'Connell
      30) 42F-63F22 BECAUSEICOULDNTSEE (IRE) 9-10-03 Noel Glynn Noel Glynn IRE/Davy Condon
      31) 144/P3/4- STATE OF PLAY 12-10-03 William & Angela Rucker Evan Williams/Noel Fehily
      32) 2313P20 SWING BILL (FR) 11-10-03 David Johnson David Pipe/Conor O'Farrell
      33) FP-26611 POSTMASTER 10-10-02 The Bill & Ben Partnership Tim Vaughan/Dougie Costello
      34) 3/P22-121 GILES CROSS (IRE) 10-10-01 KCMS Partnership Victor Dartnall/Paddy Brennan
      35) 21/10P-16 MIDNIGHT HAZE 10-10-00 Kim Bailey Racing Partnership Kim Bailey/Sean Quinlan
      36) 0044B-20 VIC VENTURI (IRE) 12-10-00 Seamus Dunne Dessie Hughes IRE/Harry Skelton
      37) 431U0-P3 IN COMPLIANCE (IRE) 12-10-00 Dessie Hughes Dessie Hughes IRE/Niall Madden
      38) 00-143P5 VIKING BLOND (FR) 7-10-00 Caroline Mould Nigel Twiston-Davies/Brian Hughes
      39) PP-5U654 HELLO BUD (IRE) 14-10-00 Seamus Murphy Nigel Twiston-Davies/Sam Twiston-Davies
      40) 0-315045 NEPTUNE EQUESTER 9-9-09 Koo's Racing Club Brian Ellison/Felix De Giles

      RESERVES

      41) 32-3P40 ANY CURRENCY (IRE) 9-9-08 Cash Is King Martin Keighley/Alain Cawley
      42) 0-4202650 OUR ISLAND (IRE) 7-9-07 Tim Vaughan
      43) 31P/-FP33 ABBEYBRANEY (IRE) 11-9-05 Sue Johnson George Bewley/Ryan Mania
      44) 05-341064 SMOKING ACES (IRE) 8-9-05 J P McManus Tom Taaffe IRE[/b]

http://www.joe.ie/horse-racing/horse-racing-news/grand-national-field
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/horse-racing/17371976 [/b]


Edited by gtho4 (Thu Apr 12 2012 07:49 PM)

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#785930 - Thu Apr 12 2012 06:56 PM Re: Grand National
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Posts: 5117
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1. West End Rocker
2. Killyglen
3. The Midnight Club
4. Sycnchronised
5. Planet of Sound (got this tip from a guy in rover)
6. Neptune Collonges
7. Junior
8. Always Right
9. Ballybriggs
10. Arbor Supreme


Edited by BxBarracuda (Thu Apr 12 2012 06:58 PM)

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#785948 - Thu Apr 12 2012 07:57 PM Re: Grand National
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Registered: Thu Sep 09 2010
Posts: 4289
Loc: New Zealand
1. Chicago Grey
2. Synchronised
3. Giles Cross
4. Weird Al
5. On His Own
6. West End Rocker
7. Junior
8. Sea Bass
9. Killyglen
10. Sunnyhillboy

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#785976 - Thu Apr 12 2012 09:44 PM Re: Grand National
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Registered: Fri Mar 23 2001
Posts: 11517
Loc: Ontario Canada
1. Synchronised
2. West End Rocker
3. Cappa Bleu
4. Ballabriggs
5. On His Own
6. Chicago Grey
7. Junior
8. Shakalakaboomboom
9. Giles Cross
10. Becauseicouldntsee

Alternates:
11. Organisedconfusion
12. Black Apalachi
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#786057 - Fri Apr 13 2012 09:14 AM Re: Grand National
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    (15) WEST END ROCKER
    (11) CHICAGO GREY
    (14) SHAKALAKABOOMBOOM
    (21) ORGANISEDCONFUSION
    ( 1) SYNCHRONISED
    (34) GILES CROSS
    ( 2) BALLABRIGGS
    (19) CAPPA BLEU
    (27) KILLYGLEN
    ( 6) ALFA BEAT

    reserves if any scratched

    ( 4) NEPTUNE COLLONGES
    (25) ARBOR SUPREME

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#786167 - Fri Apr 13 2012 09:25 PM Re: Grand National - Sat 14th April
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Posts: 4966
Loc: IllinoisUSA
1. Synchronised
2. Shakalakaboomboom
3. West End Rocker
4. Cappa Bleu
5. Ballabriggs
6. Giles Cross
7. Seabass
8. Always Right
9. Planet of Sound
10. Neptune Collonges

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#786218 - Sat Apr 14 2012 02:06 AM Re: Grand National - Sat 14th April
Howie72 Offline
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Registered: Thu Oct 27 2005
Posts: 9160
Loc: Timaru NZ
1. Synchronised
2. West End Rocker
3. Junior
4. Ballabriggs
5. Cappa Bleu
6. Organisedconfusion
7. Seabass
8. Shakalakaboomboom
9. Becauseicouldntsee
10. Treacle

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#786224 - Sat Apr 14 2012 04:10 AM Re: Grand National - Sat 14th April
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Registered: Fri Jan 30 2004
Posts: 14480
Loc: North West of England
1. Synchronised
2. Seabass
3. Shakalakaboomboom
4. Always Right
5. BecauseIcouldn'tsee
6. Ballabriggs
7. West End Rocker
8. Junior
9. Treacle
10. Cappa Bleu

Reserves
11. Organisedconfusion
12. Black Apalachi


(I don't visit the tipping competitons area as much these days, but I like guessing the winners laugh )


Edited by JaneMarple (Sat Apr 14 2012 04:12 AM)
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#786229 - Sat Apr 14 2012 06:03 AM Re: Grand National - Sat 14th April
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Registered: Mon Aug 13 2007
Posts: 14745
Loc: Mijas, MalagaSpain
1. Neptune Collonges
2. Shakalakaboomboom
3. West End Rocker
4. Synchronised
5. According To Pete
6. Calgary Bay
7. Giles Cross
8. Ballabriggs
9. Planet of Sound
10. Becauseicouldntsee

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#786501 - Sun Apr 15 2012 03:39 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Grand National
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Loc: Sydney NSW Australia
Out of 40 starters, only 15 horses finished. Most of those that failed to finish were the ones that we tipped!

We had nine players, and only three managed to have the winner in their ten picks. Second place was even worse with only one person getting the dough. No-one at all picked fifth place.

illiniman14 is this year's Grand National champion with szabs pushing BxBarracuda out of second, with the help of a tiebreak. They were the only three tipsters to break double figures. Four players actually failed to score!

The full placings are:-
           Neptune Colognes  Sunnyhillboy  Seabass  Cappa Bleu  In Compliance
    Tips 3 1 5 5 0

    1 illiniman14 10 + 3 + 2 = 15
    2 szabs 10 = 10
    3 BxBarracuda 10 = 10
    4- N-Bomb 6 + 3 = 9
    5- JaneMarple 3 + 2 = 5
    6- Howie72 3 + 2 = 5
    7- Sypher 3 = 3
    8- LeoDaVinci 2 = 2
    9- gtho4 2 = 2
    10- George95 = 0
    10- ozzz2002 = 0
    10- paper_aero = 0
    10- srini701 = 0


Please join in the fun at the next race- the Kentucky Derby is on in a couple of weeks time.
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#786523 - Sun Apr 15 2012 08:14 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Grand National
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Congrats and well done to the 3 podium finishers, especially to szabs who seems to be on the podium for most races here smile

Next time I am simply going to copy her tips and change the order here and there smile smile
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#786620 - Sun Apr 15 2012 01:27 PM Re: Results & Standings .. Grand National
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Thanks for running it ozzz.

Great job illiniman, the only one to get 3 horses in the top 5 and to szabs for picking the winner as your #1.

It was sad to hear that 2 horses including the favorite didn't make it off the track.

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#786625 - Sun Apr 15 2012 02:13 PM Re: Results & Standings .. Grand National
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Great work guys. Congratulations to all the podium-placers, it's always a pigeon shoot for me! Good write-up Ozzz.
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#786631 - Sun Apr 15 2012 02:51 PM Re: Results & Standings .. Grand National
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Not a bad way to start off the horse racing season, after this I might as well stop by the Derby (assuming it doesn't rain, as it always seems to). Thanks ozzz, and good job szabs and Bx - you two almost had the top 2 spots as I was very unsure about taking Neptune Collonges!


Edited by illiniman14 (Sun Apr 15 2012 02:52 PM)

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#786702 - Sun Apr 15 2012 06:13 PM Re: Results & Standings .. Grand National
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Originally Posted By: LeoDaVinci
it's always a pigeon shoot for me!


Come to Dallas and shoot as many pigeons as you like. We're overrun by them!
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