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#975975 - Thu Apr 04 2013 06:22 AM Results & Standings .. Grand National
gtho4 Offline
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The final field of 40 runners for this year's running of the Grand National Steeplechase was announced this morning : The Liverpool Echo.

RULES

The rules for this comp 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 places:
      1st : 10 pts
      2nd : 6 pts
      3rd : 3 pts
      4th : 2 pts
      5th : 1 pt
  • The order of your picks will be used as a tiebreaker.
DEADLINE   Saturday 6th April 2013 at 4:15pm local time, which is 1515hrs GMT 9:15am FT time.


    Edited by gtho4 (Sat Apr 06 2013 07:33 PM)

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    #975976 - Thu Apr 04 2013 06:23 AM Re: Grand National - Sat 6th April [Re: gtho4]
    gtho4 Offline
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    Posts: 45218
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    The field of 40 runners
      1) IMPERIAL COMMANDER (IRE)
      2) WHAT A FRIEND
      3) WEIRD AL (IRE)
      4) QUEL ESPRIT (FR)
      5) BIG FELLA THANKS
      6) ROBERTO GOLDBACK (IRE)
      7) SEABASS (IRE)
      8) BALLABRIGGS (IRE)
      9) SUNNYHILLBOY (IRE)
      10) TEAFORTHREE (IRE)
      11) ACROSS THE BAY (IRE)
      12) JOIN TOGETHER (IRE)
      13) COLBERT STATION (IRE)
      14) FORPADYDEPLASTERER (IRE)
      15) ON HIS OWN (IRE)
      16) JONCOL (IRE)
      17) BALTHAZAR KING (IRE)
      18) CAPPA BLEU (IRE)
      19) OSCAR TIME (IRE)
      20) ALWAYS WAINING (IRE)
      21) TATENEN (FR)
      22) TREACLE (IRE)
      23) LOST GLORY (NZ)
      24) SAINT ARE (FR)
      25) SWING BILL (FR)
      26) CHICAGO GREY (IRE)
      27) QUISCOVER FONTAINE (FR)
      28) RARE BOB (IRE)
      29) THE RAINBOW HUNTER
      30) BECAUSEICOULDNTSEE (IRE)
      31) HARRY THE VIKING
      32) MR MOONSHINE (IRE)
      33) MUMBLES HEAD (IRE)
      34) NINETIETH MINUTE (IRE)
      35) AURORAS ENCORE (IRE)
      36) TARQUINIUS (FR)
      37) ANY CURRENCY (IRE)
      38) MAJOR MALARKEY
      39) SOLL
      40) VIKING BLOND
    RESERVES  (if withdrawn before 10:00AM local time on Friday)
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/horse-racing/22013279
      PENTIFFIC
      MORTIMERS CROSS
    FORM GUIDES:

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    #976022 - Thu Apr 04 2013 10:41 AM Re: Grand National - Sat 6th April [Re: gtho4]
    BxBarracuda Offline
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    Registered: Wed Sep 05 2007
    Posts: 5117
    Loc: Bronx
    New York USA     
    Rare Bob
    SunnyHillBoy
    Ballabriggs
    Colbert Station
    Any Currency
    Always Waining
    Quicksilver Fontaine
    Cappa Bleu
    Imperial Commander
    On His Own

    Alternates
    Seabass
    TeaForThree


    Edited by BxBarracuda (Thu Apr 04 2013 10:41 AM)

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    #976094 - Thu Apr 04 2013 01:17 PM Re: Grand National - Sat 6th April [Re: gtho4]
    Sypher Offline
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    Registered: Thu Sep 30 1999
    Posts: 14675
    Loc: East London
    England UK    
    On His Own
    Seabass
    Colbert Station
    Cappa Bleu
    Sunnyhillboy
    Chicago Grey
    Join Together
    Imperial Commander
    Teaforthree
    Ballabriggs
    _________________________
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    #976122 - Thu Apr 04 2013 02:02 PM Re: Grand National - Sat 6th April [Re: gtho4]
    LeoDaVinci Offline
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    Posts: 10705
    Loc: Ontario Canada
    1. Balthazar King
    2. Harry The Viking
    3. Seabass
    4. On His Own
    5. Cappa Bleu
    6. Imperial Commander
    7. Big Fella Thanks
    8. Join Together
    9. Ballabriggs
    10. Colbert Station

    Alternates:
    Chicago Grey
    Soll
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    #976174 - Thu Apr 04 2013 03:38 PM Re: Grand National - Sat 6th April [Re: gtho4]
    George95 Offline
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    Registered: Sat Apr 24 2010
    Posts: 8710
    Loc: Ontario Canada
    Imperial Commander
    Weird Al
    What A Friend
    Seabass
    Join Together
    Chicago Grey
    Cappa Bleu
    On His Own
    Sunnyhillboy
    Ballabriggs

    Alternates
    Joncol
    Rare Bob
    Any Currency

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    #976184 - Thu Apr 04 2013 04:14 PM Re: Grand National - Sat 6th April [Re: gtho4]
    ozzz2002 Offline
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    Registered: Mon Dec 03 2001
    Posts: 18583
    Loc: Sydney NSW Australia        
    1-FORPADYDEPLASTERER
    2-BIG FELLA THANKS
    3-ALWAYS WAINING
    4-MUMBLES HEAD
    5-LOST GLORY
    6-QUEL ESPRIT
    7-WHAT A FRIEND
    8-TATENEN
    9-HARRY THE VIKING
    10-VIKING BLOND


    Alternates, if required

    MR MOONSHINE
    NINETIETH MINUTE
    ANY CURRENCY


    Edited by ozzz2002 (Thu Apr 04 2013 09:54 PM)
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    #976219 - Thu Apr 04 2013 09:42 PM Re: Grand National - Sat 6th April [Re: gtho4]
    N-Bomb Offline
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    Registered: Thu Sep 09 2010
    Posts: 3190
    Loc: New Zealand
    Usually I spent at least a couple of minutes reseaching these things but not for this one, lets try going for random picks this time and see how it goes

    WEIRD AL
    BIG FELLA THANKS
    BALLABRIGGS
    LOST GLORY
    MAJOR MALARKEY
    ANY CURRENCY
    NINETIETH MINUTE
    BECAUSEICOULDNTSEE
    ALWAYS WAINING
    TREACLE

    Alternates:

    WHAT A FRIEND
    ON HIS OWN
    OSCAR TIME
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    #976246 - Fri Apr 05 2013 12:34 AM Re: Grand National - Sat 6th April [Re: gtho4]
    srini701 Offline
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    Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
    Posts: 7816
    Loc: Hyderabad India           
    Random picks from the 40 with my eyes closed!!!!!!

    BALLABRIGGS (IRE)
    SEABASS (IRE)
    ROBERTO GOLDBACK (IRE)
    JONCOL (IRE)
    BALTHAZAR KING (IRE)
    SWING BILL (FR)
    NINETIETH MINUTE (IRE)
    WHAT A FRIEND
    QUEL ESPRIT (FR)
    BIG FELLA THANKS
    _________________________
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    #976261 - Fri Apr 05 2013 05:16 AM Re: Grand National - Sat 6th April [Re: gtho4]
    gtho4 Offline
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      7 . SEABASS (IRE)
      9 . SUNNYHILLBOY (IRE)
      10 TEAFORTHREE (IRE)
      23 LOST GLORY (NZ)
      4 . QUEL ESPRIT (FR)
      18 CAPPA BLEU (IRE)
      1 . IMPERIAL COMMANDER (IRE)
      11 ACROSS THE BAY (IRE)
      15 ON HIS OWN (IRE)
      29 THE RAINBOW HUNTER
    ALTERNATES
      17 BALTHAZAR KING (IRE)
      13 COLBERT STATION (IRE)

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    #976273 - Fri Apr 05 2013 07:04 AM Re: Grand National - Sat 6th April [Re: gtho4]
    illiniman14 Offline
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    Registered: Fri Jul 10 2009
    Posts: 4106
    Loc: Champaign Illinois USA        
    1. Lost Glory
    2. Seabass
    3. On His Own
    4. Imperial Commander
    5. Across the Bay
    6. Balthazar King
    7. Big Fella Thanks
    8. Joncol
    9. Treacle
    10. Tarquinius

    Alternates:
    1. BallaBriggs
    2. Mumbles Head

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    #976300 - Fri Apr 05 2013 12:07 PM Re: Grand National - Sat 6th April [Re: gtho4]
    KrivoyRog Offline
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    Registered: Sun Jul 30 2006
    Posts: 2121
    Loc: Middlesbrough
    England UK  
    28 Rare Bob
    22 Treacle
    27 Quiscover Fontaine
    15 On His Own
    08 Sunnyhill Boy
    05 Big Fella Thanks
    23 Lost Glory
    19 Oscar Time
    18 Cappa Bleu
    10 Teaforthree
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    #976314 - Fri Apr 05 2013 01:19 PM Re: Grand National - Sat 6th April [Re: gtho4]
    paper_aero Offline
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    Registered: Fri Jan 06 2006
    Posts: 4521
    Loc: Crawley Sussex England       
    Imperial Commander
    Seabass
    Sunnyhillboy
    On His Own
    Soll
    Colbert Station
    Cappa Bleu
    Chicago Grey
    Teaforthree
    _________________________
    "News is what somebody somewhere wants to suppress, everything else is advertising"

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    #976369 - Fri Apr 05 2013 05:23 PM Re: Grand National - Sat 6th April [Re: gtho4]
    Howie72 Offline
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    Registered: Thu Oct 27 2005
    Posts: 7057
    Loc: Timaru NZ
    Why do people pick alternates? We pick 10 horses to finish in the top 5 so why do we need to pick 2 or 3 more? If 2 get scratched we still have 8 for 5 places....

    Teaforthree
    On His Own
    Balthazar King
    Seabass
    Join Together
    Chicago Grey
    Across The Bay
    Cappa Bleu
    Quiscover Fontaine
    Harry The Viking

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    #976465 - Sat Apr 06 2013 06:24 AM Re: Grand National - Sat 6th April [Re: gtho4]
    szabs Offline
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    Registered: Mon Aug 13 2007
    Posts: 14709
    Loc: Mijas, Malaga Spain         
    1. Teaforthree
    2. Colbert Station
    3. On His Own
    4. Seabass
    5. Across the Bay
    6. Chicago Grey
    7. Imperial Commander
    8. Balthazar King
    9. Roberto Goldback
    10. Big Fella Thanks

    Alternates
    Soll
    Lost Glory











    Edited by szabs (Sat Apr 06 2013 06:25 AM)

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    #976538 - Sat Apr 06 2013 07:36 PM Results & Standings .. Grand National [Re: szabs]
    gtho4 Offline
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    Posts: 45218
    Loc: Sydney oz downunder           


      2013 Grand National Steeplechase
    13 players lodged picks
      1   35 Auroras Encore
      2   18 Cappa Bleu
      3   10 Teaforthree
      4   19 Oscar TIme
      5   28 Rare Bob

         Position       1   2   3   4   5
      Horse number 35 18 10 19 28
      Points 10 6 3 2 1 total tie-breaker

      1. KrivoyRog 6 3 2 1 12
      2. Sypher 6 3 9 (4)
      3. gtho4 6 3 9 (6)
      4. Howie72 6 3 9 (8) (1)
      5. paper_aero 6 3 9 (8) (10)
      6. BxBarracuda 6 1 7
      7. LeoDaVinci 6 6 (5)
      8. George95 6 6 (7)
      9. szabs 3 3
      10 ozzz2002 0
      10 N-Bomb 0
      10 srini701 0
      10 illiniman14 0



    • 66-1 outsider Auroras Encore won the Grand National .. no-one had it in their list of ten picks.
    • KrivoyRog picked 2nd to 5th across the line to take the gold medal .. he was the only runner who had 4 correct picks.
    • four players dead-heated for 2nd place with a mere two correct picks for 9 pts.
    • Sypher collects the silver on a countback .. he had Teaforthree 4th in his list of ten picks vs. gtho4 who had it 6th on his list.
    • 13 players lodged ten picks each (from a field of 40 runners) and four of them scored zilch, a big fat zero. They collected a golden wood each .. no wooden spoons for this achievement!
    • that was the 11th running of the Grand National comp .. and KrivoyRog is the 10th different winner. The only perosn to win this twice was Blinkybill who won the first and third comps, back in 2003 and 2005.
    • the defending title-holder was illiniman14.
    • the next leg of the FT Triple Crown is the Kentucky Derby in early May.

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    #977023 - Mon Apr 08 2013 09:20 PM Re: Results & Standings .. Grand National [Re: gtho4]
    BxBarracuda Offline
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    Registered: Wed Sep 05 2007
    Posts: 5117
    Loc: Bronx
    New York USA     
    WTG Krivoy, Sypher & gtho4, and thanks for running it gtho.

    I think we should get a point for each of our horses that cross the finish line for this competition.

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    #977028 - Mon Apr 08 2013 10:02 PM Re: Results & Standings .. Grand National [Re: gtho4]
    ozzz2002 Offline
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    Registered: Mon Dec 03 2001
    Posts: 18583
    Loc: Sydney NSW Australia        
    I will post a congratulatory note when one of my horses actually finishes. smile
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