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#1089918 - Fri Apr 03 2015 04:19 PM Results & Standings .. Grand National
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1st leg of FT Triple Crown

    168th Grand National

This year's race is almost here .. the Grand National Steeplechase was first run in 1839. The scoring system is the same for all three legs of the FT Triple Crown (Grand National, Kentucky Derby and Melbourne Cup). The FT Triple Crown was first contested in 2003 .. this year's comp is the 13th edition. No-one has won the FT Triple Crown .. szabs in 2009 and George95 in 2012 have won two legs (they both missed the Grand National), and 22crows last year (missed the Melbourne Cup).

RULES
    o The rules for this comp are simple, and are the same as last year and the year before.
    o Pick 10 horses in the order you think they'll finish, 1st to 10th.
    o 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
    o The order of your picks will be used as a tiebreaker to separate any dead-heats or ties.
    o If two players have identical picks x10, whoever posts first wins the tie-breaker.
DEADLINE
    The race starts on Saturday 11th April 2014 at 4:15pm UK time. Tips close
    on the hour at
    4:00pm with a short period of grace of a couple of minutes.
The following three pages (of many out there)
have details of the contenders and their form:

grand-national-guide.co.uk
aintree-grand-national.net
grand-national-betting.co.uk
www.grand-national2015.co.uk

The field of 40 runners and their barriers will be announced three days before the race on Wednesday night local time. [ published 10:00am Thursday ]
    Picks x10 can be posted at any time in this thread, even if the field has not been announced! At the moment there 74 acceptors still in the running. Please do not pick reserves. If your horse is scratched, so be it (we've got 10 picks in a field of 40 runners). However, you are free to edit your picks at any time before the deadline.


Edited by gtho4 (Sat Apr 11 2015 09:34 AM)

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#1089919 - Fri Apr 03 2015 04:23 PM Re: Grand National == > Sat 11th April
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The field of 40 runners has been announced: http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/horse-racing/32231585
    Full list of Grand National runners (Name, nationalist, age, weight, owner, trainer)

    1) LORD WINDERMERE (Ire), 9, 11-10, Dr Ronan Lambe, Jim Culloty
    2) MANY CLOUDS (Ire), 8, 11-09, Trevor Hemmings, Oliver Sherwood
    3) UNIONISTE (Fra), 7, 11-06, John Hales, Paul Nicholls
    4) ROCKY CREEK (Ire), 9, 11-03, The Johnson & Stewart Families, Paul Nicholls
    5) FIRST LIEUTENANT (Ire), 10, 11-03, Gigginstown House Stud, Mouse Morris
    6) BALTHAZAR KING (Ire), 11, 11-02, The Brushmakers, Philip Hobbs
    7) SHUTTHEFRONTDOOR (Ire), 8, 11-02, JP McManus, Jonjo O'Neill
    8) PINEAU DE RE (Fra), 12, 11-00, John Provan, Dr Richard Newland
    9) BALLYCASEY (Ire), 8, 10-13, Susannah Ricci, Willie Mullins (Ire)
    10) SPRING HEELED (Ire), 8, 10-12, Dr Ronan Lambe, Jim Culloty (Ire)
    11) REBEL REBELLION (Ire), 10, 10-12, Woodhouse, Sutton & Dobson, Paul Nicholls
    12) DOLATULO (Fra), 8, 10-11, Chasemore Farm, Warren Greatrex
    13) MON PARRAIN (Fra), 9, 10-11, John & Barbara Cotton, Paul Nicholls
    14) CARLITO BRIGANTE (Ire), 9, 10-10, 06 Zoo Ltd, Karen McLintock
    15) NIGHT IN MILAN (Ire), 9, 10-09, Richard Collins, Keith Revele
    16) RUBI LIGHT (Fra), 10, 10-09, Bill Hennessy, Robert Hennessy (Ire)
    17) THE DRUIDS NEPHEW (Ire), 8, 10-09, The Stonehenge Druids, Neil Mulholland
    18) CAUSE OF CAUSES (US), 7, 10-09, JP McManus, Gordon Elliott (Ire)
    19) GODSMEJUDGE (Ire), 9, 10-08, Favourites Racing (Syndication) Ltd, Alan King
    20) AL CO (Fra), 10, 10-08, Frank Lloyd, Peter Bowen
    21) MONBEG DUDE (Ire), 10, 10-07, Oydunow, Michael Scudamore
    22) CORRIN WOOD (Ire), 8, 10-07, Dermot Hanafin, Robert Rose & Ian Whitfield, Donald McCain
    23) THE RAINBOW HUNTER, 11, 10-07, May We Never Be Found Out Partnership, Kim Bailey
    24) SAINT ARE (Fra), 9, 10-06, David Fox, Tom George
    25) ACROSS THE BAY (Ire), 11, 10-06, Scotch Piper Syndicate, Donald McCain
    26) TRANQUIL SEA (Ire), 13, 10-05, Jean & Clemmie Shipp, Warren Greatrex
    27) OSCAR TIME (Ire), 14, 10-05, Robert Waley-Cohen, Robert Waley-Cohen
    28) BOB FORD (Ire), 8, 10-04, The Bob Ford Partnership, Rebecca Curtis
    29) SUPER DUTY (Ire), 9, 10-04, Brannon, Dick, Hernon & Holden, Ian Williams
    30) WYCK HILL (Ire) 11, 10-04, JP McManus, David Bridgwater
    31) GAS LINE BOY (Ire), 9, 10-04, Mick Fitzgerald Racing Club, Philip Hobbs
    32) CHANCE DU ROY (Fra) 11, 10-04, Daphne Du Pre, Philip Hobbs
    33) PORTRAIT KING (Ire), 10, 10-03, Marie Davis, Maurice Phelan (Ire)
    34) OWEGA STAR (Ire), 8, 10-03, Anthony Callan/Siobhan Callan, Peter Fahey (Ire)
    35) RIVER CHOICE (Fra), 12, 10-03, Fergus Wilson, Richard Chotard (Fra)
    36) COURT BY SURPRISE (Ire), 10, 10-03, Nick Mustoe, Emma Lavelle
    37) ALVARADO (Ire), 10, 10-03, William & Angela Rucker, Fergal O'Brien
    38) SOLL, 10, 10-02, Derrick Mossop, David Pipe
    39) ELY BROWN (Ire), 10, 10-02, Countrywide Vehicle Rentals Taxi Hire, Charlie Longsdon
    40) ROYALE KNIGHT, 9, 10-02, Chris Stedman & Robert Corsan, Dr Richard Newland
http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/grand-national-2015-runners-maximum-5484206


Edited by gtho4 (Thu Apr 09 2015 03:35 PM)

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#1089920 - Fri Apr 03 2015 04:28 PM Re: Grand National == > Sat 11th April
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Registered: Sun Feb 13 2011
Posts: 23899
Loc: New South Wales
Australia
1:Rocky Creek
2:Shutthefrontdoor
3:Al Co
4:Oscar Time
5:Many Clouds
6:The Druids Nephew
7:Pineau De Re
8:Sam Winner
9:Court By Surprise
10:Alvarado

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#1089935 - Fri Apr 03 2015 05:07 PM Re: Grand National == > Sat 4th April
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Posts: 20121
Loc: Sydney
NSW Australia
1- Home Farm
2- Oscar Time
3- Rocky Creek
4- Soll
5- Ely Brown
6- Lackamon
7- Alvarado
8- Unioniste
9- Godsmejudge
10- Hadrians Approach


PLEASE DISREGARD! Real tips are a bit further down. smile



Edited by ozzz2002 (Thu Apr 09 2015 03:56 PM)
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#1089965 - Fri Apr 03 2015 08:54 PM Grand National == > Sat 11th April
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LOL !

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#1089972 - Fri Apr 03 2015 10:22 PM Re: Grand National == > Sat 11th April
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That's original, ozzz...like gt said...lol!!!
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#1089975 - Fri Apr 03 2015 11:21 PM Re: Grand National == > Sat 11th April
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I must be bored... smile
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#1090758 - Thu Apr 09 2015 08:28 AM Re: Grand National == > Sat 11th April
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Registered: Sat Apr 24 2010
Posts: 10050
Loc: Ontario Canada
Cause of Causes
Shutthefrontdoor
Alvarado
Royale Knight
Rocky Creek
Pineau de Re
The Druids Nephew
Balthazar King
Oscar Time
Night in Milan

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#1090818 - Thu Apr 09 2015 01:50 PM Re: Grand National == > Sat 11th April
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Loc: Crawley Sussex
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Shutthefrontdoor
Balthazar King
Rocky Creek
The Druids Nephew
Cause Of Causes
Alvarado
Soll
Spring Heeled
Godsmejudge
Al Co
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#1090830 - Thu Apr 09 2015 03:55 PM Re: Grand National == > Sat 11th April
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1- Bob Ford
2- Rocky Creek
3- Owega Star
4- Oscar Time
5- Dolatulo
6- Many Clouds
7- Alvarado
8- Rocky Creek
9- Ely Brown
10- Shutthefrontdoor
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#1090836 - Thu Apr 09 2015 04:40 PM Re: Grand National == > Sat 11th April
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    1 40) ROYALE KNIGHT
    2 4) ROCKY CREEK
    3 10) SPRING HEELED
    4 7) SHUTTHEFRONTDOOR
    5 1) LORD WINDERMERE
    6 8) PINEAU DE RE
    7 5) FIRST LIEUTENANT
    8 6) BALTHAZAR KING
    9 38) SOLL
    10 24) SAINT ARE

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#1090851 - Thu Apr 09 2015 09:41 PM Re: Grand National == > Sat 11th April
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Loc: New Zealand
SHUTHEFRONTDOOR
BALTHAZAR KING
ROCKY CREEK
THE DRUIDS NEPHEW
PINEAU DE RE
REBEL REBELLION
SPRING HEELED
OSCAR TIME
NIGHT IN MILAN
UNIONISTE

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#1091002 - Fri Apr 10 2015 04:51 PM Re: Grand National == > Sat 11th April
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Posts: 4966
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1. Shutthefrontdoor
2. Balthazar King
3. Gods Judge Me
4. The Druids Nephew
5. Spring Heeled
6. Rocky Creek
7. Soll
8. Alvarado
9. Saints Are
10. Al Co

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#1091062 - Fri Apr 10 2015 09:38 PM Re: Grand National == > Sat 11th April
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Posts: 9533
Loc: Timaru NZ
1. Shutthefrontdoor
2. Spring Heeled
3. Cause of Causes
4. Rocky Creek
5. Soll
6. Balthazar King
7. The Druids Nephew
8. First Lieutenant
9. Oscar Time
10. Wyck Hill

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#1091527 - Mon Apr 13 2015 01:41 PM Re: Grand National == > Sat 11th April
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    168th Grand National
11 players lodged picks
    1st
    2nd
    3rd
    4th
    5th
    2
    24
    21
    37
    7
    Many Clouds
    Saint Are
    Monbeg Dude
    Alavarado
    Shutthefrontdoor

       Position      1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 
    Horse number 2 24 21 37 7
    Points 10 6 3 2 1 pts tie-breaker

    1. wwe84 10 2 1 13 (5)
    2. ozzz2002 10 2 1 13 (6)
    3. illiniman14 6 2 1 9 - (9)
    4. gtho4 6 1 7 - (10)
    5. George95 2 1 3 - - - (3)
    6. paper_aero 2 1 3 - - - (6)
    7. N-Bomb 1 1 - - - - (1)
    8. Howie72 1 1 - - - - (1)



  • The English leg of the FT Triple Crown was hotly contested between two Aussies - wwe84 and ozzz2002. Both scored 13 and depended on their orders to determine a victor. wwe84 tipped Many Clouds in 5th and ozzz2002 picked him in 6th.
  • They were the only 2 tippers to pick the winner.
  • The only 2 to pick Saint Are in 2nd were illiniman14 and gtho4. illiniman14 also got Alvarado in 4th, which gtho4 missed, giving him the bronze.
  • Nobody picked Monbeg Dude at 40-1 to finish 3rd. There has been a top-5 finisher that nobody picked every year since 2011.
  • George95 and paper_aero tied for 5th, picking the 4th and 5th horses. George95 won on a count back, taking Alvarado in 3rd as compared to paper_aero's 6th.
  • The battle for last came down to who put in their picks first. N-Bomb and Howie72 both only got Shutthefrontdoor and picked him to win, but N-Bomb got his picks in 23 hours and 57 minutes before Howie.
  • Last year's winner, Pineau de Re, finished in 12th this year. Supposed favorite Balthazar King, who finished 2nd last year, fell early on and broke some ribs, but as of yet there's no indication he'll have to be put down.
  • This completes the first leg of the FT Triple Crown, with the Kentucky Derby on May 2 and the Melbourne Cup coming on November 3.


Edited by illiniman14 (Mon Apr 13 2015 01:42 PM)

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