We picked the wrong favourite.
Today was the Grand National, the most valuable and biggest betting horse race in the world. Like many other people in this country, we never bet on the horses except the Grand National. Normally we put anything from £4 to £10 on the race.
This year we staked £25. We put £13 on the joint favourite Cloudy Lane and £12 on Hedgehunter, the 2005 winner. Unfortunately the other joint favourite, Comply or Die, won the race. Cloudy Lane finished 6th and Hedgehunter back in 13th. The only good thing is that it didn’t cost us anything. The Unnamed Woman found a free £25 bet on the Internet. We also found a free £5 bet in the Daily Mirror that had to be placed by mobile phone text, but it didn’t take. I never got the text reply with the information to place the bet.
So we didn’t win anything this year, but at least we didn’t lose anything either.