Random Thoughts On All Things Sport

Tag: Grand National

Give ’em a chance to take a breath or two

Am I the only person who finds it incredibly irritating to see hyperactive sports presenters sticking their mike in the face of athletes/connections just as the action has finished and before they have even had a chance of get their breath back?  It is an extremely annoying modern practice that has crept into sport over the last few years and seemingly reflects the modern obsession with instant gratification.  It is as though the sports broadcasters think the viewing public cannot be expected to wait even … Read the rest

My Dad’s tip for the Grand National

Drum roll.  Dramatic Pause.  Here it comes.  The horse that’s going to win the 2016 Grand National is……The Last Samuri.  Get your money on it.  It’s got form.  It loves the ground.  It’s well handicapped.  The trainer and jockey are a stellar combination.  What could possibly go wrong?  Well, apart from the small matter of 30 4ft 6 in+ fences and a seemingly endless, energy draining run-in, my dad is a notorious betting jinx.  This is someone who, back in 1986, put his money on … Read the rest