THE CURSE OF SECONDITIS IN GRAND NATIONAL!!

WE HAD THE BIGGEST HORSE BUT LADY LUCK DECIDED

OTHERWISE!!

 

SHORTEST OF HEADS IS AN INCH!!

 

SECOND BY A DIMINISHING FAST SHORT HEAD!!

 

GIVE ME A BREAK!!

WELCOME TO THE UNLUCKIEST SITE AND PERSON WRITING ABOUT HORSE RACING.

FOR TWO WEEKS NOW THE HEAD OF THE TEAM WAS WRITING ARTICLE AFTER ARTICLE AND PICKING THE RACE OF GRAND NATIONAL APART. ALL ALONG WE HAD THE IDEA THAT WILLIE MULLINS HAD THE BEST HORSE UNDER WRAPS AND THAT HE WAS GOING TO RELEASE ON THE DAY.

FOR ONE WEEK, ALL LAST WEEK AND THIS, I HAVE BEEN BACKING PLEASANT COMPANY WITH PENNIES,  PLEASANT COMPANY BELIEVING THAT HE WILL AT LEAST PLACE. THE CALAMITY OF BETTING WITH BETAQ IS THAT NO PLACE MONEY WAS ON THE SITE SO, IT WAS ALL WIN AT 50/1, 60/1, 40/1 AND IN BETWEEN. BY THE BEGINNING OF TH RACE YESTERDAY I HAD THE HORSE WINNING ME A SUBSTANTIAL SUM FOR MY FINANCES AND ANYTHING OF INTEREST NEARLY BRINGING ME BACK IN THE INVESTMENT OF 350 POUNDS IN TOTAL. 

READING THE FORM, WORKING OUT THE TRAINERS AND HORSES, THE RIDERS ARRANGEMENTS AND THE GOING WERE ALL PART AND PARCEL OF THE JOB OF THE TEAM, WHO NARROWED THE RACE TO A FEW HORSES WITH BOTH WINNER AND SECOND PART OF THE GROUP OF POSSIBLES.

I STOOD AGAINST THE OTHER TWO AND INSISTED THAT THIS WAS THE HORSE FOR

THE MONEY AND THE EVENT AT A PRICE!!!

 

THE RACE STARTED AND IT HAS HALF WAY THAT I KNEW I HAD A CHANCE BUT I KEPT QUIET SITTING AT THE BOOKIES AND WATCHED WITHOUT SAYING A WORD. I TIPPED THE HORSE TO MANY AND THAT INCLUDED THE SUBSCRIBERS PAGE WHICH TIPPED THE HORSE AS THE DARK HORSE OF THE RACE ON FRIDAY, 13TH APRIL. 

IT WAS ABOUT SIX FENCES OUT THAT THE TWO HORSES WHICH FINISHED FIRST AND SECOND WERE TO FIGHT IT OUT. RUSSEL ON TIGER ROLL AND MULLINS JNR ON PLEASANT COMANY, WHICH BECAME BITTER MEMORIES AT THE END OF THE RACE. THE SENIOR RIDER FULL OF RUNNING AND THE YOUNG RIDER ON PLEASANT COMPANY MAINTAING THE GALLOP. CAME TO TWO OUT AND THE CALAMITY FOR ME OCCURRED. RUSSEL JUMPED HIS HORSE GREAT AND MINE STUMBLED A LITTLE. THAT GAVE THE MOMENTUM TO TIGER ROLL TO FORGE AHEAD AND MINE LEFT TRAILING AND SO I KEPT QUIET AND NEARLY TORE ALL MY TICKETS . TICKETS?? I NEVER BACKED THE HORSE AT THE BOOKIES EXCEPT A WEEK EARLIER FOR JUST TWO POUNDS EW AT 40/1. NEVER MIND THAT.

RUSSEL WAS AWAY AND MULLINS WAS TRAILING BUT THE FINISH IS CRUEL IN THE NATIONAL AND COME THE STRAIGHT TIGER ROLL STARTED TIRING AND I STARTED SCREAMING THE HORSE IN. I KEPT SCREAMING AND SCREAMING AND BANGING THE TABLE BUT LADY LUCK DOES NOT WANT ME TO WIN THIS RACE TWICE. IT WAS THE SECOND TIME I LOST THE RACE ON THE LINE; RHYME AND REASON DESTROYED MY DREAMS WHEN HE BEAT DURHAM EDITION SOME THIRTY YEARS AGO. THAT WAS FAR WORSE THAN YESTERDAY WHEN ABOUT 3500 POUNDS DISAPPEARED BECAUSE I BELIEVE THE BEST JOCKEY WON THE RACE, NOT THE BEST HORSE.

THUS, I WAITED FOR MY NERVES TO CALM DOWN AND SEE WHAT HAPPENED WITH MY RFC AND TRICASTS. I PUT THIRTY POUNDS ON FOUR TICKERS. ANOTHER CALAMITY THERE. I HAD THE RFC ON TWO TICKETS BUT NOT THE TRICAST. I DISMISSED THE OLDER HORSE THAT CAME THIRD, BUT THAT WAS STUPID BECAUSE THE HORSE IS TRAINED BY THE WIZZARD OF IRISH JUMPING, ELLIOT!!

THIRTY POUNDS INVESTMENT BECAME 95.00 IN ALL. WHAT A TRAVESTY!!

THE RETURN WAS JUST MY MONEY BACK PLUS ABOUT 70 POUNDS PROFIT AS I GOT ALL MY MONEY BACK ON TIGER ROLL, I BACKED IT AS A HEDGE BET, AND I HAD 120.00 PROFIT ON PLEASANT COMPANY FROM THE PLACER. 

ONCE AGAIN LADY LUCK DECIDED AGAINST ME AND AGAINST ME. IT HAS BEEN A CALAMITOUS FEW YEARS AND IT CONTINUES WITH VENGEANCE. I MUST BE WINNING SOMEWHERE ELSE!!

HOW FAR IS 2019? PERHAPS, I AM IN FOR A SURPRISE SOMEWHERE!!

DO NOT FEEL SORRY FOR ME. I DESERVE WHAT I GET AND WHAT STUPID THINGS I DO BUT ...

I WOULDN'T HAVE MINDED, IF MY BEST IDEA FOR YEARS FINISHED LAST OR NEVER FINISHED, THAN TO LOSE JUST LIKE THAT. THEN AGAIN, SOMEONE ELSE WAS MORE UNLUCKY THAN. HE HAD ALL READY ON SCOOP SIX, SOME 500,000 POUNDS ON LAST LEG OF IT, ALL ALONE, AND THEN FINAL HURDLE, HIS HORSE FELL. THAT WAS INDEED A DISASTER AND MY SINCERE SYMPATHY, WHOEVER YOU ARE!!

DUM SPIRO SPERO!!

MADPUNTER

 

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