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  • #1486979
    Mike007
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    There is a Grand National being run this year. The Virtual one. The odds are up and profits the bookies make are going to NHS charities.

    #1486980
    FinalFurlong91
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    I’m incredibly bored so gonna use grand national trends to try and pick the winner of this for a laugh

    If the computer program is any good they will have used a combination of recent form and recent runnings of the race to come up with the winner

    There should hopefully be some strong trends that rule out 30 of the 40 runners hahaha

    Since it goes to charity I may even have my first ever virtual bet

    #1486982
    Mike007
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    I’ve had a go, gone for the Macmanus pair of Any Second Now 10s ew, Kimberlite Candy 16s ew. Think its 5 places across the board.

    #1486983
    Red Rum 77Red Rum 77
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    You’re being limited to £10 per horse but I’ve had 4 bets just for something to cheer on Saturday.

    Win on Tiger Roll
    Ew on Kimberlite Candy
    Ew on Kildisart
    Ew on Ballyoptic

    With Ladbrokes on line, Hills also was offering bets, but Paddy’s wasn’t at least I couldn’t see it.

    Also in their champion of champions virtual race. Red Rum was at 1/2 and Tiger Roll was 6/4 in a match bet.

    Really hoping Rummy comes good there. :good: :bye:

    #1486985
    homersimpson
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    Also in their champion of champions virtual race. Red Rum was at 1/2 and Tiger Roll was 6/4 in a match bet.

    I think it’s a bit much asking Tiger to run two races on the same day :wacko:

    #1486991
    FinalFurlong91
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    My donation to charity is going to be on

    Definitely red
    Potters corner
    Ballyoptic
    Yala enki

    If I split my tenner correctlt any of them winning returns me just over £50

    #1486992
    greenasgrass
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    I’m going ew with
    Burrows Saint
    The Storyteller
    OK Corral
    Saint Xavier

    Why have they got Rachael Blackmore on Burrows Saint and Paul Townend on Total Recall? I’m hoping they crunched the numbers and Burrows won, so they’ve put Blackmore on top so that they can have the “first female jockey to win the Grand National” ;-)

    it’s a bit much asking Tiger to run two races on the same day 
    😁

    #1486995
    raymo61raymo61
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    My donation to charity is

    DEFINITLY RED
    JURY DUTY
    PLEASANT COMPANY
    WALK IN THE MILL

    LOL Greenasgrass love it :good: :good:

    #1486997
    FinalFurlong91
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    I was looking at burrows saint but he is a 7 year old and a horse that young hasn’t won since 1940

    #1487001
    Red Rum 77Red Rum 77
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    Also in their champion of champions virtual race. Red Rum was at 1/2 and Tiger Roll was 6/4 in a match be.

    I think it’s a bit much asking Tiger to run two races on the same day :wacko:

    If it’s tough on Tiger then image how it’ll feel for Rummy who’s dead and buried at the winning post. ;-)

    Personally I’d get 40 multiple win and placed horses like Reynoldstown who won twice in the 1930’s and Manifesto who was placed 6 times including 2 wins in the race.

    Hope they all come home safe. :wacko:

    #1487003
    Red Rum 77Red Rum 77
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    Final Furlong if Burrow Saint does win, then a 7 year old still haven’t won since 1940 as this is a virtual race, not the real thing. I think stats like that can go out the window for this race, and personally even in the real thing if the horse is good enough.

    #1487004
    TriptychTriptych
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    I’ve gone for Bristol De Mai each way..Paddy Power gave me a Power Up to 22/1 but restricted my bet to £3 EW…
    Will hunt out a few more but looking forward to watching and knowing all the horses will be safe. :heart: Good luck let’s make a mint for the NHS. :yahoo: Jac

    Things turn out best for those who make the best of how things turn out...
    #1487005
    BigGBigG
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    I always swore I would never bet on Virtual Racing, but these are strange times and
    as the profits go to the NHS I’m happy to have a go. I’ve gone for 2…..

    Potters Corner 18/1 (boosted to 20s by PP for £3.30)
    He did me well in the Welsh National at 40s (8/1 at the off) and I think he’s
    a national type.

    Jury Duty 40/1 (boosted to 45s by PP for £3.30)
    I had him last year, and after being badly hampered at the 1st, he managed to get
    back in the race and was travelling really well when he unseated at the 18th.

    Of course, all that goes for nothing as it’s a bleedin machine that’s going to
    decide how they go :unsure:
    At least the proceeds are going to a just cause :good:

    #1487006
    peter .hpeter .h
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    I’ve gone win only on my actual National selections Definitly Red, Walk In The Mill, Kimberlite Candy and Magic Of Light.

    It’s no consolation, but it’s something to look forward to and I’ve enjoyed the previous virtual races in the past.

    The racing post have had a little fun with their runners analysis too.

    #1487007
    FinalFurlong91
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    Red rum my assumption is that stats like that are programmed into the computer algorithm

    If it was just complete pot luck like a normal virtual race I cant see how they would have been as accurate in its predictions as it has (albeit in a small sample size of 3)

    It is of course just a fun way to either donate to the NHS or win a few quid off the bookies

    That’s about as big a win-win scenario as there gets as far as I’m concerned

    Good luck all

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