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The Aintree Grand National is one of the most bet on racing events in the world, with the whole family usually getting involved, for me it started at a young age where I would place a bet against my dad, generally on a horse with three legs and long odds, though my selections are bit more technical now, but just how do you pick a winner from the huge field of runners?
Most people take part in an office sweepstake as a way to get involved taking the luck of the draw, but if you’re looking to back a nag at the bookies and want a bit of a nudge in the right direction, you may want to give this Beginners Guide to the Grand National a read, I also like to back my Grand National Sweepstake horse as well just in case.
Of course there are some horses who’s names just stand out from the crowd, which we usually associate to someone, somewhere or something in our lives which we back with a gut feeling, that’s exactly what this Cathedral Dean has done with his 2015 Grand National bet at Ladbrokes.
Cathedral Dean Looking For Divine Intervention
There’s a common phrase in today’s dialect “you can bet your house on it”, which generally means it’s a sure thing, but no matter how sure I felt I’m not entirely sure I’d bet the lord’s house on it!
The Dean of Wakefield Cathedral spotted a horse running in this year’s Grand National, wandered across the road to Ladbrokes and slapped down a bet of divine proportion, in a bid to get the necessary funds to help repair the roof of the Cathedral, the Dean placed a £50 each way bet on GODSMEJUDGE at 20/1.
The Very Reverend Dean Jonathan Greener will be overseeing a wedding on the day but will be hoping the lord will be keeping a close eye on proceedings, so whilst bookies are fretting about champion jockey AP McCoy raising the roof with big race favourite SHUTTHEFRONTDOOR, The Dean and his Wakefield parishioners will be dreaming of a repaired roof thanks to the holy named runner.
If you feel like the luck of the gods might be on his side, Godsmejudge is a previous winner of the Scottish Grand National at Ayr, it is also reported to be in great form heading into the race, if your not quite feeling the hand of god then these Grand National tips and offers might just be of help.
Ladbrokes latest betting
2015 Grand National Winner
7 Shutthefrontdoor – 10 Rocky Creek – 10 Balthazar King – 14 The Druids Nephew – 16 Cause Of Causes – 20 Godsmejudge – 20 Soll – 20 Spring Heeled – 20 Alvarado – 25 Pineau De Re – 25 Many Clouds – 25 Unioniste – 25 Goonyella – 33 bar