Friday, April 13, 2012
The Intelligent Punter's Guide to the 2012 Grand National
Out now over at The Week/The First Post.
We can't promise a winner - but after his success last year, Neil Clark's tips are worth following
IT IS arguably the most exciting sporting event anywhere in the world. Tomorrow afternoon at 4.15pm (live on BBC1) 40 horses and jockeys will race off towards the first of 30 fences in a bid to land jump racing's most famous steeplechase: the Grand National, worth £547,268 to the winner.
After last year's race, in which two horses were killed, the formidable Aintree fences have been modified. But the four miles four furlongs marathon still represents a supreme test for both horse and jockey.
As to finding the winner, it's not as difficult a task as it first appears.
You can read my guide to the 40 runners in Saturday's Grand National here.
Good luck with your selections!