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Only just realised this was going to take place, Today. The CGI Race will be shown on the ITV Main Channel, between 5 and 5.30.

Having been "starved" of Competition Horse Racing since the Cheltenham Festival, couldn't miss the opportunity of "hosting" a Fantasy Competition, about a Race which always amounted to a Bookmakers busiest Saturday, of the Racing Calendar.

I will spend the Morning putting together a Format. Please indicate on this Thread, if you intend to enter.

The positive news about this CGI Grand National is of course, no Horses or Jockeys will be injured in the making of this Race.

I will Post up the Runners and Riders, in the next Post.

"Virtual" prizes will be Coronavirus, based.

Regards,

TomSE12. :hi:? 

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Below, is the Racing Post link to the Runners and Riders, plus a Betting Guide to the "Virtual" Grand National:

WWW.RACINGPOST.COM

(VIRTUAL) Randox Health Grand National Handicap Chase (Grade 3), 4th April 2020. 5:15 at Aintree, standard racecard from Racing Post.

Select 3 Horses. You will be allocated "Virtual" Stakes of £5 Each Way, on each Selection.

Plus a £1 Combination Computer Forecast (1st and 2nd).

Also  a 50p Combination Tricast (1st,2nd and 3rd, in any order).

Please Copy/Paste your 3 Selections, into the Boxes provided below:

"VIRTUAL" GRAND NATIONAL - 5.00 Aintree

HORSE 1 -

HORSE 2 -

HORSE 3 -

The Entrant winning most "Virtual" Returns, shall be deemed the Winner and will receive an appropriate Coronavirus, based "Virtual" Prize.

Your Selections MUST be Posted on this Thread, by 3 PM Today.

Thank you.

Regards,

Tom.  :hi: ?

 

 

 

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Thought I'd lead by example, and go first. Below, are my Selections for Today's "Virtual" Grand National:

TOMSE12

"VIRTUAL" GRAND NATIONAL - 5.15 Aintree

HORSE 1 - image.png.09e2cd8c885e98e32f25b75b8383a383.pngKimberlite Candy.

HORSE 2 - image.png.e19ebac02c2a07509c0842c36377accc.pngAcapella Bourgeois.

HORSE 3 - image.png.b38184c471791b03640645f61376c6a4.pngPotters Corner.

STAKE: - £5 Each Way, on each Selection.  

£1 Combination Computer Forecast (1st and 2nd).50p Combination Tricast (1st,2nd and 3rd, in any order).

Please remember, your Selections MUST be Posted on this Thread, by 3 PM Today.

Thank you.

Regards,

Tom.  :hi:

 

 

 

 

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@Dreckly

VIRTUAL" GRAND NATIONAL - 5.00 Aintree

HORSE 1 Burrows Saint image.png.045eaf6bbc2ce767f2030d50746b2958.png

HORSE 2 Kimberlite Candy image.png.0edc1bf6142c66a1d450cc35b7d2cfa5.png

HORSE 3 -Anibale Fly image.png.4faccfaac12d814d980c37a71b7ac94e.png

STAKE: - £5 Each Way, on each Selection.  

£1 Combination Computer Forecast (1st and 2nd).50p Combination Tricast (1st,2nd and 3rd, in any order).

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VIRTUAL" GRAND NATIONAL - 5.15 Aintree

HORSE 1 - Magic of Light

HORSE 2 - Kimberlite Candy.

HORSE 3 - Ballyoptic.

STAKE: - £5 Each Way, on each Selection.  

£1 Combination Computer Forecast (1st and 2nd).50p Combination Tricast (1st,2nd and 3rd, in any order).

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Much thanks for the above DRECKLY (welcome to the Horse Racing crowd),and BRISTLE BOY.

I'll get those entered up.

Just want to Post up details of the Coronavirus based, "Virtual" Prizes:

1st - An Online Food Voucher to the value of your "Virtual" Returns.

2nd - A fully protective, Hazmat Suit.

3rd - 30 Toilet Rolls. 

Regards,

Tom.   :hi:?

 

 

 

 

 

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Below, are the Selections of my Wife (CASSIE/SE12), my Daughter (HAYLEYBR7), and her partner (PAULBR7).

The Credit Bookmaker Paul works for Fitzdares, are taking bets on the "Virtual" Grand National. But Paul won't be working for a few Weeks, as he has been "furloughed".

CASSIE/SE12

"VIRTUAL" GRAND NATIONAL - 5.15 Aintree

HORSE 1 - image.png.57ec72a4882751fb2a96f5ea8654ac21.pngAny Second Now.

HORSE 2 - image.png.e1dfe31da9b143be3d535570b69e48b3.pngWalk In The Mill.

HORSE 3 - image.png.72c511abe8d024aacc5dd6e1816098cf.pngTiger Roll. 

STAKE: - £5 Each Way, on each Selection.  

£1 Combination Computer Forecast (1st and 2nd).50p Combination Tricast (1st,2nd and 3rd, in any order).

HAYLEYBR7

"VIRTUAL" GRAND NATIONAL - 5.15 Aintree

HORSE 1 - image.png.9ca8416355efe68e08f7daadb7444f4c.pngTiger Roll.

HORSE 2 - image.png.483a05868d2899d0c9793e3bf9348850.pngBurrows Saint.

HORSE 3 - image.png.baa0a20fbc2d32d1de222ec61c02d231.pngAlpha Des Obeaux.

STAKE: - £5 Each Way, on each Selection.  

£1 Combination Computer Forecast (1st and 2nd).50p Combination Tricast (1st,2nd and 3rd, in any order).

PAULBR7

"VIRTUAL" GRAND NATIONAL - 5.15 Aintree

HORSE 1 - image.png.f769e134db88ef32d8fe246492d09844.pngWalk In The Mill.

HORSE 2 - image.png.4ca99741fa0c5b0bb6c583f249dc5298.pngKimberlite Candy.

HORSE 3 - image.png.b33de919ff42fa0951053ecac23bef3b.pngDefinitely Red.

STAKE: - £5 Each Way, on each Selection.  

£1 Combination Computer Forecast (1st and 2nd).50p Combination Tricast (1st,2nd and 3rd, in any order).

Regards,

Tom.  

 

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**NB** - Today's Special Concession - 5 Points will be added to the S.P. (Starting Price) Odds of your first named Selection, should it win. This applies to the Win part of the £5 Each Way Single, ONLY.

Regards,

Tom.   :hi: ?

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VIRTUAL" GRAND NATIONAL - 5.15 Aintree

HORSE 1 - Yala Enki

HORSE 2 - Top Ville Ben

HORSE 3 - Ballyoptic.

STAKE: - £5 Each Way, on each Selection.  

£1 Combination Computer Forecast (1st and 2nd).50p Combination Tricast (1st,2nd and 3rd, in any order).

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Much thanks for the above ^^^^^, Lassie. I'll get those entered up.

Below, are the selections of my Son, ANTONYBR7.

ANTONYBR7

"VIRTUAL" GRAND NATIONAL - 5.15 Aintree

HORSE 1 -image.png.2b0dacbe430ba4194ae8654025a2e60d.pngKimberlite Candy.

HORSE 2 - image.png.04b2ae2d010b04159c7ba5a18d583a2b.pngAnibale Fly. 

HORSE 3 - image.png.935486640cf4897bab71ddfbe74ef112.pngYala Enki.

STAKE: - £5 Each Way, on each Selection.  

£1 Combination Computer Forecast (1st and 2nd).50p Combination Tricast (1st,2nd and 3rd, in any order).

Just a quick reminder, those Members still looking to enter the "Virtual" Grand National Competition, have until 3 PM to enter your Selections. 

Thank you.

Regards,

Tom.  :hi: ?

 

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Hi,

My selection:

Horse 1 Jury Duty

Horse 2 Vintage Clouds

Horse 3 Beware of the Bear

£5 E/W each horse

May the best man horse win ?

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Much thanks for the above ^^^^ Bob G, I'll get those entered up.

I will be using the following Place Structure, for Today's "Virtual" Grand National:

1/4 Odds, 1,2,3,4,5,6.

Regards,

Tom.  :hi: ?

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VIRTUAL" GRAND NATIONAL - 5.00 Aintree

HORSE 1 - Tiger Roll

HORSE 2 - Potters Corner

HORSE 3 - Kildisart 

STAKE: - £5 Each Way, on each Selection.  
£1 Combination Computer Forecast (1st and 2nd).50p Combination Tricast(1st,2nd and 3rd, in any order).

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Thanks for the above Callum ^^^^, and ignore my "Sticky Note" that I just sent you. I'll get those entered up.

Below, are the selections of my Stepson (STEPHEN/SE12):

STEPHEN/SE12

"VIRTUAL" GRAND NATIONAL - 5.15 Aintree

HORSE 1 - image.png.8e46fcfbdbff17fde8f75dbb37659f08.pngJett.

HORSE 2 - image.png.6e61df505a1119f0243f983e70d87a85.pngAny Second Now.

HORSE 3 - image.png.44ffb41669442e12a746b722dd8a3803.pngTalkischeap.

STAKE: - £5 Each Way, on each Selection.  

£1 Combination Computer Forecast (1st and 2nd).50p Combination Tricast (1st,2nd and 3rd, in any order).

Regards,

Tom.   :hi: ?

 

 

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Thanks for the above FiftyShadesofSnow ^^^^. I'll get those entered up.

Regards,

Tom.  :hi: ?

 

 

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Below are the first named Selections of each Entrant (in alphabetical order), and if winning will be awarded an extra 5 Points, on the WIN part of their "Virtual" £5 Each Way:

ANTONYBR7 - image.png.97be74374b13aebfd6c228abc2361fc8.pngKimberlite Candy. BOB G - image.png.2922bfdce92d0125849f511fba953785.pngJury Duty. BRISTLE BOY - image.png.087558aa2e9c90ba041eed011f70de66.pngMagic Of Light. 

CASSIE/SE12 - image.png.365a9a37b117b90b4e8d00c8f85809e6.pngAny Second Now. DRECKLY - image.png.96f03d0287b0ea1df30d5f3b40a13827.pngBurrows Saint.

FIFTYSHADESOFSNOW - image.png.ecb8519fffdebe4eeccd5d6efe35f778.pngTiger Roll. HAYLEYBR7 - image.png.c5d720a42025071f50cb6b79e89d5c24.pngTiger Roll. 

KIRKCALDY WEATHER - image.png.3419d28970a19ef9708dfb4ee5175c64.pngTiger Roll. LASSIE23 - image.png.8c71925b72c01b1f366bf4b43bdfdbb3.pngYala Enki. 

PAULBR7 - image.png.5b4c8058f895fef794e5390c875d96c8.pngWalk In The Mill. STEPHEN/SE12 - image.png.9440fa96e1e6e1db2cdf26558149ec82.pngJett. SUMMER SUN - image.png.0d357f99163784e307743b43d9561296.pngTiger Roll. 

TOMSE12 - image.png.f8ba7e87a5c5e14ee1f5636190a0d95f.png  Kimberlite Candy.

Those Members still wishing to enter, MUST Post up their Selections by 3pm, please.

Thank you.

Regards,

Tom.  :hi:? 

 

 

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Thanks for the above ^^^^^, SUMMER SUN. I'll get those entered up.

Below is the final entry from a Family member, my other Stepson who wants to be known as, ARKGOH??

ARKGOH

"VIRTUAL" GRAND NATIONAL - 5.15 Aintree

HORSE 1 - image.png.7d5af075e6507af0bd7ad45be5c8cd81.pngTotal Recall.

HORSE 2 - image.png.6428c66d054aabca62967fb51bc4abfe.pngAny Second Now.

HORSE 3 - image.png.69af6ce751c8b360ab787b55b7c79579.pngWarriors Tale.

STAKE: - £5 Each Way, on each Selection.  

£1 Combination Computer Forecast (1st and 2nd).50p Combination Tricast (1st,2nd and 3rd, in any order).

Not sure the "Virtual" Horses will be obeying the "social distancing", guidelines! :nonono:

And can we trust the Result? How would we know if the Corona Virus hadn't entered the Computer Software.

The very best of luck to all "Virtually", or with your actual "Virtual" Bets.

Regards,

Tom.  :hi:? 

 

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Below is the Result of the "VIRTUAL" GRAND NATIONAL 2020:

5.15 AINTREE

1st -  image.png.1f229eea5e24fb7d8ae1b19e62864b07.pngPotters Corner -     18/1

2nd - image.png.04fe9219e7d3f9bae0974f91456ae3f8.pngWalk In The Mill -   16/1 

3rd - image.png.5ff89a565441c81b9b84b306acaf1f9e.pngAny Second Now -  10/1 

4th - image.png.ded3c47ac2559e172e54a4f627482c6d.pngTiger Roll              -    5/1 Fav.

5th - image.png.c8232d7d8d265133b91a626ebd98c9f6.pngBurrows Saint      -  12/1 

6th - image.png.144d21c50249fea805a8149321287c96.pngValtor                     -  66/1 

Below, are the "Virtual" Returns for each Horse:

Potters Corner - £122.50. Walk In The Mill - £25.00. Any Second Now - £17.50. Tiger Roll - £11.25.

Burrows Saint - £20.00. Valtor - £87.50.

A little later, I will Post up the "Virtual" Returns for each of the 14 Entrants. 

Also the Result of the "Virtual" Grand National 2020 Competition.

Regards,

Tom.   :hi: ?

 

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Listed below, is the Result of the Netweather "Virtual" Grand National 2020 Competition: 

                                                        "VIRTUAL" RETURNS

1st -  KIRKCALDY WEATHER -                133.75

2nd - TOMSE12 -                                       122.50

3rd - CASSIE/SE12 -                                   53.75

4th - HAYLEYBR7 -                                     31.25

5th - PAULBR7 -                                          25.00

6th - ARKGOH -                                           17.50

6th - STEPHEN/SE12 -                                17.50

8th - DRECKLY -                                          16.00

9th - FIFTYSHADESOFSNOW -                  11.25

9th - SUMMER SUN -                                   11.25

11th - ANTONYBR7 -                                      NIL

11th - BOB G -                                                 NIL

11th - BRISTLE BOY -                                     NIL

11th - LASSIE23 -                                            NIL

I will Post up a detailed analysis of the Netweather "Virtual" Grand National 2020 Competition, and hold a short "Virtual" Prize giving Ceremony, Tomorrow Morning. 

I'd like to thank all you who entered. :clap:

I hope, like myself, you found it a welcome distraction and a bit of light relief, from these worrying times.

Regards,

Tom.   :hi:?

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Thank you very much for organising this Tom, it is much appreciated ? I am also pleased to announce that once again (I think for the 5th or 6th year) I totally failed to pick a place?

Congratulations to all that picked a horse in the top 6, mine all came in so late the jockeys were wearing pyjamas not silks!

Thanks again to Tom!

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Morning all,

Many thanks, for all those kind words above.

I really enjoyed "hosting" the Competition, it was a lot of fun.

As I stated at the start of the Thread, I had no idea that ITV had a "Virtual" Grand National, in mind.

I only got "wind" of it when I saw an advert for it, early Yesterday Morning.

I thought it was too good an opportunity to let go, as we've lost a few Saturday's Racing, since the middle of March.

So, I quickly went downstairs and decided to put a Competition together.

If I had realised a few Days ago, I would have had more time to do ITV's Broadcast justice.

I would have also included the 2020 Race of former Champions. I'm sure many of you would have selected the Winner, Aintree legend RED RUM.

:oops:Apologies, I actually had the wrong Horse in 6th Place, it wasn't Valtor but PLEASANT COMPANY (28/1).

Fortunately no one selected Pleasant Company, so the finishing order in the Competition remains unchanged.

Below is the full finishing order, so you can see how all your selections, fared: 

FINISHING POSITIONS

1. Potters Corner 18-1
2. Walk In The Mill 16-1
3. Any Second Now 10-1
4. Tiger Roll 5-1
5. Burrows Saint 12-1
6. Pleasant Company 28-1
7. Ballyoptic 25-1
8. Kimberlite Candy 16-1
9. Top Ville Ben 45-1
10. Vintage Clouds 33-1
11. Peregrine Run 66-1
12. The Storyteller 40-1

13. Talkischeap 25-1
14. Dounikos 50-1
15. Kildisart 50-1
16. Alpha Des Obeaux 25-1
17. Beware The Bear 33-1
18. Anibale Fly 20-1
19. Death Duty 50-1

HOW THE REST OF THE RUNNERS FARED

Fell at 1st Tout Est Permis 80-1
Fell at 3rd Shattered Love 66-1
Unseated at 3rd Valtor 66-1
Refused at 3rd Warriors Tale 80-1
Refused at 10th Jett 50-1
Refused at 10th Ok Corral 25-1
Fell at 11th Lakeview Lad 50-1
Fell at 11th Crievehill 66-1
Fell at 14th Total Recall 40-1
Refused at 14th Elegant Escape 20-1

Unseated at 14th Double Shuffle 100-1
Unseated at 15th Saint Xavier 66-1
Refused at 17th Definitly Red 14-1
Fell at 19th Acapella Bourgeois 33-1
Fell at 20th Ramses De Teillee 66-1
Fell at 26th Bristol De Mai 20-1
Refused at 26th Sub Lieutenant 33-1
Refused at 27th Jury Duty 40-1
Unseated at 27th Yala Enki 28-1
Fell at 27th Magic Of Light 18-1
Fell at 29th Aso 66-1

In a short while, I will "host" a short Prize giving Ceremony, plus a few comments on the Competition.

Regards,

Tom.   :hi: ?

 

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Listed below, again is the Result of the Netweather "Virtual" Grand National 2020 Competition: 

                                                        "VIRTUAL" RETURNS

1st -  KIRKCALDY WEATHER -                133.75

2nd - TOMSE12 -                                       122.50

3rd - CASSIE/SE12 -                                   53.75

4th - HAYLEYBR7 -                                     31.25

5th - PAULBR7 -                                          25.00

6th - ARKGOH -                                           17.50

6th - STEPHEN/SE12 -                                17.50

8th - DRECKLY -                                          16.00

9th - FIFTYSHADESOFSNOW -                  11.25

9th - SUMMER SUN -                                   11.25

11th - ANTONYBR7 -                                      NIL

11th - BOB G -                                                NIL

11th - BRISTLE BOY -                                    NIL

11th - LASSIE23 -                                           NIL

1st -  KIRKCALDY WEATHER - Callum (pride of Scotland), manages to land the spoils and adds another Grand National victory,to that of One For Arthur.

Lucinda Russells' Gelding took the Trophy North of the Border, in  2017. - £133.75.

Callum wins an online food voucher (no worries about "social distancing", in Supermarkets) :nonono:, to the value of his "Virtual" Returns. Should keep his Household stocked up with essentials, such as T/Rolls, Bread and Milk.

2nd - TOMSE12 - Went very close and was "run out of it", by Tiger Rolls' 4th Place. A very pleasing run , considering his Stable has been under a cloud recently, with perhaps a touch of Equine Flu? - £122.50.

Tom wins a fully protective Hazmat Suit. Could be too late though, as he and Stablemate, 3rd Place Cassie/SE12, may already have had a touch of Equine Flu? 

3rd - CASSIE/SE12 - Also ran a blinder, and would have won had Walk In The Mill, managed to poke his nose in front, on the line. She found the 2nd,3rd and 4th!! :clap: 

Like her Stablemate TomSE12 , has been under a cloud recently, perhaps with a touch of Equine Flu - £53.75.    

My Wife Colette, wins a pack of 30 Toilet Rolls, which may well equate to her "Virtual" Returns of £53.75. :shok:

ALSO RANS - Special mention must be made of Stablemates HAYLEYBR7 and PAULBR7, who after a long lay-off ran tremendous Races, and if having had the benefit of a recent outing, may well have gone close to winning. :oldgood: 

Stablemates and Brothers, ARKGOH and STEPHENSE12 enjoyed sibling rivalry, and dead-heated for 6th.  

Then came DRECKLY, the Mare ran a very creditable Race, as it was her first appearance in a Competition.

FIFTYSHADESOFSNOW and SUMMER SUN, dead-heated for 9th, courtesy of Tiger Roll.

ANTONYBR7, BOB G, BRISTLE BOY and LASSIE23, jumped badly and finished tailed off, at the back of the Field.

Regards,

Tom.    :hi: ?

               

 

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