Saturday, April 04, 2009

Grand National

Yes it's been Grand National day, and as usual, Chez Statto has had it's annual gambling franzy, with each of us picking two horses - usually a favourite and an outsider.

Bethan, who's 11 hasn't quite got the knack of "outsiders yet, and chose "My Will" and "Butler's Cabin", the two favourites and then declared that Butler's Cabin would be her outsider. Hmmm.

Anyway, we splurged - £2 each way on our preferred donkey, and £1 e/w on the other.

Needless to say none of us picked Mon Mome the 100/1 winner, which is a shame as a £2 e/w bet on that would have been very nice. Nevertheless, we almost recouped our outgoings, as Mrs Stats had gone with Comply or Die as a last minute second choice (2nd), My Will ran in 3rd for Bethan and I had State of Play in fourth.

Mini Stats (James) was very put out as neither of his two made the frame.

So, in the end, £22.50 recouped from a £25 initial outlay, and that dear readers, tells you all you need to know about gambling.

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