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Mully
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Report colupaul April 11, 2014 7:30 PM BST
How was your Festival this year Mully?  How many years have you been going now?  Do you still get the same buzz year in year out?

Did next to nowt ante-post on the Nat this year... do have one I'm interested in for next year though...
Report Mully April 13, 2014 6:48 PM BST
Hi, Been every year since 1993 now. I do actually get the same buzz but fortunately my liver gets less hammer now as the evenings aren't quite as action packed. Tend to go for relaxing meals more now instead of going clubbing like 20yrs ago.
Warne, Avispa, Guitar Pete, Balder Succes & Pineau De Re were my betting highlights Silly
Report sgt bilko May 8, 2014 8:52 PM BST
Tickets will be on sale soon SillySilly
Report Mully May 8, 2014 9:03 PM BST
Very true and probably up 10% Excited
Report sgt bilko May 9, 2014 10:24 PM BST
Bought my tickets last year on 15/06 must be great to get yer dough 10 months in advance with a xtra 10% (you know we have moaned about this in the past)


Got a free program tho !
Report Colldogg May 13, 2014 12:27 AM BST
Corrin Wood and Houblon Des Obeaux are my early fancies for this race. Corrin Wood with cut in the ground could eat up these fences. Houblon Des Obeaux stays allday and with another season under his belt this strong classy chaser has the touch of class needed. I was hoping Venitia would give him the experience of the fences this year.
Report Mully May 16, 2014 12:34 AM BST
HDO is interesting.
Report Mully May 16, 2014 12:34 AM BST
How was The Vincent btw?
Report sgt bilko May 19, 2014 8:33 PM BST
Alright, not worth the dough, nice bar,buffet breakfast ok on the Saturday, i never made it on the Sunday but mates said it was terrible.
Had to pay for parking think it was £15 or £20, concierge parked it up.
Wasnt in the room much ended up in the casino till 5 o 6 each morning.
Some of the young uns went to Liverpool after the national and had a great time so it may be off to Liverpool for me next year.
Report Mully June 27, 2014 12:48 AM BST
Might try Liverpool myself next year. Southport is like a ghost town. Had some very boring evenings!
Report sgt bilko June 27, 2014 7:22 PM BST
No word on the tickets date yet.
They must be waiting until after WC
Report Mully July 2, 2014 3:12 PM BST
Must have thought England were going all the way Cool
Report sgt bilko July 13, 2014 5:59 PM BST
pre sale 25th July
Report Mully July 26, 2014 11:12 AM BST
I can't work out what the savings are as they don't say what the "normal" prices will be?
Report sgt bilko July 26, 2014 5:01 PM BST
Dont think there is any savings
Up to £130 for PR seats with a Champagne voucher added to the racecard voucher
Report sgt bilko July 31, 2014 6:13 PM BST
Well thats them bought:
7 X QM seats for Friday
12 X PR seats for Saturday
Report JAS August 1, 2014 7:27 PM BST
Decent tickets sold out for National day before general sale at 9am today...how do you get pre sale?
Report sgt bilko August 2, 2014 1:14 PM BST
This is the first year that there has been a pre sale.
If you purchased tickets the last few years you got a pre sale email with a code.
Report JAS August 3, 2014 8:06 AM BST
Thanks Sgt biko...that was bad timing on my part, looks like i will have to wait for some to appear on the usual sites!!
Report sgt bilko August 3, 2014 3:36 PM BST
Sold one for the PR seats on Gumtree last year, face value, got plenty offers.Usually get a late call off!
Report JAS August 3, 2014 3:48 PM BST
cheers stg after a pair for the wife and i, please keep me in mine!!
Report sgt bilko August 5, 2014 9:33 PM BST
No probs if i have spares i will post up and give you first refusal
Report Mully August 15, 2014 11:15 AM BST
I didn't bother with the pre-sale this year.
Report bluebirdfan August 21, 2014 11:59 AM BST
I went to Neptune Collonges national and didn't enjoy it, been last 6 years otherwise on the Thur/Fri and found it far better. Giving the National itself a try again next year as one of my mates had never been, now just need someone to find me the winner antepost to pay for the day!
Report onlooker September 3, 2014 1:42 AM BST
The 'JUDGE' who gave a, "NOSE,"  decision to Neptune .... after over 4 miles of Jumping -

- should have been summarily dismissed - first thing the following Monday morning - for NOT giving a 'DEAD-HEAT'

YET another example of ridiculous racing hierarchy 'shooting itself in the foot'. Sad

NO WONDER the general public are not taking the the game -

- and 'die-hards' are deserting the game aswell.Cry
Report adamski September 11, 2014 9:13 AM BST
You cannot be serious onlooker, it was clear cut as the print showed.

On your basis of dead heats there would be hundreds a year, what a turn off, cop out and possible open door for corruption.

It is pure fantasy to suggest giving the correct result of a photo is racing shooting itself in the foot and putting people off the game.
Report bluebirdfan September 18, 2014 10:59 AM BST
Has no-one picked the winner yet? Poor show
Report Mully October 12, 2014 4:12 PM BST
Working on it. I'm there on Oct 25/26.
Report Princesse D'Anjou October 28, 2014 12:08 PM GMT
Ma Filleule - txt this to the lads as she jumped 2 out in the Topham so may be able to claim this as both aftertiming and a value loser (or the 2016 winner).
Report Penguin Keeper October 28, 2014 12:31 PM GMT
Godsmejudge a solid starter for ten imo.
Report deepingfox October 28, 2014 5:12 PM GMT
SUNTIEP for me
Report shockster January 5, 2015 12:48 PM GMT
DOUBLE SEVEN, who finished third behind Pineau De Re and Balthazar King in the Crabbie's Grand National in April, will miss out this season due to a setback.

Frank Berry, racing manager to the nine-year-old's owner JP McManus, told the Racing Post on Monday morning: "We noticed that Double Seven is high up in the betting lists for the Grand National and thought it best that we let it be known that he has had a setback and won't be running this season."
Report ffaith January 24, 2015 2:00 PM GMT
testing
Report Catch Me ifyoucan February 4, 2015 12:43 PM GMT
Grand National entries just out !

Total entries: 98. Irish-trained: 25. French-trained: 1

Including seven of first eight in last year's race (3rd Double Seven is injured): Pineau De Re, Balthazar King, Alvarado, Rocky Creek, Chance Du Roy, Monbeg Dude, Raz De Maree.
Report frances melly,so is italy. February 4, 2015 3:07 PM GMT
I think Mon Parain could go well.
Report shockster February 4, 2015 9:37 PM GMT
Just had my first bet on Merry king 25/1.  Hennessy form working really well and will have a nice racing weight. Good chance.
Report Mully February 5, 2015 1:58 PM GMT
Night In Milan, Kruzhlinin, Godsmejudge, Raz De Maree -early bets for me.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan February 17, 2015 6:34 PM GMT
NARROWED it down to my 32 runners (50/1 chances max).

    1)    CARLINGFORD LOUGH (IRE)    11-10    161    J P McManus    John Kiely IRE        33   
    2)    LORD WINDERMERE (IRE)    11-10    161    Dr Ronan Lambe    Jim Culloty IRE        40   
    3)    MANY CLOUDS (IRE)    11-09    160    Trevor Hemmings    Oliver Sherwood        40   
    4)    SAM WINNER (FR)    11-08    159    Angela Yeoman    Paul Nicholls        25   
    5)    BOSTON BOB (IRE)    11-07    158    Andrea & Graham Wylie    Willie Mullins IRE        40   
    6)    UNIONISTE (FR)    11-06    157    John Hales    Paul Nicholls        25   
    9)    FIRST LIEUTENANT (IRE)    11-03    154    Gigginstown House Stud    Mouse Morris IRE        40   
    10)    ROCKY CREEK (IRE)    11-03    154    The Johnson & Stewart Families    Paul Nicholls        33   
    12)    BALTHAZAR KING (IRE)    11-02    153    The Brushmakers    Philip Hobbs        25   
    13)    HOME FARM (IRE)    11-02    153    Chris Jones    Henry de Bromhead IRE        40   
    14)    SHUTTHEFRONTDOOR (IRE)    11-02    153    J P McManus    Jonjo O’Neill        10   
    19)    PINEAU DE RE (FR)    11-00    151    John Provan    Dr Richard Newland        25   
    20)    BACK IN FOCUS (IRE)    10-13    150    Andrea & Graham Wylie    Willie Mullins IRE        28   
    23)    SPRING HEELED (IRE)    10-12    149    Dr Ronan Lambe    Jim Culloty IRE        25   
    24)    DOLATULO (FR)    10-11    148    Chasemore Farm    Warren Greatrex        40   
    27)    LIVING NEXT DOOR (IRE)    10-10    147    John Breslin    Tony Martin IRE        33   
    29)    SHOTGUN PADDY (IRE)    10-10    147    Axom (XXXVI)    Emma Lavelle        40   
    30)    CAUSE OF CAUSES (USA)    10-09    146    J P McManus    Gordon Elliott IRE        40   
    34)    AL CO (FR)    10-08    145    Frank Lloyd    Peter Bowen        40   
    36)    GODSMEJUDGE (IRE)    10-08    145    Favourites Racing (Syndication) Ltd    Alan King        25   
    38)    CORRIN WOOD (IRE)    10-07    144    Dermot Hanafin Robert Rose Ian Whitfield    Donald McCain        50   
    40)    MONBEG DUDE (IRE)    10-07    144    Oydunow    Michael Scudamore        33   
    41)    TEAFORTHREE (IRE)    10-07    144    Conyers, O’Reilly, Roddis, Zeffman    Rebecca Curtis        33   
    43)    ACROSS THE BAY (IRE)    10-06    143    Scotch Piper Syndicate    Donald McCain        50   
    45)    PRINCE DE BEAUCHENE (FR)    10-06    143    Prince & Paupers Syndicate    Willie Mullins IRE        33   
    46)    SAINT ARE (FR)    10-06    143    David Fox    Tom George        33   
    48)    MERRY KING (IRE)    10-05    142    Frank Gillespie    Jonjo O’Neill        25   
    49)    OSCAR TIME (IRE)    10-05    142    Robert Waley-Cohen    Robert Waley-Cohen        50   
    53)    CHANCE DU ROY (FR)    10-04    141    Daphne Du Pre    Philip Hobbs        50   
    56)    WYCK HILL (IRE)    10-04    141    J P McManus    David Bridgwater        40   
    68)    ROYALE KNIGHT    10-02    139    Chris Stedman & Robert Corsan    Dr Richard Newland        33   
    69)    SOLL    10-02    139    Derrick Mossop    David Pipe        40   
Report sixtwosix February 18, 2015 6:41 PM GMT
Horse    Wgt    Rating    Owner    Trainer
3)    MANY CLOUDS (IRE)    11-09    160    Trevor Hemmings    Oliver Sherwood
7)    RAJDHANI EXPRESS    11-04    155    Robert Waley-Cohen    Nicky Henderson
8)    ROI DU MEE (FR)    11-04    155    Gigginstown House Stud    Gordon Elliott IRE
9)    FIRST LIEUTENANT (IRE)    11-03    154    Gigginstown House Stud    Mouse Morris IRE
10)    ROCKY CREEK (IRE)    11-03    154    The Johnson & Stewart Families    Paul Nicholls
13)    HOME FARM (IRE)    11-02    153    Chris Jones    Henry de Bromhead IRE
14)    SHUTTHEFRONTDOOR (IRE)    11-02    153    J P McManus    Jonjo O’Neill
15)    ALDERWOOD (IRE)    11-01    152    J P McManus    Thomas Mullins IRE
20)    BACK IN FOCUS (IRE)    10-13    150    Andrea & Graham Wylie    Willie Mullins IRE
31)    NIGHT IN MILAN (IRE)    10-09    146    Richard Collins    Keith Reveley
32)    RUBI LIGHT (FR)    10-09    146    Bill Hennessy    Robert Hennessy IRE
34)    AL CO (FR)    10-08    145    Frank Lloyd    Peter Bowen
36)    GODSMEJUDGE (IRE)    10-08    145    Favourites Racing (Syndication) Ltd    Alan King
39)    MAKE A TRACK (IRE)    10-07    144    Gigginstown House Stud    Gordon Elliott IRE
40)    MONBEG DUDE (IRE)    10-07    144    Oydunow    Michael Scudamore
42)    THE RAINBOW HUNTER    10-07    144    May We Never Be Found Out Partnership    Kim Bailey
44)    MY MURPHY (IRE)    10-06    143    Hans Zindel    Liam Burke IRE
48)    MERRY KING (IRE)    10-05    142    Frank Gillespie    Jonjo O’Neill
56)    WYCK HILL (IRE)    10-04    141    J P McManus    David Bridgwater
57)    ALVARADO (IRE)    10-03    140    William & Angela  Rucker    Fergal O’Brien
67)    RENARD (FR)    10-02    139    ROA Arkle Partnership    Venetia Williams
69)    SOLL    10-02    139    Derrick Mossop    David Pipe
70)    THEATRICAL STAR    10-02    139    Brocade Racing    Colin Tizzard
78)    GOONYELLA (IRE)    9-13    136    Ann & Alan Potts Partnership    Jim Dreaper IRE
80)    VINTAGE STAR (IRE)    9-13    136    Trevor Hemmings    Sue Smith
89)    GLENQUEST (IRE)    9-08    131    Coolglen Syndicate    Stuart Crawford IRE

There you go , got it down to 26 , and several of these won't get in.

First choice(as Goonyella won't get in again)
Home Farm
 
Fancied
First Lieutenant
Rajdhani Express
Theatrical Star

Could Go Well At A Price
Rubi Light
Merry King
Alderwood
Renard
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