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marychain1
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Welcome once again to the World Famous Grand National & Masters Double Challenge. What we are looking for is the Official King of Punting. The Champion Tipster. In 3 years no-one has managed to pick the winner of both, although we have had plenty that have had one winner, or two placed efforts.

An example entry would be Tiger Woods 11/1 & Teaforthree 10/1 (Paddy Power) (this is not my entry)

The Rules
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1. For the purposes of this fred, only pick ONE horse that is running in the Grand National at Aintree on April 5th and ONE golfer that will be competing in the Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta on April 10-13th. Where posts give more than one horse or golfer the first given of each will count.

2. List the prices you want to take. (If you don't you will be given SP and there's every chance that they won't be as good). List the bookmaker you are using. Prices must come from the same bookmaker and be available at the time of writing. Betfair Sportsbook is acceptable for the purposes of this fred, exchange is not.

3. Get both right, and become the Official King of Punting. This entitles you to use the signature "The Official King of Punting" on all emails, forum posts and letters to your MP for the period of 1 year.

4. There is no cash prize for this unless Betfair or someone else want to contribute one, but you will receive the respect of your peers, family, friends and colleagues.

Here is a list of runners in the National, although we won't know the definitive line-up until a day or two before the race. http://www.racingpost.com/horses2/cards/card.sd?race_id=576664&r_date=2014-04-05&big_race=Y&raceTabs=#raceTabs=lc_

Here are the current prices for The Grand National
http://www.oddschecker.com/grand-national/winner

Here is the list of people currently qualified for the Masters (but anyone that gets into the World top 50 before the tournament starts could also play)
http://www.sbnation.com/golf/2014/2/7/5386998/masters-field-2014-augusta-national-qualifiers-entry-list

Here are the current prices for The Masters
http://www.oddschecker.com/golf/the-masters

Good luck
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Report bristol county caravans March 24, 2014 8:19 PM GMT
Pipes just pulled my fancy Mary so more digging for me and i'll be back.
Report terrible tenant March 24, 2014 8:49 PM GMT
Big Shu 25/1 Tiger Woods 11/1
Report themover March 24, 2014 9:08 PM GMT
Rocky Creek 25/1/Phil Mickelson 14/1 with Ladcrooks
Report marychain1 March 24, 2014 9:09 PM GMT
terrible tenant Big Shu 25/1 Tiger Woods 11/1 Paddy Power
Report loui March 24, 2014 9:26 PM GMT
balthazar king 25-1 betfair and jimmy walker 66-1 betfair
Report loui March 24, 2014 9:27 PM GMT
will have to do that bet now as well, just in case.
Report marychain1 March 31, 2014 12:58 AM BST
Right then, let's be having you...
Report Captain Christy March 31, 2014 7:46 AM BST
Red Rum & Nick Faldo
Report Can't Catch Me March 31, 2014 8:14 AM BST
Normally by now, I would have a strong fancy for both. But this looks the worst National in years Sad and even The Masters seems a funny renewal. Lots of injuries, big names out of form etc... I'm finding it hard to pick anybody in that either.

Lots more study required....
Report SuperGlue March 31, 2014 8:40 AM BST
Tiday Bay & Sergio Garcia (510-1 double with Betfair Sportsbook ).
Report marychain1 March 31, 2014 9:03 AM BST
prices
Report Studious_1 March 31, 2014 10:01 AM BST
Not after the King of Punting tag....guaranteed to have the worst punting year ever with that noose around yer neck!

However if ya know what you're looking for then at current prices there can be only one bet in the Grand National, and I do mean that in total seriousness. The race is consistently one of the best punting mediums of the year and this year is no exception with a bunch of non stayers and 'too heavy' horses leading the betting who have virtually no chance @ all especially on anticipated bordering soft going.

In the the Masters, I'd side with the 'CD' King who despite his recent wobble will still take the beating...he just needs to be produced late with his challenge or will hound it in front as he did in the 2012 Open & two weekends back.

Grand National:  The Package (33/1 generally) (Will go off 14/1)

The Masters: Adam Scott (10/1 generally)

Best of luck everybody.
Report marychain1 March 31, 2014 10:05 AM BST
You can have 33/1 and 11/1 BetVictor. That do you?
Report marychain1 March 31, 2014 10:05 AM BST
You can have 33/1 and 11/1 BetVictor. That do you?
Report Studious_1 March 31, 2014 10:16 AM BST
For display purposes Mary! but good ol' victor will limit me to about a 50p e/w double the pair so the prices I put are the ones I've got myself with three firms.

The Package was really weak in the market at the festival, if my suspicion is correct that this is his race and that was a prep run where he ran above expectations he's a great bet on Saturday at 33/1.

Will 100% shorten up massively through the week to probably close to his true price, I make him about a 14/1 shot all things considered especially if it rains.

It's another rag this year in that race unless Pineau De Re wins, everything shorter than 20/1 presently has virtually zero chance.  TeaforThree? lol - wouldn't stay if it started today.

Anyways after all that my fella will probably tip up at the first!Excited
Report Swardean March 31, 2014 11:18 AM BST
Gonnyella (50/1 generally, 66/1 in a place)
Phil Mickelson (16/1 generally)
GL
Report colupaul March 31, 2014 11:25 AM BST
National: Wayward Prince 66/1

Masters: Patrick Reed 66/1

Skybet 5 places 1/4 odds
Report Danno March 31, 2014 12:01 PM BST
Hunt Ball 66/1
Zach Johnson 33/1

Various but prefer to take money off Betfred due to those awful adverts
Report Si-K March 31, 2014 1:24 PM BST
National: Double seven 25/1

Masters: Zach Johnson 33/1
Report marychain1 March 31, 2014 1:40 PM BST
My entry:

The Package 33/1
Zach Johnson 33/1

Ladbrokes

Think you're right about The Package, ran a great race in the festival despite being easy to back. Fits a lot of trends and could easily go well. Went off at 14/1 a couple of years back but didn't run a race. Is one I've been backing for some time, along with Sunnyhillboy (n/r), Burton Port, Shackalackaboomboom & Lion Na Bernai.
Report SuperGlue March 31, 2014 7:35 PM BST
*marychain - 15.0 & 34.0
Report bigH March 31, 2014 9:39 PM BST
Sergio Garcia 35/1
Last Time D'Albain 50/1

Baldfred
Report colupaul April 2, 2014 12:07 PM BST
ttt
Report Mike-lfc April 2, 2014 12:56 PM BST
Burton Port 17/1 and Jason Day 13/1
Report Mike-lfc April 2, 2014 12:57 PM BST

Apr 2, 2014 -- 6:56AM, Mike-lfc wrote:


Burton Port 17/1 and Jason Day 13/1


*Burton Port 17/1 and Jason Day 17/1

Report bristol county caravans April 2, 2014 9:26 PM BST
Battle group 50/1 and Patrick Reed 66/1.
Report poker savant April 2, 2014 9:36 PM BST
The Package @26
Charl Schwartzel @42

Betfair
Report prepared83 April 3, 2014 12:39 AM BST
burton port 20 matt kuchar 25
Report PugMunter1 April 3, 2014 12:36 PM BST
monbeg dude 10/1
phil mickelson 14/1

b356
Report dukeofpuke April 3, 2014 1:14 PM BST
Teaforthree 11.5
Adam Scott 11.5

Betfair Exchange
Report Off the toe April 3, 2014 9:23 PM BST
Doubles (x2) Crabbies Grand National, US Masters - Outright Winner
Open
Crabbies Grand National
Each Way - Big Shu
EW Terms: 1/4 Odds | 5 Places
Open
US Masters - Outright Winner
Each Way - Sergio Garcia
EW Terms: 1/4 Odds | 5 Places

Think it was 25/1 and 33/1
Report louie87 April 3, 2014 9:50 PM BST
schwartzwl 40s and wayward prince 66s ****. easy.
Report Over2.5 April 3, 2014 10:44 PM BST
sergio garcia 
quiscover fontaine
Report jobsaguddun April 3, 2014 11:27 PM BST
Hi Mary, I'll plump for Rocky Creek (20/1) and Rory McIlroy (8/1) at Joe Koral. Might just have a few quid on it too. Thanks and good luck. Jobs
Report MyNameIsJonas April 3, 2014 11:28 PM BST
Balthazar King 20/1

Zach Johnson 28/1
Report If Dolphins Were Monkeys April 4, 2014 12:18 AM BST
Burton Port 20's & Phil Mickelson 16's @joe's
Report mysexyscousebirdkylietait April 4, 2014 9:26 AM BST
Monbeg Dude 12/1 and Graeme McDowell 50/1 billy hills

Good luck all
Report Zazu April 4, 2014 9:35 AM BST
Double Seven & Mcllroy
Report Arfur Foxache April 4, 2014 12:39 PM BST
thread on the golf forum with a cash prize...
Report Lufc86 April 4, 2014 9:56 PM BST
Double Seven and Adam Scott
Report jedi-punkster April 4, 2014 10:07 PM BST
Triolo Delane 20/1 & Bubba Watson 25/1 (both betfair sportsbook current odds)
Report Busvaldo April 4, 2014 10:32 PM BST
Garcia
Long Run
Report jed.davison April 4, 2014 10:36 PM BST
I don't fancy either of them, but the Boom Boom double has just got to be done

Shakalakaboomboom
Fred Couples.
Report FULLY123 April 4, 2014 11:22 PM BST
Chance Du Roy @48 and Jason Day @17.5 - sportsbook
Steam in !!
Report rommel April 5, 2014 9:07 AM BST
triolo dalene and henrik stenson,both at @20 stanjames,gl all
Report bluebrazilman April 5, 2014 10:32 AM BST
Long Run 16/1 & Jason Day 16/1 with skybet
Report stonecold- April 5, 2014 10:34 AM BST
the package 20/1
angel cabrera 60/1
Report dukeofpuke April 5, 2014 7:54 PM BST
end of thread nobody got the national winner
Report Can't Catch Me April 5, 2014 9:21 PM BST
Jed deserves the prize IMO. Very good Happy
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