VG TIPS members won the Grand National when backing my 50/1 tip, Rule the World.
Indeed, I tipped the first two home. Both at each way prices. Rule the World was 50/1 when I told members to get on the Mouse Morris trained winner. And a second each way tip, The Last Samuri, finished second, also at a double figure price when selected for my happy members.
I was not convinced Rule the World would win, but I was confident he’d finish in the frame. He had a great record of doing so and would stay the distance of four miles and two furlongs. Rule the World had an aversion to winning over fences, but he was always there or thereabouts and had finished second in the Irish Grand National of 2015.
The further rainfall on Friday night and Saturday helped Rule the World. Irish horses are more experienced at racing on soft and heavy ground and five of the first six to finish in the Grand National at Aintree were Irish horses.
I thought The Last Samuri jumped beautifully and after the last fence he was leading. As I was also on that one at a good price, I was cheering on The Last Samuri. Then I realised Rule the World was gaining ground in third place and I knew I and members of VG TIPS had taken 50/1 as an each way bet.
I cheered home my biggest ever priced winner of the Grand National.
It’s always nice when all the research and homework pays off. Picking the first two in the Grand National is itself a great achievement. Finding a 50/1 winner will live long in the memory.