ONCE-A-YEAR gamblers have yet to hear anything of last year’s Grand National flutter, insisting it may still be on the final furlong.
It is estimated that a quarter of the adult population will bet on this year’s race, with the average gambler losing track of their horse within 20 seconds of the start.
Tom Logan, of Warrington said: “My horse was definitely there, but the commentary was too fast. I haven’t heard anything for the last 11 months.
“It’s looking like it didn’t win outright, but I won’t give up on Twirling Magnet until I see his lovely face. He may just be playing the long game.”
Grand National organiser Bill McKay said: “There are hundreds of horses running tomorrow, all pretty much identical, so in truth we’ve got no idea where half of them will end up.
“Horses are intelligent, powerful animals. They’re not going to be bossed around by a little man with a whip.”