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"greatest ever" day for British bookies

Well, it's a hardly a surprise when Mon Mome, a 100/1 shot, wins the Grand National!

Bookies toast 'best ever' National day

Congratulations to Venetia Williams and all her team. She is a fantastic trainer. And for the lad, Liam Treadwell, who rode the winner at his first ride in the race - enjoy the moment, because the rest of your life is probably going to be an anti-climax!

Update - having 66/1 shots win the final two races made this the bonanza of all time for bookies today....

Comments

  1. Scott, any thoughts on the poor behaviour of Clare Balding on the BBC? Making Treadwell smile and making him feel small just after winning the national was low.

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  2. Can't say I noticed it to be honest, she does have a rather abrupt style. But if you asked the jockey, I doubt he'd even remember speaking to her...

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  3. Should also comment on a bad day for some bookmakers. Stan James website was down all day, Betfred crashed at about 1pm and Boylesport had problems too. Betfair was very slow. These companies can't handle the traffic on the big days.

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  4. they can probably afford an upgrade now!

    Betfair has been slowing down for a while now. Definitely worth using trading software as often as possible, but even that isn't immune to speed issues.

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  5. oh, you mean the teeth thing? The jockey didn't care so what's the big deal? They are pretty bad, even he can joke about that...

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