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Thursday, 3 April 2008

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Last year's 5000-1 runner, Bronze Statue

The 2008 John Smith's Grand National gets under way at Aintree racecourse this Saturday April 5th, amid the usual controversy and kerfuffle over the safety of the horses, race-fixing and the unrelenting criticism of betting.

At the time of writing, there are still 99 horses registered for the race, but by Saturday morning many of these will have dropped out, run away, pulled up lame, been shot or, if they happen to be French, might possibly be on butcher's shelves.

The starting line-up will feature around 40 horses.

Pre-race betting is as follows:

    2-1 Foregone Conclusion

    5-2 Donedeal

    3-1 Fixed-up

    4-1 Crotchless Knickers

    5-1 White Powderfreak

    7-1 Mightwinifothersfall

    100-1 Don't Bother With This One

    500-1 No Chance

    1000-1 Will Be Shot

    5000-1 Earmarked For Meat


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