The greatest race of them all!

This weekend sees the greatest horse race of them all, The Aintree Grand National, take place and as usual there will be huge betting interest in it. Current prices as follows: 5/1 Cloudy Lane, 10/1 Slim Pickings, Comply or Die, 12/1 Fimon, 14/1 Bewleys Berry, Snowy Morning, 16/1 bar.   We will be paying the first five places home and maybe a bet that might be worth considering is 7/4 on the chances of an Irish-trained winner.    In soccer, the FA Cup semi-finals are the big games. Prices as follows: West Brom 11/4 v Portsmouth 1/1; Draw 9/4. Barnsley 11/5 v Cardiff 6/5; Draw 9/4.   In GAA in the National Football League, odds are as follows: Derry 4/5 v Tyrone 11/8; Draw 13/2. Meath 10/11 v Armagh 6/5; Draw 7/1. Mayo 1/1 v Galway 11/10; Draw 7/1. Bet of the Week We had a great win last week as Arsenal and Liverpool both won to give us a 2/1 winner so now we are €91 up on the year so far. This weekend we are having €10 each-way on Tom Taffe’s Slim Pickings (10/1) in the Grand National. He was only beaten three lengths into third place last year and is trained with this race especially in mind.