Having traumatised myself with an array of early forecasted predictions for Day One of Aintree I am now counting the cost quite markedly. As I was attending the track I had to guess the exact weather conditions that would greet runners on both the Mildmay and Grand National courses. Having seen that the expected weather was for rain Wednesday night and spells of scattered showers throughout Thursday I proceeded to select horses that would appreciate soft and testing conditions.
Day Two I am well aware that conditions will have dried out nicely from yesterday and the emphasis this afternoon may well be in favour of horses who appreciate good, fresh ground. Mistakes today will be much fewer and further between and as I am not at the course I will not be betting as wildly.
Any betting hangover I had from yesterday was cured by a flurry of pints of lager in Liverpool before the train home late, yesterday evening. Hopefully the luck changes today.