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12 emotions all clueless Grand National spectators can relate to
Is THAT my horse?


1. Getting a horse in a draw at work that hasn’t a hope in hell of winning

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2. Before frantically looking for “tips” because you haven’t a bull’s notion about horse racing



3. And when that fails, scouring the line-up for a name you like

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“Whatyoumaycallit – that’s a funny name for a horse! I’ll bet all my money on him!”

4. Walking into the bookies and making the stingiest bet ever

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“€2 each way, please.”

5. Gathering with your loved ones to watch the race and feeling stupidly confident

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6. As you attempt to calculate your potential winnings

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I could win €187!

I think.

Actually, I don’t understand this.

7. Trying and failing to identify your horse

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8. Before hearing the commentator announce that he’s “trailing behind the pack”

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9. But maybe he can still place!

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10. Aaaaand he’s fallen

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11. You start muttering, “Betting is a mug’s game” and walk away before it even ends

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With just a mild trace of bitterness in your voice.

12. Before logging on to Facebook and seeing some smug so-and-so brag about winning €250

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Happy Grand National, everyone!

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