Grey Horsesby Darren Brett
Many statisticians have been suggesting for years that punters avoid grey horses in the Grand National as they have a poor record and then in 2012 Neptune Collonges becomes the first grey to win since 1961!
2014 Grey Grand National Runners
The grey runners for the 2014 Grand National are not yet confirmed but they could include -
Bet on Our Father
now at 50-1
and get a £30 Free Bet
Bet on Swing Bill
now at 66-1
and get a £250 Free Bet
Recent Grey Grand National Runners
Obviously greys had not fared too well until the victory of Neptune Collonges in 2012 but there have been very few runners relative to the field sizes and many of the grey runners have been completely unfancied anyway.
|YEAR||NUMBER OF GREY RUNNERS||BEST GREY PLACING|
|2009||1||Did not complete|
|2007||2||Did not complete|
|2006||1||Did not complete|
Grey Grand National Runners
In 2012 Neptune Collonges restored the faith of grey horse punters who had been waiting since 1961 for a grey winner of the Grand National. There were emotional scenes after the race as his owner John Hales reported that his maginificent win in the National would be Neptune's last ever race.
Two other grey horses have won the Grand National before Neptune Collonges, the most recent being in 1961 when Nicolaus Silver was victorious.
You could also pick a horse by where you live, your star sign, favourite colour or click on this link and we'll pick one for you with our Grand National Lucky Dip