Sunday, April 15, 2007
Read and weep, because for once the Mouse/Weasel household is victorious:
1. Silver Birch (R Power) 33-1
2. McKelvey (TJ O'Brien) 12-1
3. Slim Pickings (B Geraghty) 33-1 (Country Mouse's pick)
4. Philson Run (D Jacob) 100-1
5. Liberthine (Mr S Waley-Cohen) 40-1 (Weasel's pick)
However, being the sporting chap that I am, I will honour my offer of a prize* to the next best finisher, who turned out to be Bill, winner by default for the second year!
How everyone fared:
THISTHATANDTOTHER (Bill) Pulled up at 29th fence.
SONEVAFUSHI (Weasel) Pulled up at 29th fence.
DUN DOIRE (Bill/Joe) Pulled up at 27th fence.
SIMON (Mondale) Fell at 25th fence.
NAUNTON BROOK (Little Bruvva) Pulled up at 23rd fence.
HOMER WELLS (Country Mouse) Pulled up at 22nd fence.
JOES EDGE (Little Bruvva) Pulled up at 20th fence.
IDLE TALK (Mondale) Unseated rider at 19th fence.
THE OUTLIER (Mark/Joe) Unseated rider at 19th fence.
KNOWHERE (Mark) Unseated runner at 8th fence.
Neither of Flying Rodent's picks made the field but both were observed on the Mersey Ferry later Saturday night.
For those of you who are interested, here's the full final standings.
(*A signed photo of country and western star Garth Brooks (dedicated to someone called "Theresa") from early in his career, found by Country Mouse in the attic of the house she rented in Indian Shores, FL during her 2000 college internship.)