In conjunction with Hughes Bookmakers in Dungannon and Coalisland, the sports guru Kevin Hughes takes on a charity bet at the Grand National.
Having won £550 from Frank Hughes Bookmakers for a chosen but yet to be named local charity via the Cheltenham win of the wonderfully named horse Unowhatimeanharry, I’m now trying to boost that already decent amount with some success in the world’s greatest race, Grand National.
And, although it’s never a good idea to chase the cash by following a horse that has let you down, I lived to regret not doing that exactly a year ago when our Gold Cup loser Many Clouds romped home in the terrific spectacle at Aintree.
Instead, I stuck with The Druids Nephew.
He fell at the 26th jump when looking all over the winner and Gregory Hughes has accepted the bet at a minimum price of 16-1!