Saturday 9th April sees what is, for me, probably the biggest sporting event of the year - the Grand National at Liverpool.
I have never been to Aintree - not yet. I am worried that I might enjoy the race far less live than on TV; and I fear I could be right.
Let me state here and now that I have never backed the winner of the race, because I have never had a bet on it. However, I did tip both West Tip and Maori Venture in advance.
When the weights originally came out, the first horse to catch my eye was Silver Birch. Now that he is out my next fancies are Forest Gunner and Hedgehunter.
But don't blame me if you don't pick the winner!