It's almost that time of year again where every man, women, dog, cat and gold fish put their heads together to try and pick the winner of the Grand National.
Even if you don't bet any other time of the year, for some reason you want a cheeky flutter, 50p each way on the outsider, who knows the rest will fall and your selection will cross the winning line and you stand victorious with your winning betting slip.
Working in the industry for the last 11 years I've seen all kinds of people walk through our front door with the winning horse and various reasons why it's going to win.
"It won last year"
"It's the brother/sister/cousin to the horse that won last year"
"It's been tipped up by that guy off of the telly"
"My mate said it's a shoe in to win"
So many of these customers with their hopes and dreams on whatever selection or selections they have on their winning ticket.
Over the last few years my brother has picked the winner of the National in some bizarre ways, his picked names, his picked colours, his plucked out of a hat and his most bizarre way by far was putting the horse names on the floor and dropping his necklace on the paper whichever it covered he chose, strangly he got first, second and third that year lol.