Can lightning strike twice in succession? I doubt it.
But, I'm gonna try.
In 2016, on the day of the Grand National, I published this post where I named the horse that I had backed. It was Rule The World.
Well, this horse ended up winning.
I wrote about it the following day in a lengthy post where I explained a few of the reasons why I chose it. To cut a long story short, I threw the form book out of the window and went with the name.
If Rule The World was running today, after re-reading some of last year's reasoning for picking the name, I may have jumped on the horse again.
I once again had a Scarface moment with a successful weekend of WrestleMania betting.
And that's not all.
I was playing a trivia game sometime this week and the question 'what was written on the airship in Scarface?' came up.
As I wrote last year, the answer is 'The World Is Yours'. I linked the throwaway line about Scarface and the 'World' and concluded that I would pick THAT horse.
I am sure I would have settled on it in 2017. But, alas, it isn't racing today. I have to look elsewhere.
The main horse that I'm selecting for this early evening's race - based on its name - is Rogue Angel.
The reason why is because Rogue One comes out on Blu-ray this coming Monday. I've had it on pre-order for a few months, but I had to cancel that particular order this morning as I had became aware that there's a 3D version of it and wanted to get that edition instead.
Cancelling and reordering the title was the first thing I did today. I then looked through the list of runners. Rogue Angel stood out.
As noted above - I doubt that I'll win two years on the trot. I was lucky last year. And in 2005. All other times have been a wash out.
Win or lose, I'll write about the race tomorrow.
By the way, after publishing this post, I looked a little more closely into Rogue Angel and have just realised that the horse's trainer - Mouse Morris - trained last year's winner!