The horse of note was named Big Brown Bear. I looked it up and I picked it to win the 1987 Grand National.
My research led to me to look up the results of the race. I was unsurprised to see that it was a 200/1 shot. It seems I was rooting for the underdogs all the way back then as well.
I knew I didn't win that bet. However, it looked like it ran a decent race coming thirteenth out of the forty runners.
After looking the race up, I decided to browse the 1988 National as well. I recall going to Big Brown Bear once again the following year.
The result was not so good this time.
At 66/1, it didn't even finish the race after refusing to jump the twenty-seventh fence.