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Barra's formula to forecast winners as reliable as any

Editor's Viewpoint

Published 13/04/2015

Jockey Leighton Aspell celebrates on board Many Clouds after victory in the Grand National
Jockey Leighton Aspell celebrates on board Many Clouds after victory in the Grand National

The BBC Northern Ireland forecaster Barra Best has a unique way of picking winners by choosing horses which have a name associated with the weather.

On Saturday he backed the Grand National winner Many Clouds, and the previous week he chose the winner of the Irish Grand National Thunder and Roses.

Many people had backed AP McCoy for a fairytale win to end his career on Saturday, but they are lighter in pocket today.

Barra Best has produced a formula that seems as reliable as any for picking a winner, compared to using the traditional pin and hoping for the best.

Belfast Telegraph

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