Blue and green prove to be the Grand National’s lucky colours

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  • Are you struggling to decide where to put your money on this Saturday’s Grand National?

    Racing website Lovetheraces.com could have the solution.

    It has discovered that 43 percent of the winning jockeys in the last 100 runnings of the Grand National were wearing blue or green silks.

    Blue has been slightly more successful with 23 winning jockeys wearing silks in this colour during the past century. Green is close behind, accounting for 20 winners.

    “I think this is a very interesting curiosity,” said Nick Attenborough from Racing for Change which runs Lovetheraces.com.

    “We would have expected the spread of winning colours to be across the spectrum and were very surprised that blue and green make up over 40 percent of the winners – especially when red and yellow are so popular.”

    The next most common colour to be seen in the winners enclosure has been black with 16 victories.

    In contrast, brown and chocolate have only won three times and orange only twice.

    So perhaps it is time to put form to one side and pick a lucky colour.

    Amongst those in blue this year are Junior, Cappa Bleu and State of Play and in green are Synchronised, Ballabriggs and Mon Mome.

    For H&H’s form guide see our Grand National preview in this week’s issue of H&H (12 April 2012)

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