The likes of The Pilgarlic
in the 70s when I was watching it growing up.
If clueless, you could always rely in days gone by on Aintree oldstagers like The Pilgarlic
and Spanish Steps to reward an each-way dabble.
The equine heroes are not forgotten either and there are mentions for the likes of Freddie, Black Secret, Spanish Steps, The Pilgarlic
, Rough And Tumble and Greasepaint.
, which he had beaten 48 lengths the year before, was only beaten three or four lengths in the race.
A bald person is defined as pilgarlic
, while the word gammerstang is used to describe a woman who is tall and awkward - the word first appeared in the late 16th Century.
Eyecatcher has moved into third, The Pilgarlic
This is my selection: Vicario Di Bray, Venture To Cognac, Border Incident, Apalachee, Giacometti, Commanche Run, Timeless Times, Silver Buck, The Mighty Mac, The Pilgarlic
, Sabin Du Loir, W Six Times, Chimes Of Freedom, Indian Skimmer.
He never rode a Grand National winner but one of his favourite horses, The Pilgarlic
- who finished in the top five in the National four times in a row - was stabled at his home.
Over there is Richard Evans, who rode the stalwart The Pilgarlic
into fourth place in Red Rum's historic third National.
It's the likes of The Pilgarlic
and Spanish Steps (left), who help make it the greatest race in the world.
Red Rum and Clan Royal are joint-third on 150, with other prominent members being Hedgehunter (149), The Pilgarlic
(138), Irish Raptor (129) and Corbiere (123).
The National should be won by beasts like The Pilgarlic
, Spanish Steps and Zongalero - Aintree veterans who have been there, done it and bought the rug.