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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
by Hunter S. Thompson
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Hunter Thompson's magnum opus, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a wild-eyed look at the nation disguised as a hell-raising trip to the Sodom in the American desert. Not only is this book both one of the finest and most entertaining examples of American fiction ever written, but it is also an incisive social commentary. This strange tale has lost little of its impact in the 34 years since it originally appeared in the pages of Rolling Stone magazine, and it remains one of the most insightful explorations of the true nature of Las Vegas. This is a great American novel that is truly a must-read.
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Toughest Equine Sports: 2018 Grand National festival

Thursday, April 12, 2018
The 2018 Grand National is just a few days away following on from the spectacular Cheltenham festival. One horse that has continued to be on the radar as a key contender is the Nigel Twiston DaviesReadyBetGo EditorThere are occasions when we here at ReadyBetGo want to bring you interesting facts about the gambling industry  When something catches our eye, we will publish it for your enjoyment. 
  trained Blaklion. The 9 year old put in an incredible performance in the 2017 running of the race kicking clear coming up to the 26th fence however he was possibly sent for home to early and struggled on the run in. He finished in fourth behind the likes of One for Arthur and Cause of Causes.

Blaklion then returned to the course at the start of this season in the Becher Chase and put in a stunning performance to win going away by 9 lengths from 2016 Grand National runner up, The Last Samuri. He again showed his jumping to be a key asset and always looked the winner throughout having been held up at the back of the field. Many punters will be looking for the best bets from Betfair for the Grand National as this horse is certainly to be one of them. Blaklion has struggled subsequently in the Grand National trial at Haydock but the ground was heavy and only three horses finished the contest so this race can be ignored.

If Blaklion can return to the form of his Becher Chase victory he has clear claims to improve upon his fourth finish from last season with Betfair putting him in at 12/1 to do so. A tilt at the Gold Cup looked likely with the open look to the race but he has been kept fresh having not ran which can only be another positive to his chances.

His trainer Nigel Twiston Davies has a good record in the race having been successful on two occasions. Firstly with the 7/1 favourite Earth Summit back in 1998.  The horse had also won the Scottish and Welsh Grand National previously showing himself to be a star stayer. Nigel then followed up just four years later with the Jim Culloty ridden Bindaree in the 2002 edition of the race. The 8 year old was running off just 10 stone 4lb when victorious and then followed up in winning the 2003 Welsh National. Check out the infographic below which looks at the toughest Equine sports that includes not only horse racing but show jumping and dressage comparing the difficulty for the horse and their training.


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