Cheltenham Festival - Trilby a Dead Cert
It's the Cheltenham Festival this week and up until today I was attending Gold Cup day. I shan't burden you with the reasons as to why this isn't now possible, suffice to say that a certain someone's wife is now very happy and a certain pig not so much.
I think you should try and attend one of the days though.
Tweedy's PicksFrom the look of this video clip, Sire de Grugy trained by Gary Moore in Sussex, England, looks to be 'in the zone' for the Queen Mother Champion Chase on Wednesday. The horse has been described as the Usain Bolt of racing. (Someone who runs fast?) I suggest you re-mortgage and bet the house on this horse. Buy plane tickets to Thailand in case it doesn't work out.
If you are looking for a double, my tip for the Gold Cup would be the attractive Don Poli (below) trained by Willie Mullins (top) in County Carlow, Ireland. I'll be having a five pence each-way double bet on those two horses — the nerves, the excitement. Good luck to everyone.
Like Willie, you should really be wearing a brown Trilby if you are attending. Why not the Haydock from Lock and Co.? created from unlined sporting felt — a stylish dead cert.
Note: If you see a very pleased looking lady at the Gold Cup, that should have been me.