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15th March 2016
Plus 3 and dry when driving in.
This is the week.. the Oscars are about to start! Jump racing at it's best
Last nights Cheltenham Preview at The Wheatsheaf was fun, as always. Nick Luck in the form of his life taking the piss out of me...so old am I that Nick said that I was once quoted as saying that a 7lb claimer to watch was a young jockey called Fred Winter..
Last nights fish/oysters were supplied for charity by New Wave Seafood
Heads and tails before raised some cash for The Home Farm Trust.
Norman Carter and his point to point trainer Lizzie Luxton called in second lot this morning to see Norman's horses Sunblazer and Rhianna and his KBRP horses Silver Eagle, Milord, Taras Rainbow and Mor Brook.
Nicky Van Dijk also called in second lot to see her horse Kilty Caul.
Third lot Paul and Clare Rooney, plus their racing manager Jason Maguire, called in to see their horses Alfie's Choice, Cracked Rear View, Kalanisi Glen, Plan Again, Red Spinner, Sainte Ladylime, Sonneofpresenting, The Last Samuri and Vital Evidence.
Paddy Power and marketing go together. Top Gear and PR out did them this week.. any chance of anybody not hearing about the new Top Gear Programme after their recent stunt in London?
This weeks movers and shakers in the handicap charts are..Battle Dust down 2 to 122
We have two runners this afternoon at Cheltenham. Charbel runs in the first and Twelve Roses runs in the last..For my thoughts on their respective chances please click here..
For Mat and my selections for today races...
Altior, Douvan, Kruzhlinin, The New One, Polly Peachum, Native River, Double Shuffle.
A businessman in the first class cabin decided to chat up the drop dead, gorgeous flight attendant: "What is your name?"
Flight Attendant: ''Angela Benz, sir''
Businessman: "Lovely name ... any relation to Mercedes Benz?"
Flight Attendant: ''Yes sir, very close''
Businessman: "How close?"
Flight Attendant: ''Same price''