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17th March 2017
Plus 2 and dry when driving in.
Three days of phenomenal racing so far and the last day is about to start.
Order was resumed yesterday with Willie Mullins posting four winners.
Ruby Walsh is a class above when it comes to riding Cheltenham and his ride on Yorkhill was a one of his best. This beast of a horse did not settle and if he so much as let go of his head he would have probably crashed to the ground. No.. he nursed him and delivered him to win although not impressively, but few jockeys would have got him here.
Willie’s and Ruby’s other winners equally magnificent.. Yes order was well restored yesterday and now for today?
The crowd was big yesterday and those who were around the winners enclosure enjoyed Willie Mullins taking the Ryanair Chase. The irony was not missed..
Un Ace was hugely disappointing. The hustle and bustle meant that he made a mistake at the second fence and that really was his race over.
Harry Bailey staying and riding out.
Kieran Goddard and Ryan Goddard called in second lot to see their KBRP Monrocco and Kayf Storm
Paul Rooney called in third lot to see his horses. Alfies Choice, Red Spinner, Sainte Ladylime, Sonneofpresenting, The Last Samuri, Thumb Stone Blues and Time For Another.
We have no runners today so it will be a case of being at Cheltenham and enjoying.
Spare a thought for Willie Twiston-Davies who is under the knife later this morning after his fall at Cheltenham on Tuesday.
The phone rings and the lady of the house answers,
"Mrs Sanders, please."
"Mrs. Sanders, this is Doctor Jones at The Cheltenham NHS Laboratory.
When your husband's doctor sent his biopsy to the lab last week, a biopsy from another Mr. Sanders arrived as well...
We are now uncertain which one belongs to your husband.
Frankly, either way the results are not too good."
"What do you mean?" Mrs. Sanders asks nervously.
"Well, one of the specimens tested positive for Alzheimer's and the other one tested positive for HIV. We can't tell which is which."
"That's dreadful! Can you do the test again?" questioned Mrs.Sanders.
"Normally we can, but NHS will only pay for these expensive tests once."
"Well, what am I supposed to do now?"
"The NHS Helpdesk recommend that you drop your husband off somewhere in the middle of town. If he finds his way home, don't sleep with him....