I’m getting that sense of deja vu again. Every March I get the same feeling…anticipation …excitement….glory. Of course I’m talking about the Cheltenham Festival and the prospect of untold winners and bountiful profit. I don’t know why I get this feeling – it’s probably a bit like West Ham fans and their pretty bubbles….. they fly so high, they reach the sky, and like my dreams, they fade and die ! One year I even failed to back a single winner! But we won’t let a little fact like that temper our optimism now will we?
Last week we got a red hot tip for a horse called Coneygree. It was 16/1 and we decided to throw the kitchen sink at it. Off I traipsed round all the betting shops around London to back him until my shoes wore away (well not quite but you get the picture). Of course on Saturday he got injured after his best ever piece of work and he won’t run! Thank God for “no runner money back”! You’d think this might dampen my enthusiam a little but not a bit of it. Pretty bubbles are flying high. And I know you feel the same way. So this week’s question is simply “How many winners are you going to back at Cheltenham this week?”
Answer this week’s poll and leave a comment with your Twitter username to be in with a chance of winning an Irish Open satellite token. Special appreciation will be awarded to comments with the greatest bravado and totally misplaced optimism, regardless of the chasm between that person’s opinion and the actual reality of events.
Congratulations to Dave Clayton, (@BenBulben40 on Twitter) for winning last week’s poll. (I did laugh – there could only really be one winner )