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Cheltenham and the tipping competition start today

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

"If you cannot be a poet, be the poem."

David Carradine.

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Peeps

It's a very overcast morning and although there is no wind it is very much cooler than yesterday. On Tuesdays we usually do a bit more with the horses and I have been sorting them out into pairs and doing a good canter on the round polytrack. All has gone well so far. There was a lot of debate and chat amongst the lads as to which was the better race meeting  - the Cheltenham Festival or Royal Ascot. I was the deciding judge and it was very hard to choose as they are both completely different with different types of horses and different racing public. My slight preference was for Royal Ascot.

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Topamichi

We have one runner today. Blue Bounty runs in the 3.15 the five furlong handicap at Southwell. He is top weight today and there are one or two in here that could make it a tight finish. I am sure he will put up his normal good display as he continues in great form and he handled the surface OK when he was second here three runs ago.

27_SElia
Sant'Elia

Our tipping competition starts today(see below) and already Richard has started to panic and wanting to change the rules but we keep them very simple - a £10 win on one horse in every race. If it's a non runner it's a no bet. I always let Richard have the first choice and if we have the same horse I try and change mine unless they look a certainty. I have already changed two of mine today.

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Sir Percy ex Missouri two-year-old

CHELTENHAM TIPPING COMPETITION

              RICHARD MARRIOTT                            RACE TIME                             THE GUV'NOR

                                                                                          1.30

              Buveur Dair                                                                                                     Min


                                                                                          2.10

              Douvan                                                                                                             Douvan


                                                                                           2.50

              Band Of Blood                                                                                                  Kruzhlinin


                                                                                          3.30  

               Hargam                                                                                                            The New One


                                                                                          4.10

               Vroom Vroom Mag                                                                                         Polly Peachum  


                                                                                         4.50 

               Noble Endeavour                                                                                             Pont Alexandre


                                                                                        5.30 

                Bouvreuil                                                                                                         Double Shuffle

ALL HORSES TO A £10 WIN STAKE