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Cheltenham Open Meeting (Day 2)

What a super day at Cheltenham on Friday and what a great day for the blog. I’m not really one to blow my own trumpet but if you can’t play a fanfare after a few winners, when can you? 😀

  • Boom! Swing Bill (Mr T Bellamy, 9-1 )
  • Boom! Tanks For That (B J Geraghty, 13-2)
  • Boom! Uncle Junior (Mr P W Mullins, 9-2)
  • Woosh! Prospect Wells (D Jacob, 9-2 ) e/w
  • Whizz! Semi Colon (Mr Jeremiah Mcgrath, 5-1 jf ) e/w
  • Wham! Champion Court (P J Brennan, 13-2 ) e/w

Saturday’s Mackeson Gold Cup day has always been one of my favourite race days on the calender ever since MULTUM IN PARVO won on 1990. As a mature looking 17-yr-old sixth former I was a regular already in the bookies in those days and naturally I backed it -as you know I always back MUL’s. I distinctly remember winning my very own sweepstake on the race too-the sixth form tutors (also sweep entrants) and other six formers thought it was slightly fishy but the draw was done in front of witnesses 😀

Today’s fancies are at Cheltenham:

1.20 Chelt- Hinterland (win) & small e/w Bradbury.

1.55 Chelt- Fair Along & West End Rocker (e/w).

2.35 Chelt- Fine Parchment, Araldur & Swincombe Rock (e/w).

3.10 Chelt- Cantlow & Stow (e/w).

3.40 Chelt- St Killians Run & Numen (e/w).

4.10 Chelt- Viking Blond (e/w).

Multum In Sixthformo

Anyone fancy a can of Mackey’s? 😉

Cheltenham Open Meeting Saturday

It’s Paddy Power Gold Cup day today at Cheltenham which most of us still remember as the Mackeson Gold Cup. I always recall as a sixth former running a sweep stake for this race and also getting my dad to back Multum In Parvo for me for obvious reasons 😀

I’m just slightly late with this write up this morning as I’m watching online the final of the Asian Champions League between Seongnam Ilhwa & Zob Ahan. I’m with the Korean side who lead at half time 1-0. Fingers crossed!

Yesterday I only managed a win on Dave’s Dream and a place on Knowhere so here’s hoping for better on day two at Cheltenham.

12.50 Chelt- Architrave & Zakeeta (e/w).

1.20 Chelt- Chicago Grey & Cannington Brook (e/w).

1.55 Chelt- From Dawn To Dusk & Ballyfitz (e/w).

2.35 Chelt- Mad Max & Finger Onthe Pulse (e/w).

3.10 Chelt- Quickbeam & Sir Harry Ormesher (e/w).

3.40 Chelt- Devil To Pay & Crystal Rock (e/w).

*small e/w bets on the above*

We need a Paddy Power hero

Good luck whatever your bets today 😉