On! Thank god, my favourite telly week of the year!!
It was the Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh show - Quevega is now 5/5 at Cheltenham and won in a good race. She got stuck in traffic, looked to clip heels (Ruby did well to pick her up again) and I would have loved to see the "in running betting" as she didn't look like she'd come close. If you are signed up to the attheraces website (its free) def have a look if you are interested, very good race.
Hurricane Fly wasnt as impressive as normal, Ruby said he didnt travel well. He was being niggled from bout 4 out.
The horse I was most impressed with today was a lovely grey called Champagne Fever (also Ruby/Mullins) - he is a serious battler... when he looked legless, I swear you could see the determination in his eyes and he just kept fighting back.
My fav part of all was the parade of OTTBs beforehand, led by Denman. They parades for bout a half hour to promote the use of TB's after racing. Denman looked a picture, as did Comply or Die.
...... Not that I get enthusiastic about Cheltenham or anything.....
My one Gran lived in Prestbury so its ingrained in me as I was born there. My uncle lived and breathed racing and I'm pretty sure he haunts that racecourse!!!
The Irish will be well celebrating by the sound of it!!!
Just looked and I think that race is on Youtube already so maybe the OTTB parade's on there too