CHELTENHAM 2020 DAY FOUR – Quick and Dirty from The Pharoah of Galway

1.30 TRIUMPH HURDLE ALLMANKIND 2PTS WIN A WAVE OF THE SEA 1PT E/W 2.10 COUNTY HURDLE ADJALI 1PT E/W STOLEN SILVER 1PT E/W OAKLEY 1PT E/W 2.50 ALBERT BARTLETT HURDLE HARRY SENIOR 1PT E/W THYME HILL 1PT E/W LATEST EXHIBITION 1 PT E/W 3.30 CHELTENHAM GOLD CUP CLAN DES OBEAUX 3PTS E/W BRISTOL DE MAI…

Please Share

Continue readingCHELTENHAM 2020 DAY FOUR – Quick and Dirty from The Pharoah of Galway

DAY 3 CHELTENHAM. Nearly out of hand-wash……

Exhausted. Surely this punishment can’t go on. Together with some 50,000 of my closest friends, I have chosen to self-isolate this week in a marquee or two at Cheltenham, where I am drip-fed Guinness, white and red wines of varying qualities and have to eat food to which only a very grumpy gourmet might turn…

Please Share

Continue readingDAY 3 CHELTENHAM. Nearly out of hand-wash……

DAY 2 WEDNESDAY – CHELTENHAM: CHAMPION CHASE DAY

Well, a tough first day, where we really can’t make any excuses. The Pharoah of Galway suggested decent performances from  KILDISART – HONEYSUCKLE – IMPERIAL AURA – RAVENHILL and Capt. Kneesup had a few places. I hope you made some sense of it all. As for today’s selections, like a bunch of Cistercian monks, whose…

Please Share

Continue readingDAY 2 WEDNESDAY – CHELTENHAM: CHAMPION CHASE DAY

Cheltenham 2020 Day One – The Pharoah of Galway returns

1:30 SUPREME NOVICES HURDLE A great race to start the festival with some very exciting novice hurdlers to choose from. Many future stars such as Altior are listed among recent winners but only Douvan and Vautor have gone off as favourites. Clearly this is driven by the fact that many are unexposed and are still…

Please Share

Continue readingCheltenham 2020 Day One – The Pharoah of Galway returns

Cheltenham 2020. Surely we’re sunk if the future is cinq.

Over the last 96 hours, I have sacrificed the remaining parts of my working anatomy to your collective cause. I have dined with Nicky Henderson and Nick Luck; I have sat with Haggas, Jarvis, Beckett and Balding and then remembered they weren’t a firm of National Hunt solicitors. I have drunk a huge amount of…

Please Share

Continue readingCheltenham 2020. Surely we’re sunk if the future is cinq.

Coronavirus, Corvid19, and Saturday’s TV Racing – All you need to know.

The most novel thing about COVID-19, is the extraordinary speed with which the brutish symptoms of the associated #MEFIRST culture have spread. Aided by 4G, 5G and WiFi, people everywhere have been able to tell us every moment of their illness. Unless you’re in China. Apps tell you when you’re nearing an infected address in…

Please Share

Continue readingCoronavirus, Corvid19, and Saturday’s TV Racing – All you need to know.

Something to make a Sunday night pass by.

Occasionally I kid myself that the time is right for me to take up Goff, the received pronunciation of the game involving sticks and lost balls. I like the game, I have even sponsored a team of racing journalists, providing electric carts and ice buckets and a decent Macon for the relief of my players.…

Please Share

Continue readingSomething to make a Sunday night pass by.