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Gambling Stupid at Cheltenham: Day 4
We’ve tried at everything at Cheltenham this week, but to no avail. No winners yet, nothing but torn up betting slips and abuse for the gmbling gods. Thankfully our strategy of betting stupidly has proven about as fiscally wise as backing the favourites. Chaos has been the order of the week. Why should today be any different? Well the Gold Cup always seems to follow a certain logic. We must hope that some order will impose itself on this madness, so that we can go on living.
My god, there are a lot of horses with alliterative names running today. Will they all make you rich? Seriously unlikely. But it’s our last roll of the dice and we’re sticking with our stupid betting theme.
1.30 Triumph Hurdle
Westlin Winds (8/1)
Would an alliterative 1-2-3 of Westlin Winds, Barwell Bridge and Blazing Buck (with outsider Pebble in a Pool) give John Inverdale a heart attack? Probably not.
2.05 County Hurdle
Santa’s Son (50/1)
Nearly a Simpsons bet. Each way.
2.40 Albert Bartlett Novice Hurdle
The Betchworth Kid (12/1)
So alliterative it isn’t.
3.20 Gold Cup
Tricky Trickster (12/1)
I can barely remember a year when this wasn’t a Denman or Kouto Star duel. But don’t rule out the ingeniously named Tricky Trickster to play a few tricky tricks on an unsuspecting field.
4.00 Foxhunter Chase
Dun Doire (12/1)
We’re finishing the week big style with our second alliterative triple of the day: Dun Doire followed by Dusty Doolan followed by Gentle George.
Thanks god it’s over.