The final day of Cheltenham was fantastic, the bookies took a hammering and I like to think we helped a little bit in that yesterday and over the week.
Vauban & Sate Man got the day off to a great start, I was hopeful Mullins would double up in the first two races and that set things up nicely with both horses winning easily. A Plus Tard was a ready winner of the Gold Cup and Hollow Games rewarded EW support in the last race of the festival.
A further donation will be going to the injured jockeys fund on Monday courtesy of Tom Lacey’s charity bet on State Man. Tom was adamant he would win wherever he ran and told everybody on our Cheltenham preview night in no uncertain terms.
It was a cracking week, Cheltenham never fails to deliver. The English did better this time around with 10 winners, but Willie Mullins trained 10 winners himself.
With the sales that took place after racing on Thursday and horses making 300k plus heading to Ireland, the Irish dominance will likely continue for good few years yet.
Olympe De Gouges won well for her owners at Doncaster yesterday and gave us our second winner of the week from two runners. We hoped for a good effort on handicap debut last time out, but the ground turned heavy and Olympe got stuck in the mud. The nicer ground was the key. Her owners won a good few quid, sp was 25-1 which was handy.
Not looking at the racing today, it’s Uttoxeter’s big fixture of the year with the Midlands National. We head to Wolverhampton this evening with Vocatus who hopefully will run his normal decent race.