Am sorry I missed my blog last week but I was rather busy with eight people staying most nights we had a very full house! I think four days at the Festival is enough for anyone so lets hope for the sake of our livers they don't make it five days!
I had quite a day the Friday before last with lunch at Sandown with Princess Anne and then drinks at Windsor Castle with her mum afterwards. She is a very special lady and I always enjoy going to that drinks party.
Last week started with a bang as Royals And Rebels managed to win at Plumpton by a short head under a very good ride from Tommy which was very exciting to watch.We also had a good run from Morney Wing at Sandown which should put him back on track again.
It was fabulous being at Cheltenham especially if you were a Paddy! The Irish took the place by storm with N Henderson taking the English honours with three nice winners.The riding honours went to Ruby Walsh and Noel Fehily who both ride Cheltenham beautifully and give their horses so much time to get into a race.
The punter of the week has got to be the fella who had 400k at 1-4 on Altior and then must have thought that was easy so then stuffed 500k on Douvain and lost a large chunk of dosh! Rumours are it was a footballer so easy come easy go.
I had both my sisters and brother staying amongst others so it was a very jolly week with quite late dinners every night and a sore head most mornings.
We have a few entries through the week and then sixteen entries over the weekend which should keep us busy and hopefully get us the odd winner.
We have now got a lot of interest in The 25 Club which I need to have in place for the end of next month as we would like to start buying the horses in May for next season and hope there are a few Cheltenham winners amongst them!