Sorry about that, Beautiful Barbara’s beautiful tips really weren’t up to much.  They had been gathered together from a series of Cheltenham Preview evenings, how anyone can sit through thee I don’t know, shows how much the “experts” know, Barry Gerraghty’s banker was Megalypos – there went all my cash, anyway Barbara sacked and we shall rely on NWA and NJ Henderson today – Cape Tribulation e/w for me in the Gold Cup and the champion trainer elect’s bet of the week – Anquetta in the lucky last.   ERZ400

Anyway, back home after the usual helter skelter of 48 hours in the Cotswolds but Mrs A straight back down the M6 today to Cheltenham with Lucy who is riding Stopped Out in the 4.40, will be home late, good winner for her at Huntingdon on Wednesday on Lauberhorn. Northern racing all abandoned this week thanks to the weather but we hope to be represented at the point-to-point tomorrow, Noir et Vert and Back on the Road may be accompanied by Native Coll and Ocarina, then on Sunday at Carlisle we run Tipsy Dara in the 4pm, 8 run Lucy rides and if the rain arrives it will be soft.   Seems in good forma again after disappointing last time, this is a good race for her but she is on a career high mark and stepping up in class and distance, owner and trainer think she will cope well, jockey less certain re her staying but we will find out on Sunday.  Lucy also rides Pete in the 4.35.