The first day of The Festival is my favourite day, when the tapes go up for the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle the crowd erupts – and we’re off. Cue Card is the hot favourite and if he wins Paddy Power will be refunding losing bets on any other horse in the race.
I also like Recession Proof, he’s won a competitive handicap so won’t mind the rough and tumble.
If it goes pear shaped we’ll face a multi million pound payout, and I’m so sure my pulse will be racing that we’re even betting on what my heart rate peaks at during the race!
The Champion Hurdle is one of the highlights of the whole week and many Irish punters will pile into Hurricane Fly who has brushed aside the rest of the Irish challenge.
Peddler’s Cross is unbeaten over hurdles so can’t be ignored whilst the forgotten horse is Dunguib and at double figure odds he’s also worth a look each way.