The best four days of glorious jump racing have arrived! The Cheltenham Festival, the jewel in horseracing’s crown, kicks off today. The feature race is The Champion Hurdle at 3.20. The Irish are sure to win it, either with their superb hot favourite, Faugheen; but I’m staying loyal to fabulous veteran Hurricane Fly, two-times Champion Hurdle winner; second last year. I’ve been lucky enough to film Hurricane Fly a few times over at the maestro: Willie Mullins’ yard in County Carlow and although he’s small and not very friendly (he tired to nip me!) Hurricane Fly is unbeaten this season. I can’t be swayed by his stable mate Faugheen, even if all time Festival top jockey, Ruby Walsh has picked to ride him, over my Hurricane Fly! At least you’ll get a bit better value with the Fly at 11-1!
Sadly, I can’t get to the Cheltenham Festival this year, but Sophie and Bex (see pix below) are heading off to the races, sporting their fabulous Zulucow cowhide belts and bags of course! Sophie’s sporting our stunning new addition our SS15 collection: the gorgeous : Bukekayo bag and Bex had gone for our ever-popular Uxolo!
Good luck girls! Don’t forget to back ‘Gallant Oscar’ in the 2.40 and ‘Keltus’ in the 5.15!