Now, luckily I'm away tomorrow. So, instead of betting properly I can talk you through the card with the insouciance of someone who will be stuck at Tebay services with the mother-in-law when the carnage commences and up to his knees in Morecambe sand by the time it ends.
Stars over the Sea will have his hurdling found out, Hargam is (maybe) a dog, leaving Karezak to outfight them up the hill - probably get 4/1+ tomorrow.
The front two should probably take 50% of the market. Astracad possibly laid out for this again. Karinga Dancer surely Pricewise. He'll do at 13/2.
Aaah. Barry. Baz. The Bazster. He's our boy today. 100/1 treble for sure. I've already spent it on bed and dinner in Lancaster. With Ruby out the way, Barry doth bestride Saturday like a colossus. Well, that's the plan. Starting here at 9/1 on Ericht. Which you'll probably be able to do as a free bet on Bet365 with your Karinga Dancer winnings, so don't stint on the former at the expense of the latter.
OK, we're swinging along now. Probably time to celebrate with a cheeky post prandial. Warm up my cockles as the tide comes in and we wait for sea rescue. Yes, there's some likely lads here, if they stay, settle, don't go off too fast or too slowly, if there isn't rain or if there's a snowstorm. All which noise can't disguise the fact that Rebecca Curtis and AP McCoy make sweet money together. Bet365 will be issuing a profit warning once all us Binge Drinkers order a round at 11/2.
I'll probably be soaking in a bath of champagne by now or, failing that, some free toiletries, when Sir Geraghty forces an error out of The New One at the last and hangs on up the hill. After all, if Vaniteaux can't be competitive getting 8lbs he may as well aim for Newbury in February instead of glory.
Ok, now we're all hanging on for the 20000/1 accumulator. I may even have a peek at my phone to see how much I need to lay off to pay for the weekend. Just for insurance mind. I don't want to dilute the pot. Ah, Lord Barry of Cheltenham we salute you.
As a friend puts it, work how much you want to win and that decides your stake. I thank you.