Anyone who knows me well will be aware that I much prefer punting on the flat and find it easier to make a few bob - so the return of the National Hunt is not something I welcome as much as most Irish people. However, as a spectacle, the NH is always better to watch and it's hard not to get a little excited as the season starts to kick off with some decent races at Cheltehham. Of Irish interest, Garde Champetre is hard to oppose in Friday's Cross County although at 12 years of age, he's no spring chicken. Still, early odds of just under 11/10 on seem pretty decent and I may just have a dabble.
In the soccer, I'm hoping for an Ireland win obviously although their style of play can be odd and I'm not doing to well betting wise under Trap's set-up. We are 4/11 to qualify so fingers crossed we get something away to Estonia.
The badge of a Garde Champetre, which is actually what rural policemen are called in France:
Punchestown Festival 2017 (Weds)
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