Old Tree Time

This old chap was seen in a field today. It stood imperiously  in a field near Sudeley Castle , having watched many seasons pass it by. You need things to fix onto  things which give you a feeling of permanence and nothing is better for this purpose than trees.

On the first of January this year ,  I made some sporting predictions , with reference to horse - racing. I suggested that Binocular would win the Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival , in March. 
I can now  reveal that he just lost , by a neck to his stable companion (oh dear ) Punjabi , who won at the rewarding odds of 22/1.

I further , went on to say that this Saturday's Grand National (4/4) would be won from Alan King's selected horses.

However this cannot happen , because he does not have a single runner in the big race.
Therefore I am going to nominate four against the field and hope that luck is on our side.

1- Black Apalachi ( Irish  horse , a course winner , especially trained for this race )
2 -  My Will   (favourite , ran a good 5th in the Gold Cup , major chance )
3 - Cloudy Lane ( top weight , sound jumper , won over long distances , trained by Ginger ( Red Rum) McCain's son Donald, ground will suit )
4 - Knowhere ( locally trained , finishes strongly , has a chance of a place at long odds )




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