With our offices located just two miles up the road from Cheltenham Racecourse, the Cheltenham Festival is very hard for us to avoid (as are the merry, tweed-clad racegoers who like to wander about in the middle of the road as we're driving home from work!). Traffic everywhere, an abundance of fascinators and tweed, the sight of normally sensible people drinking Guinness for breakfast... There's nothing quite like the buzz of race week, and we love it really. Maybe.
For the last couple of years our psychic office bovine, CowCow, has made race predictions throughout the Festival, with varying degrees of success. Last year was particularly good, with a number of winners correctly predicted by our inexplicably mustachioed friend! This year, CowCow is back with his trusty spinner board and he's feeling confident.
In case you're new to CowCow's mystic antics, here's how it works. CowCow has a special spinner for each race, featuring equal-sized segments representing the number of horses due to run. A long-suffering human staff member then sets the spinner spinning and CowCow launches himself upon it, stopping the spinner in its tracks. The number of each segment corresponds to a horse in the race, and the one the spinner lands on is CowCow's prediction. Simple yet inspired, we're sure you'll agree.
So, on with the show! Here are today's race predictions!
CowCow's Cheltenham Festival Predictions - 10th March 2015
Race 1 (1:30pm) - Shaneshill
Race 2 (2:05pm) - Sail By The Sea
Race 3 (2:40pm) - Azure Fly
Race 4 (3:20pm) - Faugheen
Race 5 (4:00pm) - Caroles Spirit
Race 6 (4:40pm) - Thunder And Roses
Race 7 (5:15pm) - Gores Island