BETTING ODDITIES: In his latest weekly blog, DAVID STEWART takes a sideways look at some of the stories making the news in the betting world and beyond.
DAVID STEWART is a freelance digital betting producer and journalist. His CV includes: The Sun, The Sporting Life, Racing Post, At The Races, The Sportsman, lead feature writer for Sky’s Betview magazine and senior producer Timeform Radio.
ROARING THEM HOME
Jerry Hannon’s dramatic commentary at Leopardstown caused plenty of seasonal merriment.
I loved it and like the best commentaries it wasn’t scripted in advance and just reflected the excitement of the moment.
The only thing I’d worry about though would be Jerry’s stamina, rather than Roaring Bull’s.
I’d be 11/2 against him getting as far as verse six in American Pie in a pub karaoke. It might just prove to be the day the music died …
What a finish… and what a commentary! 😲
Race caller Jerry Hannon discovers a whole new octave as the enigmatic Roaring Bull comes from nowhere to land the €200,000 Paddy Power Chase at @LeopardstownRC – now someone go and get that man a glass of water! 🥤 pic.twitter.com/lFRoJsjnzz
— Racing TV (@RacingTV) December 27, 2019
ELUSIVE GOLDEN TICKET
There were allegedly (and fictionally) one billion chocolate bars produced by Willy Wonka with just five containing the treasured golden ticket.
So young Charlie Bucket did pretty well unwrapping one, on just his third attempt.
My maths reckon it was a 200,000,000/1 chance to get a ticket.
CHARLIE: “I’ve got the same chance as anybody else, haven’t I?”
GRANDPA JOE: “You’ve got more, Charlie, because you want it more! Go on, open it!”
If ‘wanting it more‘ comes into it, why haven’t I landed more football accas in 2019 🙁
WRIGHT IS WRONG
Peter Wright is reported happy to go unnoticed as he targets the World Championship final.
He said: “I don’t care. I’d rather them talk about everyone else. I’ll just plod along, and I don’t mind that.”
Rest assured Peter ‘Snakebite’ Wright. You will NEVER go unnoticed.
CARRY ON 2020
Hope you all have a great New Year.
A busy night for pubs and hopefully they will fare better than the one in Carry On Follow That Camel.
A chap built a traditional English pub right in the middle of the desert and couldn’t understand why no one stopped there ….. turned out all the punters thought it was a mirage and swerved it !!
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