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Forget the Jumpers look to the Bumpers


Cheltenham Open Meeting



The second day of the Open Meeting at Cheltenham today and same rules apply – if you are in the betting ring pop by and say hello to us – we’ve got some great offers, competitive odds and extra bonuses if you open a new account with Star Sports.

Competitive racing as always at Prestbury Park and I’m keeping the betting powder dry until the final race on the card – the Ukash Mares’ Standard Open NH Flat Race at 4.05pm.

It’s a race full of potential but the runner that really catches my eye is the David Pipe trained Legacy Gold who is unbeaten in three starts last season and had plenty in hand when winning the John Smith’s Mares’ Standard Open NH Flat Race at the Aintree Festival – her third and final start. After that she moved to the Pipe stable and she looks a solid bet today at around 5/2. She has to give away weight, but only 4lb, which given what she has already won and proven doesn’t seem too harsh.

(stake between 0.5 and 10 points)
4 points win LEGACY GOLD at around 5/2


Education Secretary Michael Gove has blasted X Factor boss Simon Cowell as “irresponsible and stupid” for suggesting that young people do not need to bother with education.

The Cabinet minister told the TV mogul he should “encourage” teenagers at school, rather than “rubbish” learning.

Mr Gove made the comments after the talent show boss advised that “the secret is to be useless at school and then get lucky”.

Cowell admitted that he did not work hard at school, leaving at 16 without any qualifications.

“I was useless. The secret is to be useless at school and then get lucky,” he told US radio station z100.

The remark appeared to be light-hearted and an agent at Cowell’s production company, Syco, said: “This was quite clearly a joke made in a humorous radio interview and has been taken completely out of context.”