EVERY Cheltenham Festival throws up amazing stories and we will get more to cherish today. The tears had barely dried from Honeysuckle’s incredible win on the opening afternoon before we had more memories etched into our minds yesterday. Now it’s time for a day that will be dominated by the race with my name on it — the Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle (3.30). Blazing Khal (11-4) and Teahupoo (4-1) are leading the betting for a race that is always one of the highlights of the Festival. And those who enjoyed Flooring Porter’s two successes in this race will be all over the Gavin Cromwell-trained flier (below) and fancying his chances again at 5-1. Like many of us, the famously ice-cool Ruby Walsh (above) broke down trying to comment on Honeysuckle’s win on Tuesday and he might just get watery-eyed again if his tip today comes off.
‘I have been backing Home By The Lee for most of this year, but the rain coming down has changed my view and this is made for Teahupoo,’ Ruby told Paddy Power’s chart-topping From The Horse’s Mouth podcast. ‘This could be a massive day for Davy Russell