Charnwood Forest – Akilara
Total prize money = £108,074
Why is this my A horse do you ask?
It won me a load of dosh way back in 2005 – I was following Howard Johnson’s stable closely and they were in fine form as was jockey Graeme Lee. I had picked out a Lucky 15 that included a 5-1 win for Well Chief and another Howard Johnson winner, the very brave Grey Abbey at 100-30 Anyway Akilak was my fourth horse and it was quoted at 16-1 in the morning papers.
I put the bet on and went off to play football, when I got home I put teletext on (remember that!) and saw my two winners mentioned above, I then had to wait for teletext to go to the next page (remember waiting for that, seemed to take ages didn’t it!). Eventually it came on and I saw Akilak had won at Cheltenham and then I failed to breathe for a few seconds as I saw its SP 50-1!!!, a couple of horses were short priced and he had drifted. How much did I celebrate that night!
That is why AKILAK is my A horse in the A to Z of the GOLFBANDIT’s horses. Do you agree? Wht would yours be?