Saturday, March 31, 2007

The Cat Grand National

In an idea shamelessly stolen from Olly's mother Freda, who is due to visit the yard tomorrow, I am planning to run a Cat Grand National on the morning of the Aintree spectacular which will be the highlight of my annual (but somewhat lapsed) Grand National lunch.

Our six homebreds will be entered with The Evil Genius carrying top weight and likely to start red-hot favourite. Alice will be leading the parade and we've signed up the brilliant duo of Angus McNae and James 'Willo' Willoughby for incisive post-race analysis of the sectional times. Four of the yard's contenders are pictured here. Two members' badges and a pitcher of Bloody Marys to the first person to guess the correct order, from left to right, of the four featured felines. They are Alamshar, Beguiledy (aka No Name), Brilliant Star and Hedwig but which is which?

8 comments:

fiddlerselbow said...

Brilliant Star,No name,Hedwig and Alamshar.
That must be right.
Pay up.

Fiddling The Facts said...

I'm afraid you're wromg, Fiddlers. You can still come to the lunch but you'll be relegated to the Silver Ring enclosure and you'll have to share a pint of Snakebite and Black with Jim.

westtip said...

Jim won't be there - he's planning to borrow Gerry's new Aston Martin for the day and cruise around the Cambridge ring-road all afternoon at an average speed of 18mph - and he's asked me to let any female readers of this blog know that the passenger seat is currently unbooked and waiting to be filled. Any takers? Gemma? Suze? Martha? Aisling? Nikki?

House Of Fraser said...

Hedwig, Alamshar, No Name, Brilliant Star?!

HSH The Archduke of Pinza said...

No name, Hedwig, Brilliant Star and Alamshar. Fiddlers elbow needs to pay more attention to our smaller yard members!

HSH The Archduke of Pinza said...

Even if that is wrong I'm not adverse to a snakebite or two; as long as jim is busy!!!

Fiddling The Facts said...

His excellency, the Archduke of Pinza has got it right and so he should, he's been here almost as long as Cliff. Birthday bubbles for your highness on GN day. Sorry House of Fraser, you'll have to pay more attention to the pussies in future!

HSH The Archduke of Pinza said...

I doubt the house of fraser has ever paid attention to the pussies. I hear he is not a fan of them!!!