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?