The Cheltenham Festival is back in full swing this week, with plenty of people heading to Gloucestershire to take their minds off a scary week in the news.
Football matches – even entire leagues – are being postponed, played behind closed doors or even cancelled. But the world’s biggest horse racing event is still being allowed to go ahead, with 60,000 people present on the first day alone.
This isn’t the first time that football gets treated differently to other sports, and it won’t be the last either.
Still, rather than being irritated, maybe it’s better to just join in the fun. Given there could be very little football going on at all in the next few months, perhaps it’s time to give some other sports a try.
Former Chelsea midfielder Dennis Wise was spotted at the Cheltenham race last year, and legendary jockey Frankie Dettori has a restaurant at Stamford Bridge – so there are plenty of connections between the club and the sport already.
Gambling is a sure fire way to get very interested in something, very quickly, and there are countless Cheltenham betting offers 2020 to get involved in. If you’re looking for some Chelsea related runners and riders, we’ve got plenty of suggestions from the next few days.
Never Do Nothing is a sure fire hit for those of you who remember Winston Bogarde, or more recently Danny Drinkwater, who is managing to collect £100,000+ a week for doing, well, nothing…
Also in that race is Solo, which is what it sometimes felt like Eden Hazard was last season, dragging the team to victories single handedly, time after time.
Later in the day there’s Embittered, which presumably Jose Mourinho will be backing. In that race you can also see Bullionaire, which Roman Abramovich might feel tempted to back. Don’t forget You Raised Me Up, which could easily refer to the way Frank Lampard has brought Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori up from their loan spell at Derby last season to be Premier League regulars.
In the 15:30…