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Cup is time to have fun to the Max

Nakeeta

The Scottish horse Nakeeta is running in the 2017 Melbourne Cup.

We could not let the so called race that stops a nation go by without naming our Top 5 choices to do well in 2017.

But let’s get the disclaimers out early on barrier one: we are the world’s worst punters and any horse we mention is not in any way a recommendation for you to put real money on it.

The last time our Melbourne Cup horse came in was in the late 60s – 1960s not 1860s you smartypants up the back – when Rain Lover won two years in a row.

Even office sweeps have passed us by without a placing, let alone a win.

But it is a funny event the Melbourne Cup.

Funny because millions of people who don’t even know how to fill in a betting slip get the one person in the office to do it for them.

I have seen that person many years and by the time the big race comes on he’s not a happy chappy.

No wonder – every man and his dog have been asking this expert punter for their help to gamble just this once.

Anyway, enough of the preambles, let’s pick our Top 5 for the 2017 Melbourne Cup.

Number 1. Nakeeta, it’s a Scottish horse, I’m married to a Scottish woman.

Number 2. Libran, because someone in the family was born under the Libra sign

Number 3. Max Dynamite. A new son in law just came into the family and you guessed it, his name is Max.

Number 4. Ventura Storm, just because I like the name.

Number 5. Wall of Fire. I confused this with the name of a movie, Man on Fire, but hey, this is once a year fun so who cares.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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