All the highs and lows of racing were there as a storming start crumpled into the dirt alongside Annie Power at the final fence of the Mares Hurdle.
The bookies are believed to have saved themselves a £50m payout thanks to jockey Ruby Walsh taking a tumble with the race at his mercy.
I was halfway to the payout window when it finally sunk in what had happened.
But the financial pain was deadened by my lovely hosts at JSP who put on a great day out.
And I might need one of their famous hard hats if my wife ever finds out how much that fall cost me.
My wallet and liver are both recovering slowly so let’s try and help the former with a long-overdue winner in this weekend’s football.
And it’s to the King Power Stadium we turn as Leicester welcome Hull.
Now it might not be the most glamorous game of the weekend – but if the bookies are dangling a decent price we’ll take it.
Hull look the value here as their form has improved in the last month or so while Leicester are without a Premier League win in their last six games.
The Foxes never lose by much – but have developed that worrying habit of doing just enough each week to throw the points away.
Hull are currently priced-up at the best part of 3/1 so let’s see if they can help repair a bit of the Cheltenham damage.
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Running Total for all bets this year to a £10 stake: £-90.00