Never work with animals or children, they say.
That should extend to jockeys, world champion snooker players, and strange punters in blue onesies.
Show Us Your Tips is Paddy Power’s all-star Cheltenham betting game show, and the result of what happened when we tried to assemble mouthy jockeys with pundits and a monkey. That’s right, a monkey.
This is the promo episode, hosted by Going for Gold TV legend Henry Kelly (now working for BBC Radio Berkshire, if you ask).
Each day for the Cheltenham Festival 2013, we will put the big questions of the day to our panel of experts who try to tip-up winners.
- Can Hurricane Fly regain his Champion Hurdle crown?
- Is My Tent Or Yours a good thing?
- Who’ll be top jockey at the festival, Ruby or Barry?
Here’s a bit more on our host and guests for Show Us Your Tips…
Henry Kelly… legendary host of the BBC’s long-running Going for Gold. Mad about horses. Didn’t sweat a bead during filming.
Ruby Walsh… has won more races at Cheltenham than anyone else. Strong opinions backed by a healthy bank balance.
Barry Geraghty… rode five winners at Cheltenham 2012, including the beast that is Sprinter Sacre. Nice fella, even though he’s from Meath.
Secret Punter… he’s a Paddy Power insider with access to a mental amount of information. Talks a great game.
John Parrott… spends an unhealthy amount of time studying horse form. Former BBC racing pundit and huge Everton fan.
Monkey… someone in the office said a monkey could do better at tipping than John Parrott. We’ll find out.
Matt Chapman… big mouth. Big opinions. Big tan. At The Races man is the punters’ pal in our videos.