Sports Letters: Good going

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Sir: A few weeks ago one of your racing correspondents - Chris Corrigan - had the foresight to tip Go Ballistic as a value each-way bet at an expected 50-1 for the Cheltenham Gold Cup. His Reasoning - recent, improving form over course and distance; a track record in the race - seemed sound, and I'm pleased to say that I followed his advice.

As no other tipsters even mentioned Go Ballistic, I was able to place a modest wager (pounds 10 each way) at 66-1. Unfortunately I was unable to attend the meeting, so this bet had to placed by phone while I watched the race on television.

However, when Go Ballistic cleared the last fence in the lead I did exactly as the name suggests. That See More Business had greater staying power up the hill only marginally reduced the excitement and did not detract from the satisfaction I obtained from the result. Congratulations. I await further pearls of wisdom.

TONY RILEY

Malpas, Cheshire

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