Giddy Up To The Fels Point For Cheltenham Preview Charity Night

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Launching the Paddy Power-sponsored Cheltenham Preview Night in aid of Enable Ireland, which will be held in the Fels Point Hotel on Monday, March 2 were; Sean Scally of Enable Ireland; Michael McCannon; Manager of Paddy Power Rock Street, Alan Conway; Ger McElligott, organiser and Pat Griffin, Radio Kerry racing analyst. Photo by Dermot Crean

IT’S still more than two weeks to the off, but punters, bookies and publicans are already rubbing their hands with glee at the thought of the racing extravaganza that is Cheltenham.

But if you want to wipe the smile off your bookies face, there’s an event in the Fels Point Hotel on Monday, March 2, which will give you the lowdown from the experts on who to watch in Cotswolds.

Sponsored by Paddy Power, the Enable Ireland Cheltenham Preview, will see a panel of leading trainers, jockeys and experts mark your card for the major racing festival.

Among the panellists are last year’s Gold Cup winning trainer Jim Culloty, Tralee’s own Tom Cooper, legendary racing trainer Peter Casey, Jockeys Philip Enright, Gerry Mangan and Ken Whelan will also be attending.

Leading racing photographer and Listowel native Pat Healy will MC the event and Radio Kerry pundit Pat Griffin will give you his views. Dick O’Sullivan General Manager at Punchestown will also be on hand to guide you through the festival.

Paddy Power tipster Alan Conway will also give a number of ‘Specials’ to those on the night and everyone attending will get a free €5 matched bet from Paddy Power.

“We held the event last year and our panel picked a number of winners at the festival including Lord Windermer which was returned at 20/1. We also had a 33/1, 12/1 and 16/1,” said organiser Ger McElligott.

“It’s a great night. The banter between the panel is brilliant and anyone with an interest in racing will enjoy the evening. We have a great panel and it’s for a very worthy cause,” said Ger.

“Last year’s event was a real success,” said Sean Scally from Enable Ireland.

“Paddy Power gave each panellist a €100 charity bet and Jim Culloty’s pick netted over €4,000 . We hope everyone will come along. I’d like to thank Ger McElligott from Tralee and Ger Mulvihill from Listowel for organising the event. The two Gers are something special and we are delighted that they have chosen to hold the event for us and help raise funds for our services,” said Sean.

Tickets are €10 and can be purchased on the night or by calling into Enable Ireland offices in Edward Street.

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