“The festival never fails to throw up good stories on the track and this year will be no different” says Vanessa.
“It’s not only the big races that will make the headlines either – for me one of the biggest stories of the week will be duel Grand National hero Tiger Roll in the Cross Country race. He’s looking to win at the Festival for a remarkable 5th time and this race is once again a stepping stone to Aintree where, all being well, he will be aiming for a 3rd Grand National.
What he has achieved already is incredible – but what he is aiming to achieve is unheard of. He was bred to win a Derby on the flat but he is now jump racings crown jewel and he has the power to once again light up Prestbury Park.”
It can be a long 4 days with the English weather if you don’t get the attire right and nothing ruins a day out at the races quite likes being too cold, uncomfortably unable to walk or losing your hat half way through the day due to a violent gust of wind.
“As is the golden rule in any walk of life: you have to feel good in what you have on. There is no point arriving at Cheltenham on the Tuesday of the Festival in something you think you should be wearing but that you don’t feel comfortable in. Nothing will ruin your day more – trust me, I have been there!”
“I’m a fuss free type of person so I want to be wearing an outfit that I can throw on in the morning and wear all day without worrying about– come rain or shine! Due to my job (and my social life) I tend to be outside nearly all day at the races so statement outwear is key.”
“I love this Motcomb coat in Green from Guinea London. It’s a real statement coat and something that could be worn all day with a thin long sleeved thermal top underneath and one of Guinea’s Bella Skinny Rib Roll Neck jumpers as an extra layer if needed. “