We’ve all got those mates who claim to know their stuff when it gets to Cheltenham time, even though everyone knows their tips are useless.
So, to capture that sentiment, we brought in Peter Crouch to help us… because he hasn’t got a clue either.
Crouchy is the star of our latest Cheltenham preview video which sees him hauled into a police station “on suspicion of providing cr*p horse racing tips.”
Know a mate who gives out crap tips during the #CheltenhamFestival?
ACT-12 are on the case. Starting with @petercrouch…
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— Paddy Power (@paddypower) March 15, 2021
The spoof video sees Crouch initially deny any involvement, until he’s presented with irrefutable evidence, including a video of him bragging about being the best mate of Cheltenham legend, Ruby Walsh.
And after a further grilling from Shaun Williamson (a.k.a. Barry off EastEnders) and real racing tipster Matt Chapman, the former England international admits to lying about his inside knowledge “so people think I’m a hero”.
Crouch, though, is given a lifeline with an offer to roll on the rest of his Cowboy Tipster gang, which typically includes Jermain Defoe, Niko Kranjčar and a mystery leader known as ‘H’.
In return, he won’t have to wear a giant badge with the phrase “I give out sh*t horse racing tips” for six weeks.
Ending on a cliff-hanger, Crouchy is released and answers the phone to his mysterious boss. He reassures him that there’s “nothing to worry about,” leaving viewers in suspense as the series is to be continued.
It’s Shaun Williamson’s finest hour since singing Something Inside So Strong at the 2014 World Indoor Bowls tournament. Rumour has it our video is actually more entertaining than the real show, too.
To view the full video, click here.
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