WHETHER MAN OR beast, plenty have been forced to follow Barry Geraghty this week.
It has been a momentous week for the Meathman, having already racked up five wins at the Cheltenham Festival.
But it may come as a surprise to some that horse racing takes place on more than just five days in the year.
Yes, aside from a week in the Cotswolds and a big day out at Aintree, there remains a full calendar of work to be done by those brave souls in the saddle.
To follow Geraghty is to follow a man completely dedicated in his craft.
He eats, breaths and sleeps equine pursuits. Sure, there’s a mention of Liverpool here (actually, keeping that quiet is probably for the best) and an ‘up the royals’ there, but to ride horses and to maintain weight is an all-encompassing job.
A fascinating follow, but that doesn’t mean he can’t have a ridiculous amount of craic along the way.
Go on, get behind Geraghty, the bandwagon may well be rolling too fast should he win the Gold Cup on Burton Port this afternoon.