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“This man needs a job as a commentator” – Hilarious footage shows lad reenacting famous Cheltenham horse win

HILARIOUS footage shows a student’s amazing reenactment of a jockey and their horse’s famous Cheltenham win.

Eoin Leonard was filmed providing his own commentary while pretending to be jockey Rachael Blackmore on horse Honeysuckle in Temple Bar, Dublin last week.

The video shows the student telling viewers to keep parallel to the ground while pretending to gallop by moving his knees back and forth and holding imaginary reins.

He then shows that the reins are not to be pulled down, but in fact out.

He can be heard saying: “Every now and again you need to give it one of these.

“Give a f*****g whip.”

After establishing the correct technique of horse racing, in horse racing commentary-style, Eoin says: “And they are off, and it is a great start from Rachael Blackmore.

“With Honeysuckle now finishing slow, coming into the final furlong.

“Now they take the last, Honeysuckle coming up the final furlong now in with Samcro at 14/1, challenging on the right side.

“But it is Rachael Blackmore, now finishing slowly for lengths clear.

Eoin pretended to be riding Honeysuckle in the Gold Cup
Eoin pretended to be riding Honeysuckle in the Gold Cup. (C). 35mmvintage

As he builds to a climax, a second man hilariously jumps in the pretend race and pretends to be a jockey hot on his tail.

As they near the imaginary finish line, Eoin pulls ahead of the second racer who falls out of shot.

He continues: “It’s Henry De Bromhead, in the Gold Cup.

“It’s Rachael Blackmore, and it’s Honeysuckle who wins the Gold Cup.”

The race is met with cheers from onlookers as the video comes to an end.

Eoin’s friend Cian Charlton posted the video on TikTok on Friday, writing: “It’s Honeysuckle baby.”

The video has gained almost 750,000 views and over 70,000 likes.

More than 700 viewers have commented on the clip after finding Eoin’s commentary accurate to professional racing pundits.

One said: “His commentary accent is spot on.”

Another wrote: “Your commentating is second to none, take up a career in it.

Eoin shows the proper way to hold the reins
Eoin shows the proper way to hold the reins.

“Hope to hear you at the next gold cup commentating.”

A third added: “This is unbelievably brilliant, and the commentary is unreal.”

Another wrote: “This man needs a job as a commentator.

“How many can do this and still do commentary?”

Speaking today, Cian Charlton said: “Eoin is the man, we filmed this after Dua Lipa in Temple Bar.

“There was no particular reason that we did it, just a bit of craic.

“[We had a] few pints, nothing hectic.”

Rachael Blackmore became the first female jockey to win the Champions Hurdle at Cheltenham this year.

Her horse Honeysuckle is undefeated and won the sought after race in back-to-back years.

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