Prince Monalulu

I gotta horse
I gotta horse
I gotta horse to beat the favourite!

Who can forget Prince Monalulu
spinning his pitch outside the Adelphi
drawing huge crowds, at Aintree.

“God made the bees
the bees made the honey
the soldier does the dirty work
the bookie takes the money!”

Prince Monalulu,
most famous tipster in the world,
massive baggy trousers, technicolor jacket
ostrich feather headdress
and a big, big, grin.

Race goers loved him for thirty years
exchanging good money for his tipping sheets
in sealed yellowed envelope
till, in the sixties, he vanished without trace

Maybe his horse came in.

By Liz Denton