Sir Alex will be with his counterpart in racing, close friend PaulNicholls, on Gold Cup day, while Motson plans to spend the whole weekat Cheltenham.
Up the Khyber: John Motson (left) and Sir Alex Ferguson (right) both fancy Khyber Kim to land the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham on Tuesday
SIR ALEX FERGUSON TIPS Tuesday: 2.05 Riverside Theatre 3.20 Khyber Kim
Wednesday: 2.05 Finian's Rainbow
Friday: 3.20 Kauto Star
He became hooked 16 years ago when his first Festival bet, Arctic Kinsman, won the Supreme Novices' Hurdle.
He had backed it at 66-1. A regular on all four days of the fixture ever since, BBC TV's racing-mad veteran football commentator will be back there this week.
'It's a great occasion and I just love it,' said 64-year-old Motson.
'The buzz, meeting old friends, talking about the horses the night before the races.
'I enjoy every single moment.
JOHN MOTSON TIPS Tuesday: 2.05 Captain Cee Bee 3.20 Khyber Kim
Wednesday: 3.20 Twist Magic
Friday: 3.20 Imperial Commander (e/w)
'I go down there on the Sunday, and by the start of the meeting on the Tuesday I'm like everybody else at fever pitch.' Motson is leaving aside the claims of Kauto Star and stablemate Denman in Friday's Gold Cup to remain loyal to the team behind Imperial Commander.
'I know the people in the partnership who own him, so he'll be my each-way bet in the big one,' he said.
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