I have no idea or no guess about the phrase "an absolute snip for the 2.30". Could anyone help me understand this phrase? This is from the play written by A. A. Milne about 100 years ago.
Bertie (taking a large envelope from his pocket). The Prime Minister's compliments, and would you rather have a Baronetcy or an absolute snip for the 2.30? Mannock (not surprised). Ah! It's all right, then? Bertie. Very much all right. Between ourselves, it's a damn good speech. I read it to him. He just lay there, without a movement. Absorbed.
Mannock: The Rt. Hon. R. Selby Mannock, M.P.
Bertie: Secretary of Prime Minister