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Bad Manners, The US Open and Royal Ascot Day 1.

In the midst of all the Ascot preparations, the thinking, the calculations, the decisiveness and confidence, sadly coupled with the loss of all value perceptions

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No Nay Never No More

I know – for one brief joyous moment you thought there would be no more from Kneesup. No, I will probably take a break for

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The FA Cup, Golf and The Lockinge

They’re racing early tomorrow because of the FA Cup. For some reason, I had it in my head that the Cup was next weekend and

All this and The Kentucky Derby

What a joy to be at Badminton. From the Car Park to The Members Enclosure was just shy of 3000 paces. Shopping with The Hon,

Newmarket Guineas Meeting

1000 Guineas

The Almost God of Thirsk smiled briefly in our collective direction when I wrote, DUBAI LOVE is getting first-time cheekpieces from S Bin S and

Newmarket Guineas Meeting

I almost made 2000 Guineas today

A day of almosts… we almost had a wonderful set of fourfold accumulators come off; we almost got it right on Ricci Rich having the

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Punchestown Day 4

This looks like a day for favourites – or certainly top of the market players. I have suggested doing an accumulator at the bottom of

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Punchestown Day 3

Unlike other racing columns, this one is totally transparent in keeping its readers abreast of its own follies. Yesterday, and not to put too fine

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Punchestown Day 2

Not the worst day I’ve ever had at Punchestown, helped by a winner and a couple of places, which in turn were helped by the

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No time to spare

I once had to write 1000 times Procrastination is the thief of time: Anon Today has been nothing but a sea of procrastinators delaying me

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Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest?

Showing a woeful grasp of history, the bollocks-sphere has rung with the mutterings of the illiterati, suggesting that the Bishops have no right to involve

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The Irish Grand National.

I wanted to touch briefly on The Cheltenham Festival which the Jockey Club seem determined to have as a five-day meeting regardless of the outcome

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Well Done Peter O’Sullevan Lambourn Open Day

I don’t know about Middleham, but in lovely Lambourn, the sun hit some 20º, and the day was glorious. The streets were packed with thousands

Just a thought

So farewell Cheltenham…

Just one more day of potentially impactful racing at the home of NH racing, for which I have just two tips. The purists amongst you

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Welcome to The Twilight Zone

I have this vision of hundreds of people around the country, wandering around in their Jim Jams and dressing gowns, shuffling from fridge to kettle

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Sunny side up – at last

What a weekend for sunshine and sunny moments. Sam Waley-Cohen being hugged by Marcus Armytage – a rare and precious mantle now shared. Scottie Scheffler

Aintree GN

It’s Grand – but is it Cornish?

My day can be summarised by the outcome of the Aintree race at 4:40 pm, and my huge wager on STAG HORN.  So appalled was

Aintree GN

You’re not allowed to say boo to the Goose

Editorial Note: No people died from Covid in the writing of this article and the author has recently tested negative – again. Even as Thor’s

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The eyes have it – the eyes still have it.

Before I tell you about my week, I apologise for the number of links I have included. They are there because I think they’re important

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You thought I had forgotten?

Yeah, yeah – I know it’s The Dubai World Cup and that the shoulder races to the big one are all very high quality. Yes,

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Cheltenham – An Apology

The management would like to apologise to all those who feel in any way underwhelmed by the astonishing absence of success delivered by Captain Kneesup’s

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Race, kick, run, vroom vroom Sleep

If Cheltenham moves to five days, this is what this morning will feel like – except you’ll have to put your tweeds on, kick the

Cheltenham March

The Cheltenham Question

I had a jolly Fish and Chip supper at a local pub last night with my old friend The FinTech Brain, and while inventing a

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Cheltenham could be another Russian target!

There can’t be many occasions during the year when an enemy could inflict maximum damage on Blighty in a single strike. But if you wanted

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The Archers, The Camorra and North Korea

This last week I found myself moved by various snippets of writing that gave me unexpected pleasure. Among those was a small segment of The

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OFGEM: Office that Forgot to Get Energy Made

It is morning. You sit at your table, the sideboard creaks with chaffing dishes keeping the devilled kidneys a point, the poached eggs at a

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Sunday’s racing tips and the DRF

We managed to claw a bit back on Saturday and ended up +10.35pts. The Treble crashed out on the first leg but provided two odds-on

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Olympic Fashion Stakes – everyone a winner

So far today, I have been in discussion with the head of global communications for one of the top crypto-currencies, a company that leads the

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Chinese prove that Claret fights Covid.

As I write, I discover Barry Cryer has died. I saw him on The Edinburgh Fringe many years ago, and the wave of affection and

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So many weighty issues for so early in the year

Predictably, the best intentions of the BHA in their new “weight management” programme, has hit the buffers, with the PJA members crying foul and various

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A rarity for Sunday

For a number of reasons, you are getting a Sunday post. Firstly I had a note from a Mrs Trellis of North Wales, who thought

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Better the devil you know…

It’s hard to know what to make of the nellies who constitute the lower orders on the Conservative backbenches. The Rt. Hon. Member for Frightfully-Cross

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2021 – Half-full at best.

A slow and steady start to the day after a delicious beano last night. Chums from Warwickshire who had been dining elsewhere came to inspect

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It’s the little things that make one itch

Robert Duvall – possibly my favourite American film actor – once said: “It’s no big thing, but you make big things out of little things

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Going Free, Going Soon – Aga

The elephant in the room at Villa Kneesup, is the inherited double oven gas Aga that pumps out about the same heat as Chernobyl as

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Look out – it’s the feast of Stephen

Very little time is left now for a preamble. I still fear that the medical panjandrums will force the Government’s hand and my SPAD-based tip

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Burgers and Beer – it must be BC

Were I to be asked to take High Office, I’m afraid that some of my beastlier attributes might come out – not least my intense

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They’re Off!

What Ho and a “Crikey” and a “View Halloa” as the National Hunt season breaks cover for the first time this year. Of course, I

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QIPCO British Champions Day

A quiet lunch in East Garston, where I see the shoot wagon bringing in hungry souls all sporting long woollen socks and rather bizarrely in