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Putting the wheels back on the Gravy Train

Many of you will know the music of the much-inked Rag’n Bone Man, and especially his hit lament called “(I’m Only) Human”. A reviewer said

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They’re Off!

A two-parter this week – Tips and comment on Cheltenham. This first, though, as they’re almost OFF for the first day of the 2021 Flat

Cheltenham March

Cheltenham Day 3

With the sad inevitability of the unsinkable ship travelling at speed and an enormous stationary iceberg, I suspect my Cheltenham maybe gashed below the waterline.

Cheltenham March

Cheltenham Day 2

I have not yet had the chance to congratulate myself for tipping and Brian Harman for playing into his 3rd place in TPC.  A 175/1

Cheltenham March

Cheltenham Day 1

And they’re [almost] off…  

Cheltenham March

A weekend view of The Cheltenham Festival

The girl in the picture is Elvira, whom I have mentioned ante scriptor. She turned up rather suddenly, refused coffee, and then said nothing, but

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This day and that Day.

The Augustinian, German theologian Martin Luther was known for his well-meant interference in early 16th-century religious beliefs, and his fanatical hatred of Jews, Catholics, Anabaptists,

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Samantha has just had to pop out…

A slightly ethereal conversation this morning with Madame, who posed the question: “Is it possible, that we might both have died from Covid, and that

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A reader writes…

Dear Sir Jim Ratcliffe, I don’t pay you to sit at home all day watching men playing in boats and then hitting tennis balls around

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Another 180 minutes I can never get back

If you have the opportunity and wherewithal to burn five pound notes then can I guide you to the most incomprehensible film I have ever

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Chicken jealousy raises its ugly head

Sadly this week saw the passing of Sam Vestey, who was a good man. We weren’t best buddies, but his huge skill with people was

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Crikey Bruce – that’s a bit rum

While Europe tries to remember its manners and its debt to others, and decides whether the subjugation of moral principle by political ideal merits such

Don’t Panic. Well maybe just a little…

Following my thoughts on Altcar yesterday, Capt. S, whose work in the Intelligence Services is, in some countries, the stuff of legend, sends me a

Hacked Off ain’t in it

So the Scottish have just discovered that it can get quite cold in Scottyland – what a surprise! Quick send more money. Meanwhile to Cork,

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3rd DAY OF CHRISTMAS

My alter-ego Capt. Grinch was delighted for Bryony, pleased for Paul, and indeed was thrilled for Nigel Kent, but in the main he was unsurprisingly

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The 2nd Day of Christmas, St Stephen’s Day

What Ho, Ho, Ho. Yes, it’s true, Capt. Grumpy is becoming imbued with the spirit of Christmas, and is increasingly affectionate with small mammals, children,

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Off to Ascot for A Scotch Egg

I had decided to go on a Business Trip to Ascot, having been invited to trial the proposed Royal Scotch Eggs, which would only be

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My Hard Drive is a distant memory

Inevitably what should have been a slight anecdote about the restoration of Kneesup computer connectivity, has become a saga. Hard Disks that should have been

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The Fighting Fifth and a drop of Hennessy

A cracking race in the Berkshire saw the Memsahib’s grey get up, although she hadn’t backed it because she was busy rallying the troops on

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Perhaps I might become a Stable Lad?

I have no idea what the argument is with Rishi, because I don’t take The Racing Post anymore. (That doesn’t make me a bad person,

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The TV Racing Tips for Saturday

It’s been an interesting week, with a client winning an award for his work during the pandemic as Communicator of The Year, and he later

Golf Tips

The US Masters 2020

There is something incredibly beautiful about Augusta National Golf Club on TV – albeit that this year the competition is almost seven months late. We

Racing – with not a drink in sight

On Thursday Lockdown 2 started. The Butcher, The Baker, The Candlestick Maker, all remain open and three Huzzahs for them. That isn’t however the case