A light lunch with 16 chums at Le Columbier in Chelsea, a light tea somewhere else, dinner at Chelsea Arts Club. breakfast at Le Colbert…. truly an epic epicurean trail around central London, with barely a pause for breath. Thankfully, The Pharaoh of Galway stepped into the breach caused by my
abstinence, absinthe, absence and has given his thoughts. I have now returned, somewhat worn, but with this small observation. In the 5:30 Handicap at Doncaster, GOLDEN APOLLO looks set to make up for the surprise that was on a number of faces after the Fever-Tree handicap at Ascot last week. I got a distinct impression he was thought to be “on” and something had gone wrong with the plan. He is considered unreliable by Timeform, he has a lower mark to many of his rivals and yet – there he is at the head of the market and with the rest drifting like friendless barges. I think the market thinks the game is back on again.