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Scarred and demoralised

Capt. Kneesup

Capt. Kneesup


Sorry about Saturday. I wish I could say we came close, but we were undone by the heat, horses, tipster, jockeys, distance, weather, lack of lump wood charcoal and a very rickety email system that only appears to work intermittently.

In brief, we suggested: FOX CHAIRMAN who won at Newbury at 8/13. I did say lump-on, but that hardly presented a working man’s price. We had it between three in the Newmarket 2:40 and KESIA ran like my old granny. Idling in front wasn’t the issue – getting to the front was the problem. In the 3:30 at Newbury KHAADEM ran into trouble in the Hackwood and made 2nd at 13/2. In the 3:30 at Market Rasen, we mentioned Casablance Mix who won at 5/1, and we suggested ROYAL VILLAGE who was 2nd at 9/1. JABBAR was flat at Ripon and in the Supersprint at Newbury,  NEVER IN PARIS did nothing and the two O’ Meara horses did less. We suggested the two Lope De Vega fillies in the Irish Oaks, one didn’t turn up and the other was 5th. All around it was dismal and quite as depressing as a Jeremy Corbyn valedictory.

I spent Monday trying to work out how to get the email to you all; the failure to do so is something apparently to do with MX records. Yer What? Anyway, I’m working on it. Tonight it’s off to see BoJo’s favourite play, Pericles at The Bodleian. On a hot, sweaty night, here is nothing like a bit of incest, piracy, brothel-keeping, white slaving and filicide to keep a PM focused. Tomorrow its Comedy of Errors and I’m hardly taking a punt when I suggest the latter is likely to be a jollier affair. Earlier this year, I sent my cousins to see Pericles in my stead as I was called away on business. Sadly in my generous;y familial zeal, I failed to see that the production was Le Grand Tour du Theatre Classique de Rouen or somesuch and the production was entirely in French. As Gower starts the opening lines: To sing a song that old was sung, From ashes ancient Gower is come;” my coz loudly declaimed from the third row, “..bloody hell it’s in French!”

Before the curtain goes up, however, I have some tips for you.

  • 14:50 Sandown Space Walk
  • 16:15 Yarmouth Tone The Barone
  • 19:05 Newbury Incredulous
  • 19:55 Doncaster Lucky Number
  • 20:10 Newbury Gambon


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