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22nd May 2018

Plus 9 and dry when driving to Doncaster early this morning..

You might want to know why I am driving to Doncaster.. somebody has too.. today is the first day of the premier jumps sales in the UK.. That is of course Goffs UK..

I am there for at least two days and probably three.. time will tell.. buying not selling..Looking for another Vinndication?

Towcester yesterday was a sad day, not because Harry Cobden failed to make Trojan Star win as he promised (finished second again) or the fact that By The Boardwalk was in holiday rather than racing mood; but because Hugo Bevan was officiating for the last time ever at Towcester..

Dear Hugo has been clerk of the course there for years, but on his retirement from that job he took up entertaining winning connections.. something he was remarkably good at..

Champagne and wine for winning owners was usually followed by a good story.. and of course he always made sure that the good bottle of wine from his Lordship wine cellar had just enough left in it to take home for his supper..

We will miss Hugo who now will have to fill his time checking the daily oil prices (which are currently not good enough for him at $75 a barrel) .. Hugo owns 8 wells in Canada..

This weeks movers and shakers in the BHA handicap charts are Dandy Dan given a mark of 126 over fences, Doctor Haze recieved a mark of 112 for fences, Mon Palois down 1 to 121.

We have a couple of runners at Huntingdon tonight.. Chateau Robin and Doctor Haze and for my thoughts on their chances please click here.

The few more meanings of " Aphorism"

My therapist says I have a preoccupation with vengeance. We'll see about that.

I think my neighbor is stalking me as she's been Googling my name on her computer. I saw it through my telescope last night.

Money talks ... but all mine ever says is good-bye.

You're not fat, you're just easier to see.

If you think nobody cares whether you're alive, try missing a couple of payments.

I always wondered what the job application is like at Hooters. Do they just give you a bra and say, "Here, fill this out?"