Last Ammo (5/2) was a dramatic last stride winner on Wolverhampton tapeta and enabled ‘Super-Saturday’ to be profitable with a 6/1 double into Ree Okka, my 11/10 nap; James Doyle was simply magnificent and deserves tremendous praise for persistence because it looked a lost cause when John Gosden-trained Yummylicious forgedContinue Reading

S uccession’s central theme is toxic family dysfunction, and the penultimate episode of the third season was basically a walking Philip Larkin poem. Nihilistic pillow talk, unsolicited dick pics, ‘cry for help’ haircuts: the Roy siblings wore their emotional neglect on their sleeves. Naturally, the backdrop for this was theirContinue Reading

Rowdy Rustler, from the very much in-form Scottish yard of Lucinda Russell, is a serious rival to Kavanaghs Cross in the NH Auction Novices’ Hurdle over two miles of ‘good to soft’ Kelso today, when there are many pointers to his obvious chance. One of them is an encouraging fifthContinue Reading

When will life return to normal after the pandemic?

Jacob Lund/Shutterstock No one can ever know for sure when life will return to normal after a particular event, not least because what’s normal keeps on changing, even in normal times. Nevertheless, it’s a question we can’t help pondering – particularly when new COVID developments, such as the emergence ofContinue Reading