One could not start to imagine the strained emotion surging through master trainer Jim Taylor today.
Jarrad Noske and Troy Turner continued their good form in the saddle with quality wins on Express Service and Trustee Brown respectively.
Hmmm. I have heard the expression of dunderhead for someone who is a fool but dunderklumpen, used by one wit,was a new one for your intrepid racing scribe.
Since a week before Australia Day jockey Troy Turner has been in fine form with three doubles that week and another this Wednesday at Ascot – with other victories in between.
Dick Turpin has arrived back at the English National Stud after his first southern season at Mungrup Stud.
OK, this essay may not quite rate with Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ but in recent weeks the importance of being Harvey has been emphasised.
Golden weather, great racing, some fine gestures, Christmas crackers of the best kind, Macca waxing eloquent in the best traditions of Boyd QC and Rumpole of the Bailey and some dark horses emerging in the TVH Sartorial were just some of the features of December 8 at Ascot.