Winterborne Longjohns, the Blog’s exclusive racing correspondent has emerged from his summer sojourn to give us his thoughts on Wincanton’s opening National Hunt meeting on Friday 14 October.
We were hoping that the great man would grace us with his presence, but owing to communications glitches, crossed emails and double-booking at the editorial chambers, he was unable to make it down here, no doubt much to the chagrin of Mrs Badger.
His message to his followers is uncharacteristically terse:
“Winterborne cautiously advises Hint of Mint in the 2.25 and Muirfield in the 4.35 from the Harry Fry yard. Any Tizzard runners from Milbourne Port should be watched rather than supported for the time being.”
Your editor has not had a bet since last May, so will probably have a splurge and lose his shirt.
See you at the races, the Wincanton Carnival and the talk on the Titanic in the church – We believe it is possible to cover all three, and still have time for a late pint in the Half Moon.