Today. I heard a soundbite of Paul Gambuccini on Radio 4 Today proggramme .He was featured in reference to a protracted accusation of sexual assault (a single accusation eventually thrown out) during which he was on bail and that bail was extended on 3 separate occasions in a manner he would not accept as co-incidence.” If something happens twice it’s coincidence but three times is a trend.” Yesterday our mare ran her race and came in third for the third successive time.Now that seems to be a trend.We went up to watch and met up with friends. Guy described the ground as squidgy – a term I shall try and introduce alongside the standard good soft or heavy. And Paul worked out the fractions and decimal odds with the speed of a man who might just get the bug if his fathers advice wasn’t guiding him.“Pop into a bookmakers and you will notice that everyone looks rather poor!”
In the final race on the card is a horse owned by The Hartnol Hotel.Paul had his wedding reception there and I gave the Best Man speech. Now that’s a coincidence!