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First game of next season then - who do we want?
at 20:09 16 Apr 2019

I want an away trip. To somewhere I ain’t been before. With a decent away end preferably.

I’ll go for my local team at uni - Wycombe (10 minutes away from me)
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Marcus Evans is to blame for the relegation
at 18:59 13 Apr 2019

I told you he’d take us down and instead got shouted down.

This has been coming for years and years and years. Criminal levels of underinvestment was always going to end one way.

I’m saddened by today but do you know what? I’m angry. He’s been allowed to take us down without even a chant against him ffs.
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Tomorrow’s gonna be a sad one ain’t it
at 19:15 12 Apr 2019

Even though we’ve known we’re going down for months, having it mathematically confirmed tomorrow is gonna be a sad realisation at full time.

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Of the 92 league teams, only 11 haven’t played at the new Wembley
at 17:10 9 Apr 2019

Us being one of them obviously



Fascinating that the Geordies have only played there’s because of Spurs away being at Wembley in recent years. Surprised at that for a big club like them. Bournemouth less so.
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Leeds
at 15:42 9 Apr 2019

Do you want them to go up or stay down? I’m not sure really with us playing them. I think it’ll be somewhat amusing if we denied them promotion but also abit hairy afterwards if there’s thousands of Leeds everywhere.

I assume they can’t catch the Scum so it’s really them or Sheffield United.

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Maybe it’s silly but..
at 15:37 9 Apr 2019

I can’t wait for next season. Not looked forward to one this much in years.

Seeing the youths, the football we are playing, having judge, all the new stadiums to visit and the atmosphere at games this season going into next, I just think it’s going to be great.

Sunderland are loving this year and they’re a far bigger club than us. So why can’t we?
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Brentford Wednesday then - who’s going?
at 01:25 9 Apr 2019

Some good pubs please people?

Me and my mate are doing an all day sesh as the last championship away game for (at least) a year.

Should be a cracking day
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Romford's racing preview - THE 2019 GRAND NATIONAL
at 13:19 6 Apr 2019

Friday’s racing was one I will look back on with huge fondness at the end of the season. It started with a 28/1 placer (Sternrubin) and peaked with back to back winners at 20/1 (Cadmium) and 5/2 (Champ). Cadmium’s win will certainly be a highlight of this season for me as he jumped round in front travelling powerfully before putting the race to bed before the famous Aintree Elbow. On to the National day now and I’ll emulate to follow the trend of the last three years with my horse finishing third, first and second. One For Arthur’s win is my favourite horse race and a rare four figure winner. Good luck to everyone playing today and let’s hope all 40 horses get round safely in the big one for the seventh year in succession.

1:45 - Gaskells Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)
SIRE DU BERLAIS (4/1) landed the gamble for me and many others in the Pertemps at Cheltenham hen remarkably getting up on the line when looking beaten at the top of the hill. He’s up 8lb but the claim of Jonjo O’Neill takes a chunk of that off and he has low mileage on the clock. If avoiding traffic in running after getting his customary flat spot, he should go very close with the long run after the last hurdle likely to suit. Aux Ptit Soins goes back handicapping and has a touch of class whilst Coolanly always had a reputation of one better than a handicapper. Burrows Park is a dour stayer and could run a huge race at a price for Charlie Deutsch. MIA’S STORM (16/1) oozes class but won’t appreciate any rain and comes here after a break of five months. She may need the run but must go close if the ground keeps drying and does have a good record when fresh. I can’t ignore her here at a whopping price with Skybet paying six places.

2:25 - Betway Mersey Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1)
Angels Breath was beaten a long way out in the Supreme after appearing to be outpaced previously at Kempton. The step up in trip for him will help but the suspicion for me is that he was beaten so far out at Cheltenham that an extra four furlongs will need to aid him significantly. One For Rosie has been consistent all season and will appreciate any ease in the going. BREWINUPASTORM (11/4) was a good fourth over this trip in the Ballymore and has improved with racing. He will cope with the ground and is mightily consistent. The 11/4 about him is very fair in an open renewal of this grade 1. Umbrigado might be three from three this season but this is the hardest task he has faced by a distance.

3:00 - Doom Bar Maghull Novices' Chase (Grade 1)
Aintree’s renewal of the Arkle for two mile novices has a very open look. Lalor cannot be trusted after two poor runs but has run very well here previously. He won a grade 1 at the meeting a year ago but was pulled up quickly after never travelling at Cheltenham. US AND THEM (3/1) picked off Clondaw castle for second in that race after the latter chased after the winner from a long way out and was left a sitting duck. Us And Them may have failed to win his last four races but those seconds have all come at a high level. He’s given the nod to win a weak grade 1 here with an each way saver bet to nothing on Clondaw Castle at 4/1 with Paddy Power offering an extremely generous 3 places.

3:40 - Ryanair Stayers Hurdle (Registered As The Liverpool Hurdle) (Grade 1)
If The Cap Fits steps up to three miles here and this has looked likely to suit as he’d been lacking the pace in sharper contests. He was kept fresh for this when swerving Cheltenham and must go well. The flat track will play to his strengths and I could see myself having a few quid on him if APPLES JADE (13/8) drifted. Gordon Elliott’s supermare ran poorly at Cheltenham but is said to have scoped dirty and looked imperious in her other starts this season. Arguably her best performance came here as a juvenile at this meeting many years ago and she could simply be far too good for them if back to her brilliant best. The money for her from 2/1 into 13/8 suggests there is some confidence in her returning to anywhere near her best which ought to win this. William Henry caused a shock when winning the Coral Cup at 40/1 but that was a handicap and he’d need to do more. Sam Spinner looked like his old self at Cheltenham but was disappointing in this race last season and I couldn’t back him with his quirks. Roksana won the Mares grade 1 at Cheltenham when Benie Des Dieux fell at the last when clear (breaking my heart in the process) and she was prepped for a big Spring campaign so should be wound up for this. Agrapart, Kilbricken Storm and Uknowhatimeanharry haven’t shown their form of old this season whilst Sykes faces a massive rise in class.

4:20 – Betway Handicap Chase (Grade 3)
KILDISART (7/1) was a gallant fourth in the JLT and drops back to handicapping here carrying top weight. He may be classy but does step up in trip which will put some off. However, it could also bring out further improvement for him which would make him tough to beat and, at the prices, it’s worth the punt in my view. Debece is on a hat-trick and loves this track but is somewhat short on what he’s achieved although is held in high regard by those associated with the yard and the vibes around hi are good. Theatre Territory is surely overpriced as an each way proposition for one of his consistent nature (albeit failing to win each time) and Touch Kick needs to bounce back from a disappointing run when mid-field in the Kim Muir. Mister Malarky is a talent and likely won’t be handicapping next season.

5:15 - Randox Health Grand National Handicap Chase (Grade 3)
Here we go then! It’s the 2019 National and, like last year, I’m going to write a small bit about each horse before giving my prediction for the race. In card order:
1) Annibale Fly (16/1) – Has the burden of top weight but comes here after a running on second in the Gold Cup. Classy. Fourth in the race last year. Jumps. Stays. Bold bid expected. My rating out of 10 = 7.5
2) Valtor (100/1) – Pulled up last time after winning well on UK debut at Ascot. Failed to stay 3m 6f in France so tough ask here. 4
3) Tiger Roll (9/2) – Won this last year. Four time Cheltenham Festival winner. Good jumper for a small horse. Nearly caught on the line last year in this but looks a far better horse this season and he bids to emulate the great Red Rum. Must go close. 9
4) Outlander (100/1) – Sold on Thursday. Struggling in top class racing in Ireland. 11st 4lb for one on the downgrade like him makes him poorly handicapped unless bouncing back. Big ask. 3
5) Don Poli (125/1) – One time Gold Cup favourite in his heyday. Suspicion he’s gone at the game. Sold on Thurday to new connections for this. Be a surprise to see him bounce back here. 4
6) Go Conquer (50/1) – Admirable sort. Career best last time at Doncaster. Huge step up in trip. Will he stay? I think not. 5
7) Mala Beach (80/1) – Wants a downpour. Expected to stay by connnections but big step up in trip here and probably lacks a touch of class to win off 11st 2lb. 4
8) Minella Rocco (50/1) – Loves drying ground. Stays all day. Classy at his best. First time without cheekpieces or tongue tie today. Will it work? Lively outsider. 7.5
9) Lake View Lad (16/1) – Strong stayer this season with this marathon test likely to suit. Good prep at Cheltenham latest. Go well. 7
10) Pleasant Company (16/1) - Aimed at this since second last year. Shown nothing since. Will jump around in front and could run a big one again if getting into the same rhythm as last year. 6
11) Ballyoptic (50/1) – Flat track seems more up his street. Capable at his best. Should stay. Not a fluent jumper. Failed to get round in the Becher in December and his jumping frailties are a concern for this. 5
12) Dounikos (28/1) – Bounced back to his best last time. Stays strongly and this should suit. If jumping round, lively outsider. 6
13) Rathvinden (10/1) – Oozes class. Carries just 11st and is 5lb well in officially after winning a grade 3 as his prep for this. Travelled superbly and stayed every yard in the 2018 four miler. Jumping has improved this season. My winner. 10
14) One For Arthur (28/1) – Gave me my biggest ever win in this in 2017. Stayed strongly then. Injury worries since. Unseated both starts this season. Can’t ignore him at a huge price. 7
15) Rock The Kasbah (16/1) – Money coming for him this morning. Strong stayer with a touch of class at his best. Down the weights carrying 10st 13lb. Jumps soundly. 6
16) Warriors Tale (125/1) – Couldn’t fancy him over this trip. Surely won’t stay and probably not good enough anyway. Ignore. 2
17) Regal Encore (80/1) – Inconsistent. Goes well when having a good day but not a reliable betting proposition and up another 4lbs here. 5
18) Magic Of light (125/1) – Decent Mare. Has a good turn of foot but never looked like a stayer and this is a different proposition entirely. Hard to fancy. 4
19) A Toi Phil (80/1) – Ran on well for fifth in the Pertemps. Major step up in trip and career best needed to figure. 5
20) Jury Duty (16/1) – Won the USA Grand National last year over shorter. Stays all day. Big race trainer and has been aimed at this. 7
21) Noble Endeavor (66/1) – Consistent horse who should stay. Not had a lot of racing in recent years and entitled to improve again from his last run. 6
22) Monbeg Notorious (80/1) – Talented at his best but doubtful stayer here. Wants rain. 4
23) Ramses De Teilee (28/1) – 5lb well in. Good jumper off the front. Somewhat one paced but stays all day and this could be right up his street. Each way chances. 7.5
24) Tea For Two (40/1) – Down the handicap. Won a grade 1 at this meeting in 2017 at his best but poor this season. Hard to fancy. 5
25) Just A Par (150/1) – Ran well for a long way after an absence last time over these fences in December. 12 year old may be past his bets but deserves his crack at National Glory. Seen worse 100/1 shots. 5
26) Step Back (28/1) – Well thought of by connections. Roued a decent field at Sandown. Well held since. Mark blown? 5
27) Ultragold (66/1) – Likes these fences. Should go well for long way. Stamina doubts. 5
28) Blow By Blow (125/1) – Looked a good novice hurdler last season but has been poor this season. Needs to improve on even his best form. 3
29) Up For Review (50/1) – Travelled powerfully at Cheltenham before fading. Massive step up in trip. Needs more. 5
30) Singlefarmpayment (66/1) – Rogue. Hates winning. The Aintree elbow won’t suit as he will need to be played very late if in contention. Not for me. 3
31) Vieux Lion Rouge (66/1) – Two dissapointments latest. Does tend to go well over these obstacles. Ninth last year. 5
32) Valsuer Lido (100/1) – Past his best. Unlikely to stay. Very classy in his pomp but that was three years ago and he’s thoroughly exposed. 3
33) Vintage Clouds (16/1) – Lively off just 10st 4lb. Will stay better than most. Jumps well. Big chance. 7
34) General Principle (50/1) – Still slightly unknown. Gets a chance here and has a decent weight to go well. Interesting. 6
35) Livelovelaugh (33/1) – Significant money for this outsider overnight. Hope is that the trip will eek out more improvement. Others have more obvious chances. 4
36) Walk in the Mill (28/1) – Looked a decent stayer when winning the Becher. 7lb rise for that. Back up in trip here after two small events. Can go well. 5
37) Folsom Blue (80/1) – Stays all day. Placed in this before. Surely won’t win but could place again if getting a clear round. 6
38) Captain Redbeard (80/1) – Needs to improve. Not at his best over these fences previously and fell early last year. Still an interesting one at a huge price. 5
39) Bless The Wings (80/1) – Admirable 14 year old with his own following. Third last year. Made an error at Cheltenham last time to effectively end his chance but ran well enough here in December. 5
40) Joe Farrell (20/1) – Scottish National winner. Will stay this trip. Due to go up 3lb. Good reappearance latest. Big chance. 8



Prediction:
Joe Farrell sneaks in here off bottom weight and is due to go up 3lb. He will stay all day and should run a big race after a nice reappearance. Tiger Roll looks to emulate Red Rum and win back to back Nationals. He was superb previously at Cheltenham and is capable of winning this again. Jury Duty should relish this test of stamina whilst Lake View Lad and Vintage Clouds placed in the Ultima last time and are closely matched. Step Back is improving and will enjoy this type of race whilst previous winner One For Arthur tries to complete for the first time since winning this two years ago. Rock The Kasbah and Annibale Fly are respected with a small bet for myself o the former. My main bet for this is RATHVINDEN (10/1) who is a certain stayer after winning the four miler impressively last season. He’s well in with the handicapper and has an obvious chance. I fancy him to dethrone the Tiger in a fascinating renewal of 2019 Grand National.
1 – Rathvinden 10/1
2 – Tiger Roll 9/2
3 – Rock The Kasbah 16/1
4 – Joe Farrell 20/1
5 – One For Arthur 28/1

6:20 - Pinsent Masons Handicap Hurdle (Conditional Jockeys And Amateur Riders)
This race is wide open to end the meeting. Scheau Time has been backed overnight into favourite but was last of nine last time and I don’t fancy him at all. Flashing Glance is consistent but this is his toughest test to date. The nod instead goes to smart flat performer LORD YEATS (15/2) who hasn’t done a lot wrong since switching to hurdling and deserves a crack at this bigger prize.

Bets:
1:45 – Sire Du Berlais 4/1 & Mia’s Strom 16/1 (each way)
2:25 – Brewinupastorm 11/4
3:00 – Us And Them 3/1 & Clondaw Castle 4/1 (each way saver bet)
3:40 – Apples Jade 13/8
4:20 – Kildisart 7/1
5:15:
- Rathvinden 14/1 (each way antepost)
- Tiger Roll 5/1
- Joe Farrell 20/1 (each way)
- Rock The Kasbah 28/1 (small each way bet)
- One For Arthur (small each way bet)
6:20 – Lord Yeats 15/2
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Romford's racing preview - Aintree Festival 2019 - Day 2
at 13:17 5 Apr 2019

Of the opening seven races of the Aintree Festival extravaganza, I managed to find six second place finishes but not a single winner. Whilst a couple of them were placers at double-figure odds, a winner or two would’ve gone down nicely. Still.. we march on!

1:45 - Merseyrail Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)
STERNRUBIN (25/1) each way is a very fair opening bet with Skybet opening their second day betting frenzy with six places on offer. He’s an experienced but consistent type for these handicaps and ran well last time for a long way at Cheltenham before fading for sixth. That race (County Hurdle) was a better one than this and he should run a bold race here again. Carnadier and BRIO CONTI (7/1) were fifth and fourth in the Coral Cup last time at Cheltenhma with the latter travelling strongly throughout. If that race hasn’t left its mark, a competitive run can be expected here. Esprit Du large has plenty of scope for improvement after just three runs and should go well in handicap company.

2:20 - Betway Top Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1)
Supreme Novices fifth and sixth Felix Desjy and Aramon go again here with the latter expected to go closer back on a tighter, flatter track. ITCHY FEET (7/2) was third in the race and this similar ground gives him the edge. Rouge Vif may be the second string for the yard but rates as a danger to the selection whilst Southfield Stone broke the Kempton track record last time when causing a shock in the Dovecote. Precious Cargo has won both starts this season and looked progressive when winning easily at Kelso last time.

2:50 - Betway Mildmay Novices' Chase (Grade 1)
TOPOFTHEGAME (NAP at 4/5) vs Lostintranslation looks a high quality head to head with the RSA Chase winner getting the confident nod. He looks to be a classy type and showed a decent turn of foot for a three mile chaser when winning at Cheltenham. The step up in trip should suit Lostintranslation but even over two miles four furlongs in the JLT behind Defi De Seuill, he looked very one paced. He looks an out and out stayer whereas the selection looks to be a horse with star quality. Chris’ Dream has run well on all three starts this season whilst Top Ville Ben is talented but jumps worryingly and does show a major weakness there. In a race of this nature, his jumping surely won’t hold up. Mr Whipped showed talent over hurdles last season but will need to improve to beat the front two in the market.

3:25 – JLT Chase (Registered As The Melling Chase) (Grade 1)
This ultra-competitive grade 1 had the potential last week of seeing the top two rated chasers in Cyrname and Altior take each other on before both sidestepped the contest. Instead, some good horses will go against each other with last year’s winner Politologue expected to go well. He gave Altior a fright at Cheltenham before the champion proved too good. He beat Min last year after a thrilling battle and both are closely matched on their best form. WAITING PATIENTLY (2/1) has always had big things expected of him with his trainer arguably hindering his process with her strange race-planning for the star horse of the North. That being said, he gets a real chance here to win another grade 1. He gets his ground and the flat track suits perfectly so he gets the tentative nod to win the 2019 Melling Chase.

4:05 - Randox Health Topham Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (National Course)
The money here has been for one horse - Call it Magic. He was fourth over these obstacles in the Becher in December and this appears to have been the plan since. Has he been plotted? The money suggests so. Flying Angel has run well here before and has dropped down the weights. JANIKA (7/1) is a horse I’ve backed on all three of his starts this year. He’s up another 6lbs for yet another defeat but has been running well each time and looks set to be a graded horse next season. Nicky Henderson knows how to train a winner of this and Janika may finally get his head in front like he deserves. Adrien Du Pont often travels strongly before finding little and I don’t think the long Aintree run in on the National Course will suit. He does have a touch of class though. My second bet in this is CADMIUMV (20/1) who’s gone well in better races than handicaps this season and may be well treated off 11st 2lb. Double Shuffle and San Benedeto are classy types but they could be in the grip of the handicapper today.

4:40 - Doom Bar Sefton Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1)
Dallas Des Pictons was backed by me for this last week when I expected CHAMP (11/4) not to run. Instead the Martin Pipe runner-up has to take on Grade 1 winner and Ballymore second Champ and I expect the Nicky Henderson inmate to have a touch too much class. If staying the trip, on this tight track with no Cheltenham hill to beat him, he could quicken away from Gordon Elliott’s challenger. Emitom carries a big reputation and could be anything but this is his first major test. As you’d hope for a grade 1 contest, this is a very hot renewal of the Sefton.

5:15 - Weatherbys Racing Bank Standard Open NH Flat Race (Grade 2)
McFabulous won well last time and is a talent but is closely mathed with stablemate Master Debonair who himself was too keen when beaten in the Champion Bumper. Dewcup makes the trip from Ireland and has Ruby Walsh on board. SANTA ROSSA (7/2) takes on the boys and won well last time to remain unbeaten. With her allowance, she sets a decen standard and could be hard to beat. After just two runs, she has plenty of scope for improvement and looked green enough last time.

Bets:
1:45 – Brio Conti 7/1 (each way) & Sternrubin 25/1 (each way)
2:20 – Itchy Feet 7/2
2:50 – Topofthegame (NAP) 4/5
3:25 – Waiting Patiently 15/8
4:05 – Janika 7/1 (each way) & Cadmium (20/1)
4:40 – Champ 11/4
5:15 – Santa Rossa 7/2
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at 22:55 4 Apr 2019

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Romford's racing preview - Aintree Festival 2019 - Day 1
at 20:24 3 Apr 2019

After the highs and lows of Cheltenham, we barely have time to catch our breath before soaring into the Grand National meeting for 2019. The famous steeplechase on Saturday is accompanied by three days of top class racing – starting with Thursday’s top class card.

1:45 - Devenish Manifesto Novices' Chase (Grade 1)
The meeting kicks off in style with a grade 1 over 2m 4f for novice chasers. Glen Rocco unseated at Cheltenham when fancied for a below-par Arkle. He was progressive before that and had beaten Kalashnikov easily with that rival reopposing today. The Supreme Novices Hurdle winner will relish this step up in trip and should go well. Mengli Khan ran his consistent race as usual at Cheltenham over this distance in the JLT but this is tougher. The star name in the field is undoubtedly LA BAGUE AU ROI (7/4 - NAP) who beat a super field in the Kauto Star Novice Chase on Boxing Day with RSA Chase winner and runner-up Topofthegame and Santini finishing behind her that day. She’s unbeaten over fences and is fresh for this after skipping Cheltenham. I make her the best bet of the day – if not the week.

2:20 - Doom Bar Anniversary 4-Y-O Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 1)
Pentland Hills won a marred renewal of the Triumph Hurdle and is two from two in this discipline since his switch from the flat. He stayed strongly up the hill at Cheltenham to win that day but this likely quicker surface may not suit. BAND OF OUTLAWS (15/8) ran in the handicap for juveniles at Cheltenham and showed a super turn of foot to win in the style of a very good horse. He picked up extremely well that day and had been hampered turning in too. He represents a strong hand here for Joseph O’Brien who also runs Fakir D’Oudaries who was fifth in the Supreme Novices Hurdle on testing ground. He had previously won well at Cheltenham and should go well. Fanfan De Seuill and Adjali are best of the rest in a good renewal of this contest.

2:50 - Betway Bowl Chase (Grade 1)
The ground perhaps went against King George hero CLAN DES OBEUAX (5/2) in the Gold Cup with his trainer stating afterwards he knew his charge wouldn’t stay 3m 2f with a stiff finish. This three mile contest on a flat track should suit much more and he is taken to win here. Kemboy fell at the first in the Gold Cup after looking like an improver when winning previously and is still relatively fresh. Bristol De Mai finished ahead of the selection in this last year but seems best fresh and the quick turnaround might not be quite to his liking. Road To Respect ran a solid race in the Ryanair but is yet to win this season and may be best watched. Elegant Escape will surely lack the pace for this and Balko Des Flos is struggling to find the same form that saw him win the 2018 renewals of the Galway Plate and Ryanair chase.

3:25 - Betway Aintree Hurdle (Grade 1)
BUVEUR D’AIR (10/11) fell when attempting his third Champion Hurdle but had looked seriously impressive at times this season. His win over Samcro wasn’t franked but was excellent to the eye before he was undercooked when beaten on Boxing Day. He bounced back to win before that aforementioned fall at Cheltenham. Up in trip here, I expect him to win. Faugheen travelled well in the Stayers before perhaps tiring late to finish third whilst Melon ran his best race this season to finish second in the Champion Hurdle for the second year running. Supasundae was disappointing last time whilst Summerville Boy is clearly talented but has questions to answer. He may need the run here after an injury. Verdana Blue rates the main danger as she gets her ground and was the mare to beat the favourite on Boxing Day. Whilst she beat him then, he will be fitter for this according to the trainer and can reverse that form.

4:05 - Randox Health Foxhunters' Open Hunters' Chase (National Course)
ROAD TO ROME (7/2) travelled like a monster through the first three miles in the Foxhunters at Cheltenham before struggling up the hill. He went hard off the front that day and gave the strong impression that a step back in trip will suit. The money for him today (Wednesday) suggests he’s well fancied and I just can’t ignore him. Krushlinin, Ucello Conti, Wonderful Charm and Road to Riches are all past their best but capable whilst Mr Mix is consistent but quirky. My second selection is BURNING AMBITION (11/2) who I was all over for Cheltenham’s Foxhunters in 2018 but he patently failed to stay up the hill. This race looks sure to suit and I’m confident my two darts at this will go close.

4:40 - Close Brothers Red Rum Handicap Chase (Grade 3)
Eamon An Cnoic has been backed for this like he’s the proverbial good thing and the confidence suggests a huge run is expected. He will relish this ground and comes here after travelling well for a long way at Cheltenham in the Plate. Theinval is another who will likely get his ground but may find one or two too good as is often the way with him. Brelan D’As and Forest Bihan step up in trip from the Grand Annual and both are likeable sorts who will run their race. The nod instead goes to one of my favourite horses in training – LADY BUTTONS (8/1). Alan Kirby’s charge comes into this after a good run in the Mares Hurdle and the larger obstacles will suit her as she’s a strong jumper. Her mark of 149 is more than fair and she may be slightly too good for these.

5:15 - Goffs UK Nickel Coin Mares' Standard Open NH Flat Race (Grade 2) (NH MOPS Bonus Race)
I’ve heard good things about DAYLIGHT KATIE (12/1) for this concluding Mares Bumper. She hasn’t shown too much but is said to have improved recently and has been aimed at this after winning last time out with her connections unsure as to how good she actually is. At 12/1, it’s certainly worth a punt to find out! The Glancing Queen ran a good race in the Champion Bumper for fifth and has the form to run well here back against her own sex. My second bet for the race is the Henry De Bromhead mare MINELLA MELODY (7/2) who won with plenty of ease on her debut with big things hoped for next season with her.

Day 1 bets:
1:45 - LA BAGUE AU ROI @ 7/4
2:20 – BAND OF OUTLAWS @ 15/8
2:50 – CLAN DES OBEUAX @ 5/2
3:25 – BUVEUR D’AIR @ 10/11
4:05 – ROAD TO ROME @ 7/2 & BURNING AMBITION @ 11/2
4:40 - LADY BUTTONS @ 8/1 (each way)
5:15 – DAYLIGHT KATIE @ 12/1 (each way) & MINELLA MELODY @ 7/2
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A truly horrible thought
at 22:49 30 Mar 2019

Assuming the Scum don’t manage to f**k it up, am I right in thinking we’d definitely play their under 21s next season in the Johnstone Paint Checkatrade nonsense competition? Because it’s regionalised.

Anyone know if there’s a chance we wouldn’t play them? Because that’s a horrific thought.
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Has anyone seen the story on BBC today about the woman who feels no pain?
at 16:45 28 Mar 2019

I’m not sure how I feel about the idea of not feeling pain. In theory, it’s great. But not knowing if you’re on fire or something wouldn’t be ideal


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-47719718
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Democracy or the right decision? What’s more important?
at 14:36 28 Mar 2019

I voted leave. I was taken in by their lies (money reasons and law reasons were my two reasons for voting this way). I think both sides campaigns were awful and neither massively convinced me either way. Anyway.. I voted leave. Probably should’ve voted remain. I believe the government have totally ballsed it up and anyone voting Tory in the next election after this must just blindly follow them like they’re a football team they support.

Now.. if there was a second referendum, despite thinking I ought to have voted remain, I wouldn’t vote. Because whether I regret my vote or not, ‘leave’ democratically won the vote. Having a second referendum because the surprising result happened and the government have fooked it up is surely making a mockery of the voting system. If ‘remain’ had won, there wouldn’t have been a second one. So why should there be one because it went the way the government didn’t expect and haven’t been able to handle? For me, voting to remain would be voting to ignore the original democratic wishes of the country which is worse than leaving the EU now.
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Dusseldorf friendly looking possible again
at 13:45 28 Mar 2019

Away pre season in Germany
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Connor McGregor just tweeted he’s retiring
at 07:24 26 Mar 2019

Surely not. He literally said on the Jimmy Fallon chatshow hours ago that he’s likely to be fighting next in July.

And now, just like in 2016, randomly tweets that he’s retiring.

I don’t believe him. Albeit he’s one of my favourite sportsmen on the planet for entertainment value, he does love a random publicity stunt. And this is surely one of those.
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Phil FAO
at 22:54 22 Mar 2019

Why do I keep getting pop ups on iPhone on every thread I click on taking me to a rewards page for loyalty via Facebook and Boots.

Literally every thread.

Deleted cache cookies history etc but it’s onlu on TWTD. All day today
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Fraser Robertson RIP
at 20:54 20 Mar 2019

Watched him on Sky Sports News for many years.

47 is no age
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The Fire Brigade have the ump with Peppa Pig now
at 16:37 19 Mar 2019

For using the word ‘fireman’. What a world we live in.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/47625991

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‘Sam Smith comes out as non-binary’
at 15:51 18 Mar 2019

It’s baffling this stuff makes the national news.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-47612616
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