Uttotexter didn't pass their inspection, a pity, so today I have:
200 Ascot Kadara
205 Doncaster DIamant Noir
235 Ascot Le Roi Migeul
315 Doncaster Magical Balliwick ( you may recall earlier win with this beast this month)
Jonathan Rendall writes an amusing piece in this morning's Times on gambling and is correct about the unlikely and unexpected beauty that can be found at a racecourse on an otherwise dreary afternoon. The intellectual challenge seems to me the point,. I made some remarks on online poker a while back, and it seems to me that, while conventional poker has a lot to offer and I wouldn't mind a game, though I haven't seriously played since the Junior Common Room of Eliot College twenty five or more years ago, even the real game, with fifty-two cards cannot match the subtle variables of a horse race: going, form, jockey, trainer, parentage to name but a few, plus the fact that a race will never be contested by the same field as in a previous season. I hear of some chaps in Hong Kong (inevitably) who were using a computer model to try to forecast the results of races. their model had something like over 300 variables when they stopped counting.