Is it possible…
… to dislike a day before you’ve pulled your chair up to the table for breakfast?
I say perfectly possible if you have two kids who fetch up shouting at you (a not necessarily pleasant change from bawling at each other) before the 8 a.m. start at school. There are many advantages to this early start, but it can be desperate for the parent tasked with getting them out the door on time.
The Today programme let me down big style too. I listen to them between 7 – 7.40, mainly for 5 seconds of racing tips, so when the 5 seconds @ 7.30 consisted of a repetition of yesterday’s losing tips I could have laid on the lino (my kitchen is a unreconstructed devotion to Schreiber in the 70s) and wailed like the kids. That error has messed up the whole routine! I have been forced to return to the kitchen @ 8.30 to hear if Arno realised his mistake. He did, and quipped that even when they are predicting yesterday’s racing they can’t give us winners. I did not find that amusing. I don’t like the actual tips for today either:
we have Criquette Head-Marek’s Special Duty, but in that race I prefer Brian Meehan’s Lady of the Desert and the other was Showcasing, but I prefer Godolphin’s Poet’s Voice. I also am very keen on Rio de la Plata this afternoon in a race where Confront is going to go off hot favourite.
Somedays you just have to feck a bet together and get on with your life (hoping things improve…) because straining the brain over some things just isn’t worth it.
Newmarket Lucky 15
2.30 Lady of the Desert
1.55 Rio de la Plata
3.05 Poet’s Voice
P.S. Listening to the Today programme for more than 30 minutes or so has been a profoundly depressing start to the day:- drought in East Africa forcing owners to carry their too weak to walk goats to slaughter, thousands dead in the earthquake, a man killed by a German GP prescribing 10x the dose of a painkiller, a wicked paedophile woman refusing to give the names of her victims (all under 3). 😦