Britain is bathed in sunshine and as we sit one day away from Yorks two day Sky Bet meeting historic news emerges from the Knavesmire.
Gentleman will be able to just wear shirt and ties and jackets can stay at home. This is the modern world as Paul Weller exclaimed all those years ago and it seems the clerk of the course has listened to the pleas of sweltering male racegoers and relented. Last year during the savagely hot long Summer there was many a collapse in the heat from men wearing Black Suits and dark ties with buttons done up.
Now as many of you know I am considered by many at BetFan Towers as something of a fashion icon/spokesman, they say I look and dress like George Clooney (I can’t see it myself). When I see the state of Andy Bell, TGD and the Shrewd Tipster aka The Tartan Tipster Jimmy Welsh on course it takes the gloss off my status somewhat.
My advice is always wear a lighter if not white suit when racing in the Summer it will help avoid the old heat collapse which leaves you explaining to pals (it must be my tablets, when you know you aren’t on any tablets!)
After racing tomorrow we are promised the Beach Boys live a title itself rich in irony. The idea the guys can make it on stage unaided is pushing it never mind onto a surfboard but I’m sure it will be entertaining. Racing must adapt and seek out new audiences and the Summer Concert is certainly popular whether many who attend then go onto follow our great game day in day out is questionable but it can’t hurt. And as one of Jimmy Welsh’s heroes Phil Collins once said “No jacket required.”
Today sees lots of racing and then lots more tonight and on Stable Line Gold we’ve hit the books hard with our last three bets winning. Mick Quinn the man they called Sumo has at last got a decent horse again and though the price is nothing to Skype home about he can bag us some winnings the way he used to bag the goals in.
The horse is Refuse Collette and runs in the 5.35 at Yarmouth. Take the 4/5 with Bet365 because I think they are going to hammer this one.
So stay cool, join Stable Line Gold as we continue smashing the Books up and if you see a surf board near the Beach Boys dressing room, it isn’t theirs.
Back next Thursday.
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