I returned with the articles in time to hear the Cockney hinting broadly that there was a mystery about him, that he might be a gentleman's son gone wrong or something or other; also, that he was a remittance man
and was paid to keep away from England--"p'yed
Miles might have found space to evoke the writing that made Burroughs more than just another slumming remittance man
The Melling lacks a bit of class this time - this, after all, is a race which besides Sprinter Sacre boasts Remittance Man
, Viking Flagship, Direct Route, Moscow Flyer and Master Minded among its past winners - but Module and Rajdhani Express both ran the races of their lives at Cheltenham, while on his going days Ballynagour has given the impression he could well be a match for the best chasers in the land.
Henderson has trained some of jump racing's greatest names, including Cheltenham heroes Long Run, Bobs Worth, Binocular and Remittance Man
- but the most successful handler in Festival history is convinced Sprinter Sacre is the best of the lot.
His victory yesterday, which gave Henderson a third Queen Mother win following Remittance Man
and Finian's Rainbow, was officially rated by the British Horseracing Authority's handicapper John de Moraville at 188, 2lb higher than Master Minded five years ago and just 2lb short of Kauto Star, the highest-rated horse in the history of the jump classifications.
Queen Mother and Arkle winner Remittance Man
actually took this very race back in 1990, as well as following up in the Wayward Lad.
But the Seven Barrows yard have been responsible for three previous winners of this race, including one that I rode - Remittance Man
, and he assures me the horse's preparation could not have gone any better.
Ultimately a remittance man
, the payee of brother Graham, Herbert was indebted to him, too, for parcels of his cast-off socks, vests, and underpants, such hand-out hand-me-downs being despatched along with an exasperated, 'I wish he'd shoot himself.
Henderson, successful in the Arkle with Remittance Man
(1991), Travado (1993) and Tiutchev (2000), also has the mare Nadiya De La Vega and French import Surfing among his possibles.
When the picture was taken I had been drinking very heavily for the last five six years, and I have been reduced to earning my living as a remittance man
The gelding went on to win three more races over hurdles, notably the Philip Cornes Saddle of Gold Hurdle Final at Newbury where he beat Remittance Man
by 12 lengths.
Henderson, winner of the race previously with Remittance Man
(1991) and Travado (1993), was making amends for the disappointments of the first race when Leading Light had to be withdrawn and Dusk Duel was unplaced.