Churchill's Chief of Staff, the acidulous Field Marshal Lord Alanbrooke
, was not impressed by Alexander: he 'had no ideas of his own and always sought someone to lean on'.
By Field Marshal Lord Alanbrooke
(Weidenfeld and Nicolson, pounds 25).
Musselburgh 1.00 Island Music, 1.30 Tatiana Romanova, 2.35 Taste The Victory, 3.05 Alanbrooke
, 4.10 Nomoreblondes.
As these are all pretty exposed, there is no value in Alanbrooke
, so the two who come out of the hat are CONQUISTO and SPRING JIM.
And 20 years ago, she was pictured in the Gazette aged six getting a big kiss from her dad after his own parachute jump at Alanbrooke
SANDOWN: 2.20 Biniou, 2.50 Angel's Pursuit, 3.25 Pytheas, 4.00 Confront (nap), 4.35 Australia Day, 5.05 Alanbrooke
. WARWICK: 2.10 Cherry Belle, 2.40 Apostle Of Rome, 3.10 Double Moon, 3.45 Feelin Foxy, 4.20 New Leyf, 4.55 Kristallo, 5.25 Looks The Business.
Stepped up to a mile at Sandown last month, and still not looking fully wound up, he put up a most impressive performance to slam Ra Junior by two lengths with Mark Johnston's subsequent winner Alanbrooke
back in fifth.
In the procession walked four field-marshals (Alanbrooke
, Ironside, Montgomery and Slim), four admirals of the fleet and four marshals of the Royal Air Force.
Also on This Day: 1403: The Battle of Shrewsbury was fought by the Percys against Henry IV; 1883: Birth of Field Marshal Viscount Alanbrooke
; 1888: John Boyd Dunlop applied to patent a pneumatic tyre; 1949: Yorkshireman Brian Close became England's youngest Test cricketer playing v New Zealand at Old Trafford when he was aged 18 years and 149 days;1967: British cyclist Tommy Simpson died of exhaustion on Mount Ventoux after collapsing during the Tour de France; 1986: Prince Andrew married Lady Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey.
Mark Johnston is taken to saddle ALANBROOKE
to victory - the trainer's third in the past seven years - in the betfred.com Old Borough Cup (2.55).
NAOMI MATTHEW: 2.40 Zubova, 3.15 Sea Lord, 3.50 Strawberrydaiquiri (nap), 4.25 Alanbrooke
, 5.00 Fanjura, 5.35 Sarah Park.
HAYDOCK: 6.40 Garstang, 7.10 Black Snowflake, 7.45 Almuntaser, 8.15 Itlaaq, 8.50 Silent Oasis, 9.20 Tropical Bachelor SALISBURY: 6.30 Go Forth North, 7.00 Belated Silver, 7.35 St Jean Cap Ferrat, 8.05 Yer Woman, 8.40 Fyelehk, 9.10 Saharan Royal SANDOWN: 2.20 Biniou, 2.50 ANGEL'S PURSUIT (NAP), 3.25 Pytheas, 4.00 Confront, 4.35 Australia Day, 5.05 Alanbrooke
WARWICK: 2.10 Cherry Belle, 2.40 Apostle Of Rome, 3.10 Double Moon, 3.45 Feelin Foxy, 4.20 New Leyf, 4.55 Kristallo, 5.25 Looks The Business