Back in the days of exotic tipples with such names as Calcavella
, Rhenish, Malaga and Marsalah came in bottles mostly lacking paper labels to tell you which was which, households had their own sets of nametags for use every time new supplies arrived.
Older horses Bertoliver 5 g Bertolini - Calcavella
674665- Unfortunately, the handicapper hasn't dropped his turf mark as well as his all-weather mark.
Once again, the names on the silver tickets are delightful and here are one or two of them: 'Sercial', 'Sweet wine', 'Shrub', 'Hollands', 'Calcavella
', and so on.
FORECAST: 5-1 Oscar Pepper, 6-1 Bold Raider, 7-1 Calcavella
, Basinet, 8-1 Golden Legend, 10-1 Angel Hill, Samara Song, 12-1 others.
One such example runs in the second division of the Bet Direct `Today's Best Bets' Handicap (2.50) at Southwell today in the shape of Calcavella
And minutes later the photo-finish equipment confirmed the filly had indeed beaten 11-4 joint-favourite Calcavella
by a short head.
A 7-1 chance, Tipperary Sunset prevailed by a length and a quarter from Calcavella
, with Swynford Pleasure a neck further behind in third.
Smith, whose other roles in racing include presenting the Racing Channel and racecourse commentating, later admitted that he thought that the filly, who had held on by just a short head and the same from the strong-finishing pair Calcavella
and Golconda, had won by further, perhaps a head or more.