Watching the Dublin-Mayo game, I sat between a guy with the strongest, True Blue Jackeen
accent you'd ever hear and a man who spent his schooldays in Derry but was over from London - and sounded a bit like Liam Neeson attempting a Ray Winstone impersonation.
"Both Huarache Madison and Jackeen
Flyer will be bad results for us, and both look to have been expertly readied for the competition having had multiple trials at the track.
Not in my book, but then I'm a thick Mick, oiwnseach (Gaelic female fool), a culchie (village idiot) - not to be confused with a jackeen
(a city wide boy).
You see I live in Donegal but I'm a true Blue Jackeen
reared on the banks of the River Liffey.
Hayley Keightley is planning a strong Jacket challenge, with her Huarache Madison posting 33.55sec and ante-post gamble Jackeen
Flyer 33.93sec, while Roxholme Chris showed no ill-effects from a Nottingham Monday tumble when beating Hollylake Fly by three-parts of a length in 33.62sec.
may get caught a couple of times with a rubbish spectacle, but he won't keep coming back.
He lives in a flat, a very small flat, he's a Jackeen
Keightley was also pleased with trial efforts of recent kennel arrivals Huarache Madison (29.79sec, +30 for 500m) and Jackeen
Flyer, who was beaten just under a length by highlyregarded kennelmate Forest West in 29.72sec.
And then hhe starred as the rascal Flurry Knox in the Irish RM alongside the splendidly stuffy Jackeen
Peter Bowles as a long- suffering magistrate forever foxed by culchie Murray.
Golden Jacket Ladbrokes (714m Crayford, final February 27): 12 Jackeen
Flyer, Keplar Nine, Rubys Rascal, 14 Roswell Romanov, 16 Huarache Madison, Jaytee Patriot, Jovial Monk, Russelena Reggie, 20 Airmount Tess, Ballydoyle Maura, Goldies Hotspur, Yaha More Pints, 25 bar (e-w 1/4 1,2,3,4; others on request).
So tonight Dublin's 515 take their jackeen
selves down to Kelly's on Bridge Street for a night of clubbing delights.
FLYER, a 750 yards winner at Shelbourne on Irish Derby final night last September, is now one of three 12-1 co-favourites with the sponsor for the Ladbrokes Golden Jacket at Crayford next month, the dates for which were confirmed yesterday, writes Jonathan Kay.