But one expert yesterday backed the newcomer, saying Eddie's atrocious versifying is only matched by the infamous McGonagall
"Dumbledore is, in some ways, the ideal father figure, while Minerva McGonagall
stands for the ideal mother."
composed Lines, In Praise of the Royal Marriage in 1893 to celebrate the future King George V's wedding to Princess Mary of Teck.
Ortensia, Wizz Kid and Bated Breath are vying for favouritism at around 5-1, and Wizz Kid is another facing old foes, as the French flyer beat Stepper Point (second), Hamish McGonagall
(third) and Prohibit (seventh) at Chantilly last time.
IRECALL talking to Tim Easterby at last year's Plate meeting and he could not help but vent his frustration over Hamish McGonagall
's failure to add to his successful threeyear-old campaign.
Ron Harris's son of Pivotal was a winner over course and distance 13 days ago, beating Hamish McGonagall
by half a length.
is fancied to strike a blow for Tim Easter by in the ever-competitive Betfair Sprint at York.
An all-star cast is being lined up to record the rants of William Topaz McGonagall
- known as the Bard of Dundee.
3.45 Newmarket Sporting (50:30:20:10) 14-17 Mayson, 10-13 Definightly, Hamish McGonagall
, 9-12 Margot Did, 8-11 Eton Rifles, 6-8 Jonny Mudball, Inxile, 5-7 Caledonia Lady, Temple Meads, 4-6 Stepper Point, Night Carnation, Spirit Quartz, 3-5 Move In Time, Elusivity, 1-3 Astrophysical Jet, Foxy Music.
Earlier on the card HAMISH McGONAGALL
(2.45) can build on his already impressive track record in the race he won last year.
ALL THE SELECTIONS ASCOT NEWSBOY 2.15 HIERARCH, 2.50 MEZENAH, 3.25 BAJAN TRYST, 4.00 SOPRANIST, 4.35 GREYLAMI, 5.10 MANDURAH BOUVERIE 2.15 HIERARCH, 2.50 MEZENAH, 3.25 BAJAN TRYST, 4.00 SHAMALI (NAP), 4.35 NIGHT CRESCENDO, 5.10 HAMISH MCGONAGALL
DOUBLE: SHAMALI and SPEED DATING (5.20 Carlisle) NORTHERN CORRESPONDENT: 4.00 JUST LILLE, 4.35 OVERRULE, 5.10 HAMISH MCGONAGALL
TOPSPOT: 2.50 MEZENAH SPEEDHORSE: 4.00 SHAMALI
It was over the course and distance that City Dancer ran a blinder on her first outing for Berry when third to Spin Cycle and Cheveton, with Hamish McGonagall
, who renews rivalry, breathing down her neck in fourth.