Frisby Folly after victory in the Festival Stayers at the Stow, with Harry Crapper
(left) and Roy Brookes (right)
In 2001, Frisby Folly struck gold for the Brookes family and trainer Harry Crapper
in the St Leger final at Wimbledon.
Trainer Harry Crapper
had thought that a neck injury would rule her out of an end-of-year campaign, but the Sheffield handler said yesterday: "She's responded brilliantly to treatment, so much so that the plan is to gallop her on Wednesday and, if that goes well, enter her for Monmore which closes the same day.
However, trainer Harry Crapper
yesterday advised punters to hold all bets so far as the bitches' Classic is concerned.
Thomastrumpsrivals Red and yellow scarves were in fashion at the races yesterday, worn by supporters of thomas crapper
, who carried those same colours to success in the 2m novice hurdle.
AROUND THE COURSES THOMAS CRAPPER
, who has built up a big fan club over the years - partly owing to his being a Cheltenham Festival regular, partly due to his name - makes his seasonal reappearance today in Warwick's PS40,000 All Cheltenham Live On Racing UK Warwick Castle Handicap Chase (3.
30) has a terriic record at Ascot and is fancied to get the better of the useful omas Crapper
in the novices' chase.
Market leaders Thomas Crapper
, second over hurdles here in 2014, and last-timeout Cheltenham scorer Generous Ransom head along shortlist, with Horizontal Speed and Cocktails At Dawn also likely dangers.
Robin Dickin's THOMAS CRAPPER
can finally get his head in front over fences in the finale, the CHAPS Restaurants Barbados Novices' Handicap Chase (5.
Vibrato Valtat beat Thomas Crapper
on his first start over the bigger obstacles in a rather cheeky way and has since scored twice from his next three starts while Top Gamble probably represents the best chance Richard Lee has had for many years in adding to his two previous Festival successes.
6 on the Richter scale devastates Los Angeles in the USA, killing more than 20 BORN MUHAMMAD Ali, boxing champion, 1942, above AL Capone, American gangster, 1899 VIDAL Sassoon, hairdressser, 1928 DIED BOBBY Fischer, chess champion, 2008 RUTHERFORD B Hayes, US president, 1893 THOMAS Crapper
, toilet flush inventor, 1910
Brian Hughes had the John Ferguson-trained fiveyear-old just off the pace set by the more experienced Thomas Crapper
before taking closer order in the straight.