fools errand

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fool's′ er′rand

a completely absurd, pointless, or useless errand.
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Fools Errand can improve on his creditable second to Dook's Delight over three miles and three furlongs at Sedgefield last time to take the 'Boxing Day Comes Next' Handicap Chase.
Today's race is over an extra furlong and a half which will be in Fools Errand's favour and the 10-year-old looks worth an interest to go one better.
Richard Fahey took the staying handicap chase with Dook's Delight, who came right away after the last to score by eight lengths from Fools Errand.