Arrayed in superb raiment, with his opera hat
under his arm, he concluded his self- examination hopefully, awaited the arrival of Miss Podsnap, and talked small-talk with Mrs Lammle.
It was desperately hard and long work, easy as it may sound in description--especially when I had to hold on by the top of the wall, with my flat opera hat
(as we used to call it in those days) laid, as a guard, between my hand and the glass, while I cleared a way through the sharp bottle-ends for my other hand and my knees.
Raffles had lighted a candle, stuck (by its own grease) in the crown of an opera hat
, which he opened the moment the wick caught.
An opera hat
was pushed to the back of his head, and an evening dress shirt-front gleamed out through his open overcoat.
The Pat Walsh Memorial Hurdle at Gowran in October, the Opera Hat
Chase at Naas in February, and the Liss A Paoraigh EBF Flat Race at the 2016 Punchestown festival - which replaces the ITBA Fillies' Scheme Bumper - have all been upgraded.
THE classy Tarla should prove tough to beat on her seasonal debut in today's BBA Ireland Opera Hat
Mares Chase in Naas.
THE promising Buckers Bridge can return to form in the BBA Ireland Ltd Opera Hat
Novice Chase at Naas this afternoon.
In February, Kent will be donning her opera hat
- with her other company Opera International - to bring the Chisinau National Opera back to the Empire with Puccini's Tosca and Verdi's Nabucco.
Imperial Call was soon clear of Dorans Pride and the odds-on favourite Florida Pearl with the other runner Opera Hat
bringing up the rear.
Arthur Moore's 10-year-old had looked back to his best when easily beating Opera Hat
at Fairyhouse in January and was quoted at 14-1 to regain his crown by bookmakers William Hill.
Ridden for the first time by Paul Carberry, the 5-4 favourite hardly put a foot wrong to slam course specialist Opera Hat
by 15 lengths in a race that lost much of its interest with the absence of Danoli.
looks all set to hit a top note in today's Abbey Bridge Handicap Chase at Naas for the second year running.