The Jumping Game

April 13, 2018

The Jumping Game
Henrietta Knight, a retired racehorse trainer, will be signing her latest book The Jumping Game on Saturday 14th April 2018, at Mostly Books in Abingdon.

Later on in the day the Grand National will be run, and so I have looked at the 40 runners with an Abingdon Prism and chosen …

REGAL ENCORE – 28/1 – With the return of a cinema in Abingdon run by the Regal Evesham. The previous Abingdon cinema having been called Regal, this looks the most Abingdon horse to me.

Also ran …
The Jumping Game
GAS LINE BOY – 33/1 – The road closure in Bath Street while they put in a new Gas Line. Boy is that taking a long time!

VIEUX LION ROUGE – 28/1 – Translation in English is Old Red Lion, an old pub in the village of Drayton, only a mile from Abingdon.

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6 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. newcomer  |  April 14, 2018 at 10:15 am

    That’s The Touch-of-Death, backstreeter … Regal Encore is a non-runner.

  • 2. Daniel  |  April 14, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    Wouldn’t DELUSIONOFGRANDEUR be more appropriate, considering some of the people involved in the running of Abingdon…??

  • 3. John Monaghan  |  April 14, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    Why don’t you run for council then Daniel?

  • 4. Daniel  |  April 14, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    … because I don’t have DELUSIONOFGRANDEUR John. I also know my limitations and don’t think I would be able to do a good enough job.

  • 5. ppjs  |  April 14, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    How come that the winner came in at ten to one when the race didn’t start till quarter past five?

  • 6. oxfordmale  |  April 15, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    >>How come that the winner came in at ten to one when the >>race didn’t start till quarter past five?

    It looks like Doctor Who participated in the race. This time he went a bit too far with his cheating :-)

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