I still miss the days when the Derby took place on a Wednesday in June. A day when the late Queen Mother would turn up, when the sun shone down on the Epsom Downs and my teacher, unbeknown to the headmistress, would turn the telly on and let the class watch the race.
No Queen Mum this year, obviously. No sunshine, sadly. Indeed the rain arrived earlier this week and some further showers are forecast between now and the off of the big race on Saturday.
It does mean the going at Epsom will be soft for the pre-cursor . . .
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