Have you got your hat ready? No?
Then you cannot be heading for Ascot next week. The royal meeting that has given us so many excellent races in recent years gets underway in Berkshire on Tuesday and I am not alone in looking forward to some top quality racing and some winners.
You'll be able to watch much of the action on Channel 4.
Blanks were fired today, Friday the 13th! But then I did take on some favourites and sometimes you can come unstuck doing that. But where's the fun in always backing the favourite? Sometimes favourites . . .
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