As I write, Riot has been beaten a neck but Elarqam, a 2/1 tip, has won at Sandown Park.
Racing lost one of its biggest figures today. John McCririck died at the age of 79 after an 18 month long illness. The last time I saw him he already looked poorly and it was only his devoted wife who kept him going to the races as long as he did.
While his latter days on Channel 4 racing were shaky, there can be no disputing that he had for many years made racing a much more popular sport with . . .
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