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14 The Daily Telegraph Tuesday 28 July 2020 *** Sport Racing Marcus Armytage of the House of Commons, where the controvers­ial bill to outlaw hunting was receiving its last reading. Outside, in Parliament Square, there was a full-on riot between country folk and police. In order not to give their identities away and to distance themselves from the Barbour-clad rioters, the protesters were dressed as businessme­n in pinstripe suits – with the exception of the always immaculate­ly turned-out Elliott, who insisted on wearing his “lucky” tweed suit and looked like he had just hotfooted it from Countrysid­e Day at Cheltenham races. Besides that, he was wearing his five-year-old son George’s christenin­g present, a priceless pair of silver cufflinks. When they got to the chamber, the plan was to rip off their shirts to reveal a pro-hunting slogan on their T-shirts. Elliott, however, had not taken into considerat­ion that a doublecuff shirt and cufflinks are not, it turns out, the most successful route to a swift disrobing on the hoof. When he had been arrested and the police were still working out whether the eight were terrorists or fairly harmless country bumpkins – even the Met did not take too long to work that one out – Elliott’s only worry was a missing cufflink, which he had last seen flying through the air across the chamber. The policewoma­n interrogat­ing him gave this fairly short shrift, but noted it and, three months later, it arrived in the post. Slightly restores your faith in the police, doesn’t it? Racing Diary Auctioneer’s hammer kept Elliott’s stammer in check for 28 years A uctioneeri­ng is probably the last job in which you would expect someone with a stammer to end up, but after 28 years working for Brightwell­s, Andrew Elliott, one of the more colourful characters west of the Severn, has bid farewell to the profession. In a career twist, the man who spent 10 years in hunt service, sought (but failed to find) his fortune in London and has since spent nearly three decades trying to extract money from those standing in front of his rostrum. But he is now to become general manager, a job made for him, at the famous watering hole and restaurant, Corse Lawn House Hotel, near Tewkesbury. He was recruited to Brightwell­s in 1992 along with a youthful David Redvers, and Terry Biddlecomb­e, the former jump jockey just returned from Australia, when the auctioneer­ing firm, which sold most things, wanted to expand into bloodstock as opposed to just horses and ponies. During his time there, he sold a winner of the Gold Cup (Lord Windermere) and the Grand National (Tiger Roll), an Olympic show-jumping medallist, an eventing world champion and everything downwards to leading rein ponies. Ironically, with a microphone in hand, he was always stutter free. “I’d drive all the way to Brighton races to auction the winner of the seller, which was two minutes’ work, and I’d be worrying all the way there if this was the day that I’d be stuck for words?” he said. “But, every time I stood up, the sun shone on me.” When he was in hunt service, he was one of the liveried huntsmen escorting Pearlyman back to the winner’s enclosure after the 1987 Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. Following the race, he was taken to meet the Queen Mother in the Royal Box. He was quivering like a wreck and the colour of his scarlet coat as he tried to answer her question, but nothing came out. “Don’t worry,” she said kindly. “I have plenty of experience of that.” At one juncture in his life when potless, he needed a restorativ­e drink and dropped into the Puesdown Inn on the A40 above Cheltenham. He had forgotten his wallet and came to a mutual agreement with the landlord; he would use his skill, honed as a huntsman, at polishing leather to clean the publican’s shoes at the rate of a gin and tonic per pair. The consequenc­e was that he stayed three days and the landlord, who became a great friend, had shoes which were so highly buffed he could have shaved in the reflection for the next six months. In 2004, Elliott was one of eight protesters to get into the chamber (The King’s Speech.) A year later, Pearlyman won his second Champion Chase and, after completing his ceremonial duties, Elliott was again taken to the Royal Box. On seeing Elliott, the Queen Mother marched up and said: “How is your stammer, young man?” Goodwood Unibet You’re On Handicap 3 Devious Company (17) 4 Fountain Cross (10) 5 Gorytus (9) 6 King Zain (17) 7 Kraken Power (10) 8 Painless Potter (38) 9 Thunder Of Niagara (38) 10 Youth Spirit (18) S.P. f’cast: 6-5 8-1 R Kingscote 6 P Dobbs 9 T Marquand 5 L Dettori 3 D Tudhope 1 M Harley 2 J Fanning 10 O Murphy 8 15-2 16-1 S.P. f’cast: 3-1 6-1 9-2 13-2 11-2 8-1 4 Majd Al Arab (32) 5 Riffaa Wonder 6 Skibo Castle 7 Tawleed 8 The Princes Poet 9 Tistaahal S.P. f’cast: 5-2 8-1 R L Moore 7 S M Levey 1 D Probert 8 M Harley 4 T Marquand 6 M Dwyer 9 5-1 1.45 112 144 1 16 216 35 16 41 (D) T Dascombe 9 1 R Hannon 9 1 (D) R Fahey 9 1 (D) M Johnston 9 1 I Jardine 9 1 A King 9 1 M Johnston 9 1 (D) A Balding 9 1 Battlegrou­nd, Devious Company, Youth Spirit, Painless Potter, Space Blues, Sir Dancealot, Safe Voyage, Pierre Lapin, Duke Of Others. 62 M Johnston 9 0 R Hannon 9 0 A Balding 9 0 J Gosden 9 0 Eve J-Houghton 9 0 [T]M Tregoning 9 0 Alkumait, Majd Al Arab, Skibo Castle, Imperial Dawn, (2) 1m 2f £18,675 (D) R Hannon 4 9 10 (D) M Johnston 4 9 6 [B](10) (D) R Varian 4 9 6 A Balding 4 9 5 (D) D O’Meara 4 9 4 [B](23) (D) R Beckett 4 9 1 [P](41) (D) G Baker 4 9 1 (D) J Goldie 8 9 0 (D) (BF) Sir M Stoute 4 8 12 (D) E Dunlop 5 8 11 [V](24) (CD)(D) Mrs A Perrett 7 8 8 (D) I Williams 8 8 8 (C)(D) M Attwater 5 8 8 (BF) J Gosden 4 8 8 [V](19) (CD)(D) S & E Crisford 4 8 7 (BF) M Johnston 4 8 6 [P](21) (D) H Palmer 4 8 5 (D) Roger Fell 4 8 3 Derevo, Cape Cavalli, Fifth Position, Tinandali, Red October, Alternativ­e Fact, Others. Marlboroug­h Hazzard, 1 Walkinthes­and (9) 2 Sky Defender (10) 3 Fifth Position 4 Bell Rock (41) 5 Tinandali (10) 6 Babbo’s Boy 7 Wargrave 8 Nicholas T (10) 9 Derevo (44) 10312 Alternativ­e Fact (10) 11 You’re Hired 12 Restorer (46) 13 Lawn Ranger (19) 14 Yuri Gagarin (17) 15 Cape Cavalli 16175 Maydanny (19) 17 Red October 18077 Sucellus (9) S.P. f’cast: 5-1 10-1 P Dobbs 2 J Fanning 13 A Atzeni 10 O Murphy 4 D Tudhope 11 Rossa Ryan 14 James Doyle 9 T Marquand 8 R L Moore 18 J Watson 16 M Dwyer 6 J Crowley 3 H Bentley 7 W Buick 12 C Fallon 17 S De Sousa 1 B Curtis 15 David Egan 5 8-1 -85 410 313 -16 235 -10 -10 100 6-3 Agent Of Fortune Cape Cavalli Youth Spirit Safe Voyage Stradivari­us Celsius Alkumait Dancing Approach 1.10 - 1.45 - 2.15 - 2.45 - (nap) 3.15 - 3.45 - 4.20 - 4.55 - Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup Stakes (Gp 1) See previous page Qatar Handicap 3.15 (1) 2m £141,775 3.45 (2) 5f £18,903 [T](23) (D1) M Appleby 11 9 7 (D) R Hannon 4 9 5 (D) P Midgley 8 9 4 (D) D C Griffiths 7 9 2 (D) A Carroll 4 9 2 [H,T](9) (D) C Hills 7 8 12 (D) T Easterby 4 8 12 [T](18) (CD)(D) (BF) Tom Clover 4 8 10 [P](9) (D) E Alston 7 8 8 (D) S Kirk 4 8 5 (D) J O’Keeffe 6 8 2 Celsius, Acclaim The Nation, Caspian Prince, Others. 3-1 14-1 9-2 16-1 Tawleed, Others. Riffaa 1 Caspian Prince 2 Well Done Fox (9) 3 Final Venture (17) 4 Ornate (17) 5 Recon Mission (9) 6 A Momentofma­dness 7 Count D’Orsay (23) 8 Celsius 9 Acclaim The Nation 10150 Benny And The Jets (17) 11259 Only Spoofing (10) S.P. f’cast: 7-2 4-1 8-1 A Kirby 3 S De Sousa 8 P Dobbs 2 P Dennis 4 T Marquand 5 W Buick 9 James Doyle 6 A Atzeni 10 J Hart 1 B Curtis 11 K O’Neill 7 Going: TV: Draw: 610 978 -35 030 603 888 309 182 262 Good-good to soft in places ITV1 1.45, 2.15, 2.45, 3.15 & 3.45 / Racing TV Low numbers best in sprints, though a fast start is equally important. Wonder, 9-2 12-1 Dark Lion, Others. EBF Fillies’ Handicap 4.55 King Zain, (3) 1m 4f £10,997 (CD) (BF) R Beckett 4 9 11 J Goldie 4 9 7 (C)(D) M Johnston 3 9 7 (D) (BF) S Kirk 4 9 4 (D) G Scott 3 8 13 (C) M Tregoning 3 8 12 [H](20) (D) J Best 4 8 11 [P](16) J Goldie 5 8 11 R Varian 3 8 10 (D) R Charlton 3 8 9 EBF Fillies’ Handicap 1.10 (3) 1m £10,712 (D) J Boyle 5 10 0 [B](19) R Hannon 3 9 6 J Gosden 3 9 4 (D) R Varian 3 9 1 [P](17) Richard Spencer 3 8 13 1 Chartered (270) 2 Sister Midnight (8) 3 Tulip Fields (12) 4 Sashenka (7) 5 Au Clair De Lune (21) 6 Asiaaf (23) 7 Torbellino 8 Sarvi 9 Believe In Love (139) 10911 Dancing Approach (25) H Bentley 11 D Tudhope 3 J Fanning 4 L Keniry 1 B Curtis 10 J Crowley 2 O Murphy 9 S De Sousa 8 A Atzeni 6 17- -75 163 545 512 412 510 538 221 Qatar Lennox Stakes (Group 2) 2.45 (1) 7f £56,710 (D) C Appleby 5 9 6 (CD)(C)(D) R Hannon 4 9 3 [H](17) D M Simcock 6 9 3 [B,T](11) (D) C Appleby 6 9 3 [B,T](17) (CD)(C) P & O Cole 4 9 3 1 2 3 4 5 Hateya (24) Separate Wasaayef (311) Angel Power (34) Alabama Whitman C Fallon 2 S M Levey 9 J Crowley 6 S De Sousa 7 460 064 12- -12 -04 (3) 1 2 3 4 5 Glorious Journey (150) Beat Le Bon (17) Bless Him D’bai Duke Of Hazzard James Doyle 9 P Dobbs 5 O Murphy 11 L Dettori 8 -15 2-1 -36 -16 -21 -13 6-0 -78 621 -03 O Murphy 8 W Carson 1 J Hart 10 W Buick 3 T Marquand 5 R L Moore 4 (3) D Probert 6 D Tudhope 7 A Kirby 4 J Watson 12 S De Sousa 2 J Hart 1 G Mosse 3 W Buick 10 A Atzeni 13 6 7 8 9 10 Secret Return (18) I’m Available Vividly (17) Tomorrow’s Dream (10) Agent Of Fortune -71 656 9-5 412 078 157 (D) R Brisland 7 8 12 [T](15) (D) S C Williams 4 8 10 (C) C Hills 3 8 9 (BF) W Haggas 3 8 9 [P](17) (D) G L Moore 5 8 9 (D) (BF) R Beckett 3 8 8 (D) M Channon 3 8 2 Wasaayef, Tomorrow’s Dream, Secret Return, Others. Escobar Graignes History Writer Marie’s Diamond (17) Safe Voyage (24) 11047 Sir Dancealot (17) 12711 Space Blues (33) 13 Pierre Lapin (39) 6 7 8 9 10 [T,WS](42) (D) D O’Meara 6 9 3 [WS](150) G Baker 4 9 3 [T](45) D Menuisier 5 9 3 (D) M Johnston 4 9 3 (D9) J J Quinn 7 9 3 (CD)(D) D Elsworth 6 9 3 (D) C Appleby 4 9 3 R Varian 3 8 10 -00 5-0 1-5 139 -21 3-1 7-1 Recon Mission, 10-1 Final Venture, 6-1 15-2 T Greatrex 12 J Hart 7 N Currie 5 13-2 (3) 12-1 Bell Rock, British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stks 4.20 (2) 2YO 6f £13,547 11123 Time Voyage (8) 12216 Sly Minx (17) S.P. f’cast: 4-1 8-1 J J Quinn 3 8 8 (D) M Channon 3 8 5 Dancing Approach, Asiaaf, Believe In Love, Sashenka, Others. 11 Declared Interest (17) 12162 Queen Of Silca (11) S.P. f’cast: 7-2 4-1 8-1 12-1 H Bentley 12 David Egan 11 Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes (Gp 2) 2.15 1 2 3 Alkumait (9) Danzart (15) Imperial Dawn (20) J Crowley 3 A Atzeni 5 O Murphy 2 4 7 7 M Tregoning 9 0 M Channon 9 0 P & O Cole 9 0 (1) 2YO 7f £28,355 (D) A P O’Brien (Ire) 9 1 (D) R Varian 9 1 1 2 Battlegrou­nd (40) Dark Lion (26) R L Moore 7 David Egan 4 51 441 5-1 10-1 5-1 14-1 Angel Power, Vividly, Declared Interest, 1-0 Au Clair De Lune,

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