Alanbrooke


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Alanbrooke

Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount. 1883--1963, British field marshal; chief of Imperial General Staff (1941--46)
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RIPON: 2.10 Saucy Girl, 2.45 Liberty Ship, 3.20 Gap Princess, 4.00 Ben Chorley, 4.35 Streets Apart, 5.10 Alanbrooke, 5.40 Apache Nation.
1 War Diaries 1939-1945 - Diaries of Field Marshal Lord Alanbrooke. Edited by Alex Dancher/Dan Todman (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, pounds 25).
Flat specialist Mark Johnston also runs three and has prospects of landing a third Cesarewitch, notably with the progressive Yes Mr President and Alanbrooke.
NAOMI MATTHEW: 2.25 Trailblazing, 3.00 Alanbrooke, 3.35 Prompter, 4.10 Cape Rock, 4.45 Sarah Park, 5.20 Relative Strength.
The betting suggested that ALANBROOKE was the best of the Mark Johnston quartet for a Musselburgh handicap, but in the end he could only finish sixth behind stablemate Quai D'Orsay.
Horses to follow: Alanbrooke, Alisa Carmel, Boy Blue, Braveheart Move, Chairman Pat, Cheyenne Red, Clockmaster, Conduit, Contillion, Electrolyser, Femme De Fer, Forbidden Paradise, Gillburgh, Hartley, Hevelius, Hendersyde, I Confess, Lady Francesca, Lasso The Moon, Layali Al Andalus, Mefraas, Mr Macattack, Music Of The Moor, Oil Strike, Oldjoesaid, Opus Dei, Osiris Way, Planet Red, Plum Pudding, Rajeh, Rakaan, Rose Blossom, Speed Dating, Starla Dancer, State Banquet, Storyland, Sweet Sonnet.
By Field Marshal Lord Alanbrooke (Orion, pounds 25).
3.40 Newmarket Sporting (50:30:20:10) 9-12 Darley Sun, 6-8 Swingkeel, Sereth, 5-7 Fair Along, Mamlook, Bahrain Storm, Alanbrooke, 4-6 Sweetheart, Royal Rationale, Ajaan, Wells Lyrical, Electrolyser, 3-5 Yes Mr President, Truckers Delight, Nanton, Woolfall Treasure, Dayia, 2-4 Silk Affair, 1-3 Keenes Day, Gordonsville, Dirar, Viper, Judgethemoment, 0.5-2 Enjoy The Moment, Highland Legacy, Callisto Moon, Bulwark, Times Vital, Som Tala, Raslan, Aaim To Prosper, 0.1-1 Nemo Spirit, Tilt, Horseford Hill.
NAOMI MATTHEW: 2.20 Biniou, 2.50 Angel's Pursuit (nap), 3.25 Pytheas, 4.00 Confront, 4.35 Australia Day, 5.05 Alanbrooke. WARWICK: GAZETTE BET: 4.55 Blue Dynasty.
We haven't seen the best of him yet and the step up in trip and a first-time visor should bring about the improvement needed to cope with Alanbrooke, the pick of Mark Johnston's four runners.
Anniversaries: 1403: The Battle of Shrewsbury was fought by the Percys against Henry IV; 1883: Birth of Field Marshal Viscount Alanbrooke; 1888: John Boyd Dunlop applied to patent a pneumatic tyre and American novelist Raymond Chandler, creator of private detective Philip Marlowe, was born; 1949: Yorkshireman Brian Close became England's youngest Test cricketer playing v New Zealand at Old Trafford when he was aged 18 years and 149 days;1967: British cyclist Tommy Simpson died of exhaustion on Mount Ventoux after collapsing during the Tour de France; 1986: Prince Andrew married Lady Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey.
Alanbrooke has been most consistent and had Bernie The Bolt well back in third over 2m at Ascot in July.