'With rising intensity Hugh and Graeme Souness debated whether Lionel Messi [Souness' pick] is greater than Diego Maradona [Hugh's],' Norcroft
wrote in The Times.
The dual King George Stakes winner, down the field in the Nunthorpe Stakes at York the previous week, has now won four of his last five races at Listed level - and finished second in the other - and has earned prize-money in excess of PS570,000 for ownerbreeder Norcroft
The Sunday Times sports journalist Jonathan Norcroft
put in some impressively hard yards recently to compare the Premier League's leading scorers' records against the top six with the rest.
Neil Pickles, work to TPO(s) DD2/51, Norcroft
Grange, 214, Barnsley Road, Denby Dale, Huddersfield.
Includes B&B accommodation in Penrith at the Norcroft
Guest House (www.norcroft-guesthouse.co.uk) or similar.
Destination Penrith and the Norcroft
Guest House, 53 miles away.
BLINKERS FIRST TIME: 4.15 Sahrati, 4.50 Norcroft
Its opening forms part of the eleventh biennial Polymer Process Engineering conference, which is taking place at the University of Bradford's Norcroft
Centre on 3 and 4 July 2007.
LINGFIELD: 2.15 Bella Bertolini, 2.45 Norcroft
, 3.15 Katiypour, 3.50 San Antonio, 4.25 Namathej, 5.00 Millville.
Frankie McDonald took Robinson's place on Norcroft
in the nursery, having made it through traffic with seconds to spare to win the opener on Attune for boss Brian Meehan.
Richard Fahey's charge, sent off 2-1 favourite from 7-1, travelled strongly with three furlongs to go but was well-beaten in fourth by Norcroft
He has been competing in slightly better class than likely favourite Norcroft