When long guide rods first came along they were heralded as magical things that did everything but whistle Dixie
. Various gunsmiths touted them as making the gun more reliable, improving accuracy and preventing the recoil spring from binding.
"If this man is a good writer," wrote Calder Willingham about William Faulkner, "shrimps whistle Dixie
." The power of imagination in service to slander can steal the breath away.
Things happened a bit quickly for WHISTLE DIXIE
in Limini's race in Cheltenham and we'll be hoping for a better performance, over two and a half miles, in what looks a wide open Grade 1 mares race.
Muddy marvel: Whistle Dixie
(Bryan Cooper) has the mares' hurdle in safe keeping at Navan yesterday.
Stable-companion Whistle Dixie
doubled up for the trainer in the mares bumper when justifying odds-on favouritism at the expense of Honeys Joy, from the Mullins camp.
Three cheers for everyone who brought a packed lunch but everyone else could whistle Dixie
because there was not a biccie or a sarnie to be had.
Odds-on shot beaten after 1-4 shot Timing'Severything was beaten at Wexford on Saturday, it was the turn of 2-7 shot Whistle Dixie
in the opening mares' maiden hurdle here as she had her colours lowered by 8-1 chance elusive ivy.
has yet to reproduce her good bumper form and, even with drying ground a help, needs to improve in the mares novice race.
VVTHAT was the second big upset of the meeting after 2-7 hotpot Whistle Dixie
had been turned over on her reappearance in the opener, having touching a low of 1.09.