chris cook

@claimsfive

Write about horse racing for The Guardian. Just looking for the next winner

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Nicknames on the work board at Sheena West's yard. Golan Way = G String, for some reason

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Golan Way is washed down after a canter this morning

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Sheena West's yard on top of a hill outside Brighton

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The 4th (on the National course) still looks pretty fearsome. Take-off side from my eye-level

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View from my eye level as I stand in the ditch in front of The Chair

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The Chair will still take a bit of jumping, I should think

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. . . as is the second

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12th fence on the National course still set at a funny angle

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Valentine's from the side. Spot the difference

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Becher's from the side

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It's Becher's Brook, but not as we have known it. Landing side raised significantly since April

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Whip rules: why it's all going to plan

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Spirit River with his 3 white socks. Too pretty for this chasing lark?

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Spent 5 minutes trying to take a picture of Kauto today & this was the best I managed. Photography = tricky imo

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Swing Bill, admirably bouncy and almost perfectly white (tho 1 of my colleagues calls him "a right b******")

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Simonsig, very promising grey who won the novice hurdle here at Ascot for Nicky Henderson & Barry Geraghty

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Cross-section of steeplechase fence on show at Ascot today. Excellent idea

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The actual Paddy Power Gold Cup among the coffee & pastries at Nigel Twiston-Davies' press morning yesterday

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View from the Taunton press room. Things could be worse

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And finally . . . a blast from the past

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