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Carr the driving force with Cape win
Friday night was a big night for the Carrs. Of all shapes and sizes, on TV and in the real world.
Alan 'Chatty Man' Carr entertained Channel 4 viewers in the company of Paddy McGuinness, Duncan Bannatyne and Peter Jones.
Which made David Carr even happier that he was hard at work on the second day of the early-October Wolverhampton festival (pardon me for the cardinal sin of referring to myself in the third person but for the purposes of this convoluted intro I thought I had better point my name out as I am sure there are plenty who read this blog without reading the byline).
For all that you'd never confuse it with Champions day, it was a competitive evening's sport and reporting duties on a pleasant autumn evening are certainly better than working for a living.
However Ruth Carr was the a star turn, relieved to end nearly seven weeks without a winner as Red Cape held on - just - in the claimer.
The trainer herself was not here to suffer the anxious final 50 yards in person - she was actually about to cook tea when I phoned up for a quote.
But she was hardly alone in that. A total of 16 races have been run here over the last two nights and not one trainer had been here to see their horse win until David Lanigan showed up with the successful Tis Rock 'N' Roll in tonight's finale. Perhaps the others are all Alan Carr fans.
The middle day of the Wolverhampton festival is undoubtedly the longest.
No lie-in this morning. Had to be up in time for breakfast (which was included in the remarkably reasonable £49.95 a night in a perfectly adequate hotel). Then nose was firmly applied to the grindstone, ploughing through the formbook in my room to prepare for an imminent visit to a top jumps yard for a stable tour.
It will be different tomorrow with a morning check-out.
An opportunity to enjoy all that Wolverhampton has to offer on a Saturday morning in October.
Consulting the local tourist guide narrows it down to two options - a visit to RAF Cosford or taking the Bank's Brewery tour.
The first is free while the cost of the second includes two pints of the ale you watch being produced, which may not be a sensible option with another eight-race extravaganza in the offing here tomorrow night.