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Once you have tried Wolverhampton you won't go anywhere else
Anything good is always worth waiting for and that includes a trainer.
Four days after missing new man John Butler atWetherby, I caught up with him at Wolverhampton this evening and he was charming company over a drink (coffee, obviously - I was working) before racing.
He was not there to see Petroglyph gave him a winner with his first runner on Monday as he spent the afternoon in court - where he had just as good a result, getting off on a speeding charge.
But he reckoned that victory must have been pre-destined. It came in a race titled 'Yorkshire Post Ladies Day - 24th May Handicap Chase' and May 24 just happens to be the day Butler was born (I'd not be impolite enough to tell you which year that was - but I will say that he will be celebrating a landmark birthday this spring).
Happy days - though Eric Griffiths was even happier after the victory of Fleetwoodsands tonight and he did his best to land the Wolverhampton Tourist Board's 'man of the year' award.
The South Wales builder could not speak highly enough of a track which is not renowned for featuring in many people's top tens and said: "We have come all the way from Bridgend and we love it. Once you have tried Wolverhampton you won't go anywhere else, it's great."
Which was exactly the attitude of PaulRay, a student of video film production at Wolverhampton University who was at the track, camera, tripod and parents in tow, filming scenes for a drama.
Apparently the course could not have been more helpful to him - I'm sure he'll remember them when he's making his acceptance speech at the Baftas in a couple of decades.