Weblog: What do you mean the Wi-Fi doesn't work? The life of a Racing Post reporter
Smart turnout in the Scottish mist
If you see someone in the parade ring wearing a morning suit you're probably at the Derby or Royal Ascot, if he's in a dinner jacket it's Perth - or at least that's how it worked out this evening.
It was the track's first 'Gentlemen's racenight', manager Sam Morshead's attempted to fight back against the inexorable tide of ladies' nights.
And George Godsman and some of his colleagues in the 'County Set' owners' syndicate donned tuxedos to mark the occasion.
Didn't help their Mr Tallyman finish closer than eighth of nine but they may have been in the running for 'best turned out racegoer' and were perfectly dressed for the '007 Casino Royale night' in one of the restaurants, which apparently involved roulette and blackjack, professional croupiers and 'Bond girls'.(Actress Samantha Bond? Former royal correspondent Jenny Bond?)
Ex-James Bond actor Piers Brosnan would have been a fitting guest but he was busy celebrating his birthday, as was fellow-absentee Nigel Twiston-Davies - the man with such a good record here that they named the cafe after his Grand National winner Bindaree, who made a successful debut over fences here
Twiston-Davies was 55 today - exactly two years younger than the (only) slightly more elfin Olga Korbut - and was apparently taken out by his girlfriend, rather than make the 376-mile trip up from Gloucestershire to see Kruzhlinin win the opener.
At least he missed the occasional, unforecast rain. Sorry, not rain, Scottish mist - that's what clerk of the course Harriet Graham insisted it was.
And what is currently the most frustrating press facility in the country, with wifi which drops out continually so that anyone relying upon a VPN connection has to redial every five minutes.
And the midges have clearly not realised that the warm temperatures have not arrived yet, so we get all the hassle of summer insects with none of the benefit of summer weather.