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I ain't,' said the spinster aunt, her indignation getting the better of her determination to faint.
Three several times the scout raised his piece in mercy, and as often, prudence getting the better of his intention, it was again silently lowered.
Yesterday'shi ghlights vvThe combination of soft ground and the stiff uphill finish was hard work for the two-year-olds in the 1m nursery at Pontefract and there was a hard-fought finish with Mad Jazz just getting the better of Elegant In Silk by a nose.
That or Barry's powdery breakfast regimen is getting the better of him.
Although favoured by cut in the ground, the four-year-old was supported at all rates from 25-1 down to his starting price of 12-1 before getting the better of Uhoomagoo and Marching Song by a neck and one and half lengths.