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VVRESULT Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Gimcrack Stakes 6f 1 Astaire.
Kevin Ryan and Neil Callan with Astaire after the Gimcrack
Gimcracks own marriage plot leaves him with a wife (his second) known for her sexual promiscuity.
However, rather than reduce Gimcracks experimentalism to a backdrop for a sexual farce, Shadwell utilizes the virtuoso's passion for natural philosophy as the mechanism through which his world crumbles.
Earlier in the play, the Gimcracks find themselves in a scene of mutual discovery--Sir Nicholas with Flirt and Lady Gimcrack with Hazard--and they reach a stalemate of accusation, each spouse pretending to be injured by the other's sexual infidelity, while through asides the audience learns that Flirt and Hazard have been having a love affair as well.
Twilight Blues never won over 1m and the pick of his form as a four-year-old was at 6f, so the 2002 Guineas winner Rock Of Gibraltar is the only top miler to have finished in the first three in the Gimcrack since 2000.
In stark contrast to the Gimcrack, the classier types to emerge from the Acomb excelled at three over distances further than 7f.
Distance peak 3yo RPR was recorded at Race 5f 6f 7f 1m 1m1f+ Lowther (6f) 0 1 0 5 Acomb (7f) 0 0 0 2 Gimcrack (6f) 2 6 2 2
Portrayed in Time magazine as the "supply sergeant to Hell's Angels," Ed Roth tilted the trend for hot-rod graphics even farther toward the defiantly tasteless with the sweeping array of popular "Rat Fink" T-shirts and gimcracks he pitched at car shows and in the back pages of car mags and comics.
Granted, he was not reading Sheikh Mohammed's speech, as Osborne did at the previous Gimcracks.
THE annual Gimcrack speech is, unusually for such fin-de-saison events, something the audience actually looks forward to.
Ferguson was this time speaking in place of Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum, the Dubai ruler's younger brother and owner of Gimcrack Stakes winner Shaweel.