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He can be quite temperamental so we have to dope him to put shoes on - we had to do it yesterday evening so he is clear under Jockey Club (British Horseracing Authority) rules, we use eight days but you could sail close to the wind with six days.
He can be temperamental so we have to dope him to put shoes on - we had to do it yesterday so he is clear under Jockey Club rules, we use eight days but you could sail close to the wind with six days.
Everton are a club who tend to sail close to the wind where transfer deadline day is concerned, but this year the feeling is that they have got their deals right, even if they did leave it pretty late.