Coventry Telegraph - 2021-10-15
Coventry Telegraph 2021-10-15


Coventry Telegraph


15. Oct 2021
48 Pages

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Facebook: @livecoventry News Villagers rally round to raise thousands for fire-hit historic pub APPEAL FOR GRADE-ii LiSTED STAG’S HEAD EXCEEDED iTS £3,000 TARGET iN JUST 2 DAYS By PAUL SUART Kind-hearted villagers have raised thousands of pounds for the owners of a historic familyrun pub that was devastated by a fire. the Stags head in Wellesbourne, which dates back to the 1600s, was badly damaged in the early hours on Monday, October 11, in a fire police are investigating as a possible arson attack. Simon howes launched a fundraising appeal “to help those directly affected” by the blaze at the popular Grade-ii listed pub which is likely to be closed for many weeks. hosted on the JustGiving website, the appeal exceeded its £3,000 target just two days after it launched. “Wow, Wellesbourne, you did it!!” Simon said. “Over £3,000 raised, true community spirit again, i will keep this open a few more days, but i would like to give this money to them as soon as possible to help them. “thank you so much everyone, proud.” Speaking at the scene of the blaze, where a number of roads remain closed, pub regular and friend of the owners nick turner said the campaign highlighted the community spirit that exists in the village. “absolutely, it’s a great idea and i will definitely be donating,” he told the telegraph. “i come here several times a week and it really is a social point for the village, especially at this end. “everyone is very friendly, community-spirited and looks out for each other. “We all know the staff very well and the owners very well.” another local resident, anne davis, said: “i think it’s a really good idea. “i know one of the chaps in the village set it up to help them because i would imagine they have lost everything. “it’s a good community so it will do well.” Warwickshire Police and Warwickshire Fire Service are continuing to investigate the cause of the fire, which started at about 12.50am on Monday. a 30-year-old man from Wellesbourne was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage – arson and endangering life. he was released under investigation pending further enquiries. Over £3,000 raised, true community spirit again, I will keep this open a few more days, but I would like to give this money to them as soon as possible to help them Simon Howes FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2021 COVENTRY TELEGRAPH 3 Fire crews battle to bring the blaze under control at The Stag’s Head in Wellesbourne ANGELS SOLICITORS LLP HERE TO HELP Corrections &complaints IF we have published anything that is factually inaccurate, please contact the editor, Adam Moss, at news@coventrytelegraph. net. Once verified, we will correct it as soon as possible. The Coventry Telegraph newspaper is published by Coventry Newspapers Ltd, a subsidiary company of Reach plc, which is a member of the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). We adhere to the Editors’ Code of Practice as enforced by IPSO, who can be contacted for advice at IPSO, Gate House, 1 Farringdon Street, London, EC4M 7LG; website; telephone 0300 123 2220; email If you have a complaint concerning a potential breach of the Code of Practice, we will deal with your complaint directly or IPSO can refer your complaint to us. Please go to how-to-complain where you can view our Complaints Policy and Procedure. A ‘How to Complain’ pack is also available by writing to the Legal and Compliance Department, Reach plc, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5AP. SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTERS Every day we’ll keep you bang up to date with the latest breaking Coventry news NHS in flu jab push for winter THE NHS continues to push ahead with its biggest ever flu campaign amid fears that if the viral infection is left unchecked this winter then thousands of lives could be lost. More than 35 million people in England are eligible for a free vaccination. The NHS said that around 1.25m texts and 300,000 emails have already been sent to parents of two and three-year-olds urging them to book an appointment for their children to get the flu nasal spray. Dr Nikki Kanani, medical director of primary care at NHS England, said: “This year it is more vital than ever that all children and eligible adults take up the offer of the free vaccine, as we head into one of the most challenging winters yet for the NHS.” friday £1,000 BN8 5NS BN13 1PW CT11 9QP CV9 2PN DN9 1AW G2 3PT GU52 6RU HU11 4NG LA14 3BE MK44 1RB for every ticket in these winning postcodes NN15 6JG NP12 0SW RG6 4AP RH20 4QJ S73 0LX SA1 2BW SA44 5NW ST8 6LP WN4 8SH YO12 5TU We have temporarily suspended Friday and Saturday Face to Face Surgeries Due to Covid-19 We are now providing FREE advice by telephone. Please phone or email us and we will arrange a telephone meeting. FREE INITIAL ADVICE Tel: - 02476 252211 Email - Website -

4 COVENTRY TELEGRAPH FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2021 Twitter: @live_coventry News Anti-vaxxers protest outside city academy West Coventry Academy, Nutbrook Avenue CHILDREN BOMBARDED WITH VACCINE PROPAGANDA AS THEY ENTER SCHOOL By DANNY THOMPSON News Reporter Protesters descended on a Coventry school this week to bombard children walking to classes with anti-vaccination propaganda. Secondary age children have been receiving the Covid-19 vaccine this term after it was agreed the government would roll the jab out to those aged 12 to 15 earlier in the year. On Tuesday (October 12), anti-vaxxers stood outside West Coventry Academy handing out leaflets urging children to make their own minds up. Now they have been condemned for their behaviour. Local councillor Jayne Innes “There was a lady and a gentleman handing out leaflets to children, telling young people to make their own minds up. “We’ve had quite a bit of anti-vaccination activity in Coventry, people trying to persuade others or their children not to be vaccinated. “With the best will in the world, this is all conspiracy theory and if we ever want to get over the pandemic we need people to take up on their jabs. “We need to encourage parents of young adults and teenagers to talk to them about the jab, talk to them about how we can get over this period. “There is no reason to believe this vaccine isn’t safe, whereas the risks of Covid are there for all to see. There is no reason to believe this vaccine isn’t safe, whereas the risks of Covid are there for all to see Cllr Jayne Innes Cllr Jayne Innes “I’ve got two sons myself, and I’ve encouraged them to get their jabs as soon as they can and I took great comfort when they did.” The decision to vaccinate children as young as 12 was made earlier in the year. Dr Nikki Kanani, GP and Deputy Lead for the NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme, reiterated at the time the vaccine is “safe and effective”. Dr Kanani said: “Alongside one of our busiest summers, NHS staff have been working closely with schools to ensure they are ready to deliver the vaccine to children aged 12 to 15 who are now eligible. “Following the decision by government, and building on the success of the NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme which has delivered over 77 million vaccinations, the NHS will now roll out to hundreds of schools over the next few days. “The vaccine is safe and effective and I would urge families to work closely with their schools based vaccination team to get their loved ones vaccinated when they are invited to protect themselves and their families ahead of the winter period.” The Telegraph has approached the school for a comment. For more information on the NHS programme for 12 to 15-year-olds, visit the NHS website.

OCT NOV Facebook: @livecoventry FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2021 COVENTRY TELEGRAPH 5 News ‘Serious staff shortages’ in care homes feared as Covid vaccine rule comes into force From next month all care home workers must be double vaccinated against Covid By BEN ECCLEsTON Care homes in Coventry are facing “serious staff shortages” this winter due to what has been described as a “perfect s t o r m”. From next month, all care home workers must be double vaccinated against Covid, unless exempt, otherwise they will not be allowed to work. The Government itself admitted that this could see up to 70,000 care home staff lose their jobs - and the effects are now being seen and felt here in Coventry. The GMB Union says it is “seeing serious staff shortages in homes” across the city as the ‘no jab, no job’ policy combines with “years of underfunding and low pay” in the industry. Last month, the Telegraph reported that hundreds of care home staff in Coventry and Warwickshire had missed the deadline for getting the mandatory Covid vaccination to continue working from November 11. In Coventry, 93.1 per cent of staff working in older adult care homes - or 2,037 people - had received their first vaccination by the week ending September 19. That left 152 people working in those homes who hadn’t had their first jab by the deadline. among those working in younger adult care homes, 90.3 per cent of staff had received their first vaccination by September 19. That left 27 people not vaccinated in time. a spokesman for GMB said: “Back in July, GMB Union was warning that we were heading towards a perfect storm in social care. “Years of underfunding and low pay, coupled with lack of support through the Covid crisis, saw more than twothirds more care workers leaving their roles than before the pandemic. “The Government then created further issues by forcing vaccinations for workers in care homes. The Government’s own estimates suggested that this could cause more than 70,000 workers to lose their jobs. “across Coventry, GMB Union is seeing serious staff shortages in homes and this is placing even more stress on our members working in social care. “The answer is simple. If we want people to work in social care, we need to value the work they do and pay them a wage that reflects this. GMB Union is calling for a minimum £15 per hour wage in social care. Our skilled care workers deserve no less.” as the deadline for getting the jab came and went, UNISON warned of catastrophic staff shortages unless the mandatory jab policy was dropped. It said there were more than 112,000 vacancies in care and the government itself had predicted the loss of 40,000 to 70,000 workers because of its ‘no jab, no job’ care homes policy. UNISON general secretary Christina Mcanea said: “everyone that can have the vaccine, should have the vaccine. But the government has persisted with a heavyhanded approach despite warnings from care employers. “This move is damaging a sector already on its knees and undermining trust in the vaccine. If roles can’t be filled, the level and volume of care offered will be reduced. “Instead of encouraging much-needed recruitment into care, the not made Your will Yet? does this worrY You? Your loved ones maY not receive all Your home and savings? 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6 COVENTRY TELEGRAPH FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2021 Twitter: @live_coventry News Cov Building Society to close Earlsdon branch and relocate the city centre one By enda mullen Coventry Building Society has revealed plans to move to a new home in Coventry city centre and the closure of its branch in Earlsdon. The building society is relocating its flagship city centre branch in High Street as part of the ongoing transformation of its branch network. The society has also announced it is set to close its branch at Earlsdon, which it said was “the quietest branch in the area”. Coventry Building Society’s city centre branch will move to the Precinct in 2022. The company has revealed its new city centre branch will be located in the former River Island store. The society’s transformation of its Coventry branches, first Coventry is our home and we’re proud to commit ourselves to a strong and modern branch presence across the city announced in 2020, has seen locations across the city - most recently at Cannon Park - have a complete makeover, and the opening of the first new branch of Coventry Building Society in 16 years at Warwickshire Shopping Park in March. All other branches in Coventry, including those in Bell Green, Tile Hill and Foleshill, will be upgraded. The Earlsdon closure, no date for which has been announced as yet, means the society will have closed four branches in the city, the others being Holbrooks, Coundon and Stoke. Going forward the society will have a total of 10 branches in the city. Matt Mannings, head of branch network at Coventry Building Society, said: “Coventry is our home and we’re proud to commit ourselves to a strong and modern branch presence across the city. The High Street branch, city centre, which is moving to the Precinct “We’re investing millions to make sure we have the best branches in the best locations, to serve the people of Coventry now and in the future. “We’ve been a part of the city for more than 130 years and around half of the people living in Coventry have a Coventry Building Society account. “Our investment in branches means we remain anchored in our local communities, but the city has grown and shopping habits have changed since our branches were first opened. “The changes we’re making will make it as straightforward as possible for more people to visit us.” Mr Mannings added: “Our flagship city centre branch on the Precinct is the biggest and best example of what our branches are about. It’s going to be right at the heart of the city so shoppers won’t need to take a detour to visit us, and it will be full of thoughtful touches that make it easier for people of all abilities to use. “The look and feel, inside and out, will be warm and welcoming, and our members will see the same familiar faces when they call in. “While our city centre branch is our largest, many of our smaller branches are incredibly busy and have remained vital parts of their local communities, especially during the pandemic. “Investment in branches like Bell Green and Foleshill is great news for our branch teams and for members who will soon be able to see why our upgraded branches in places like Jubilee Crescent and Binley Road have been getting rave reviews. “This isn’t the end of our investment in the city. But it is the final part of our work to upgrade our branch presence here.”

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10 COVENTRY TELEGRAPH FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2021 Twitter: @live_coventry News Mystery over the creepy sounds coming from manhole cover An eerie, high-pitched musical sound has been heard coming from this manhole cover in Kenilworth WELCOME TO THE BACKSTAGE WHERE YOU LEARN AND ON THE JOB WORK PAYS OFF Earn from £10 /hour as Warehouse Operative near you Apply now at SEVERN TRENT To pRobE STRaNgE NoiSES uNSETTliNg RESidENTS By DANNY THOMPSON News Reporter A mAnhole cover in Kenilworth has been getting lots of attention in the past week after an eerie, high-pitched musical sound was heard coming from under the ground. The noise sounds like something straight from a horror film, perhaps one where monsters lurk in the sewers. Residents say the creepy noise has been driving them potty, while there are reports of schoolchildren and other passers-by stopping in confusion to record the strange sound. As halloween approaches, those with an active imagination could easily imagine someone, or something, trapped beneath the ‘haunted’ manhole cover, trying to entice people to join them. however, one resident, who lives adjacent to where the manhole is located, is of a more practical mind, and has a simple explanation thanks to his training as a plumber. Andrew longfield admits the noise sounds like a “monster down the drain” but explains it is actually a fault in the pipes underground. he told the Telegraph: “It’s happened a few times down the years. It sounded like a monster down in the drain - it had been driving us potty... Thankfully we’ve got double glazing Andrew Longfield, resident I’m a plumber so I have a vague idea of how it works. There is a huge tank and the machinery is supposed to come on when there are flash floods, it gathers the water and puts it back into the drainage system. “So it rained a few weeks ago, it did its job but it didn’t switch itself off again.” This resulted in pipes and machinery whirring and clanging, making an oddly musical, yet moaning sound. “It sounded like a monster down in the drain - it had been driving us potty,” Andrew said. “Thankfully we’ve got double glazing but if you have the window open it’s all you hear. “So I rang the company about it as it had been going for three or four days. So a van turned up, torches flashing, and they switched it off. “It’s been quite fun to see people walking past and stopping with confusion on their faces. The kids walking past it to the school have been filming it too.” A Severn Trent spokesman said: “We’re sending a team out investigate reports of a noisy manhole cover in Kenilworth. “We understand how disruptive they can be for people living nearby, which is why we’re aiming to get it sorted as quickly as possible.”

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2021 COVENTRY TELEGRAPH 11 News Heartfelt tributes to factory fire victim ADVERTISING FEATURE Wagony aunt How to deal with a protective pup with a puppy who’s a bit too attached to his toys By PAuL suART News Reporter Hundreds of tributes and messages of condolence have been made after the body of popular factory worker david Boswell was recovered in Leamington. The 52-year-old, from Leamington, was missing presumed dead after he had been working at Leeson Polyurethanes when it was ravaged by fire on August 27. His body was found by police officers and firefighters during the final stages of their painstaking search and examination of the building. A guard of honour, formed by david’s loved ones and members of Warwick- shire’s emergency services, was held as his body was removed from the huge plastics warehouse. Warwickshire Police Chaplain Matthew Hopley delivered blessings before david was transferred to the mortuary by private ambulance. Hundreds of friends and colleagues left messages of support on Facebook in the wake of the tragic development. “Glad you have been found my friend,” dean Johnson said. “May you rest in peace. Much love to your loved ones and your many friends who have so many wonderful memories of you. “You were truly an amazing person who I had the privilege of knowing. Love you mate. xxx” Jayne Blacks said: “rip mate.. I’m so glad I had the pleasure off knowing you. An the giggles an banter we had. You will be so so missed. God bless you my friend.” Lee stynes said: “so gutted it was a pleasure working with you for the last six years. rest easy brother.” stephen Gardner said: “rIP my friend, gone but you will never be forgotten. such great memories dave.” It wasn’t just those who knew Mr Boswell that posted touching words of support. 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12 COVENTRY TELEGRAPH FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2021 Twitter: @live_coventry News By LATifA YEdROudj News Reporter The leader of a political party in Coventry has blamed residents who “often dump rubbish outside their own homes” for fly-tipping problems plaguing the city. Ian Rogers argues the city council are taking a “relaxed approach” towards fly-tipping and has urged the authorities to step up efforts in keeping the streets cleaner. But the leader of the Coventry Citizens Party also suggested the council issue a public information campaign to alert Coventry residents on fly-tipping laws, claiming it was often residents who ditched unwanted items in their own neighbourhoods. The council should conduct weekly bin collection trials and analyse the most notorious areas for fly-tipping, Mr Rogers added. In addition, the council could also look at introducing bulky waste and recycling trucks to allow residents to dispose of unwanted items safely, he said. earlier this week, Labour Call to step up action over city fly-tipping Councillor ed Ruane called for an online portal for residents to report fly-tipping in a bid to keep the streets cleaner. however, Mr Rogers, who previously stood as a UKIP candidate locally before establishing the Coventry Citizens Party, said residents are likely the ones dumping trash outside their own properties. Mr Rogers said: “Unfortunately, it is often residents who dump rubbish outside their own homes. “Fly-tipping happens on the same streets in Foleshill week after week. “The council should carry out a public information campaign to let residents know the law on fly-tipping and how to get rid of waste and unwanted items. “What’s more, the council could look at weekly bin collection trials in the worst offending areas. In addition, the council could look at introducing bulky waste and recycling trucks like those in Birmingham. “The council can do more to tackle fly-tipping but they appear to be taking a relaxed approach.” Recent photos show mattresses, sofas and even a fridge dumped on the pavement in the latest incident of fly-tipping in Foleshill. earlier, in March, Foleshill was reported as the worst area for fly-tipping in Coventry. The council has since installed 10 new cameras to help deter offenders, however, unwanted items continue to be discarded in the streets. Craig hickin, Coventry City Council’s head of environmental Services, told a council scrutiny meeting on March 18: “These are the worst streets. “St Michael’s always used to be the worst ward for fly-tipping. That sadly has been overtaken by Foleshill.” The city council aims to remove fly-tipped within five working days, or one day when the waste is dangerous or causing an obstruction. You can report dumped rubbish on the city council website.

Facebook: @livecoventry FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2021 COVENTRY TELEGRAPH 13 By mORGAN jOHNsON News Reporter A Coventry MP has said plans to build 350 new homes off Brown’s Lane, near Coundon Wedge could have a “negative impact on the quality of life”. In response to the recent consultation put forward by Coventry City Council, taiwo owatemi, Labour MP for Coventry north West, tweeted that she had written a letter to the Chair of the Planning Committee after many of her constituents had been in touch with concerns. Her letter outlined the problems this could cause for the community and its residents as well as expressing how vital it was for Coundon Wedge to remain a “green space”. We originally reported on Coventry City Council’s plans at the end of last week spark- ing much debate as the build would affect the popular spot for walkers and nature lovers. the MP said she is very worried as the site could have a “negative impact on the quality of life” and said local MP’s fears over homes plan near Coundon Wedge people need to be taken seriously as they have “raised sensible concerns” about the potential plans. She added: “More homes in the area will mean adding around 400 cars on to local streets, which would result in more traffic, pollution and an increased risk for pedestrians. So we need to see a plan for how this extra traffic would be dealt with. “I know that Coundon Wedge is a green space that is especially popular with local residents, and concerns about development encroaching on the borders of the Wedge has been raised with me time and again. “that is why I have asked the City Council for firm reassurances that they will honour their long-standing commitment not to build on Coundon Wedge and re-commit to never building on this much-loved green space.” And the MP reassured residents that even though the initial consultation is now closed, there is still a chance to make formal comments in response to the planning application. She added: “As the local MP, I will be looking closely at the final application and submitting my own response on behalf of constituents. I would also encourage all local residents to continue to engage with the process and to make their voices heard.” the council’s consultation closed on Sunday, october 10 but Ms owatemi is meeting with residents in eastern Green this week to discuss the issues - she recently met up with people in Keresley and Allesley and urges anyone with concerns to email her She said she is yet to get a response to her letter but says she hopes the concerns raised will be taken into account by the committee. the MP added: “Given the level of concern from local residents, I also hope that the Committee will take responsibility for making sure that every detail of any application to build homes on this News site comes back for full consideration before the Committee, rather than being delegated to Council officers to resolve.” A spokesman for Coventry City Council has previously said that the council is honouring its 30-year pledge not to build on Coundon Wedge. “Browns Lane is an allocated housing site in the Coventry Local Plan. there has always been a plan for new homes here. “In the local plan the site was identified for 475 new homes and now we are proposing 350 new homes,” the spokesman added. “We are not building on any land that has not been identified for development since 1991 and we are fulfilling our 30 year pledge not to build on Coundon Wedge. “Alongside the new homes, there will be space for a care home, public open space amounting to 16.5 acres as well as new wildlife habitats. We would encourage all residents to view the plans and share their views on our Let’s talk platform - https://let- brownslane.”

14 COVENTRY TELEGRAPH FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2021 Twitter: @live_coventry News Floral tributes left at scene where a motorcyclist died £3 Irresistible Mac & Cheese for cosy nights in Co-op Irresistible Macaroni Cheese 350g. £3. £8.57 per kg. Subject to availability, participating stores only. Serving suggestion. By NiCk smiTH News Reporter TribuTes have been left at the scene of a crash in which a motorcyclist died in exhall on Monday evening. The motorcyclist, who has been named locally as Duane Clark, 27, lost his life following the collision at the junction of exhall Lane and school Lane after the motorcycle he was riding on was involved in a collision with an Audi at around 6.12pm. A 42-year-old man was initially arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving. He has now been released under investigation. Tributes have been left at the scene of the crash, including pictures, flowers, cards and alcohol bottles. One of the messages left at the scene reads: “riP D1. Love bro.” Lit candles were also left at the scene in his memory. Another man, 26, who was also on the motorcycle at the time of the crash was taken to hospital with serious injuries. West Midlands Ambulance service paramedics battled to save the life of the 27-year-old but were unable to save him. A WMAs spokeswoman said: “On arrival, we discovered two patients, both men. “The first, the motorcyclist, had sustained life-threatening injuries and unfortunately, despite the best efforts of ambulance staff at the scene, it became clear that nothing more could be done to save him and he was confirmed deceased at the scene. “The second man, a passenger on the motorbike, had sustained serious injuries. He received advanced trauma care on scene and was conveyed to university Hospital Coventry for further treatment, with a bAsiCs doctor travelling throughout the journey to continue treatment. “The driver of the car was not injured and did not require treatment.” Police investigations are ongoing and officers would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time. A Warwickshire Police spokesperson said: “Police enquiries into the collision are ongoing and they are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or either of the vehicles in the moments before. “They are also keen to speak to anyone with dash cam or CCTV footage from the area.” Anyone with any information should call Warwickshire Police on 101, quoting incident 285 of October 11.

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16 COVENTRY TELEGRAPH FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2021 Twitter: @live_coventry News Low immunity levels to blame for ‘worst cold ever’ reports of PEOPLE complaining on social media as cases surge across the uk By MARTIN BAGOT & NICK SMITH Common cold cases across the United Kingdom are surging - and scientists say low levels of natural immunity are the cause. People on social media are increasingly talking about having really bad colds as their Covid-19 tests come back negative, according to reports. Professor Neil Mabbott, expert at the University of Edinburgh, said: “This highlights the power of the lockdown, mask wearing, social distancing and sanitation measures introduced in response to the pandemic. “Not only was this very effective in reducing transmission of the coronavirus within the community, but at the same time it had the additional benefit of reducing the spread of colds and other common transmissible diseases. “As these measures are eased and people start mixing more indoors and travelling on public transport, we can expect to see a significant rise in colds and other respiratory diseases.” Rebecca London, 24, from Bournemouth, said she caught the “worst cold ever” at a music festival. A normal cold for her would have “a runny nose, sneezing, a bit of a sore throat and feeling a bit rundown”. “Nothing like this,” the retail worker told the BBC. “I barely slept, I’d wake up in the night just coughing, a constantly runny nose and feeling so tired.” Rebecca did lateral flow tests and got negative results, but has been ill for more than a week, and was left wondering “if it’s ever going to end”. On the Mirror’s Facebook page, Bethany Jane Sanderson said: “I have had this cold. I was flat out for a week. I was bed-bound for 4 days. I had lateral flows and a PCR test - all came back negative. I had Covid in January I am also doublejabbed and can honestly say I was more Ill with this cold than I was with the Covid.” Jayne Stockwell said: “Coming up to my third week of feeling absolutely awful, countless lateral flow tests, 3 PCR tests, all negative - I’ve never felt so ill with a cold as I do at the minute: wouldn’t wish it on anybody.” Yet it is our lack of exposure to colds rather than a new strain that is likely to be to blame. Prof Alex Richter, of Birmingham University, said: “It is impossible to tell the difference between a cold and Covid-19 clinically. “They present so similarly that only PCR testing can differentiate between the two. Lateral flow testing can help with screening, but if someone has symptoms then they should go for a PCR swab test.”

Facebook: @livecoventry FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2021 COVENTRY TELEGRAPH 17 News Road closures at weekend as new bridge is installed The new footbridge over A45/46 Festival Interchange By NICK SMITH News Reporter Traffic diversions will be in place while a new footbridge is installed over the A45/46 Festival Interchange this weekend. To ensure the safety of workers and road users, a number of closures on and surrounding the road will be in place from midnight on Friday, October 15, until 5am on Monday, October 18. The previous footbridge, which spans the A45 westbound entry slip, was removed earlier this year because it did not meet modern standards. The new bridge will raise headroom for traffic over the road and is wider to enable pedestrians and cyclists to use it more safely and be more accessible for people with disabilities. The roads which will be affected are as follows: A46 northbound exit slip roadA45 westbound to Leaf Lane and the A444A444 southbound to A45 westboundNational Highways project manager, Patricia Dray, said: “We appreciate that any road closures can be disruptive and only do so when absolutely necessary. “This is a complex operation to lower the bridge across the width of the A45 slip road and it is important that the safety of workers are protected in doing so. “Once in place, pedestrians and cyclists will be able to enjoy a more modern, spacious and safer bridge that will benefit generations of local people for many years to come.” Diversions will be put in place over the weekend.

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Facebook: @livecoventry FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2021 COVENTRY TELEGRAPH 19 Every pledge today helps secure life-saving research for tomorrow. News Covid spike in 10 to 19-year-olds behind rising rates By CLAiRE HARRisON News Reporter A spike in Covid cases in 10 to 19-yearolds is behind rising rates in Nuneaton, Bedworth and stratford-upon-Avon. Warwickshire County Council has explained why the areas have seen rates rocket over the past week. Nuneaton and Bedworth has, for the past 10 days, had the highest coronavirus rate in the whole of the West Midlands. Latest data on the Coventry, solihull and Warwickshire dashboard shows the rate in the borough, as of the seven days up to October 12, stood at 591.61 per 100,000 people - this is the highest in the region. stratford-upon-Avon has seen a sharp rise in rates over the past month. One month ago, on september 10, it stood at 289.78 per 100,000 people - now it stands at 518.07 per 100,000 people. These rates are slightly lower than earlier this week but still high in comparison everywhere else in the region. We asked Warwickshire County Council what is behind the high rates in the two areas. in a statement, a shire Hall spokesman said: “Case rates have continued to rise across the county over the last few weeks particularly in Nuneaton and Bedworth and stratford. The high case rate is currently being driven by the high numbers of infections in our 10 to 19-year-olds and an increase in workplace outbreaks. “To help to reduce the spread of Covid-19 in your home, school or work environment, i would urge all residents to get both vaccinations, and a booster dose if they are eligible, test regularly at home with LFT tests and isolate and book a pCR test with the NHs if you have any of the Covid-19 symptoms at all, regardless of how mild they may be. “We are also encouraging anyone who is eligible for an NHs flu vaccination to please take up the offer through your Gp or local community pharmacy.” The statement goes on to stress how important it is that all residents play their part in stopping the current spread of the virus. “Only by working together can we break the chain of transmission, ensure our families and communities remain well, and protect our health services over the winter period,” the statement concludes. “so please continue to follow the guidance of hands, face, space and take a test at home before meeting up with family members and friends.” West Midlands, play your part. Get your free Gifts in Wills Guide, visit Together we will beat cancer Cancer Research UK is a registered charity in England and Wales (1089464), Scotland (SC041666), the Isle of Man (1103) and Jersey (247).

20 COVENTRY TELEGRAPH FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2021 Twitter: @live_coventry If we stop calling them aliens, will ETs please beam up Demi Lovato? Demi Lovato’s views seem to be more and more out of this world. Previously the American singer told their 117 million Instagram followers that expectant parents were unknowingly spreading transphobia by hosting gender-reveal parties. Now the Sorry, Not Sorry and Give Your Heart A Break performer, who identifies as non-binary, has gone one better, saying we should retire the term “alien” when referring to extraterrestrials. Seriously? The pop star made the bizarre plea to us earthlings during a recent interview in which they inform us that the term “alien” itself is offensive to little green men, even though we are not sure if they exist. “I think that we have to stop calling them aliens because aliens is a derogatory term for anything,” Demi said. “That’s why I like to call them ETs.” The way this world is going, I think quite a few of us wish people like Demi would drift off into space. SPACE CADET: Demi Lovato has spoken up on behalf of visitors from other planets IN BRIEf Stateside Saudis didn’t go full pelt to woo Trump The Saudi royal family has been found to have showered Donald Trump and his entourage with presents when the then President visited Riyadh. During the 2017 trip, they Friend were handed three robes or faux? made with white tiger and Donald Trump cheetah fur and a dagger with a handle that appeared to be made of ivory. Now the gifts – some of which are missing – are being sought, as technically they should belong to the US Government, not Trump or his cronies. However, concerns the gifts may have violated the US Endangered Species Act have been laid to rest. The robes it seem were imitation. Fakes for a fake. Hippy-crites! SALE NOW ON UP TO 50% OFF FREE FITTING FREE ESTIMATING FREE GRIPPER FREE DOOR BARS All the above applies to carpet fitting only UPLIFT & DISPOSAL OF OLD CARPETS Furniture Henley Rd, RCN Coventry CV2 1AB Next to Costcutters Tel 02476 603254 Open Monday to Saturday 9.00am - 5.30pm Sunday 10am - 4pm CHRiSToPHER BUCKTIN US Editor SO, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced this week their latest money-making venture – banking. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are partnering a firm whose owners describe themselves as “hippies”. Arranged from the comfort of their £11 million Californian mansion, the couple have become “impact partners” and investors at sustainable investing firm Ethic, based in New York. The bank claims to only put its money into businesses that meet its “social responsibility criteria”, including racial justice, climate issues and workplace standards, such as equal and fair pay. Announcing their move, Meghan, 40, touched upon the life she once knew growing up in a working-class family. The former HRH gushed: “From the world I come from, you don’t talk about investing, right? You don’t have the luxury to invest. That sounds so fancy.” She added: “My husband has been saying for years: ‘Gosh, don’t you wish there was a place where if your values were aligned like this, you could put your money to that same sort of thing?’” The former actress said they were introduced to Ethic by Harry and MegHan tout a sustainable, etHical financial systeM between Private jet jaunts froM £11M Mansion friends. However, it is not yet known how much they have invested or if they are being paid. On the couple’s Archewell website, they served up a large helping of one of their famous word salads, saying: “When we invest in each other, we change the world.” It rambled on: “We want to rethink the nature of investing to help solve the global issues we all face.” All very commendable. Previously Jay Lipman, the British co-founder of tech-driven asset manager Ethic said, in a video on its website, they “like hippies” as a company and considered themselves the same despite managing a £1billion fund. The firm said it was thrilled to be welcoming Harry and Meghan and tweeted: “Together, we are committed to creating a more inclusive, resilient and sustainable future.” The bank’s website says it aims to empower wealth advisors and investors to create portfolios that align personal values with finan- Harry and Meghan cial goals. All extremely interesting given the Duke and Duchess’s own ethics have at times been questionable. Whether it’s using private jets like taxis, while telling us all to travel less, or asking the world to reduce its energy use as their family of four lives in an 18,000 -square-foot mansion with a fleet of gas-guzzling SUVs at their disposal. It is difficult not to think this is yet another corporate relationship designed to line their personal accounts whilst pretending to be philanthropic. We’d all do well not to forget their trip to New York last month – the one they seemed hell-bent on treating like a royal tour. Meghan turned up at an underprivileged school in Harlem to read her book to the kids, dressed in a couture coat that cost more than $5,000. It just shows how out of touch with the average person they are. Many people in finance joke ‘go woke, go broke’, but in the Sussexes’ case, it is them laughing all the way to the bank

Facebook: @livecoventry News Jail for man who nearly hit children in car trying to flee police FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2021 COVENTRY TELEGRAPH 21 It’s Dog Show week...and you could win a prize Cowboy dog Ronnie won the best Trick Award on our sister website TeamDogs after showcasing his talent for playing dead in an entertaining video. The chocolate rescue pup starred in his own western movie while carrying a miniature yellow cowboy on his back. TeamDogs judge, Rebeckah Vaughan, big brother contestant and owner of No More Kennels, picked wild west Ronnie as her winner. She said: “He really looked the part, I felt like I was watching a movie and Ronnie was the star of the show!” owner Roger David Muñoz Arteaga shared the video of Ronnie on TeamDogs Facebook post, with the caption: “A year ago Ronnie was at Dogs 4 Rescue and now here I am, starring in my own western movie!” The footage shows Ronnie running towards the camera with western music in the background. you can hear a gunshot noise as Ronnie falls to the left with his paws in the air. He lays very still on his side - as if he’s just been shot. His skilful performance is most definitely deserving of TeamDogs’ best Trick Dog Show Award. Ronnie has won a TeamDogs rosette and a gift box, as well as being put forward for the overall category of best in Show, which will be announced on Saturday. He will be joining Golden oldie winner Cherry, wagging Tail winner Ernie and Most beautiful Eyes winner Lola in the Dog Show leaderboard. The fun continues today, where you can put your dog forward for TeamDogs Lookalike category. To enter, you will need to share a photo of your mini-me on their Pictures of Dogs page. May the best pup win! By PAuL BEARd & dANNY THOmPsON News Reporters A young driver panicked when he saw the police because he had drugs he was taking to Coventry’s godiva Festival - and ended up speeding across a grassed area where children were playing. And three youngsters would have been hit by the car Callum Kinzett was driving if they had not jumped out of the way, a judge at Warwick Crown Court has heard. Kinzett, 22, of Coombe Park Road, Binley, Coventry, was jailed for 12 months after pleading guilty to dangerous driving and possessing cannabis. Prosecutor Matthew Cullen said that at 2.15pm on July 7, 2019, two police officers in a marked car saw a Vauxhall Astra driven by Kinzett in East Street, Hillfields. He was talking to someone in the street, and when that person pointed out the police car, he sped away, leading to a short chase before he stopped after throwing six bags of cannabis out of the car window. The police pulled up behind him, and when one officer got out to speak to him there was an altercation before Kinzett sped off again, with his wheels spinning. Kinzett drove into a dead end in Winchester Street, and instead of stopping, he drove through a gap between two wooden bollards onto a grassed area. The officer was not able to follow, but he saw three young children who were playing near a tree having to jump out of the way to avoid being hit by the speeding Astra. Kinzett then drove off the grassed area and across a pavement and made good his escape. But the officer had recognised him and Kinzett, who had was subject to a community order at the time for possessing an offensive weapon, handed himself in the following month. Dean Easthope, defending, pointed out that Kinzett had appeared in court in August that year and pleaded guilty to the two charges. But he denied an allegation of assault with intent to resist arrest, which led to delays until he finally stood trial earlier this year and was found not guilty. Asking the judge to pass a suspended sentence, he said Kinzett had not been in trouble in the two years and three months since the offences. “He has come to court today having received some very bad news. His best friend was killed in a motorcycle accident last night, and another is in hospital with a broken spine,” said Mr Easthope. of the offences, Mr Easthope said Kinzett had been going to the godiva Festival, and had enough drugs for the three-day event, which was why he had six packets of cannabis - and when the person he was speaking to pointed out the police, he panicked. Jailing Kinzett, Judge Barry Berlin told him: “This was on Sunday at 2.15pm on a July afternoon, pre-Covid. “you threw six bags of cannabis out of the car and you sped off. you went off-road onto a grassy area at the end of Winchester Street. “The officer said ‘he has accelerated so hard that his wheels are spinning and has driven across the grass and almost collided with three children who had to jump out of the way’. “If they had not, the Astra would almost definitely have hit them. Anybody who is driving a car in those circumstances on a grassed area where members of the public were present at 2.15pm is committing a serious offence. “I recognise your age and that you have had certain problems at home, and I take into account the issues that have been raised. “But appropriate punishment in this sort of case, bearing in mind the danger you presented to the public, can only be met by immediate custody.” w w w

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Facebook: @livecoventry FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2021 COVENTRY TELEGRAPH 23 Music You never get tired of playing We Are The Champions Queen drummer Roger Taylor talks to Alex Greenabout stepping up as a frontman, plans for the future and why endless retirement would be ‘horrendous’ “It’s like dipping a toe in the water after not having had a bath for many years,” says Roger Taylor, in typically affable fashion, as he prepares to tour solo for the first time in two decades. “It’s going to be interesting.” Playing alongside flamboyant figures Freddie Mercury and Brian May might have distracted fans from the Queen drummer’s virtuosity. But Roger has also enjoyed a parallel music career since the late 1980s, as lead singer and guitarist in his own rock band, The Cross. “The good thing about songs is that if they are good they live forever,” he says. “There they are. It’s not like being a famous chef where you have to do it every night!” Roger lives in Puttenham, Surrey with his second wife, Sarina Potgieter, but spent lockdown at his second home in Cornwall. This is where the idea for Outsider, his first album of new solo material in nearly a decade, began to take shape. “We had space to stroll about – but not everybody did,” he recalls. “I remember seeing pictures from Milan of people stuck in their apartments singing some of our songs out the window. “It was wonderful in a way but I remember thinking, ‘God’. And it went on for months. It was pretty scary actually.” The first song he wrote during that time was called Isolation and it features on the record. Soon he had an album’s Roger singing with Freddie Mercury in 1976 worth of material ranging from direct stadium rock to meditative psychedelia and more. “It was an odd period and it also focused the mind. I just thought, ‘I’m going to make some good use of this period of enforced semiimprisonment’.” Roger is delighted by the success of the vaccine roll out, in part because it means he can get back to playing to fans. “The anti-vaxxers I don’t get,” he growls. “I don’t understand that at all. It seems to be borne of pure ignorance and an amount of arrogance and the conspiracy theories. It’s pathetic, actually.” Lockdown reinforced Roger’s desire to perform – and at 72 years old, age is no barrier. “I don’t get tired at all. I really enjoy seeing the audience enjoying itself. It is a feedback thing. It lifts you every time. Of course, we know some of those songs backwards. It sounds like we are playing them backwards sometimes! “But that’s the thing, it’s the audience interaction. “You never get tired of playing We Are The Champions. It is such a b***** great song and you can see it lifting an audience.” Roger describes the idea of “endless retirement” as “horrendous”. “Tick tock, time is rushing by, when you get to the age of Brian and myself,” he laughs. “We are just getting older and I don’t think we will be able to do it that Roger on drums with singer Adam Lambert and guitarist Brian May much longer, and while we still can do it, we intend to keep doing it. And same applies to Queen actually. We realised that this is what we do. This is what we love doing. And while we still can do it at a good level, we will. “As soon as we can’t we shall retire with some shred of dignity. “You can’t do this forever but as long as we can do it properly we will do it. And obviously as long as people want to see it.” During lockdown, Queen earned their first number one album in 25 years with Live Around The World, a compilation featuring highlights from their decade of touring with former American Idol contestant Adam Lambert on lead vocals. So far, however, there has been no new music from the group, although they have apparently been experimenting in the studio. “It’s the right material,” Roger says, adding, “It’s got to be good. It’s got to stand up to our old stuff which is very strong.” Roger is as enthusiastic about music as ever and admits this urge might just be driven by insecurity. “You don’t want to feel superfluous. I was going to say ‘useful’ but that would be a bit cruel – there are an awful lot of retired people in the country who have earned their rest, their retirement. “But life is good and it’s nice to be working.” ■■Outsider is out now and Roger is touring the UK until October 22. Tickets are available online album of the week -SEVENTEEN GOING UNDER SAM FENDER HHHHI Sam Fender somehow manages to reinvigorate the man-with-guitar template while keeping things decidedly classic. The 27-year-old Brit award winner from North Shields has been hailed as the second coming of Bruce Springsteen and Seventeen Going Under features many of The Boss’s hallmarks. His songs touch on issues rarely addressed in mainstream rock: how working class people are the big losers in the culture war, the pressures of young manhood and the callousness of the state. His mixture of remorse, anger and world-weariness is a potent one and when he sings “I see my mother / The DWP see a number” on the title track, it’s clear this is an intimate pain. Roger Taylor has released his first new album of solo material in a decade

24 COVENTRY TELEGRAPH FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2021 Twitter: @live_coventry Listen Up A recipe for success LAURA DaVIs Podcasts Editor river cafe table Mouths will be watering for delicious dishes and juicy gossip within minutes of pressing play on this podcast, which begins each episode with a celeb reading out one of River Cafe’s own recipes. Lists of ingredients are seductive enough without the addition of actor Jake Gyllenhaal’s Hollywood tones reciting the components of tomato sauce. The restaurant’s owner Ruth Rogers discusses food and family with a Horror StorieS PodcaSt The slightly creepy intro to this podcast sets the tone for some of the scariest short stories ever written. All the usual (out of copyright) suspects are on the list – Edgar Allan Poe, HP Lovecraft, Savour the mouthwatering memories of celebrities before indulging in a fright-fest of fearful tales – after which you’re bound to need a little meditation under expert guidance range of high-calibre guests who are regular visitors to River Cafe, including Paul McCartney(roast aubergine) and Victoria Beckham, (roasted sea bass). The Spice Girl-turned-fashion designer always arrives before her guests, we learn, and loves peoplewatching from her table. Having grown up in a house where the oven was used as a filing cabinet and it was microwave meals all the way, it was her pop career that introduced the self-proclaimed ‘fussy eater’ to dining out. MR James and HG Wells – interspersed with presenter Robert Crandall’s accounts of nightmares and weird recollections. From Arthur Conan Doyle’s Silver Mirror, about a looking glass that allows him to peer into the past, to Where to start: Jake Gyllenhaal reminisces over his dad’s roast mushrooms, childhood visits to the farmer’s market and working as a prep chef in Martha’s Vineyard. Charles Dickens’ Christmas Goblins, the tale of an unfortunate gravedigger, it is wonderful to hear these stories brought to life as they are read aloud. Where to start: With HP Lovecraft’s The Tomb about a boy’s obsession with a mysterious mausoleum. actor Jake Gyllenhaal and, inset left, Victoria Beckham are just two of the guests chatting to river Cafe owner ruth rogers tHe daily SHine Dedicating 10 minutes per day to meditation can make a huge difference to your mental health and this podcast takes you through a different exercise every weekday. You can listen along as the episodes are released or dip into whichever subject you think will be most useful. Presenter Mel covers a huge range of subjects, from rediscovering joy to releasing tension, usually based on a mixture of breathing, journaling and muscle relaxation techniques. It’s a quick and easy way of building self-care into your routine in a world where it can be a challenge to ever put yourself first. Where to start: Create Space to Grow looks at the rules we impose on ourselves and encourages us to reassess them.

Facebook: @livecoventry FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2021 COVENTRY TELEGRAPH 25 Brody Swain Popular BBC CWR radio DJ Wonderful night to help NSPCC On Friday 24th September, the Coventry & Warwickshire Business Board of the NSPCC staged their Annual Ball at the newly named Coventry Building Society Arena. The charity has a very special place in my heart having hosted many fundraising events for them over the years. Despite bumping into several friends in the arena, who thought I was there to host the event, on this occasion, Steff and I were attending to support the charity. I must admit that I wasn’t really looking forward to the evening, having lost my mom just a few weeks before. However, on arrival, we soon discovered that we were sitting on a table with old friends, which was a wonderful surprise and exactly what I needed. The 450 guests enjoyed a delicious three-course dinner with quality entertainment from electronic violinist, Alexandra, vocalist, Claire Rossi and magician, William Poliet. Fundraising activities during the evening included live and silent auctions and a unique version of Heads & Tails in the form of a music quiz, which I was quite appalling at to everyone’s amusement on my table. During the evening, a practitioner from the NSPCC’s service centre in Coventry, that treat young children who have suffered from abuse, spoke passionately about the highs and lows of her job and reminded us all why we were there. Hamilton Bland, who I believe is the best in the business at hosting fundraising events, worked incredibly hard to help raise more than £70,000. A remarkable amount of money considering that this was one of the first fundraising dinners following the lifting of Covid restrictions. This brings the total to more than £3.15m raised by the board to assist children who have suffered abuse during the past 25 years. It really was the perfect evening and for many of the guests, perhaps the Win a Dream £25,000 to be Won! Coming soon in your *Token collect promotion - 10 tokens per entry. 10 readers will each win £2500 in time for Christmas. The first token and entry form will be printed on Wednesday 3rd November 2021. first time they have been able to dress up in over 18 months, due to the pandemic. The icing on the cake was the Sky Blues beating Peterborough United 3-0 outside, whilst the Ball was taking place. A wonderful night to remember for sure. We buy any house! WE BUY HOUSES FOR CASH Sell in days – or in your timescale No fees & no obligation Any condition or location NAPB approved & RICS regulated GET UP TO £30,000 CASH ADVANCE Call us FREE today for a cash offer available 24/7 0800 031 9071 BEST PRICE PAID

26 COVENTRY TELEGRAPH FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2021 Twitter: @live_coventry Screen Shots An alien takeover Andy SERKIS is no stranger to playing wild and wonderful creatures. The British actor has been globally acclaimed for his pioneering use of motion capture and CGI as Gollum in The Lord Of The Rings and as Caesar in the Planet Of The Apes films, as well as playing Snoke in Star Wars. But the next creatures he is tackling are as a director, not an actor, and they carry with them the weight of expectation. He steps behind the camera for the Marvel film Venom: Let There Be Carnage, a sequel to the 2018 blockbuster helmed by Ruben Fleischer. Andy, whose previous directing credits include Breathe, starring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy, and Jungle Book re-telling Mowgli: Legend Of The Jungle, didn’t have his eye on directing a superhero blockbuster until he got a call from the film’s star, Tom Hardy. “I was working on something else, I was developing something to shoot, and out of the blue came this call from Tom and he just said ‘Andy, I want to throw your hat in the ring to direct Venom’,” he recalls. “I was like ‘OK!’ It wasn’t something that I was seeking out originally but then we started to talk and obviously I loved his performance in the original one, so very rapidly it kind of became something, and I’m so glad that he did because we had a ball making it. “I’ve always wanted to work with Tom and we’d sort of talked around Andy says he has long wanted to work with Tom Hardy Venom is back directing the Marvel sequel venoM: let there Be carnage took andy serkis into uncharted territory. he tells Laura Harding it was a challenge he couldn’t resist other projects, as director and actor and also acting together, so it was really wonderful to finally get to work together.” The film sees Tom reprise his role as journalist Eddie Brock, who is still living with the alien symbiote Venom inside him. After Brock attempts to reignite his career by interviewing the serial killer Cletus Kasady (played by Woody Harrelson), the convicted killer becomes the host of the symbiote Carnage “I was standing on the shoulders of Ruben Fleischer’s great first movie and Tom’s performance particularly, so there was wonderful material to work with. “But what was exciting about this were two things really – where the relationship sits – you saw the meeting of the symbiote and its host and now we get to enjoy the development of that, now we get to see the kind of the odd couple relationship, the sort of the seven-yearand Eddie and Venom must race to stop him on his deadly mission. “I’ve never done anything like that before,” Andy admits, “so it was a challenge at first, but the way it was written and the way the story was crafted, and where it sat in terms of the evolution of the relationship with Eddie and Venom, and also the introduction of such a main new character Carnage, allowed for a lot of exploration as if it were almost a film in its own right. You saw the meeting of the symbiote and its host and now we get to enjoy the development of that, now we get to see the kind of the odd couple relationship... Andy on what attracted him to tell the next chapter of Venom’s story Andy Serkis says he has no plans to give up on acting Andy is a master of motion capture, playing the likes of Cesar in Planet Of The Apes itch, the playfulness between them now they have spent time with each other, so that was really exciting. “And then there was the design and finding the colour and palette and the tone of this movie, which is much more humorous in a way, but it’s also a lot darker in terms of the villain and the brilliant performance that Woody gives as Cletus and Carnage.” It was Woody’s nerve-shredding performance that gave Andy a real dream moment on set. “I was looking at Woody thinking ‘I remember watching you playing Larry Flynt’ and thinking one day I’d like to do something like that, I’d like to be involved in cinema. “Then suddenly you find yourself, 30 years later, working with someone that you’ve admired all this time. “So I always have to pinch myself and think how lucky I am doing the job that I do.” But for 57-year-old Andy, time in the director’s chair means time away from acting, which has long been his first love, and he’s adamant he is not planning on retiring from his career on screen any time soon. “I’m really enjoying directing, I love it and it sort of satisfies all the variants that I’ve gone off in during my career to explore. And even before I became an actor I was very much into painting and graphics and visual storytelling, so it really suits me, and I know I’m not going to stop acting. “I love acting and I will continue doing more acting. But with this journey the great thing is you can go from one to the other. I do love helming the whole thing and having the experiences of working with the entire crew and post production and visual effects and music and so on. “But equally I really enjoy just kind of shutting all of that out and getting inside the head of a character and playing.” It was particularly thrilling for Andy to dive into the world of a Marvel film because he had grown up with Spider-Man comics as a child, but drifted away from them in later life. “It was lovely to be able to dive back into that world,” he enthuses. “The world of graphic storytelling is something I’ve been interested in and, obviously, creating characters of these kinds, working with technology which allows you to bring these kinds of characters to life, I mean I felt very at home.” And as a fan, that must surely mean he wants what scores of Marvel fans want – the chance to see Venom and Spider-Man together on the big screen? “Well, I think everyone wants that,” he says with a grin. “I mean, who knows what will happen? We hope that one day they might come across each other, I guess...” ■ Venom: Let There Be Carnage is released in UK cinemas on Friday.

Facebook: @livecoventry FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2021 COVENTRY TELEGRAPH 27 By her own admission, broadcast journalist Charlene White doesn’t find herself overcome with emotion often. Instead describing herself as someone brimming with “fight” and “resilience”, the ITV News and Loose Women anchor says she has long dealt with online abuse in the only way she knows how. “With humour,” says 41-year-old Charlene with a smile. “It’s going to sound awful, but I have been faced with social media racism for so long – oh God, longer than a decade now – that I’ve had to build an armour against it. I shouldn’t have to build an armour, but I have done, in order to be able to survive and enjoy the side of social media that I love.” However, it’s her latest on-screen project, Charlene White: Empire’s Child, that unexpectedly saw her stoic facade slip, giving way to emotion. Commissioned as part of ITV’s celebration of Black History Month, the one-hour documentary sees the presenter delve into her ancestry and its links to the British Empire, investigating what it really means to be black and British. “I’m a journalist, my heart tends to be cold most of the time,” Charlene initially jokes when asked about the emotional impact of the revelations. “But there’s one point in the film where it suddenly just hit me in a way I wasn’t expecting, without me wanting it to. “And that’s when I realised actually, it means so much more than we realise to gain more of an understanding of home.” Retracing her roots across the British Empire, Charlene’s journey unearthed a number of shocking revelations linking the shadowy history of the Empire to the fundamental shaping of her own family tree. Recounting how the lighter skin tone on one side of her family paired with an old photo of her uncle – who according to Charlene was “obviously of mixed heritage” – had always led to the assumption her great-grandfather William Stanbury was white. The need for new information saw her venture to the south coast of England in search of answers. “Through the process of looking for him, I travelled down to Devon, and Devon does have a lot of links where slavery is concerned and the Empire,” says the 41-year-old. “So, I was really excited, saying ‘yes, I have found him!’ – only to realise that actually, he’s not English at all, he was born in Jamaica. And that’s when the fear sort of set in.” Charlene recalls when she conceded a direct link to slavery was increasingly likely. “I really hoped brutality and violence weren’t involved within my lineage, and then I realised at that point that it definitely was, and it probably went back a lot further than I had anticipated. “To not be able to know what this man was capable of, or how he came to be able to have two children by black women in Jamaica, it does leave a bit of a horrible feeling there.” Charlene describes the Screen Shots I don’t feel any less British because I’m black Broadcaster and journalist Charlene White uncovered some uncomfortable truths about her roots for the documentary Empire’s Child. Danielle de Wolfe learns more Charlene White finds out about her family history and its links to the British Empire deep-dive into her family’s history as a “pretty big moment”. A journey that culminates in a transatlantic voyage in search of answers, she says that despite regularly returning to Jamaica, the filming trip was the first time she ever truly “felt at home”. “There is something wonderful about stepping foot in a country where you aren’t the minority, where you are the majority and that does fill my heart. “I don’t feel any less British because I’m black. I won’t allow anybody to take that away from me at all. In the same way that I am no less Jamaican because I’m born here.” Charlene adds: “As a result of doing this programme, I definitely feel like I know more about me, and I think it’s made me stronger.” ■■Charlene White: Empire’s Child airs on ITV on Thursday at 9pm Be Winter ready save £5 When you spend £20 at Well pharmacy During the cold and flu season it’s important to be prepared for common health problems by keeping a well-stocked medicine cabinet at home. 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28 COVENTRY TELEGRAPH FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2021 Twitter: @live_coventry Films Venom: Let there be carnage (15) Preview This special effects-laden Marvel Comics sequel introduces a deadly new symbiote to Spider-Man’s web-slinging universe. Investigative journalist Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) shares his body with a carnivorous extra-terrestrial parasite called Venom, which gifts him incredible powers. He visits serial killer Cletus Kasady (Woody Harrelson) in secure confinement before a planned execution by lethal injection. The inmate bites Eddie and part of Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock/Venom Venom courses into the psychopath’s body, giving birth to the symbiote Carnage. Cletus agrees to work with Carnage to break out and eliminate Venom. Eddie must team up with Detective Patrick Mulligan (Stephen Graham) to eliminate this new threat. ■ In cinemas from Friday Ben Affleck as Count Pierre d’Alencon ron’s gone Wrong (Pg) HHHII A malfunctioning robot encourages an alienated boy to come out of his shell in this computer-animated adventure. Every child in America begs their parents to buy them a B*Bot. The pricy hi-tech companion compares the young owner’s hobbies and facilitates local connections with like-minded tykes. Shy pre-teen Barney Pudowski (Jack Dylan Grazer) is the only kid in school without a B*Bot because his father, Graham (Ed Helms), can’t afford one. When Barney’s birthday beckons, Barney (voiced by Jack Dylan Grazer) and Ron (Zack Galifianakis) Graham pays cash-in-hand for a B*Bot that literally fell off the back of a truck. The malfunctioning device called Ron (Zach Galifianakis) wreaks havoc, leading to the manufacturer issuing a recall and destroy order. This in turn forces Barney and his misfiring mechanised mate to go on the run. ■ In cinemas from Friday Jodie Comer as Marguerite Sponsored by Spooky, scary, pretty, funny... Halloween is back and we want to shout about it. Send in your pictures of your Little Horror including pets enjoying a very memorable Halloween this year for the chance to appear in our Little Horrors Halloween Photo Special on Friday 5th November, 2021. Upload your pics now!

Facebook: @livecoventry Duel’s golD... Jodie comer shines brightest in this interesting – if a little overlong – historical drama THe lasT duel (18) HHHII Reviews by damon smiTH BASeD on true events documented in eric Jager’s 2004 book, Ridley Scott’s historical drama unfolds in bloated chapters from the perspectives of three main characters. each lengthy testimony is penned by a different writer, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Nicole Holofcener, who offer conflicting evidence about events leading to the sexual assault of a wife while her husband is away at war. The final chapter penned by Holofcener gives a voice to the abused heroine, played with gusto by Jodie Comer, culminating in a brilliantly staged showdown on horseback and foot that will decide her fate. If God guides her husband’s sword to victory in front of a baying crowd, she will be vindicated. If her spouse falls, her version of events will be declared untrue and she will be put to death too. Co-stars Damon and Adam Driver subtly alter their portrayals of feuding noblemen when they are the heroic narrator or supposed villain of a particular chapter. Repetition is a blessing and curse, sustaining interest as we scrutinise inconsistencies in each version of events but also testing our resolve as the running time trots, unnecessarily, over two and a half hours. In the wintry final days of 1386, knight Jean de Carrouges (Damon) and squire Jacques Le Gris (Driver) fight side-by-side under the banner of King Charles VI (Alex Lawther) but it is the latter who curries favour with Count Pierre d’Alencon (Ben Affleck) and secures a captaincy destined for Jean. To rub salt into fresh wounds, Jacques’ promotion includes land belonging to Sir Robert de Thibouville (Nathaniel Parker), which had been promised to Jean as part of the wedding dowry of his daughter Marguerite (Comer). Jean bears the scars of losing a wife and child to the plague and he is under pressure from his mother (Harriet Walter) to produce a male heir. “I did not have this problem with my first wife,” Jean snaps at Marguerite after his efforts between the sheets fail to produce the desired results. He canters off to war and returns to tearful Marguerite, who claims Jacques forced his way into their home and sexually assaulted her. According to medieval law, rape “is not a crime against a woman. It is a property crime against her man”. Thus, Jean seeks a judicial duel to the death with Jacques. The Last Duel cries out (unheard) for editor Claire Simpson to hack and slash the running time closer to two hours. Comer outshines Damon and Driver, who meet the demands of battle sequences, directed with typical brio by Scott in a throwback to the limb-hacking fury of Gladiator. ■ In cinemas from Friday Halloween Kills (18) HHIII Picking up the action directly after the 2018 reboot of the Halloween franchise, three generations of Strode women – Laurie (Jamie Lee Curtis), daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) – flee Laurie’s burning house with bogeyman Michael Myers trapped in the basement. They head to Memorial Hospital for emergency surgery FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2021 COVENTRY TELEGRAPH 29 Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie on a stab wound to Laurie’s abdomen. Meanwhile, brave firemen inadvertently free Michael from the inferno and the monster continues his relentless pursuit of the Strodes. Tommy Doyle (Anthony Michael Hall), who Laurie babysat in 1978, whips up residents into a frenzied mob. “It’s Halloween, everyone’s entitled to one good scare,” growls Leigh Brackett (Charles Cyphers), who lost his daughter Annie to the serial killer in 1978. Alas, that promise of bloodcurdling thrills doesn’t apply to us because Halloween Kills neither shocks nor surprises. Let us pray that Halloween Ends, due for release in October 2022, is a declaration of intent. ■ In cinemas from Friday # OKBEAUTYBOX THE OK! BEAUTY BOX ONLY £7.50* Free P&P WORTH MORE THAN £90, GET YOUR FIRST BOX HALF PRICE AND SUBSCRIBE TODAY FOR JUST £7.50* HYDRATION Adam Driver as Jacques LeGris and Matt Damon as Jean de Carrouges SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE TODAY AT OKBEAUTYBOX.CO.UK *£7.50 offer is only available to new customers. OK! Beauty Box subscription is £15 per month thereafter. Brought to you by

30 COVENTRY TELEGRAPH FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2021 Twitter: @live_coventry Your views ON THIS DAY 70BC: Virgil, the greatest Roman poet, best-known for his epic Aeneid, which included the legend of the founding of Rome, was born. 1666: The first waistcoat was worn by King Charles II, according to Samuel Pepys. 1839: Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were betrothed. She proposed to him and confided to her diary: “It was a nervous thing to do, but Albert could not propose to the Queen of England. He would never presume to take such a liberty.” 1881: Novelist PG Wodehouse - later Sir - creator of Jeeves and Wooster, was born in Guildford, Surrey. 1917: Mata Hari, legendary Dutch spy who danced in the nude, was executed by a firing squad in Paris. 1940: A 500lb bomb hit Broadcasting House, London, killing seven people. Bruce Belfrage was reading the news at the time and paused for only a second before continuing. 1976: Two men from the Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) were jailed for 35 years in connection with the murders of members of the Miami Showband. 1987: The worst hurricane in Britain since records began hit during the night, devastating southern England and causing at least 17 deaths. ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: Experts in Mexico said they had detected more than 2,000 pre-Hispanic ruins or clusters of artefacts along the proposed route of the president’s controversial “Maya Train” project on the Yucatan peninsula. BIRTHDAYS Chris de Burgh, singer, 73; Tito Jackson, musician, 68; Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, 62, pictured; Stephen Tompkinson, actor, 56; Dominic West, actor, 52; Andy Cole, former footballer and coach, 50; Paul Robinson, former footballer and England goalkeeper, 42; Vincent Martella, actor, 29. LETTERS Get in touch – tell us what you think Email: Twitter: @coventrytelegraph Facebook: Cycle paths at expense of neglecting city roads As the city’s roads continue to deteriorate and become less safe and more dangerous to drive on, it’s comforting to know the cyclists will have beautifully laid tarmac cycle paths, built at the expense of neglecting the roads. Although the cyclists pay no road fund licence or third-party insurance, it’s ironic that the resources used to construct these pathways and so create a safer environment for them, will in fact place them at a greater risk, because they must continue to use the neglected roads, which sadly they have to share with the motorists. P. Surtees, Bedworth. Putting record straight If P. Casey reads my letter again, he will see that I didn’t say that ‘Boris is the only one to blame’ for the current shortages crisis. (He could certainly be forgiven for thinking so, as that’s what the sub-editor’s headline - nothing to do with me! – said.) What I actually wrote was that the ongoing chaos can’t all be blamed on Brexit and Covid, though much of it can. However, it is ‘largely due to Boris’s government of incompetents.’ B. Moore, Coventry. ORDER PHOTOS FROM THE TELEGRAPH... ■■To order photos from today’s paper or classic images from our archives, please go online to Reach ■■For photo inquiries, please call our customer services on 01604 683902 or email sales@dipintosales. OCTOBER 15, 1983: Diana Dors appeared in Coventry five weeks after undergoing a successful cancer operation. The 51-year-old said: ”I’m not completely recovered yet but I’m feeling very well.” She signed dozens of autographs for fans when she visited window specialists Guardian Fenster in Quinton Road. Contacts... Newsdesk Email Advertising 02476 500 254 Subscriptions 0333 202 8000 The small print: Letters will not be included unless you include your name, full postal address and daytime telephone number (we prefer to use names of letter writers but you can ask for your name not to be published if you have a good reason). The Editor reserves the right to edit all letters. Get everything you need to know about where you live with our app or via

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32 COVENTRY TELEGRAPH FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2021 Twitter: @live_coventry Puzzles & Stars Cryptic crossword Quick crossword Gogen 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 9 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Stuck on today’s puzzle? Call 0905 789 4220 to hear individual clues or the full solution. Calls cost 80p per minute plus network extras. Service Provider: Spoke Ltd, helpline 0333 202 3390 YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS 15/10/2021 Across: 1 Orbit; 4 Tremolo; 8 Calls in; 9 Exact; 10 Also; 11 Leave off; 13 Ogre; 14 Stay; 16 On the sly; 17 Firm; 20 Agree; 21 Outflow; 22 Looks at; 23 Hotly. Down: 1 Once and for all; 2 Bills; 3 Test; 4 Tender; 5 Enervate; 6 Oratory; 7 Out of harms way; 12 Creepers; 13 Ontario; 15 Almost; 18 Islet; 19 Etch. YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS Across: 3 Patch; 9 Toiled; 10 Iodine; 11 Parts; 12 Otic; 15 Ethics; 17 Laments; 19 Cat; 20 Songs; 22 Steal; 24 Ether; 25 Regal; 27 Mug; 29 Round up; 32 Amulet; 34 Dole; 35 Rural; 37 Burden; 38 To boot; 39 Tenet. Insert letters to form the listed words, moving between adjacent cells horizontally, vertically or diagonally in any direction. Insert all the remaining letters of the alphabet (except Z) in the grid so all the listed words are spelt out in this way. 1 D Y X T C J O S R B P K E V A I L G U H ACROSS 7. Take exception to being made to go again (6) 8. Seem to take father aback with fruit (6) 10. 100 being tried in competition (7) 11. She is often heard at Christmas (5) 12. Suitable gift for a telephonist? (4) 13. Put the bits back in a bit of leather (5) 17. Social gathering for politicians (5) 18. One in the forefront becomes conceited (4) 22. Conduct bighead to 12 (5) 23. Determine to do the puzzle again? (7) 24. Slice of meat about right for the bar (6) 25. Intimidates hundreds of female relations! (6) ACROSS 3. Halts (5) 8. Worker in stone (5) 10. Circular coral reef (5) 11. Was victorious (3) 12. Mediterranean island (5) 13. Greedy person (7) 15. Brings up (5) 18. Rend (3) 19. Large wasp (6) 21. In name only (7) 22. Cure (4) 23. Abominably wicked (4) 24. Tuneful (7) 26. Counting frame (6) 29. Container (3) 31. Flier (5) 32. Without end (7) 34. Spring over (5) 35. Harden (3) 36. Brimless cap (5) 37. Garden flower (5) 38. Amphibians (5) DOWN 1. In favour of remedy to obtain (7) 2. Idiotic, like 19 perhaps (7) 3. The rage of the executioner who lost his head? (5) 4. This place is made distinctive (7) 5. It beats living! (5) 6. Training exercise at the dentist’s? (5) 9. Remain round teacher as laid down by law (9) 14. Gives passage to the crew (7) 15. Figurehead, not at all well, exhibits a foible (7) 16. How a poet writes back to front? (7) 19. Sailor may employ invective (5) 20. Journal indicates raid is up to youth leader (5) 21. Not the final, polished literary production? (5) DOWN 1. Wails (5) 2. Regulate (7) 4. Mountain lake (4) 5. Guard’s round (6) 6. Guide (5) 7. Stare angrily (5) 9. Former French coin (3) 12. Abundant (7) 14. Mr Robbins, actor (3) 16. Blacksmith’s block (5) 17. Precipitous (5) 19. French bean (7) 20. Inexpensive (5) 21. Of the nose (5) 23. Girl’s name (7) 24. Change in form (6) 25. Vehicle (3) 27. Bathroom fitting (5) 28. Group of witches (5) 30. Discourage (5) 32. Level (4) 33. Animal doctor (3) Down: 1 Stool; 2 Minim; 3 Pep; 4 Adapts; 5 Cite; 6 Hostage; 7 Mimic; 8 Feast; 13 Tantrum; 14 Cedar; 16 Careful; 18 Solar; 21 Stand; 23 Leveret; 26 Locate; 27 Maybe; 28 Guard; 30 Donor; 31 Pests; 33 Tune; 36 Lot. M N Q F W CREST DOES ELM FUEL INQUEST JOKING MILKS POST POXY QUART VERB WHARVES A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y 2 Y D A K C J T V R B H E Q O X Codeword This puzzle has no clues. Instead, every number printed in the grid represents a letter, with the same number always representing the same letter. For example, if 8 turns out to be a V, you can write in V wherever a square contains 8. Using your knowledge of words, complete the puzzle. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 N Need a little help getting started? Then call 0901 293 6261 to hear four random extra letter clues. Or text CODE and send to 64343 to receive 4 clues. Calls and texts cost £1 plus any network extras. Service Provider: Spoke Ltd, helpline 0333 202 3390 YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 C Q I M S X D Z T R W Y K 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 G N B P E F U V O L J H A Split Decision Cross out one of the two letters in each divided square to reveal a completed crossword grid. T P I Y C R D K S Y P U W N G G R E F L A M S F O L N E M I O L M N O X F I D V ARK BOX BRAVE BROW CROQUET DATE EQUINOX FLING JET MUSING SPEWING SUETY VOWS Y S F I A T F A T Y R A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y I L YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS S T U M P I R L Z E B R A E A N D E N S E YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS J A C K Y S P L O F X Q U V R T E B I M D H G N W W J N R B H T U Q M S I D A C K X L E V Y P O G F

Facebook: @livecoventry FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2021 COVENTRY TELEGRAPH 33 In association with Sudoku 8 1 9 2 9 7 4 7 1 5 9 4 6 5 3 8 5 8 7 9 2 9 5 1 Each row and each column must contain the numbers 1 to 9, and so must each 3 x 3 box. EASY 7 1 2 9 6 9 5 1 1 5 8 6 2 9 6 9 6 8 5 8 7 1 4 3 2 1 8 2 YESTERDAY’S SUDOKU: Easy Circlegram Niner 1 4 3 7 2 6 5 3 7 4 1 9 8 9 4 7 8 1 2 6 3 5 3 1 8 9 5 6 2 7 4 7 8 2 1 3 9 5 4 6 4 9 6 7 2 5 3 8 1 5 3 1 4 6 8 7 2 9 6 7 9 2 4 1 8 5 3 1 2 4 5 8 3 9 6 7 8 5 3 6 9 7 4 1 2 YESTERDAY’S SUDOKU: Hard 6 HARD 1 6 2 3 7 8 3 6 7 5 2 4 9 1 9 1 4 6 8 3 5 2 7 5 2 7 9 4 1 3 8 6 4 5 1 8 6 9 7 3 2 7 8 3 2 1 5 9 6 4 2 6 9 4 3 7 1 5 8 1 9 8 5 7 6 2 4 3 6 7 5 3 2 4 8 1 9 3 4 2 1 9 8 6 7 5 Replace the question mark with a letter so that the letters within the circle can be rearranged to form words with a common theme. What are the three words, and the letter represented by the question mark? D R O U O E N S ? E K C C T I S O YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS The letter represented by the question mark is S. Ben Nevis, Skiddaw, Snowdon, all British mountains. Alphamuddle Wordsquare Rearrange the letters in the top grid to make five words that read both across and down. Five letters have been placed in the bottom grid to start you off. T A N O O R S E T R O N B R E S S E N O N A R N D R U I R I N S U N C L I S L A D E E M D E E M S R N D A D R Find as many words as possible using the letters in the grid. Each word must use the central letter and at least 3 others, and letters may be used only once. You cannot use plurals, foreign words or proper nouns, but verb forms ending in ‘s’ are permitted. There is one 9-letter word to be found. G T T N E R Y I I HOW YOU RATE 15 Good; 20 Very Good; 25 Excellent. YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS GROVELLED delve, dove, drove, ever, glove, gloved, glover, grove, grovel, level, lever, love, loved, lover, over, revel, rove, roved, veer, verge. Each number from 1 to 9 represents a different letter. Solve the clues and insert the letters in the appropriate squares to discover a word which uses all nine letters. 5499178 gives a Mexican dish; 562626 gives a fruit; 3838247 gives a fruit. YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION: MAVERICKS YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS Find the familiar phrase, saying or name in this arrangement of letters. YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION: Telephone number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 15/10/2021 RUSSELL GRANT For more call 0905 789 4271 For more call 0905 789 4272 For more call 0905 789 4273 For more call 0905 789 4274 For more call 0905 789 4275 VIRGO For more call 0905 789 4276 arIEs March 21–April 20 Fight the temptation to do everything on your own for it will be a joint effort that will bring you most rewards and satisfaction. Although you like to be independent and to learn from your own mistakes, there’s also a lot to learn from working in tandem with another. TaUrUs April 21-May 21 You’re disappointed in someone who had promised to give you financial advice or assistance. This may be delayed or they may have decided to move on before fulfilling their obligations. Getting annoyed won’t help but by remaining calm you will see there are other options available. GEMINI May 22-June 21 It doesn’t matter how close someone is to you, they need to realise you have needs too. An older relative’s demands and expectations are taking up a lot of your time and holding you back. One solution to this problem is to try and start moving beyond your current situation. caNcEr June 22-July 23 The only thing now holding you back is a relative who is insisting on sticking to family structures and traditions. Sometimes you have to push past obstacles and do what’s right for you. As it is, your imaginative ideas will win respect from someone you were hoping to impress. lEo July 24-Aug 23 You are starting to realise you have grown out of a relationship. You are ready to branch out in new directions. A partner wants to remain put. You are about to make a decision that will have long-term consequences and you know this is going to upset someone. There are new opportunities on the way. A project or arrangement is coming to an end and because you have put a lot of time and money into this, now it is almost over you aren’t sure what you are going to do with yourself. Pause and reflect on your situation. Don’t rush into anything. SCORPIO CAPRICORN lIBra Sept 24–Oct 23 Someone feels they have been wronged. Another person is out for revenge. It will be a challenge but it is possible to bring balance to a troubled situation. If you step in and intervene, you might encourage everyone to work together in a spirit of harmony. If anyone can do this, it will be you. (80p/min + network (80p/min + network access charge) For more call 0905 789 4277 access charge) scorPIo Oct 24-Nov22 A new partner or friend wants to know more about you. You’re reluctant to reveal too much. It always takes you time to trust people as you have learned from experience that trust has to be earned. Even so, you could be preventing someone who really cares from getting close to you. (80p/min + network (80p/min + network access charge) For more call 0905 789 4278 access charge) saGITTarIUs Nov 23-Dec 21 It’s not going to be easy to fulfil a task or obligation when you lack the skills or experience needed to bring this about. You want to be successful and this is possible if you are willing to follow someone else’s lead. It will be fun, too, to take this chance to work with a talented individual. (80p/min + network (80p/min + network access charge) For more call 0905 789 4279 access charge) caPrIcorN Dec 22-Jan 20 Change can be positive. A relocation or job move will be rewarding. At last you are breaking out of a habit you have lapsed into of always expecting the worst to happen. With the help of someone who knows you well, you are starting to believe in yourself again and hoping for the best. (80p/min + network (80p/min + network access charge) For more call 0905 789 4280 access charge) aQUarIUs Jan 21-Feb 19 The same old problems keep cropping up again and again in the workplace. It is becoming obvious you aren’t approaching these in the right way and in order to deal with this matter once and for all you may have to ask for the help of someone in authority to guide you through. (80p/min + network (80p/min + network access charge) For more call 0905 789 4281 access charge) VIrGo Aug 24-Sept 23 PIscEs Feb 20-Mar 20 Sharing your imaginative ideas could lead to you and your colleagues or teammates finding ways to make boring tasks more interesting. It can be surprising how creative thoughts can combine to enhance jobs that were growing boring. It’s time to work on improving old methods. 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36 COVENTRY TELEGRAPH FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2021 @coventrytelegraph BRIGGS Doris May Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother passed away peacefully on the 10th October after many years of illness. God Bless, she will be sadly missed by all who knew her. BROOKS Pauline Margaret passed away peacefully on 15th September 2021 aged 84 years. Beloved sister of David and sister in law of Irina. Funeral service to take place at Canley Crematorium, Cannon Hill Chapel on Tuesday 19th October at 12.45pm. Family flowers only but donations if desired made payable to The Air Ambulance Service may be sent direct to the charity or made online at paulinemargaret-brooks. All enquiries to Heart of England Coop Funerals, Lower Holyhead Road Tel 02476 225826 CARDWELL Margaret Susan nee LEWIS Beloved wife of the late James, much loved mum of Jason and Deborah, cherished Nana of Ben and Eleanor and loving sister to David, May and the late Tom. Passed peacefully away on 20th September 2021, aged 75 years. Requiem mass to be held at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart RC Church, Bulkington on Thursday 21st October 2021 at 10:00am followed by burial at Lentons lane Cemetery. Flowers or donations to Breast Cancer Now in memory of Margaret which can be made via J.E. Hackett and Sons website (make a donation) or by post to J.E. Hackett and Sons Ltd Longford Bridge, Coventry, CV6 6BH. Tel: 024 76 367 149. COPE Alison Passed away peacefully after a long illness, aged 67 years. Beloved partner of John, much loved Mum to Rachel & Alan, a wonderful Grandma to Jacob, Allesha, Kieran & Dylan, loving Sister to Stuart & Mother-in-law to Matt. Alison was a delightful friend to many and will be sadly missed. The funeral service will take place on Wednesday 20th October 2021 at The Heart of England Crematorium Nuneaton at 10:15am, family flowers only please but donations if so desired are for Macmillan Cancer Support via the following link: www. alisoncope. All enquiries c/o The Heart of England Co-op Funerals, Park House, Riversley Road, Nuneaton, CV11 5QS, Tel: 02476 382535 CURTIS AUDREY Audrey Dorothy Curtis MBE, 92, passed peacefully at her home in Walsgrave Coventry on 1st October. A kind, caring, generous Mum, Grandma and Great Grandma will be missed greatly by daughters Fay, Joy, and family. Funeral service to be held on 22nd October, at St Mary's Church Walsgrave at 12.30pm. All are welcome. Family flowers only. Donations to Cancer Research, care of 4 Hall Lane, CV2 2AW. DUMBLETON STANLEY AUBREY Passed away peacefully on 19th September 2021, aged 83 years. The Funeral Service will be held at Cannon Hill Chapel, Canley Crematorium on Monday 18th October 2021 at 9:45am. Family flowers only. Donations may be made in memory of Stanley to British Stock Car Benevolent Fund. These may be made via www.heartofengland Further information may be obtained from the Funeral Director at: The Heart of England Co-op Funerals, 11, Lower Holyhead Road, Coventry CV1 3AX. Tel: 02476 225826. DYUS Kenneth Fredrick Passed away peacefully on 24th September 2021 aged 91 years. Much Loved Husband of Joan, loving Father of Paul, Colin and Lindsey, Stepfather to Paul, Claire and David. Formerly of Rolls Royce, Coventry. He will be very sadly missed by all of his family and many friends. The funeral service will be held at the Isle of Wight Crematorium on Thursday 21st October 2021 at 3pm. Please do not send flowers. Donations, if desired, can be made at www. tributes-and-donations Any queries, please contact The Cooperative Funeralcare in East Cowes on 01983 291263 EVANS Angela Theresa Passed away peacefully on Friday 24th September 2021, aged 74 years. Now reunited with her beloved husband, Keith, after 15 years apart. A loving mother to Katherine and an adoring grandmother to Joel. A loyal friend and companion to those in need and she will be forever missed. Her funeral service will be held on Wednesday 27th October at 11:00am in the Avon Room at Rainsbrook Crematorium. Flowers are welcome and can be sent to the Funeral Directors below, along with any enquiries. 'The Old Barn' 656 Allesley Old Road Coventry CV5 8GB Tel: 024 7627 4444 FISHER Keith Aged 88 years. Died 08th October 2021. Late of the Coundon area of Coventry. Enquiries to Henry Isons Daventry Road, Coventry, CV3 1FQ, Tel 02476 504650 GREEN Jeffrey James 'Jeff' Passed away on 29th September 2021 aged 79 years. Much loved Dad to Sara and Mandy. Brother to Janet and Grandad to Jamie, Catriona and Samuel. Funeral Service to take place on Monday 25th October at Church of The Risen Christ, Wyken Croft at 11:30 am, followed by Committal at Cannon Hill Chapel, Canley Crematorium. Please wear bright colours. Floral tributes accepted or donations if preferred to Alzheimer's Research UK can be made via the on-line memorial website All enquiries to Heart of England Co-op Funerals, 46 Kenpas Highway, Coventry CV3 6BP Tel; 024 7641 1806 HARGRAVE Joy Reunited with her beloved husband David on 6th October 2021 aged 75 years. Dearly loved mum of Tracey and Andrew Devoted grandma and great grandma. Funeral service to be held at Ryton Methodist Church Bulkington, on Wednesday 27th October 2021 at 11.00 am, followed by a burial in St James' Churchyard. You are welcome to join the family after the service for light refreshments at Ryton Methodist Church. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu of flowers if desired are payable to Ryton Methodist Church in memory of Joy which can be made by post to J.E.Hackett and Sons Ltd 93 Leicester Road, Bedworth CV12 8AH. Tel: 024 76 313 326. LOSEBY Colleen Sadly passed away on 29th September 2021, aged 83 years. A beloved wife to Ted. A much loved mum and grandma to Claire and Amy. A dear mother in law, sister and auntie. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Funeral service to be held at Holy Trinity Church, Attleborough, on Thursday 21st October 2021at 1:30pm. Family flowers only please donations if desired payable to Guide Dog's in memory of Colleen which can be made via J E Hackett and Sons website (make a donation) or by post to J.E.Hackett and Sons Ltd 93 Leicester Road, Bedworth CV12 8AH. Tel: 024 76 313 326. LOUGHREY Hazel Doreen (Nee Batchelor) Formerly of Gleneagles Road Passed away peacefully on Sunday 10th October 2021 aged 93 years. Beloved Wife of the late James (Jock), dear Mum to Robert and Valerie, loving Grandma to Claire and Carla and Great- Grandma to Penny. Funeral service to be held at Potters Green United Reformed Church on Tuesday 26th October at 2:00pm followed by the committal at Cannon Hill Chapel, Canley Crematorium. Family Flowers only please, donations if desired for WNAA (Air Ambulance) may be made via www. or sent c/o Devall & Son Funeral Directors, 1 Jubilee Crescent, Radford, Coventry CV6 3EX. Tel: 024 7660 0649 MALONE Richard John 'Dick' Beloved husband of Mary, much loved dad of Marianne and Martin (deceased), dear father in law, cherished grandad and great grandad. Passed away peacefully on 5th October 2021, aged 90 years. Funeral service will take place at Canley Crematorium in the Cannon Hill Chapel on Wednesday 20th October 2021 at 10:30am. Family flowers only, donations if desired payable to 'Cancer Research UK' can be made via J E Hackett and Sons website (online donation) or by post to J.E Hackett & Sons Ltd, Longford Bridge, Coventry, CV6 6BH. Tel: 024 76 367 149 PASK Roger Frederick Reunited with his beloved wife Barbara on 30th September 2021, aged 90 years. A much loved father of Howard, Owen and Mark. Father in law of Karen, Jayne and Julie. A proud and loving grandad and great grandad. Funeral service to be held at St Giles Church, Exhall on Monday 18th October 2021 at 1.45pm followed by a cremation at the Heart of England Crematorium, Nuneaton. Donations if desired payable to George Eliot Hospital NHS Charitable Fund and Lincolnshire's Lancaster Association in memory of Roger which can be made via J E Hackett and Sons website (make a donation) or by post to J.E.Hackett and Sons Ltd 93 Leicester Road, Bedworth CV12 8AH. Tel: 024 76 313 326. READ John (JACK) Passed away peacefully in the George Eliot Hospital Nuneaton on September 19th 2021 aged 89 years. Devoted Husband to his Wife Kath, Jack will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. The funeral service will take place on Monday 25th October 2021 at Canley Crematorium Coventry in the Cannon Hill Chapel at 1:30 pm. All flowers welcome please and all enquiries c/o Heart of England Co-op Park House, Riversley Road, Nuneaton, CV11 5QS Tel: 02476 382535 REBBECK Patricia Passed away peacefully in hospital after a short illness on 20th September, aged 77 years. Beloved wife of Derrick (deceased). Much loved Mother of Louise & Deborah, loving Grandma of Sarah, Hannah, Aimée and Christopher and their respective partners. Cherished Great Grandma (Polly). The funeral service will be held at Charter Chapel Canley Crematorium on Wednesday 20th October 2021 at 11:30. Followed by a burial service in Canley Gardens Family flowers only. Donations may be made in memory of Patricia to British Heart Foundation. These may be made via www.heartofengland Further information may be obtained from the Funeral Director at: The Heart of England Co-op Funerals 11, Lower Holyhead Road Coventry CV1 3AX Tel: 02476 225826 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2021 COVENTRY TELEGRAPH 37 RIDLEY Edgar John Loving dad, grandad and great grandad, funeral arrangement are as follows; Wednesday 20th October 2021, the cortege will leave 8 Giles Close approximately 10:10am, followed by a funeral service at St Luke's Church at 10:30am followed by an interment at St Pauls Cemetery at 11:30am. Everyone will be welcome back to the Keresley Coronation Club for refreshments from 12:00pm. ROGERS Gwen Aged 86 years. Passed away peacefully on 7th October 2021. Beloved Wife of the late Derek. Loving Mum to Gaynor, Neil and Mandy. Loving Mother in-law to Rob, Mandy and Martin. Much Loved Grandma and Great Grandma. Loved Sister and Auntie. Will be sadly missed by all who knew her. The funeral will take place at Canley Crematorium, Charter Chapel on Monday 1st November 2021 at 12:15. Family flowers only by request. Donations if desired to benefit Midland Air Ambulance may be given via www.heartofengland All enquiries to Heart of England Coop Funerals 184 Ansty Road Wyken CV2 3EX Tel 02476 650619 TRACEY William Andrew Gerald 'Bill' Beloved partner of Filomena and a much loved dad of the late Martin, passed away peacefully on 8th September 2021, aged 85 years. Reception into St. Patrick's RC Church, Deedmore Road on Thursday 21st October at 5.00pm. Requiem Mass on Friday 22nd October at 11.00am followed by interment at Walsgrave Cemetery. Flowers may be sent to J. E. Hackett and Sons Ltd, Longford Bridge, Coventry, CV6 6BH. Tel: 024 76 367 149. WATTS Sylvia Phyllis Passed away on 29th September 2021, aged 77 years. Loving mother of Karen, Heath, Debbie and Chris. Much loved grandmother of Nathan, Lauren, Ellie, Ryan, Reiss, Mia and Lily. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday 19th October 2021 at Canley Crematorium, Charter Chapel at 3:15pm. Floral tributes welcome, may be sent c/o Heart of England Co-op Funerals, 184 Ansty Road, Coventry, CV2 3EX Tel: 02476650619 WEST Maureen Passed away peacefully in her sleep surrounded by her family on 5th October 2021 aged 95 years. Beloved wife of Ken (Dec'd), mother to Kevin, Martina, Colin, Brian and Sharon. Mother-in-law to Mary, Denise and Steve. Loved by her grandchildren and great grandchildren. You will be missed, never forgotten, rest in peace. Reception into Christ the King RC Church on Tuesday 26th October at 6pm. Requiem Mass on Wednesday 27th at 12noon, followed by committal at Charter Chapel, Canley Crematorium. 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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2021 COVENTRY TELEGRAPH 41 Facebook: @livecoventry Calscost65pperminplusyourtelephonecompany’snetworkaccesscharge.18+only. SP:Spoke.Helpline:03332023390 OFFICIALHORSERACING COMMENTARY AND RESULTS Cal09016094248 Racing Get everything you need to know about where you live with our app or via FAKENHAM TODAY Going: Good Italian Spirit 1.38 Italian Spirit Howdyalikemenow 2.13 Auditoria Eaglehill 2.48 Go Millie Go Midnight Jewel 3.23 Midnight Jewel Rocky’s Treasure 3.58 Minella Encore Welland 4.33 Soldier On Parade 1.38 CHAMPIONS DAY ON SKY SPORTS RACING MAIDEN HURDLE ((4) 2m 4f Winner £4,357 (6 run) SSR 1 5 Dellboy Trotter (20) Tracey Leeson 5 11-4......... T Buckley (5) — 2 06 Grenadier Guard (10) D Shaw 5 11-4............................ J Best 47 3 14- Italian Spirit (202) O Murphy 5 11-4....................... A Coleman 119 4 337 Storm Arcadio (31) L Horsfall 5 11-4..............S Twiston-Davies 113 5 232 Loved Out (18) E Williams 4 11-2 (BF)........................... A Wedge 137 6 46 City Escape S Humphrey 4 10-9.............................. N Scholfield 58 BETTING: Evens Loved Out, 11-8 Italian Spirit, 14 Storm Arcadio, Dellboy Trotter, 20 City Escape, 50 Grenadier Guard. 2020: No corresponding race. FORM GUIDE: LOVED OUT 11-8fav Led, ridden and headed 2 out, not much room before last, held flat, 2nd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Flammarion at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep. ITALIAN SPIRIT 11-2 Towards rear, headway before 3 out, soon ridden, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 12l behind Lord Baddesley at Newbury 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar. DELLBOY TROTTER 16-1 Held up behind leaders, outpaced over 3f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 5th of 8, 11l behind Hillfinch at Market Rasen 2m 1f cond NH flat (5) gd in Sep. STORM ARCADIO 5-1 Chased winner until before 2 out, soon weakened, last of 7, well behind Jakamani at Fontwell 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Sep. CITY ESCAPE 50-1 Held up, outpaced and ridden after 4 out, never a factor, 6th of 8, well behind Galata Bridge at Plumpton 2m 2f mdn hdl (4) gd in Sep. GRENADIER GUARD 250-1 Pushed along in last, mistake 1st, soon ridden, always behind, last of 6, well behind Argonauta at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd. 2.13 NOVICES’ HURDLE (GBB RACE) (4) 2m Winner £4,225 (4 run) SSR 1 8U6 Blue Ribbon (17) Dr R Newland 6 11-5 (D).......S Twiston-Davies 129 2 2-1 Howdyalikemenow (11) E Williams 5 11-5 (D).......... A Wedge 132 3 4P- Jack Ryan J Ryan 4 10-11...........................................T P Queally — 4 22- Auditoria (176) O Murphy 4 10-4.............................. A Coleman 149 BETTING: Evens Howdyalikemenow, 9-4 Auditoria, 4 Blue Ribbon, 12 Jack Ryan. 2020: CORMIER 4 11 4, Danny Cook Evens Fav (B Ellison), 10 ran. FORM GUIDE: HOWDYALIKEMENOW 5-4fav Raced in 2nd, took it up after the 4th, increased tempo before 3 out, clear last, easily, won at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs beating Jay Jay Reilly by 14l, 9 ran. AUDITORIA 6-1 Held up, took closer order 3 out, ridden along before last, stayed on to go second flat, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Coolkill at Perth 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr. BLUE RIBBON 8-1 Raced on inside, chased leaders, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 10, 35l behind Jamacho at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Sep. JACK RYAN 14-1 In touch, weakened 3 out, behind when pulled up approaching last, in a race won by Can’t Stop Now at Fakenham 2m 3yo hdl (4) sft in Nov, 8 ran. 2.48 HANDICAP CHASE (GBB RACE) (3) 3m Winner £6,045 (4 run) SSR 1 -64 The Golden Rebel (32) B Case 7 11-8 (BF, D)... Mr J Andrews (5) 143 2 23- Go Millie Go (183) S Edmunds 8 11-5........................ C Gethings — 3 1P- Eaglehill (184) O Murphy 7 11-2 (D)......................... A Coleman 137 4 P44 Lord Schnapps (26) Dr R Newland 8 10-3.......S Twiston-Davies 144 BETTING: 6-4 Go Millie Go, 9-4 Eaglehill, 3 The Golden Rebel, 7 Lord Schnapps. 2020: No corresponding race. FORM GUIDE: GO MILLIE GO 7-2 Led, ridden and headed before last, soon weakened, 3rd of 5, 11l behind Martello Sky at Cheltenham 2m 4f mares listed nov hdl (1) gd in Apr. EAGLEHILL 5-2 In rear after the 6th, not fluent 7th and 9th, pulled up after the 11th, in a race won by Jersey Bean at Cheltenham 3m 1f nov ltd hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Apr, 5 ran. THE GOLDEN REBEL 3-1fav Chased leaders, mistake 4th, went 2nd 5th until before 6th where not fluent, went 2nd 8th until 3 out, no impression on winner last, one pace, 4th of 5, 6l behind Jemima P at Worcester 2m 4f Novice Limited Handicap Chase (4yo+) (3) gd in Sep. LORD SCHNAPPS 11-1 Held up, ridden and outpaced before 3 out, made no impression, 4th of 5, 37l behind Away For Slates at Plumpton 2m 1f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf in Sep. 3.23 NOVICES’ HANDICAP HURDLE (5) 2m 4f Winner £3,050 (6 run) SSR 1 1-P Maliboo (151) N Mulholland 8 11-12 (D)...........S Twiston-Davies 112 2 9-9 Balkardy (158) E Williams 4 11-10 (BF)........................ A Wedge 115 3 -P1 Jumping Cats (14) G L Moore 6 11-9......................Jamie Moore 111 4 411 Midnight Jewel (10) C Longsdon 5 11-0 (D).......... T Buckley (5) 111 5 0P- Tigray M Appleby 5 10-7......................................... C Hammond — 6 047 Wendreda (10) Mrs I G-Leveque 4 10-0.................... Page Fuller 87 BETTING: 5-4 Midnight Jewel, 15-8 Jumping Cats, 7 Maliboo, 8 Balkardy, 12 Tigray, 50 Wendreda. 2020: No corresponding race. 3.58 DOWNLOAD THE AT THE RACES APP HANDICAP CHASE (3) 3m Winner £7,368 (4 run) SSR 1 8-P Rocky’s Treasure (163) K Bailey 10 11-12 (CD)...............D Bass 145 2 P8- Larry (174) G L Moore 8 11-5...................................Jamie Moore 131 3 58- Minella Encore (203) Dr R Newland 9 10-12 (D)....................... ..........................................................................S Twiston-Davies 137 4 415 Canyon City (8) N King 8 10-11 (C2)..............................J Quinlan 142 BETTING: 7-4 Larry, 9-4 Rocky’s Treasure, 7-2 Canyon City, 4 Minella Encore. 2020: SIR JACK YEATS 9 10 9, James Bowen 4-1 JtFav (R Spencer), 9 ran. FORM GUIDE: LARRY 33-1 Held up towards rear, bad mistake 2nd, good headway out wide before 3 out, run flattened out and weakened soon after, 8th of 16, 17l behind Potterman at Sandown 3m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Apr. ROCKY’S TREASURE 16-1 Led, not fluent 6th, pressed 13th, disputed lead 14th, headed and weakened after the 15th, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Christmas In April at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in May, 8 ran. CANYON CITY 5-1 Held up last, gained a place at 4th, pushed along and outpaced before 11th, struggling and no chance after next, 5th of 6, 17l behind Wigglesworth at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs. MINELLA ENCORE 13-2 Led early, in touch in mid-division, struggling 13th, well beaten 5 out, 8th of 10, 25l behind Mac Tottie at Newbury 2m 7f nov ltd hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Mar. 4.33 ATTHERACES.COM/ASCOT HANDICAP HURDLE (4) 2m 4f Winner £3,867 (6 run) SSR 1 434 Voice Of Hope (17) M Young 4 11-11 (D)............................ J Best 121 2 26- Welland (290) Mrs P Sly 8 11-8 (C)......................Paul O’Brien (3) 98 3 532 Soldier On Parade (17) A Murphy 4 11-6..................J Quinlan 125 4 P73 Envol De La Cour (17) M Scudamore 7 11-4 (D).....T Scudamore 126 5 523 Cremant (55) N Mulholland 7 11-3...................S Twiston-Davies 122 6 -46 The Knot Is Tied (20) N King 6 11-0............................... D Jacob 123 BETTING: 3 Soldier On Parade, 7-2 Cremant, 4 Welland, 5 Voice Of Hope, Envol De La Cour, 7 The Knot Is Tied. 2020: CARYS’ COMMODITY 5 11 12, Jonjo O’Neill Jr 4-1 Fav (Jonjo O’Neill), 13 ran. FORM GUIDE: SOLDIER ON PARADE 14-1 Led, ridden 2 out, pressed and headed well before last, kept on, no extra, 2nd of 12, 5l behind Just Call Me Al at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Sep. CREMANT 10-3 Held up in last trio, good headway before 4 out, 3rd going well after next, 2nd before 2 out where every chance, ridden and found no extra before the last, weakened into 3rd run-in, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Shinobi at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Aug. WELLAND 9-2 Prominent, ridden and lost place bypassing 3 out, weakened before bypassed 2 out, 6th of 8, 20l behind Percy Pops at Doncaster 2m 1f cond hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec. CAPTAIN BECHER THE MARQUIS HAYDOCK TODAY UTTOXETER TODAY Going: Soft-good to soft in places Draw: In 5f & 6f races on soft ground high numbers have an advantage. Going: Good Suanni 1.15 Suanni Noteable (nap) 1.45 Sky Blue Pink Beyond Equal 2.20 tHaler Mythical Dancer 2.55 Ravenswing Magisterial 3.30 Magisterial Bake 4.05 Ffion Magic Warrior 4.40 Dukedom Wynford 5.10 Whitehaven Anyharminasking 1.55 Anyharminasking Lord Accord 2.30 Dog Of War Bannixtown Glory 3.05 Jarveys Plate No No Maestro 3.40 No No Maestro Orchard Grove 4.15 Orchard Grove Dooyork 4.50 Lady Excalibur 1.15 CASUMO BET 10 GET 10 NURSERY (5) (2-Y-O) 5f Winner £3,996 (11 run) RTV 1 (3) 428 He’s A Gentleman (106) T Dascombe 9-10........R Kingscote 47 2 (9) 341 Suanni (18) Darryll Holland 9-10..............................W Buick 69 3 (7) 625 Hi Meh Darling (7) I Jardine 9-7.......................... A Mullen 69 4 (4) 621 Texas Man (16) P Midgley 9-6 (D).....................P Mulrennan 69 5 (6) 354 Sherdil (27) K Burke 9-6.............................................. C Lee 70 6 (10) 418 Just A Claim (16) R Fell 9-3 (CD)....................... M Crehan (3) 66 7 (11) 465 Just Another (16) J L Eyre 8-12..................... P J McDonald 66 8 (8) 733 Honorah (16) A Keatley 8-9..................................... B Curtis 63 9 (2) 506 Edinson Kevani (71) J Gallagher 8-8 (BF)............D Keenan 90 10 (5) 747 Mystic Moonshadow (45) J O’Keeffe 8-8........P Hanagan 65 11 (1) 695 Global Flight (11) C Dwyer 8-3.............................L Morris 25 BETTING: 7-2 Suanni, 9-2 Texas Man, 13-2 Hi Meh Darling, 8 Sherdil, He’s A Gentleman, Honorah, 10 Just A Claim, 14 Mystic Moonshadow, Global Flight, Edinson Kevani, Just Another. 1.45 FILLIES’ NOVICE STAKES (GBB RACE) (4) (2-Y-O) 6f Winner £5,400 (11 run) RTV 1 (9) 643 Lotus Rose (13) R Fell 9-6................................ M Crehan (3) 73 2 (6) 71 Sky Blue Pink (16) R Beckett 9-6 (D)..................... H Crouch 26 3 (7) 322 Azure Blue (28) M Dods 9-0 (BF)......................P Mulrennan 78 4 (1) 57 Backstage (18) K Burke 9-0......................................... C Lee 28 5 (5) 634 Blaast (25) A Watson 9-0.........................................H Doyle 76 6 (11) Colombidea R Fahey 9-0....................................P Hanagan — 7 (8) 836 Gabriella’s Spirit (16) E Alston 9-0......................L Morris 84 8 (4) 6 Hooked On You (18) K Burke 9-0................... P J McDonald — 9 (3) 5 Mother Shipton (33) K Ryan 9-0 (BF)............... D Tudhope 52 10 (10) 42 Noteable (34) T Dascombe 9-0.................................W Buick 70 11 (2) 03 Prayer Matt (45) T Easterby 9-0.......................D Fentiman 63 BETTING: 4 Noteable, 9-2 Azure Blue, 6 Sky Blue Pink, Blaast, 8 Mother Shipton, 10 Gabriella’s Spirit, Lotus Rose, Colombidea, Hooked On You, 20 Others. FORM GUIDE: NOTEABLE 10-3 Led, pushed along 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Scarlet Dancer at Chester 6f 2yo nov stk (4) gs in Sep. AZURE BLUE 11-8fav Keen to start, tracked leaders, ridden well over 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on, headed towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1l behind Green Team at Ayr 7f 2yo nov stk (4) gf in Sep. BLAAST 5-1 Prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Build Me Up at Leicester 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep. SKY BLUE PINK 12-1 Tracked leaders, ridden and made headway at 2f, ran on well inside final furlong, just prevailed, won at Kempton 6f (4) pol in Sep beating Love Trophy Power by nk, 10 ran. MOTHER SHIPTON 5-2fav Hampered start, raced in rear, ridden over 2f out, chased over 1f out, no extra inside last, 5th of 8, 6l behind Whoputfiftyinyou at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep. 2.20 DOWNLOAD THE CASUMO APP HANDICAP (3) 6f Winner £8,100 (17 run) RTV 1 (11) 803 Air Raid (6) J O’Keeffe 6 9-10 (CD)...........................J Garritty 94 2 (1) 121 Cold Stare (8) D O’Meara 6 9-8 (CD)..................... D Tudhope 112 3 (12) 012 Raatea (35) J Camacho 4 9-6 (D)...............................D O’Neill 100 4 (6) 532 Chairmanoftheboard (21) M Channon 5 9-6 (D3).....W Buick 102 5 (7) 210 Bergerac (27) K Ryan 3 9-4 (D2)...................................... K Stott 103 6 (16) 212 Thaler (9) Sir M Stoute 3 9-4 (BF, D)..............................R L Moore 70 7 (15) 437 Beyond Equal (34) W Kittow 6 9-4 (CD)......................O Murphy 102 8 (5) 744 Paws For Thought (34) T Dascombe 3 9-2 (D)........R Kingscote 101 9 (17) 906 Lincoln Park (35) T Dascombe 5 9-2 (C, D3)..............Jane Elliott 102 10 (9) 126 Call Me Ginger (13) J Goldie 5 9-2 (D4).................P Mulrennan 101 11 (8) 200 Woven (14) M Dods 5 9-1........................................ P J McDonald 105 12 (14) 111 Russco (36) D McCain 3 9-1 (C, D2)........................ Ella McCain (5) 103 13 (10) 542 Rebel At Dawn (13) K Burke 3 9-0.................................B Curtis 102 14 (4) 275 Be Proud (13) J Goldie 5 8-13.................... Miss A Waugh (5) 101 15 (3) 451 Never Dark (4) I Jardine 4 8-13............................. A Mullen 95 16 (13) 607 Golden Apollo (20) T Easterby 7 8-11 (D5)......T Marquand 104 17 (2) 984 Manigordo (20) T Easterby 4 8-8 (D)...................P Hanagan 99 BETTING: 7-2 Thaler, 7 Chairmanoftheboard, 8 Raatea, Russco, 10 Air Raid, Cold Stare, 12 Rebel At Dawn, 14 Never Dark, 16 Others. 1.55 CAZOO BRITISH EBF ‘NATIONAL HUNT’ NOVICES’ HURDLE (4) 2m Winner £4,629 (12 run) SSR 1 -34 Geromino (139) D McCain 5 11-4 (D)............................B Hughes 132 2 57- Ashover Hills (179) Sue Smith 5 10-12....................... R Mania — 3 -76 Dragoon Springs (21) A Carroll 5 10-12............... N Slatter (5) 107 4 -47 King Ferdinand (146) T Lacey 5 10-12................... S Sheppard 116 5 22- Midnight Centurion (267) J Snowden 5 10-12...... G Sheehan — 6 R Bernard S Allwood 5 10-12........................................ A Johns — 7 -33 Turpin Gold (32) R Stephens 5 10-12........................T J O’Brien — 8 1- Anyharminasking (174) Jonjo O’Neill 4 10-11................... ........................................................................ Jonjo O’Neill Jr — 9 13 Best Pal (28) S Drinkwater 4 10-11 (BF, D)......................J Bowen — 10 -12 Heritier (148) O Greenall 4 10-11 (BF)..........................H Brooke — 11 4D- Rock Legend (190) D Skelton 4 10-11.........................H Skelton — 12 6-9 Samatian (12) K Bailey 4 10-11.............................. H Beswick (5) 93 BETTING: 9-4 Anyharminasking, 4 Geromino, 5 Midnight Centurion, 10 Rock Legend, 12 Turpin Gold, King Ferdinand, Heritier, 14 Samatian, 16 Others. 2020: THIRD TIME LUCKI 5 10 12, Harry Skelton 1-6 Fav (D Skelton), 12 ran. FORM GUIDE: ANYHARMINASKING Ld/disp, 2l 2nd 1/2way, cl 2nd 2out, 1l 2nd bef last where mstk, ld early flat & rallied best, won at Tipperary 3m ire ptp in Apr beating Constitution Hill by hd, 11 ran. GEROMINO 7-2 Chased leaders, not fluent 4 out, ridden and weakened after 2 out, 4th of 6, 25l behind One Fine Man at Cartmel 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May. MIDNIGHT CENTURION 6-4 Led early, 2nd until 11f out, pushed along 8f out, went 2nd again over 3f out, no impression on winner over 1f out, 2nd of 4, 5l behind Knickerbockerglory at Ludlow 1m 6f NH flat (4) hvy in Jan. ROCK LEGEND 11-1 Held up towards rear, some headway when ridden entering home straight, stayed on to chase leaders over 1f out, no extra close home (finished 3rd, placed 4th), in a race won by Kandoo Kid at Taunton 2m NH flat (5) gf in Apr, 8 ran. HERITIER 1-1fav Led, ridden 3f out, headed final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Houka D’oudairies at Vichy(FR) 1m 5f 4yo NH flat hvy in May. KING FERDINAND 17-2 Held up in last, detached down back straight, never a factor, 7th of 8, 41l behind Restandbethankful at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in May. TURPIN GOLD 9-4 Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, switched right entering final furlong, stayed on, not quite able to challenge, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Fifrelet at Worcester 2m NH flat (5) gd in Sep. SAMATIAN 10-1 Chased leader, ridden over 4 out, weakened tamely 2 out, 9th of 14, 26l behind Unanswered Prayers at Uttoxeter 2m mdn hdl (4) gs. BEST PAL 6-5fav Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 3, 19l behind Bari Breeze at Newton Abbot 2m 1f NH flat (5) gd in Sep. ASHOVER HILLS 4-1 Held up in midfield on outside, headway end of back straight, ridden and weakened before home turn, 7th of 9, 25l behind Fringill Dike at Hexham 2m NH flat (5) gd in Apr. DRAGOON SPRINGS 18-1 Held up last, ridden 4 out, awkward 3 out, no impression, plugged on, 6th of 8, 24l behind Father John at Worcester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep. R BERNARD Norse Dancer gelding out of Channel Treat. 2.30 NOVICES’ LIMITED HANDICAP CHASE (GBB RACE) (3) 2m 6f 108yds Winner £5,882 (7 run) SSR 1 49- Kiltealy Briggs (211) J Snowden 7 11-12.................A P Heskin 142 2 01- Ask A Honey Bee (197) F O’Brien 7 11-7 (C)................ P Brennan — 3 2-1 Lord Accord (153) N Mulholland 6 11-6 (C).................. R Patrick — 4 11- Aquila Sky (182) S Allwood 6 11-4.................................. A Johns — 5 2-4 Supremely Lucky (21) C Longsdon 9 11-4 (C)...............J J Burke 142 6 242 No Comment (32) P Hobbs 10 11-1.............................T J O’Brien 149 7 -21 Dog Of War (127) D Skelton 7 11-0 (C).........................H Skelton 141 BETTING: 3 Ask A Honey Bee, 7-2 Dog Of War, 5 Aquila Sky, 11-2 Lord Accord, No Comment, 8 Kiltealy Briggs, 10 Supremely Lucky. 2020: DEMACHINE 6 10 9, Richard Patrick(3) 8-1 (Kerry Lee), 18 ran. FORM GUIDE: ASK A HONEY BEE 7-4 Chased leader, led briefly after 5 out, headed 4 out, ridden before 3 out, led last, ridden clear, won at Uttoxeter 2m 7f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr beating Beatthebullet by 3 1/2l, 4 ran. DOG OF WAR 11-8fav Held up in 3rd, disputing 2nd from 9th, mistake 14th, led before last, ridden out, won at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Jun beating No No Maestro by 6l, 4 ran. AQUILA SKY 9-1 Held up in rear, stumbled 7th, headway on outside 9th, challenged 3 out, led next, stayed on well, driven out, won at Ayr 3m nov hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Apr beating Lord Accord by 1l, 9 ran. LORD ACCORD 10-3 Chased leaders, led after 3 out, ridden next, headed briefly last, stayed on well to lead again flat, all out, won at Uttoxeter 2m 7f hcp hdl (2) gs in May beating South Terrace by hd, 7 ran. NO COMMENT 10-3 Held up in rear, FORM GUIDE: THALER 10-11fav Tracked leaders, led and edged right over 1f out, driven inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Diocles Of Rome at Kempton 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol. CHAIRMANOFTHEBOARD 7-1 Held up off the pace in last pair, switched left and good headway between horses over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, finished fast, just failed, 2nd of 10, shd behind Nomadic Empire at York 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Sep. RAATEA 7-1 Dwelt towards rear, headway when not clear run over 1f out, ridden and ran on, went 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Able Kane at Doncaster 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in Sep. RUSSCO 2-1fav Prominent, led 3f out, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, pushed out inside last, comfortably, won at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep beating Sir Maxi by 2 1/2l, 6 ran. AIR RAID 40-1 Led, headed over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, soon edged right, stayed on, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 21, 1 1/4l behind Volatile Analyst at York 6f hcp 105 (2) gs. COLD STARE 4-1 Held up, headway 2f out travelling strongly, ridden to challenge 1f out, took lead inside final furlong, won going away, won at Ayr 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft beating Big Les by 1 3/4l, 12 ran. REBEL AT DAWN 12-1 Led, ridden over 1f out, headed and not pace of winner final 100 yards, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Boundless Power at Ascot 5f hcp 105 (2) hvy. 2.55 EBF NOVICE STAKES (GBB RACE) (DIV 1) (4) (2-Y-O) 1m Winner £5,400 (9 run) RTV 1 (9) 13 Mythical Dancer (25) C Appleby 9-8 (BF)..............W Buick 66 2 (3) 67 Bazza The Barrel (20) O Greenall 9-2.................J Garritty — 3 (8) Franz K Ryan 9-2....................................................... K Stott — 4 (1) 0 Mambo Beat (27) C Cox 9-2.................................... H Crouch 2 5 (7) Mandobi W Haggas 9-2....................................T Marquand — 6 (5) 24 Paradias (28) A King 9-2...................................James Doyle 66 7 (2) 44 Puntastic (23) J O’Keeffe 9-2.......................... P J McDonald 65 8 (6) Ravenswing K Ryan 9-2........................................ A Atzeni — 9 (4) 3 The Predictor (24) R Fahey 9-2........................P Hanagan 63 BETTING: 2 Mythical Dancer, 3 Paradias, 5 Mandobi, 13-2 Ravenswing, 10 The Predictor, Franz, 12 Puntastic, 25 Mambo Beat, 100 Bazza The Barrel. 2020: KINGS PRINCE 9 2, Franny Norton 13-2 (M Johnston), drawn (4), 7 ran. 3.30 EBF NOVICE STAKES (GBB RACE) (DIV 2) (4) (2-Y-O) 1m Winner £5,400 (9 run) RTV 1 (1) Boy About Town M Johnston 9-5....................R Kingscote — 2 (5) 7 Bukela (56) Stef Keniry 9-5..............................P Mulrennan — 3 (8) 75 Just Wonder (40) W Haggas 9-5 (BF)...............T Marquand 54 4 (6) Kaasirr S & E Crisford 9-5.........................................W Buick — 5 (3) 325 King Of York (27) K Ryan 9-5 (BF).......................... A Atzeni 68 6 (4) 4 Magisterial (22) J & T Gosden 9-5........................O Murphy 65 7 (9) 34 Splendent (49) P & O Cole 9-5............................ D Tudhope 61 8 (7) 58 Surac (22) C Cox 9-5................................................ H Crouch 32 9 (2) 6 Leaveitwithme (20) M Loughnane 9-0....E Whittington (5) 6 BETTING: 11-8 Magisterial, 4 King Of York, 5 Kaasirr, 6 Just Wonder, 8 Boy About Town, 10 Splendent, 25 Surac, 100 Bukela, Leaveitwithme. 2020: No corresponding race. 4.05 CASUMO MANE EVENT HANDICAP (3) 1m Winner £8,100 (14 run) RTV 1 (5) -37 Imrahor (23) H Palmer 4 9-11 (D).....................James Doyle 94 2 (10) 094 Teston (34) I Furtado 6 9-10 (D4).............................K O’Neill 78 3 (4) 154 Bowland Park (22) D & C Kubler 3 9-8 (CD).............H Doyle 94 headway after 9th, went 2nd 3 out, driven after 2 out, no impression on winner when not fluent last, kept on, 2nd of 5, 4l behind Jemima P at Worcester 2m 4f Novice Limited Handicap Chase (4yo+) (3) gd in Sep. KILTEALY BRIGGS 40-1 Prominent, led 2nd, not fluent 10th, ridden and headed approaching 2 out, 6th and weakening last, 9th of 21, 14l behind The Shunter at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) gs in Mar. SUPREMELY LUCKY 3-1 Tracked leader, ridden and briefly shared lead 3 out, dropped to last after not fluent 2 out, plugged on one pace, 4th of 5, 10l behind Canyon City at Worcester 2m 7f Novice Limited Handicap Chase (4yo+) (3) gd in Sep. 3.05 LOW COST ROOFING STOKE HANDICAP HURDLE (GBB RACE) (2) 2m 7f Winner £7,804 (7 run) SSR 1 -41 Jarveys Plate (132) F O’Brien 8 11-12 (D)............. L Harrison (3) 144 2 0-0 Moon Over Germany (159) R Dickin 10 11-10....L Murtagh (3) 105 3 1-1 Bannixtown Glory (135) D McCain 7 11-9 (D).... P J Kavanagh (10) 144 4 5-P Ofalltheginjoints (167) C Tizzard 7 11-5.......................B J Powell — 5 732 Litterale Ci (55) H Fry 8 11-4 (BF).....................Miss A B O’Connor (3) 145 6 3-2 Trincomalee (160) L Wadham 8 11-3........................... Bryony Frost 146 7 -12 Thunderstruck (32) E Lavelle 7 10-9.......................T Bellamy 144 BETTING: 9-4 Jarveys Plate, 4 Litterale Ci, 9-2 Bannixtown Glory, 5 Trincomalee, 13-2 Thunderstruck, 7 Ofalltheginjoints, 25 Moon Over Germany. 2020: CAPTAIN DRAKE 7 11 12, Bryan Carver(5) 5-1 (H Fry), 13 ran. FORM GUIDE: JARVEYS PLATE 3-1 Tracked leader, ridden along after 3 out, chased leaders 2 out, made strong challenge last, ran on strongly, led and in control final 110 yards, won at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd in Jun beating Big Bad Bear by 5l, 6 ran. LITTERALE CI 9-4fav Ran in snatches, held up early, headway chasing leaders after 2nd, not fluent 4th, lost place after 6th, pushed along in 4th after 3 out, went modest 3rd next, took 2nd run-in, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 10l behind Umndeni at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-150 (2) gd in Aug. BANNIXTOWN GLORY 2-7fav Led, not fluent 2nd, joined before 3 out, headed 3 out, mistake last, switched right to challenge leader, ridden 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on final furlong, won at Cartmel 2m 5f nov chs (4) gd in Jun beating Getareason by 1/2l, 3 ran. TRINCOMALEE 5-1 Tracked leaders, not much room 1st, not fluent 6th, slow 8th, challenged after 3 out, led last, caught close home, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Dell’ Arca at Haydock 3m hcp hdl (2) sft in May. THUNDERSTRUCK 3-1 Raced in 2nd and jumped right copying leader, challenged 2 out, led last, headed flat, stayed on, just held, 2nd of 6, hd behind Push The Tempo at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Sep. OFALLTHEGINJOINTS 5-1 Close up and tracked leaders, mistake when beginning to struggle 13th, soon weakened and pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Captain Tommy at Uttoxeter 3m hcp chs (2) gd in May, 9 ran. MOON OVER GERMANY 50-1 Tracked leaders, 2nd halfway, pushed along in 3rd after 4 out, soon ridden and weakened, 13th of 18, 42l behind Jesse Evans at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl in May. 4 (12) 408 Twisted Reality (28) R Beckett 3 9-7 (D).............O Murphy 97 5 (1) 995 Alexander James (7) M Appleby 5 9-7 (D2)............ B Curtis 77 6 (7) 188 Dinoo (14) R Varian 3 9-6 (C)..................................... A Atzeni 95 7 (13) 196 Imperial Command (141) M Loughnane 4 9-6 (CD)............ ........................................................... Elisha Whittington (5) 82 8 (3) 532 Ffion (20) D Loughnane 4 9-5 (BF).......................R Kingscote 92 9 (8) 391 Newbolt (34) K Frost 4 9-5 (C, D2)..................... M Crehan (3) 94 10 (14) 196 Uzincso (136) J Butler 5 9-4 (D6)...............................L Morris 75 11 (2) 365 Jump The Gun (27) I Jardine 4 9-3 (D)...............P Mulrennan 93 12 (11) 531 Poet’s Lady (139) T D Barron 4 9-3 (CD)....................W Buick 94 13 (6) -11 Bake (71) M Meade 3 9-3 (D)...............................T Marquand 93 14 (9) 403 Urban Violet (26) M Channon 3 9-1......................C Bishop 93 BETTING: 9-2 Bake, 5 Poet’s Lady, 13-2 Ffion, Imrahor, 10 Jump The Gun, Dinoo, Twisted Reality, 12 Newbolt, Bowland Park, 16 Others. 2020: BRENTFORD HOPE 3 9 12, Jamie Spencer 9-4 Fav (R Hughes), drawn (4), 10 ran. FORM GUIDE: BAKE 9-2 Led, ridden and headed inside final 2f, rallied gamely under pressure inside final furlong, led again post, won at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug beating Tahitian Prince by shd, 12 ran. POET’S LADY 2-1fav Close-up, pushed before 3f out, 3rd when ridden before 2f out, stayed on well to lead inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Beverley 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in May beating Fox Power by 1 1/4l, 9 ran. FFION 85-40fav Prominent, pushed along 2f out, headway 1f out, ran on, 2nd of 9, nk behind Roundhay Park at Chester 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep. IMRAHOR 5-2 Raced keenly, kept out wide early, chased leaders, ridden out wide inside final 2f, weakened entering final furlong, 7th of 10, 6l behind Via Serendipity at Goodwood 1m claim hcap (2) gd in Sep. DINOO 18-1 Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 5l behind Dark Shift at Ascot 1m Classified Stakes (3yo+) (3) gs. JUMP THE GUN 9-1 Midfield, ridden over 2f out, one pace from over 1f out, 5th of 10, 3l behind Revich at Ayr 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Sep. TWISTED REALITY 9-1 Mid-division, headway 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 7l behind Makram at Newbury 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) gs in Sep. BOWLAND PARK 10-3 Tracked leader, ridden well over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, last of 4, 21l behind Living Legend at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Sep. 4.40 JOIN CASUMO TODAY NURSERY (4) (2-Y-O) 7f Winner £4,752 (12 run) RTV 1 (5) 954 Amor Vincit Omnia (43) T Dascombe 9-7 (BF).............. .......................................................................R Kingscote 80 2 (6) 222 El Hibri (13) B Meehan 9-2 (BF)...............................D O’Neill 76 3 (12) 054 Superior Force (23) G Boughey 9-1 (BF).............O Murphy 74 4 (7) 242 Magic Warrior (16) R Hannon 9-0.....................R L Moore 77 5 (4) 245 Dukedom (13) J & T Gosden 9-0................................W Buick 77 6 (3) 147 Liamarty Dreams (42) K Burke 9-0 (D).................. B Curtis 73 7 (11) 024 The Dunkirk Lads (27) T Easterby 8-12...........D Fentiman 76 8 (1) 065 Raging (41) R Hannon 8-12 (C)...........................T Marquand 78 9 (9) 454 Allen Key (18) M Johnston 8-10.............................. A Atzeni 71 10 (10) 142 Hollow Steel (19) Alice Haynes 8-8 (D)..................K O’Neill 85 11 (8) 225 Round Acre (25) E Bethell 8-6 (BF).....................P Hanagan 71 12 (2) 364 May Punch (22) T Easterby 8-4.................................L Morris 86 BETTING: 4 Magic Warrior, 9-2 Dukedom, 13-2 Amor Vincit Omnia, 8 Superior Force, El Hibri, 10 The Dunkirk Lads, Round Acre, 12 Liamarty Dreams, Allen Key, 14 Others. 2020: FIRST GREYED 9 1, Connor Beasley 11-2 (M Dods), drawn (3), 5 ran. 5.10 GAMBLE RESPONSIBLY WITH CASUMO HANDICAP (4) 2m Winner £5,400 (7 run) RTV 1 (7) 022 Whitehaven (15) H Morrison 4 9-13 (BF)..............O Murphy 85 2 (2) 112 Haveyoumissedme (17) I Jardine 3 9-7 (BF)......... A Mullen 83 3 (1) 454 Reverend Hubert (10) R Hannon 3 9-3..............R L Moore 85 4 (3) 251 Wynford (11) R Menzies 8 9-1 (D2)........................... K Stott 85 5 (6) 53- Art Of Diplomacy M & D Easterby 5 8-13.......P Mulrennan — 6 (5) 543 Socially Shady (17) K Burke 4 8-11........................W Buick 86 7 (4) 766 Red Derek (19) L Williamson 5 8-9 (C).......................L Morris 74 BETTING: 15-8 Whitehaven, 4 Wynford, Haveyoumissedme, 5 Reverend Hubert, 13-2 Socially Shady, 14 Art Of Diplomacy, 33 Red Derek. 2020: TRUMPET MAN 3 9 13, Franny Norton 11-4 Fav (M Johnston), drawn (2), 7 ran. 3.40 MAY AND JACOBS HANDICAP CHASE (4) 3m Winner £3,594 (9 run) SSR 1 6-5 Dalkingstown (39) P Bowen 7 11-12 (D3).................. S Bowen — 2 PP- Carlow Farmer (240) C Longsdon 8 11-12 (D)...........C Deutsch — 3 -36 Clondaw Promise (110) Jonjo O’Neill 7 11-11... Jonjo O’Neill Jr — 4 211 No No Maestro (45) F O’Brien 6 11-9 (CD)........................ P Brennan 113 5 P-P Normandy Soldier (163) R Mitford-Slade 7 11-9.......B Godfrey (5) 113 6 -43 Diamond Brig (125) Henry Oliver 9 11-7 (C, D3)................ L Edwards 114 7 3-P Chase The Wind (16) J E Foster 12 11-5 (C, D2)......Sean Quinlan 120 8 -13 Gats And Co (140) D Brace 6 11-2 (BF, D)..........................C Brace 121 9 50- Colours Of My Life (204) D Skelton 6 10-11..............H Skelton — BETTING: 2 No No Maestro, 9-2 Colours Of My Life, 13-2 Diamond Brig, 8 Gats And Co, Clondaw Promise, 10 Dalkingstown, Normandy Soldier, 12 Carlow Farmer, 16 Chase The Wind. 2020: EASY BUCKS 5 10 1, Sean Bowen 7-4 Fav (P Bowen), 17 ran. 4.15 TOYO TIRES HANDICAP HURDLE (5) 2m Winner £2,342 (15 run) SSR 1 52- Floy Joy (195) C Tizzard 5 11-12....................................B J Powell 111 2 011 Orchard Grove (12) Kerry Lee 5 11-12 (CD)................ R Patrick 110 3 166 Phoebus Lescribaa (16) R Dickin 9 11-9 (D).......L Murtagh (3) 111 4 243 Splinter (26) A Hales 4 11-8.................................... H Bannister 116 5 -PP He’s A Goer (10) B Leavy 7 11-5 (D).........................F Gregory (3) — 6 P-P The Garrison (60) R Stephens 7 11-4 (CD).....Shane Quinlan (5) 76 7 -68 Falcon Sun (17) M Roberts 7 11-4 (D2).......................T J O’Brien 26 8 /4- Lonimoss Bareliere D Skelton 5 11-0.....................H Skelton — 9 290 Ranco (37) D Pipe 4 10-13......................................... F Gillard (3) 116 10 -45 Canford Star (18) J Flint 8 10-7.......................Charlie Price (5) 107 11 P-9 Peggyclare (143) B Lund 8 10-7............................B Godfrey (5) 78 12 68- Myburg (321) Sue Smith 5 10-5.............................T Willmott (5) — 13 634 Crane (20) N Henderson 3 10-5.............................. N De Boinville 106 14 9-2 Early Morning Dew (12) P Niven 5 10-3...................C Bewley 113 15 536 Balzac (28) Sheila Lewis 4 10-1.......................Sean Houlihan (3) 104 BETTING: 7-2 Early Morning Dew, 9-2 Orchard Grove, 5 Floy Joy, Crane, 8 Lonimoss Bareliere, 10 Splinter, 14 Phoebus Lescribaa, 16 Balzac, 20 Others. 2020: THE GARRISON 6 11 4, Shane Quinlan(5) 11-1 (G Harris), 12 ran. 4.50 MARES’ OPEN NH FLAT RACE (GBB RACE) (5) 2m Winner £1,906 (9 run) SSR 1 17- Becky The Boo (204) F O’Brien 5 11-5 (BF, D)............. P Brennan 112 2 1 Lady Excalibur (89) A Jones 4 11-4 (D).....................T J O’Brien 106 3 All In A Tizzy D J Jeffreys 5 10-12............................. M Kendrick — 4 4 Camembert Electric (164) T Lacey 5 10-12...............J J Burke 97 5 S-1 Dooyork (159) O Greenall 5 10-12................................H Brooke — 6 77 Lady Thistledown (9) W Greatrex 5 10-12............. C Quinn (7) 69 7 Cabayo Lady Deborah Cole 4 10-11........................F Gregory (3) — 8 Presenting Nelly D Skelton 4 10-11........................H Skelton — 9 Talk Of The Moon K Bailey 4 10-11..................... H Beswick (5) — BETTING: 9-4 Lady Excalibur, 4 Presenting Nelly, 9-2 Talk Of The Moon, 5 Becky The Boo, 8 Dooyork, Camembert Electric, 20 Lady Thistledown, 25 All In A Tizzy, 33 Cabayo Lady. 2020: ISHKHARA LADY 6 11 5, Sean Bowen 3-1 Fav (H Fry), 12 ran. CAPTAIN BECHER THE MARQUIS CAPTAIN BECHER THE MARQUIS REDCAR TODAY Going: Good to soft-good in places Draw: Middle to high numbers have a decided advantage on the straight course Flash Betty 1.00 Flash Betty Bell Shot 1.30 Prodigious Blue Baileys Accolade (nb) 2.05 Baileys Accolade Big Boy Bobby 2.40 Big Boy Bobby Divine Jewel 3.15 Divine Jewel Stallone 3.50 Stallone Cape Sunset 4.25 Dream A Little One To Go 4.55 Mac Ailey 1.00 JOIN RACING TV NOW CLAIMING STAKES (5) (2-Y-O) 7f Winner £3,132 (14 run) RTV 1 (4) 122 Rosie’s Return (16) K Burke 9-7 (D).....Sophie Clements (7) 68 2 (9) 702 Sport Mode (10) K Burke 9-3..........................P-L Jamin (3) 49 3 (10) 0 Sweet Melody (34) M Botti 8-12......................... D E Hogan — 4 (3) 845 Acklam Gold (24) N Tinkler 8-11.............F McManoman (3) 46 5 (12) The Copa King M Hammond 8-11....................A Brookes (7) — 6 (11) 979 Snake Pass (32) T Easterby 8-10............................ C Beasley 46 7 (6) 625 Stripzee (20) T Easterby 8-10 (CD)...........................S W Kelly 73 8 (2) 203 Flash Betty (11) M Channon 8-8....................... David Egan 73 9 (7) 677 Falafel (45) T Dascombe 8-6.................................J Fanning 36 10 (14) 46 Fulsome (37) T Dascombe 8-6............................... T Whelan 58 11 (5) 879 Gypsy Lady (18) G Kelleway 8-6.................................L Jones 60 12 (13) 698 Peace Angel (23) T Coyle 8-6.........................Mark Winn (7) 56 13 (1) 799 Madeira Wine (20) T Easterby 8-5...............................G Lee 49 14 (8) 875 Hurt You Never (14) Adrian Nicholls 8-1....... Jimmy Quinn 55 BETTING: 3 Rosie’s Return, 7-2 Flash Betty, 5 Stripzee, 7 Fulsome, 10 Sport Mode, Gypsy Lady, 12 Acklam Gold, Sweet Melody, 20 Others. 2020: RISHWORTHIAN 9 4, Silvestre De Sousa 11-2 (D O’Meara), drawn (8), 8 ran. 1.30 NOVICE STAKES (GBB RACE) (DIV 1) (5) (2-Y-O) 6f Winner £3,780 (9 run) RTV 1 (5) 444 Bell Shot (38) C Hills 9-5..................................K Shoemark 62 2 (1) 202 Cotai Class (28) Phillip Makin 9-5..........................S W Kelly 70 3 (2) Fourth Time Lucky R Fahey 9-5............................D Nolan — 4 (4) 7 Hegemon (18) T Easterby 9-5........................................G Lee — 5 (3) 552 Prodigious Blue (23) N Tinkler 9-5.......F McManoman (3) 64 6 (8) Tidewell T D Barron 9-5....................................... C Beasley — 7 (7) 34 Espressoo (3) M Johnston 9-0..............................J Fanning 57 8 (6) Kittybrewster Suzzanne France 9-0...........C Murtagh (3) — 9 (9) 9 Strawberry Dream (13) M & D Easterby 9-0.... W Pyle (7) 16 BETTING: 2 Bell Shot, 3 Cotai Class, 4 Prodigious Blue, 6 Espressoo, 7 Fourth Time Lucky, 16 Tidewell, 25 Hegemon, 50 Strawberry Dream, Kittybrewster. 2020: SHARK TWO ONE 9 6, Paul Hanagan 11-4 (R Fahey), drawn (4), 14 ran. 2.05 EBF NOVICE STAKES (GBB RACE) (DIV 2) (5) (2-Y-O) 6f Winner £3,780 (9 run) RTV 1 (7) 4 Dirty Leeds (48) J Camacho 9-5...................................G Lee 46 2 (6) Flashy Bear J L Eyre 9-5................................... David Egan — 3 (2) Liberated Light R Fahey 9-5........................C Murtagh (3) — 4 (1) Macchiavello K Burke 9-5............................... Rossa Ryan — 5 (9) 8 Red Astaire (13) T Easterby 9-5...............................D Nolan 35 6 (8) 50 Rum Going On (18) J J Quinn 9-5......................K Shoemark 38 7 (3) 6 Sezaam (21) M Dods 9-5......................................... C Beasley 32 8 (4) 3 Baileys Accolade (31) M Johnston 9-0...............J Fanning 33 9 (5) Lil Bit Of Magic Simon Whitaker 9-0......... B Sanderson (3) — BETTING: 2 Macchiavello, 7-2 Baileys Accolade, 5 Liberated Light, 6 Flashy Bear, 10 Dirty Leeds, Sezaam, 14 Rum Going On, 25 Lil Bit Of Magic, Red Astaire. 2.40 SAM HALL MEMORIAL HANDICAP (4) 1m 6f Winner £4,482 (6 run) RTV 1 (4) 283 Mr Curiosity (34) C Fellowes 4 10-2 (BF)........... Rossa Ryan 78 2 (6) 026 Glasses Up (14) R M Smith 6 10-0 (D)..............C Murtagh (3) 86 3 (3) 127 Liberation Point (10) M Appleby 4 9-13......... David Egan 87 4 (1) 635 Thai Terrier (21) M Johnston 5 9-13....................J Fanning 83 5 (5) 542 Arctic Fox (42) M Todhunter 5 9-6...........................D Nolan 89 6 (2) 133 Big Boy Bobby (25) R Charlton 3 9-0 (BF)............. T Whelan 92 BETTING: 11-4 Big Boy Bobby, 7-2 Arctic Fox, 4 Mr Curiosity, 5 Liberation Point, 6 Glasses Up, 7 Thai Terrier. 2020: BEN LILLY 3 9 2, Kevin Stott 4-7 Fav (D Brown), drawn (6), 6 ran. 3.15 EBF FILLIES’ NOVICE STAKES (GBB RACE) (4) (2-Y-O) 1m Winner £5,400 (8 run) RTV 1 (6) 1 Ammolite (136) S & E Crisford 9-6....................... Rossa Ryan 42 2 (3) 800 Dajarus (24) I Jardine 9-0............................................G Lee 18 3 (5) 2 Divine Jewel (16) R Varian 9-0.......................... David Egan 72 4 (8) 32 Oheka (20) W Haggas 9-0 (BF)............................K Shoemark 65 5 (4) 6 Present Moment (16) M Bell 9-0....................... D E Hogan 57 6 (7) 55 Sea Time (18) R Fahey 9-0.........................................D Nolan 51 7 (1) 7 Sky Watcher (7) K Burke 9-0...........................P-L Jamin (3) — 8 (2) World Without Love M Johnston 9-0...............J Fanning — BETTING: 11-10 Oheka, 5-2 Divine Jewel, 6 Ammolite, 8 Present Moment, 14 World Without Love, 20 Sea Time, 33 Sky Watcher, 100 Dajarus. 3.50 BEST FLAT RACES LIVE ON RACING TV HANDICAP (6) 7f Winner £2,700 (20 run) RTV 1 (2) 345 King Of Tonga (17) D O’Meara 5 9-11 (C, D)....Mark Winn (7) 67 2 (5) 222 Stallone (10) M Dods 5 9-10 (D2).......................... C Beasley 72 3 (1) 587 Harvest Day (32) M & D Easterby 6 9-10 (D5)........J Fanning 67 4 (16) 212 Ginato (7) R Fell 3 9-10....................................... Rossa Ryan 69 5 (17) 369 Thowq (24) R Fell 4 9-8.............................F McManoman (3) 42 6 (11) 502 Bronze River (7) M Appleby 4 9-7....................... T Whelan 49 7 (15) 321 Absolute Dream (25) R Fahey 5 9-7 (C2)................D Nolan 69 8 (19) 540 Magical Effect (32) R Carr 9 9-6 (C, D)................ D E Hogan 66 9 (12) 24- Wrecked It Ralph (415) R M Smith 3 9-6................L Jones — 10 (8) 606 Donnelly’s Rainbow (8) H Bastiman 8 9-6 (D3)........C Murtagh (3) 66 11 (9) 980 Presidential (38) R Fell 7 9-5 (CD)......................................Doubtful 64 12 (18) 667 Redesdale Rebel (21) S Corbett 5 9-4 (D).........................C Noble (3) 75 13 (3) 657 Balqaa (29) I Furtado 3 9-4.............................................K Shoemark 42 14 (4) 424 Enderman (10) P Midgley 3 9-4 (C)............................................G Lee 68 15 (10) 692 Viva Voce (8) T D Barron 4 9-3 (BF, C).....................................Doubtful 70 16 (13) -73 Cosmic Star (37) J L Eyre 3 9-3........................... David Egan 63 17 (7) 440 Hoofs Happy Now (27) M & D Easterby 3 9-1...... W Pyle (7) 66 18 (14) -66 Otto Oyl (140) T D Barron 3 9-1 (BF)..................P-L Jamin (3) 63 19 (6) 5-5 Birdie Bowers (179) D Thompson 4 9-1...............S W Kelly 54 20 (20) 890 Celerity (11) L Williamson 7 8-13............Erika Parkinson (7) 76 BETTING: 5 Stallone, 11-2 Ginato, 6 Absolute Dream, 8 Bronze River, 10 Enderman, Otto Oyl, King Of Tonga, 12 Harvest Day, Cosmic Star, 16 Others. 4.25 EVERY RACE LIVE ON RACING TV NOVICE STAKES (5) 6f Winner £3,780 (5 run) RTV 1 (3) 0-1 Bakr (261) N Tinkler 3 9-5.................................... C Noble (3) — 2 (2) 3 Cape Sunset (137) R Guest 4 9-4............................S W Kelly 85 3 (1) 37 River Tweed (21) C Hills 3 9-3 (BF)....................K Shoemark — 4 (5) 7-3 Dream A Little (28) E Walker 3 8-12................. David Egan — 5 (4) 6 Highest Wave (21) G Oldroyd 3 8-12........F McManoman (3) — BETTING: 2 Cape Sunset, 5-2 Bakr, 3 River Tweed, 9-2 Dream A Little, 16 Highest Wave. 4.55 HANDICAP (FEMALE AMATEUR JOCKEYS) (6) 1m 2f Winner £2,566 (15 run) RTV 1 (8) 625 Licit (38) T Easterby 4 10-7.......................... Miss C R Crane (5) 49 2 (1) 527 Whitwell (46) M & D Easterby 4 10-7 (BF).......Miss S Brotherton 59 3 (10) 940 Straight Ash (3) R Menzies 6 10-5...................... Miss J Bedi (5) — 4 (2) 80- Thomas Cranmer (354) Miss T Jackson 7 10-5 (D)............... ....................................................................Miss S Bowen (3) — 5 (3) 252 Wots The Wifi Code (11) T Coyle 4 10-5.............................. ..........................................................Miss Chelsea Brooks (7) 59 6 (13) 313 Mac Ailey (9) T Easterby 5 10-4 (BF, D)................. Miss E Easterby 55 7 (12) -21 Das Kapital (70) J Berry 6 10-4 (D)....................Miss A Collier (3) 54 8 (9) 105 Card High (16) W Storey 11 10-4 (D).............. Miss Sophie Smith 56 9 (6) 072 One To Go (69) A Watson 5 10-3............................Ms B Hampson 57 10 (5) 950 Ralphy Boy Two (18) Ewan Whillans 4 10-3...Miss Becky Smith 72 11 (7) 6-7 Bad Rabbit (157) R Menzies 4 10-2.......Miss Alex Garven (7) — 12 (14) 724 Only The Brave (52) A Watson 5 10-2 (BF)............Doubtful 56 13 (11) 745 Dandy’s Angel (13) J Wainwright 4 10-2.............Ms N Irvine (7) 56 14 (4) 540 Florenza (13) C Fairhurst 8 10-1...................... Danielle Mooney 57 15 (15) 045 Lofty (74) L Morgan 5 10-1 (BF)...................Miss Violet Barton (5) 51 BETTING: 9-2 One To Go, 5 Mac Ailey, Das Kapital, 7 Wots The Wifi Code, Whitwell, 8 Lofty, 12 Dandy’s Angel, 14 Licit, 16 Others. CAPTAIN BECHER THE MARQUIS

42 COVENTRY TELEGRAPH FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2021 Twitter: @live_coventry Sport England call for the three Bears cricket By david charlesworth WARWICKSHIRE’S Dom Sibley, Rob Yates and Liam Norwell have been named in a 14-strong squad for England Lions’ tour of Australia. Bears’ opener Sibley appears to have been handed a lifeline, having missed out on a central contract last week and been omitted from the Ashes squad after being axed over the summer following a prolonged lean run of form. He is among four players in the party who have been capped at Test level – the others being leg-break bowler Mason Crane and wicketkeeper-batters Ben Foakes and James Bracey. Alex Lees is back six years after his last Lions involvement, while another opener, Yates, is among those supplementing England’s touring squad, with the 22-year-old left-hander amassing five first-class centuries this year – the most in 2021 globally excepting Joe Root. Yates, whose runs helped the Bears to the LV= Insurance County Championship and Bob Willis Trophy double this year, plus Lancashire batter Josh Bohannon, Surrey wicketkeeper Jamie Smith and seamer Norwell are set for their first Lions experience this winter. Liam Livingstone is conspicuous by his absence from the squad, who will shadow the senior side in Australia, but his Lancashire teammates Matt Parkinson and Saqib Mahmood have been included. The players will head Down Under on the same day as England’s Test specialists on November 4. All-rounder Livingstone had a prolific white-ball summer with the bat and retains Test ambitions, averaging 38.36 after 62 first-class matches, but it is understood the omission frees him up to feature in Australia’s Big Bash League. Parkinson, who has taken 102 Dom Sibley first-class wickets at 23.35, and Mahmood, who could have given England added bowling firepower in the absence of Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes and Warwickshire’s Olly Stone, are at least part of the second string. They could push their case to be upgraded to the main contingent in two intra-squad matches, while there will also be one four-day fixture against Australia A before returning home on December 16. Liam Norwell Rob Yates scored five first-class centuries for Warwickshire last season The England and Wales Cricket Board revealed selection is conditional on all individuals “passing Lions minimum fitness standards”. No captain has been named yet while coaching appointments will be made in due course. ENGLAND LIONS: T Abell (Somerset), J Bohannon (Lancashire), J Bracey (Gloucestershire), B Carse (Durham), M Crane (Hampshire) M Fisher (Yorkshire), B Foakes (Surrey), A Lees (Durham), S Mahmood (Lancashire), L Norwell (Warwickshire), M Parkinson (Lancashire), D Sibley (Warwickshire), J Smith (Surrey), R Yates (Warwickshire). NEWCASTLE TODAY DFE ELECTRICAL HANDICAP (4) 1m 2f Winner 5.00 £4,590 (9 run) SSR 1 (3) 218 Tilsitt (6) R M Smith 4 9-10 (CD)...................................J Hart 83 2 (4) 460 Starfighter (33) M Loughnane 5 9-7 (CD)............. J Watson 90 3 (8) 662 Noble Crusade (17) K Dalgleish 3 9-7.............. C Rodriguez — 4 (2) 475 Jaramillo (90) R Varian 3 9-7 (D).......................... J Mitchell — 5 (7) 745 Kitten’s Dream (121) R Fahey 4 9-2..................T Hamilton 89 6 (9) 232 Innse Gall (8) I Jardine 3 9-0 (BF, D)......................J Gormley 82 7 (1) 519 Prince Ali (30) Phillip Makin 3 8-13 (CD).................... R Scott 87 8 (5) 638 Italian Breeze (30) J O’Keeffe 3 8-13.............. A Breslin (5) — 9 (6) 646 Silvestris (17) M Johnston 3 8-13...............O Stammers (5) 91 BETTING: 7-2 Tilsitt, 4 Innse Gall, 9-2 Noble Crusade, 5 Jaramillo, 10 Silvestris, Kitten’s Dream, Prince Ali, 12 Italian Breeze, 14 Starfighter. FORM GUIDE: TILSITT 18-1 Disputed lead early, prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 18, 8l behind Something Enticing at York 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gs. INNSE GALL 10-3fav Raced in mid-division, ridden 3f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong but never getting to winner, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Dr T J Eckleburg at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft. NOBLE CRUSADE 4-1 Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on final 150 yards, not trouble winner, went 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind My Little Queens at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Sep. JARAMILLO 4-1 Held up, pushed along 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 5, 8l behind Dubai Instinct at Ripon 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul. DFE ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS HANDICAP (6) 1m 5.30 Winner £2,700 (14 run) SSR 8.00 1 (9) 993 Vintage Polly (14) R Menzies 4 9-7.................. C Rodriguez 60 2 (4) 321 Clotherholme (34) Mrs A Duffield 4 9-6 (D)...............S Gray — 3 (1) 639 Sweet Angel (18) Jessica Macey 4 9-4.................L Edmunds 56 4 (11) 825 Highlight Reel (24) H Bastiman 6 9-3.......O Stammers (5) 54 5 (14) 645 Retirement Beckons (8) Miss L Perratt 6 9-3 (D3)......... B Robinson — 6 (12) 558 Magic Gem (135) D Brown 3 9-2...............................C Hardie — 7 (2) 867 Lucky Violet (28) Miss L Perratt 9 9-2 (D4)................T Eaves — 8 (5) 051 Zenzero (14) D O’Meara 3 9-1 (CD).......................... J Watson 61 9 (7) 006 Loch Long (24) Mrs A Duffield 3 9-0..........Josephine Gordon 66 10 (8) 700 Toshack (8) I Jardine 3 9-0....................................J Gormley 26 11 (6) 095 Starbo (18) Simon Whitaker 4 9-0.......................... P Dennis 55 12 (3) 885 Menina Atrevida (170) I Furtado 5 9-0.............T Hamilton 48 13 (13) 889 Rock Warbler (36) M Mullineaux 8 9-0 (CD)...... JP Sullivan 57 14 (10) 698 Big Dutchie (107) Phillip Makin 3 8-11..................... R Scott — BETTING: 4 Clotherholme, 9-2 Zenzero, 6 Highlight Reel, Vintage Polly, 8 Retirement Beckons, 10 Starbo, 12 Sweet Angel, 16 Magic Gem, Menina Atrevida, Big Dutchie, Loch Long, 25 Others. CAZOO NOVICE MEDIAN AUCTION STAKES (6) 7f 6.00 Winner £2,700 (8 run) SSR 1 (1) 65 Barrister Blaster (13) A Berry 3 9-5.........Z Wheatley (7) — 2 (6) 550 Burj Malinka (95) Adrian Nicholls 3 9-5.............B McHugh — 3 (7) Great Ridley G Tuer 3 9-5.......................................S James — 4 (8) 5 Hardy (14) Jessica Macey 3 9-5.............................L Edmunds 55 5 (2) 35 Chantreys (210) I Furtado 4 9-2.........................T Hamilton 42 6 (3) 266 Biplane (24) J Wainwright 3 9-0........................ C Rodriguez 68 7 (4) 580 Desert Cat (53) E Alston 3 9-0.....................................J Hart — 8 (5) 2 Peripeteia (23) G Boughey 3 9-0......................... D Muscutt 85 BETTING: 2-5 Peripeteia, 4 Burj Malinka, 12 Biplane, 14 Chantreys, 25 Great Ridley, 33 Hardy, Desert Cat, 66 Barrister Blaster. NURSERY (6) (2-Y-O) 7f Winner £2,700 (14 run) 6.30 SSR 1 (2) 245 Intriguing Lady (37) M Johnston 9-7.......................J Hart 44 2 (7) 068 Between The Sheets (37) M Bell 9-7............... C Shepherd 55 3 (10) 550 One More Try (20) R Fahey 9-6..........................T Hamilton — 4 (3) 642 Delahoussaye (15) Brian O’Rourke 9-5............... R Dawson 58 5 (8) 478 Novak (31) I Jardine 9-5.........................................J Gormley — 6 (13) 346 Coligone Kate (20) O Pears 9-5......................... B Robinson — 7 (14) 276 Qweldryk (18) O Pears 9-4.....................................C Hardie 54 8 (5) 499 Make A Prophet (32) P Midgley 9-3...................B McHugh — 9 (6) 584 Darbucks (21) C Kellett 9-2..................................D Costello — 10 (4) 780 Muveran (56) K Burke 9-1.......................................S James — 11 (1) 025 Ailish T (32) D O’Meara 8-12................................... J Watson 54 12 (11) 647 Fast Beauty (109) E Bethell 8-11.............................. R Scott 49 13 (9) 006 Premiership (14) T Waggott 8-7.............................T Eaves 35 14 (12) 004 Nrgize (25) I Jardine 8-6..........................Shannon Watts (7) — BETTING: 11-4 Delahoussaye, 11-2 Intriguing Lady, 6 Ailish T, 8 Between The Sheets, 10 Coligone Kate, 14 Novak, Fast Beauty, Muveran, One More Try, 16 Others. DFE ELECTRICAL COMMERCIAL & DOMESTIC HAND- 7.00 ICAP (DIV 1) (6) 6f Winner £2,700 (14 run) SSR 1 (2) 446 Hurstwood (20) P Niven 4 9-9 (CD)..................H Russell (3) 44 2 (13) 725 Qaaraat (7) A Brittain 6 9-8 (C, D2)..........................C Hardie 66 3 (10) 784 Peachey Carnehan (25) M Mullineaux 7 9-7 (CD)....T Eaves 65 4 (9) 426 Dylan’s Lad (17) S Bowring 4 9-6 (D2).................L Edmunds 68 5 (1) 536 Jungle Inthebungle (27) Phillip Makin 5 9-6........ R Scott 47 6 (11) 843 Stronsay (4) Liam Bailey 5 9-5 (BF, D)..............B Garritty (3) — 7 (8) 241 Muatadel (22) J Wainwright 8 9-4 (CD)...........Z Wheatley (7) 28 8 (5) 268 Favourite Niece (18) Mrs A Duffield 3 9-3.................S Gray 65 9 (7) 603 Due A Win (39) B Smart 4 9-3.................................... H Shaw 83 10 (4) 935 So Grateful (16) M & D Easterby 3 9-1..... Joanna Mason (3) 78 11 (12) 844 Sixcor (23) Miss L Perratt 3 8-13........................... JP Sullivan 51 12 (3) 867 Sleight (8) I Jardine 3 8-12....................................J Gormley 45 13 (14) 679 Your Choice (56) T Fitzgerald 6 8-12...................T Hamilton 64 14 (6) 463 Charlemaine (7) N Mechie 4 8-12.............Rhona Pindar (7) 56 BETTING: 5 Muatadel, 6 Due A Win, 13-2 Stronsay, 7 Dylan’s Lad, 8 Hurstwood, 10 Qaaraat, 12 So Grateful, Sixcor, Peachey Carnehan, 14 Others. DFE ELECTRICAL COMMERCIAL & DOMESTIC HAND- 7.30 ICAP (DIV 2) (6) 6f Winner £2,700 (14 run) SSR 1 (14) 935 Foreseeable Future (25) R Carr 6 9-10 (BF, D).................. ............................................................................. JP Sullivan 71 2 (3) 060 Donizetti (18) K Dalgleish 3 9-9........................ C Rodriguez 54 3 (10) 871 One For The Ladies (18) M & D Easterby 3 9-8 (CD)............. .................................................................. Joanna Mason (3) 64 4 (13) 027 Cuppacoco (18) Mrs A Duffield 6 9-7 (CD).....................S Gray 66 5 (5) 876 Oakenshield (18) Mrs L Stubbs 4 9-7 (CD)...........T Hamilton 58 Going: Standard to slow Draw: High numbers have a slight advantage over 5f. CAPTAIN BECHER THE MARQUIS Noble Crusade 5.00 Noble Crusade Zenzero 5.30 Zenzero Peripeteia 6.00 Burj Malinka Darbucks 6.30 Between The Sheets Muatadel 7.00 Stronsay Khulu 7.30 Foreseeable Future Makeen 8.00 Makeen Rain Cap 8.30 rain Cap 6 (2) 780 Fircombe Hall (27) P Kirby 3 9-6 (CD).............B Garritty (3) 73 7 (6) 576 Lucky Beggar (10) D C Griffiths 11 9-5 (D4).......................... ..................................................................Josephine Gordon 55 8 (11) 615 She’s A Deva (23) N Tinkler 3 9-4 (D).......................... R Scott 50 9 (1) 300 Rockley Point (18) K Scott 8 9-3 (CD).................... P Dennis 68 10 (8) 269 Oh So Hot (53) Adrian Nicholls 3 9-2....... Laura Coughlan (5) 50 11 (7) 994 Khulu (21) D Thompson 5 9-0..............................A Beech (5) 61 12 (9) 579 Embla (18) A Brown 3 8-12.........................................D Swift 44 13 (4) 883 Angel Eyes (16) J Riches 6 8-12......................K Schofield (5) 51 14 (12) 050 Grandads Best Girl (113) Miss L Perratt 4 8-12.....T Eaves — BETTING: 3 One For The Ladies, 11-2 Foreseeable Future, 6 She’s A Deva, 7 Khulu, 8 Oakenshield, 10 Oh So Hot, Cuppacoco, 14 Angel Eyes, 16 Others. 2020: No corresponding race. CAZOO SEARCH DRIVE SMILE HANDICAP (5) 1m Winner £3,240 (14 run) SSR 1 (11) 422 Bringitonboris (14) K Dalgleish 4 9-13 (BF, CD2)......... C Rodriguez 74 2 (9) 795 Hajjam (8) Liam Bailey 7 9-12 (D)....................................B Garritty (3) — 3 (12) 032 Makeen (7) J Camacho 4 9-12 (BF, D)................................ H Russell (3) 79 4 (3) 732 Colleague (37) E Alston 4 9-11................................................. J Hart — 5 (7) 413 Broctune Red (13) G Boanas 6 9-10 (CD4)................O Stammers (5) 66 6 (4) 557 Emraan (28) I Williams 5 9-10 (D2).........................Josephine Gordon 61 7 (2) 212 Musahaba (18) D O’Meara 4 9-10 (BF, C)....................................S Gray 75 8 (10) 574 Confrontational (21) J Candlish 7 9-8 (CD).................. C Shepherd 76 9 (14) 365 Twisted Dreams (14) R Menzies 4 9-7 (CD)...... A Breslin (5) 74 10 (5) 422 Moonbootz (21) K Burke 4 9-6................................ H Shaw 92 11 (8) 598 Traveller (18) A Brittain 7 9-4 (CD3)......................C Hardie 70 12 (1) 204 All Things Bright (8) T Davidson 3 9-3 (BF)........ P Dennis 51 13 (13) 712 Key Look (21) G Harker 4 9-2 (D)................................S James 69 14 (6) 581 Pacino (14) R Fahey 5 9-1 (CD)..............................T Hamilton 74 BETTING: 4 Makeen, 5 Bringitonboris, 6 Musahaba, 7 Pacino, 10 Key Look, 12 Twisted Dreams, Moonbootz, Broctune Red, 14 Others. 2020: TRAVELLER 6 9 2, William Buick 5-2 Fav (A Brittain), drawn (6), 8 ran. DFE ELECTRICAL MAINTENANCE & REPAIRS HAND- 8.30 ICAP (6) 7f Winner £2,700 (14 run) SSR 1 (11) 095 Bobby Joe Leg (21) R Carr 7 9-7 (CD3).................. JP Sullivan 57 2 (9) 008 Millionaire Waltz (24) B Haslam 4 9-7 (D)........... H Shaw 45 3 (1) 509 Rocket Rod (64) G Harker 4 9-6...............................S James — 4 (3) 260 Jems Bond (18) A Brown 4 9-6...................................D Swift 66 5 (12) 631 Rain Cap (16) J Riches 4 9-6 (D2).....................K Schofield (5) — 6 (10) 509 Whipsaw Adrian Nicholls 3 9-5.............................B McHugh 54 7 (14) 725 Must Be An Angel (14) J Mackie 4 9-5 (BF)............C Hardie 63 8 (8) 092 Better By Far (61) S Bowring 3 9-4....................L Edmunds 67 9 (4) 947 Charlesishere (14) Mrs A Duffield 3 9-3...................S Gray 42 10 (13) 816 Cool Dandy (18) K Dalgleish 3 9-2 (BF, CD)......... C Rodriguez 65 11 (5) 583 Gold Ring (14) T Waggott 4 9-1.................................T Eaves 63 12 (6) 7-8 Sestriere (21) R Fell 5 8-13.................................B Harris (7) 44 13 (7) 047 Beechwood Emily (17) K Dalgleish 3 8-13 (CD)................... ..........................................................................B Garritty (3) 69 14 (2) 430 Feel The Thunder (48) S Dixon 5 8-12...............J Fisher (5) 55 BETTING: 9-2 Must Be An Angel, 5 Cool Dandy, 13-2 Rain Cap, 7 Gold Ring, 10 Better By Far, Whipsaw, 12 Bobby Joe Leg, Jems Bond, Sestriere, 14 Others. 2020: DEOLALI 6 8 12, Shane Gray 5-1 (Mrs Stella Barclay), drawn (13), 14 ran. statistics Weight watcher Horses which have dropped most from previous winning handicap marks in the last two years. FAKENHAM: None. HAYDOCK: 2.20 Woven (won off 92 down 6lb to 86); 5.10 Socially Shady (4lb). NEWCASTLE: 7.00 Hurstwood (won off 60 down 3lb to 57); Qaaraat (6lb); 7.30 Oakenshield (21lb); 8.30 Bobby Joe Leg (3lb); Jems Bond (6lb); Beechwood Emily (11lb). REDCAR: 3.50 Viva Voce (won off 59 down 3lb to 56); Donnelly’s Rainbow (6lb); Magical Effect (14lb); King Of Tonga (19lb); Presidential (26lb); 4.55 Dandy’s Angel (9lb). UTTOXETER: 3.40 Chase The Wind (won off 107 down 4lb to 103); 4.15 The Garrison (8lb). Stable movers Horses which are having their first run for a new trainer. HAYDOCK: 1.15 Edinson Kevani (Phillip Makin to J Gallagher). NEWCASTLE: 6.00 Burj Malinka (E & P Harty to Adrian Nicholls), 6.30 Fast Beauty (K Burke to E Bethell), 8.30 Whipsaw (H De Bromhead to Adrian Nicholls). REDCAR: 3.50 Birdie Bowers (J J Davies to D Thompson), 3.50 Thowq (D Loughnane to R Fell), 4.25 Bakr (J Ferguson to N Tinkler), 4.55 Lofty (T D Barron to L Morgan). FAKENHAM: None. UTTOXETER: 1.55 Anyharminasking (Donnchadh Doyle to Jonjo O’Neill), 1.55 Heritier (E Clayeux to O Greenall), 3.05 Moon Over Germany (H De Bromhead to R Dickin), 3.40 Colours Of My Life (A King to D Skelton), 4.15 Peggyclare (Miss D O’Shea to B Lund), 4.50 Dooyork (C Bowe to O Greenall). racing RESULTs REST OF Today’s racecards: page 41 BRIGHTON Going: Good to firm 2.10 (6f, £2,700): 1, BIG BARD (R Clutterbuck) 2-1; 2, Jaffathegaffa 14-1; 3, Million Reasons 12-1. Also: 7-4 Fav Big Impact. 11 ran. 6½l, 1¼l. (G L Moore). Tote: Win £3.10; Pl £1.40, £3.40, £3.20. Exacta: £30.30. Tricast: £284.80. Trifecta: £281.60. CSF: £28.57. 2.45 (6f, £3,780): 1, SAFRA (A Atzeni) 9-4; 2, Botanist 11-10 Fav; 3, Aadel 12-1. 9 ran. 4½l, hd. (S & E Crisford). Tote: Win £3.40; Pl £1.30, £1.10, £2.40. Exacta: £6.60. Trifecta: £26.90. CSF: £5.12. 3.20 (1m, £3,240): 1, RODIN (D Probert) 5-1; 2, Fieldsman 17-2; 3, Dourado 6-1. Also: 7-2 Fav Yanifer. 8 ran. hd, ¾l. (A Balding). Tote: Win £5.10; Pl £2.00, £2.70, £1.90. Exacta: £43.00. Tricast: £260.08. Trifecta: £281.10. CSF: £46.56. 3.55 (1m, £5,400): 1, BREEZY STORM (S W Kelly) 6-5 Fav; 2, Flamborough 10-1; 3, Rochebrune 28-1. 9 ran. ¾l, 5½l. (G L Moore). Tote: Win £1.90; Pl £1.10, £1.80, £6.20. Exacta: £11.10. Trifecta: £173.10. CSF: £13.91. 4.30 (1m 2f, £2,700): 1, SPANISH HUSTLE (C Bishop) 66-1; 2, Wisper 9-4 Fav; 3, Spirit Level 9-2. 14 ran. ½l, 2l. (C Gordon). Tote: Win £52.30; Pl £16.50, £1.40, £2.30. Exacta: £453.90. Tricast: £871.80. Trifecta: £1819.80. CSF: £213.41. 5.05 (7f, £2,700): 1, ALBA DEL SOLE (D Keenan) 28-1; 2, Seesawing 12-1; 3, Incorrigible 2-1 Fav. 13 ran. 1l, 1½l. (R Brisland). Tote: Win £33.80; Pl £7.60, £4.10, £1.10. Exacta: £518.40. Tricast: £1021.61. Trifecta: £4006.70. CSF: £327.47. NR: Crocus, Napping. 5.40 (5f, £3,240): 1, ATTY’S EDGE (W Cox) 11-4; 2, Andre Amar 9-1; 3, Colombe 7-4 Fav. 7 ran. ½l, 1¼l. (C Mason). Tote: Win £3.40; Pl £2.10, £4.00. Exacta: £22.50. Tricast: £52.94. Trifecta: £77.10. CSF: £26.01. NR: Glamorous Breeze. JACKPOT: Not won, pool of £142,866.66 carried over. PLACEPOT: Dividend: £50.60. CARLISLE Going: Good-good to firm in places on chase course 1.23 (2m 4f, £3,812): 1, HART OF STEEL (T Gillard) 10-1; 2, Kavanaghs Cross 9-2; 3, Iolani 11-2. Also: 11-8 Fav Bavington Bob. 7 ran. nk, 6l. (D McCain). Tote: Win £10.30; Pl £4.20, £2.50. Exacta: £49.50. Trifecta: £282.50. CSF: £51.24. 1.55 (2m, £6,862): 1, ARVICO BLEU (C Bewley) 25-1; 2, Gold Des Bois evens Fav; 3, Slanelough 4-1. 5 ran. 4l, 1¼l. (Ewan Whillans). Tote: Win £20.30; Pl £5.70, £1.10. Exacta: £31.60. Trifecta: £100.60. CSF: £54.00. NR: Fusain. 2.30 (2m 1f, £4,084): 1, MALPAS (B Hughes) 13-8 Fav; 2, Findthetime 4-1; 3, Glentruan 9-4. 8 ran. 5½l, ¾l. (D McCain). Tote: Win £2.10; Pl £1.10, £1.50, £1.20. Exacta: £9.10. Trifecta: £22.90. CSF: £8.62. 3.05 (3m 110yds, £7,080): 1, QUARTZ DU RHEU (Jonjo O’Neill Jr) 8-11 Fav; 2, Court Dreaming 7-2; 3, Amalfi Doug 5-2. 3 ran. 1¼l, nk. (Jonjo O’Neill). Tote: Win £1.60; Exacta: £2.80. Trifecta: £3.90. CSF: £3.41. NR: Speak Of The Devil. 3.40 (2m 1f, £2,505): 1, NEAR KETTERING (T Midgley) 5-2 Fav; 2, Steinkraus 9-1; 3, Grand Enterprise 11-2. 10 ran. nk, 6½l. (S England). Tote: Win £3.80; Pl £1.50, £2.70, £1.60. Exacta: £35.40. Tricast: £115.76. Trifecta: £184.50. CSF: £25.14. 4.15 (2m 1f, £2,505): 1, SET IN STONE (N Moscrop) 5-1; 2, Wor Verge 17-2; 3, Oakmont 11-2. Also: 5-2 Fav Foster’sisland. 9 ran. shd, 12l. (R Menzies). Tote: Win £6.00; Pl £2.00, £2.50, £2.20. Exacta: £53.00. Tricast: £242.61. Trifecta: £249.40. CSF: £46.61. 4.50 (2m, £5,446): 1, ARMATTIEKAN (B Hughes) 11-8 Fav; 2, Sword Of Fate 15-8; 3, Kamil 8-1. 5 ran. 10l, 6l. (D McCain). Tote: Win £2.30; Pl £1.40, £1.40. Exacta: £5.30. Trifecta: £22.30. CSF: £4.62. NR: Cool Country. 5.20 (2m 1f, £2,451): 1, FEEL LIKE DE BAUNE (Mr B Brackenbury) 17-2; 2, Stroll On By 6-5 Fav; 3, Road To Rosley 125-1. 11 ran. ns, 6l. (A Hales). Tote: Win £9.70; Pl £2.70, £1.10, £17.50. Exacta: £30.90. Trifecta: £2427.00. CSF: £18.86. PLACEPOT: Dividend: £121.20. WINCANTON Going: Good to firm 1.15 (1m 7f, £4,084): 1, MASCAT (T Scudamore) 13-8 Fav; 2, Right Destination 11-4; 3, Loup De Maulde 16-1. 5 ran. 1½l, 3¼l. (R J Smith). Tote: Win £2.30; Pl £1.20, £1.60. Exacta: £5.50. Trifecta: £25.50. CSF: £6.44. NR: Oslo. 1.45 (2m 4f, £4,084): 1, BEHOLDEN (Page Fuller) 9-2; 2, Arcade Attraction 9-4; 3, Island Nation 5-6 Fav. 5 ran. 6l, 3½l. (J Snowden). Tote: Win £4.90; Pl £2.00, £1.60. Exacta: £12.40. Trifecta: £18.80. CSF: £15.07. 2.20 (1m 7f, £9,258): 1, SEE THE SEA (P J Kavanagh) 11-10 Fav; 2, Get Back Get Back 3-1; 3, Thahab Ifraj 16-1. 7 ran. 5l, 4¼l. (D McCain). Tote: Win £1.90; Pl £1.20, £1.80. Exacta: £4.60. Tricast: £29.79. Trifecta: £30.00. CSF: £4.99. NR: Manor Park. 2.55 (3m 1f, £9,803): 1, MR MAFIA (S Bowen) 9-2; 2, Marble Moon 5-1; 3, Flying Verse 9-1. Also: 9-4 Fav Friends Don’t Ask. 6 ran. 16l, 1¼l. (M Keighley). Tote: Win £5.40; Pl £2.40, £2.70. Exacta: £25.90. Trifecta: £111.30. CSF: £25.06. 3.30 (2m 5f, £4,084): 1, MR YEATS (M Bastyan) 4-1; 2, Cry Wolf 5-1; 3, Olympic Honour 4-1. Also: 9-4 Fav Strike The Flint. 6 ran. 1¾l, 12l. (M Harris). Tote: Win £4.20; Pl £2.10, £2.20. Exacta: £21.30. Trifecta: £82.80. CSF: £22.92. 4.05 (3m 1f, £3,268): 1, O’FAOLAINS LAD (T Doggrell) 7-2; 2, Jony Max 2-1 Fav; 3, Catch The Cuban 25-1. 11 ran. 1l, 1½l. (Mrs R Ford). Tote: Win £4.30; Pl £1.60, £1.40, £3.30. Exacta: £13.70. Tricast: £150.50. Trifecta: £126.00. CSF: £10.70. PLACEPOT: Dividend: £64.50. SORRY! The results from Chelmsford were too late for publication

Facebook: @livecoventry FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2021 COVENTRY TELEGRAPH 43 Bowen has the fighting spirit to go and target Games spot By MATTHEW BOZEAT ONE of the facts of life Aaron Bowen soon discovered is, if you have red hair and come from Coventry, you need to be able to fight. “There was always fighting where I grew up,” said the 22 year old from Coundon. “We were always fighting each other. “It was a rough area, but I’ve got red hair and an Irish family, so I always had fighting in me.” These days Bowen fights for medals and trophies rather than to settle scores. He’s been called up to Great Britain’s Podium Potential squad, his reward for a golden 2019 during which he won the Elite and Three Nations titles and King of the Ring and Haringey Box Cup gold, and It was a rough area, but I’ve got red hair and an Irish family, so I always had the fighting in me. Aaron Bowen the target now is next year’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. “It’s on my doorstep,” said Bowen, “and the exposure would be crazy. “There would be millions watching on television if I was boxing in the final.” To get picked for the Commonwealth Games, Bowen has to dislodge a fighter he’s already beaten. George Crotty is being sent to next month’s World Championships, but the last time he fought Bowen, Aaron Bowen wants to fight in the Commonwealth Games next year the Coventry fighter out-toughed him for a breakthrough win. That was in the final of the 2019 Elite Championships. In the semi-finals, Bowen ground out a points win over Olympic Youth gold medallist Karol Itauma, now an unbeaten professional on Frank Warren’s books, and then gave Coventry their first Elite champion for 19 years. Crotty had beaten Bowen in the quarter-finals 12 months earlier, but with the biggest prize in domestic amateur boxing up for grabs, Bowen fought his heart out to win a decisive final round and take the decision. “It came down to who wanted it more,” said Bowen, who is philosophical about the selectors’ decision to send Crotty to the World Championships ahead of him. “He has more international experience,” said Bowen. “I’m new to the Great Britain set-up, so I understand why they’ve sent him. “I wasn’t expecting to go, but I want to go to the Commonwealth Games. I want to take his spot.” Boxing Sheffield move will steel Brad for pro ranks BRADLEY Goldsmith says he had to quit Coventry to become a champion. The 23-year-old middleweight launches his professional career at Villa Park on Saturday, October 23 after a good amateur career. Boxing out of the Triumph gym, he had 83 bouts, winning back-to-back NABC titles. Goldsmith decided to punch for pay rather than wait for the next England Boxing Elite Championships – and has relocated to Sheffield. He is being trained by Dominic Ingle at the gym made famous by his father, the late Brendan Ingle. He produced Prince Naseem Hamed, Johnny Nelson, Kell Brook and Kid Galahad and with Ingle in his corner, Goldsmith believes he will fulfil his potential. “I have made a big jump,” said Goldsmith. “I love Coventry, but I love what I do as well. Boxing is my passion and if I had to move to Scotland to give myself the best chance of making it I would do it. “It’s tough being away from my family, friends and my girlfriend, but I made the move because I felt I wouldn’t reach my full potential unless I left my comfort zone. “At home, I can let my diet slide, miss a session or rush it. “I can come home from the gym, put my feet up and maybe eat something I shouldn’t. “Up here there are no excuses. We just train, eat and sleep. I’m sharing a house with two other boxers and I’m only a one or two-minute walk from the gym, so the focus is totally on boxing.” LADBROKES LADBROKES LADBROKES LADBROKE DBROKES GET OUR LADBROKES LADBROKES LADBROKES L LADBROKES BEST EVER LADBROKES ACCALADBROKES LADBROKE DBROKES LADBROKES LADBROKES LADBROKES L Boost Edit Track Insure LADBROKES LADBROKES LADBROKES LADBROKE DBROKES LADBROKES LADBROKES LADBROKES L 18+. UK&IRE only. Online, Mobile. ACCA Insurance: Min selection odds 1/10. ACCA Odds 3/1. Pre-match straight line accas only. 1 free bet up to £/€10 per customer/day, valid for 7 days, stake not returned. Odds Boost: Up to £/€50 at boosted odds. Min 1 boost per day. T&Cs Apply. PLEASE BET RESPONSIBLY – Need Help? Call the National Gambling Helpline on 0808 802 0133

44 COVENTRY TELEGRAPH FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2021 Twitter: @live_coventry Rugby Stooke: New complex is a top draw for star players to join Wasps By BOBBY BRIDGE Wasps Reporter Elliott Stooke highlighted the impact Wasps’ new training centre could have in recruiting players by explaining his own switch this summer. After five seasons spent at Bath and their enviable training surroundings at Farleigh House, the 28-year-old swapped Somerset for the Midlands in search of a fresh start. His switch coincided with Wasps’ move into their £4million Elite Performance and Innovation Centre in Henley-in-Arden, ending a sevenyear search for a permanent facility to call their own. But the second row got a taste of where his new employers had been based on a temporary basis since 2016 before reporting in for pre-season duty. “I went for a medical at Broadstreet and I’m not going to lie, I was like this isn’t my cup of tea,” he said. “Thankfully the new training facility had been built and it’s just going to attract better players. It’s going to attract bigger, better quality players. People are going to want to stay at Wasps because of the facility, people will want to come to Wasps because of the facility and it brings a good atmosphere to the lads, it really does.” While Broadstreet RFC’s facilities are undoubtedly excellent for the community club for which they were built for, Wasps’ stay at the Binley Woods site was beset by issues and grumblings of discontent. Former player James Haskell once claimed the pitches had ‘more holes than our Brexit plan’. Elliot Daly’s departure in 2019 to join Saracens was heavily rumoured This is hands-down the nicest facility I’ve ever been at, it’s top quality, it’s state-ofthe-art and it’s just fantastic. Elliott Stooke to be connected to Wasps’ failure to secure a permanent training ground facility that was understood to have been promised to players in the years that followed their migration north from London to Coventry in 2014. Stooke himself confirmed that the club’s change in surroundings was a ‘deal breaker’ when his time at The Rec came to an end. “100%,” he said. “There’s no way I’m training at Broadstreet, no way! Christ! Have you seen that place lads? No, I wouldn’t want to.” He added: “Nobody wants to go to a, I nearly swore there, but no-one wants to go to a horrible place to work. “This is handsdown the nicest facility I’ve ever been at. It’s top quality, it’s state-ofthe-art and it’s just fantastic. The gym’s unreal, there’s saunas, hot baths, there’s cold baths, there’s recovery sections, analysis suites. I might as well live here, I might just live here.” Stooke’s move to Wasps had been rumoured for many months as the club prepared to lose long-serving lock Will Rowlands to the Dragons so he could extend his Test rugby ambitions with Wales. The move was finally confirmed in May and Stooke has featured in all of his new club’s games so far this season, forming a promising second-row partnership with fellow summer signing, former All Blacks international Vaea Fifita. Elliott Stooke is a big admirer of Wasps’ new state-of-the-art Elite Performance and Innovation Centre (below) in Henley-in-Arden Reflecting on his decision to end his spell with Bath, in which he made more than 120 appearances, Stooke explained it wasn’t a complicated process to swap blue, black and white for black and gold. “It was a very simple choice,” he said. “I did five years at Bath where I played a lot but in my last season I was kind of getting pushed to the side a little bit. “That was, well maybe form, maybe personal opinion with coaches but I thought at that time it’s probably about time I should leave. “A lot of players potentially get a little bit stagnant and stay at Bath because of the area, because of how fantastically beautiful the place is, how nice Farleigh is to go and work every day but I need to go have a challenge, a fresh challenge and that’s why I chose Wasps because it was an easy decision to make.” He added: “The boys have welcomed me with open arms and I’ve got on well with everyone here, the coaches are fantastic so I’m settling in well.” Super Maro champing at bit – McCall ENGLAND star Maro Itoje is “champing at the bit” ahead of returning to Gallagher Premiership action this weekend, according to Saracens’ director of rugby Mark McCall. Itoje is available for Sunday’s trip to Bath following a 10-week rest period having played every minute of the British and Irish Lions’ three summer Tests against South Africa. Apart from the injured Elliot Daly, the influential 26-year-old England lock, who has been assisting team preparation in recent weeks, is the last of Sarries’ Lions contingent to be back in contention for club fixtures. “He obviously came back into the training group at the same time as everybody else but we wanted just to give him a little bit more time than the other Lions players because of his workload on tour,” said McCall. “But he’s champing at the bit and it’s great to have him back. “Although he hasn’t been playing, he has taken part in training. He’s been very good helping to prepare the team. “He’s done a phenomenal job of that over the last three or four weeks, thrown himself into it brilliantly, helped a lot of the younger players, but it is good to have him in the 23 now.” Fellow Lions player Mako Vunipola returned to Saracens’ starting line-up for Saturday’s 37-23 victory over Newcastle, while Jamie George and captain Owen Farrell came back the previous weekend, a 13-12 loss at Leicester. Prop Vunipola, his brother Billy Vunipola and hooker George were surprise omissions from the 45-man England training squad selected by Eddie Jones three weeks ago. Blackett joy as duo sign > FROM BACK PAGE are without a number of firstteam squad players.” McHenry and Harrison follow Sebastian de Chaves in joining Wasps on a temporary basis this season. The second row arrived on loan from Major League Rugby last month while Joe Launchbury, Theo Vukasinovic and James Gaskell were all out injured. Gaskell made his comeback against Saints but suffered a significant ankle injury that requires surgery and will rule him out for a period of months.

Facebook: @livecoventry FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2021 COVENTRY TELEGRAPH 45 Football Boddy gives update on new Sky Blues stadium By ANDY TURNER Sky Blues Reporter Coventry City have provided a progress report on the club owner’s long-term plans to build a new stadium. the Sky Blues agreed a new tenyear deal to move back to the newlynamed Coventry Building Society Arena, formerly the ricoh Arena, in the summer and so far it’s been a triumphant return with average gates of around 18,000 and a 100 per cent success rate on the pitch. Mark robins’ men have won all six of their home games at the stadium where the atmosphere has hit new heights after two years of groundsharing at Birmingham City’s St Andrew’s and almost 18 months of no fans due to the pandemic. But the club’s long-term plan is to build their own stadium rather than rent off Arena owners Wasps, and have linked up with the University of Warwick where a site has been identified to build a new venue. the two parties announced in July 2020 that the university had entered into a partnership agreement with the Championship club to build a new eco-friendly stadium on land close to the institute’s campus on the southwest edge of the city which weekend FIXTUReS TONIGHT (7.45 unless stated) RUGBY PREMIERSHIP: Sale v Harlequins. MIDLANDS SENIOR VASE, First Round: Belper v Burntwood. TOMORROW (3.00 unless stated) FOOTBALL FA CUP, Fourth Qualifying Round, Northern: Boston United v Stratford Town; Brackley Town v Guiseley; Bromsgrove Sporting v Grimsby Town (12.30); Curzon Ashton v Chesterfield; Hereford v Solihull Moors; Kettering Town v Buxton; King’s Lynn Town v Peterborough Sports; Marine v Wrexham; Marske United v Gateshead; Pontefract v FC Halifax Town; Southport v Altrincham; Stockport v Stamford; Tamworth v Notts County; York City v Morpeth Town. Southern: AFC Sudbury v Dartford; Banbury United v Bath City; Barnet v Boreham Wood; Bedfont Sports v Kidderminster Harriers; Bowers & Pitsea v Aldershot Town; Corinthian-Casuals v St Albans City; Dorking Wanderers v Hayes & Yeading United; Dover Athletic v Yate Town; Eastleigh v Folkestone Invicta; Harrow Borough v Chelmsford City; Horsham v Woking; Hungerford Town v Bromley; Maidenhead United v Hastings United; Southend United v Chetsey Town; Wealdstone v Dagenham & Redbridge, Yeovil Town v Weymouth. VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE NORTH: AFC Fylde v Gloucester City; AFC Telford United v Farsley Celtic; Chorley v Darlington. SOUTHERN LEAGUE, PREMIER CENTRAL: AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Alvechurch; Biggleswade Town v Rushall Olympic; Hednesford Town v Redditch United; Hitchin Town v Needham Market; Leiston v Barwell; Nuneaton Borough v Lowestoft Town; Royston Town v Stourbridge. NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE, PREMIER DIVISION: Ashton United v Nantwich Town; Atherton Collieries v Mickleover; Basford United v Hyde United; FC United of Manchester v Grantham Town; Matlock Town v South Joy Seppala is excited and driven by the potential of giving CCFC our own stadium. Dave Boddy would be served by new transport links. However, that remains some years away with the football club’s chief executive Dave Boddy revealing this week that a planning application may not be submitted for another three to four years. the process took a step closer to becoming a reality with the announcement of plans for a new eco park and travel infrastructure next to the proposed site in June this year. the University of Warwick is Shields; Radcliffe v Lancaster City; Scarborough Athletic v Witton Albion; Stafford Rangers v Gainsborough Trinity; Stalybridge Celtic v Bamber Bridge; Warrington Town v Whitby Town. MIDLANDS: Bedworth United v Wisbech Town; Cambridge City v Shepshed Dynamo; Carlton Town v Loughborough Dynamo; Chasetown v Histon; Coleshill Town v Corby Town; Ilkeston Town v Soham Town Rangers; Spalding United v Daventry Town; Sutton Coldfield Town v Sporting Khalsa; Yaxley v Halesowen Town. MIDLAND LEAGUE, PREMIER DIVISION: Boldmere St Michaels v Worcester City; Haughmond v Highgate United; Lichfield City v Tividale; Racing Club Warwick v Bewdley Town; Romulus v AFC Wulfrunians; Shifnal Town v Stone Old Alleynians; Stourport Swifts v Uttoxeter Town; Walsall Wood v Hanley Town; Whitchurch Alport v Lye Town DIVISION ONE: Atherstone Town v Cradley Town; Bilston Town Community v Stapenhill; Coventry Copsewood v AFC Bridgnorth; Dudley Sports v Ashby Ivanhoe; Dudley Town v Paget Rangers; Khalsa Football Federation v Wednesfield; Nuneaton Griff v Chelmsley Town; OJM Black Country v Wolverhampton Sporting Community; Shawbury United v Darlaston Town. DIVISION TWO: Boldmere Sports & Social Falcons v Redditch Borough; Coventry Alvis v Kenilworth Sporting; Fairfield Villa v Lane Head. DIVISION THREE: AFC Coventry Rangers v Birmingham Tigers; AFC Solihull v Upton Town; Continental Star v AFC Birmingham; DSC United v Castle Vale Town. RESERVE DIVISION: Bewdley Town Res v Walsall Wood Res; Gornal Colts Res v Redditch United Res; Redditch Borough Res v Gresley Rovers Res; Solihull Sporting v Racing Club Warwick U23; Worcester City Res v Leamington Res. UNDER-21s NORTH WEST: Allscott Heath v Stafford Town (10.30); Birmingham Tigers v Stafford Rangers (10.30); Brocton v Shrewsbury Development Centre (10.30); Dream Chaser Youth v Sutton Coldfield Town (10.30); Lichfield City v Boldmere St Michaels (10.30); Rushall Olympic v Chasetown (10.30). UNDER-21s SOUTH WEST: Droitwich Spa BG v Redditch Borough (10.30); Gloucester City v Kidderminster Harriers (12.30); Halesowen Town v Stourport Swifts (10.30); Hampton v AFC Birmingham (10.30); Silhill v Gornal Youth (10.30); Stourbridge v Redditch United (10.30). UHLSPORT UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE, PREMIER DIVISION SOUTH: Biggleswade United v Easington Sports; Coventry United v Peterborough Northern Star ; GNG Oadby Town v Northampton ON Chenecks ; Godmanchester Rovers v Bugbrooke St Michaels ; Harborough Town v Wellingborough Town; Long Buckby AFC v Cogenhoe United; Newport Pagnell Town v Desborough Town; Potton United v Hinckley LRFC; Rothwell Corinthians v Coventry Sphinx; Rugby Town v Eynesbury Rovers. DIVISION ONE: Aylestone Park v Borrowash Victoria ; Belper United v West Bridgford; Blackstones v Hucknall Town; Bourne Town v Clifton All Whites; Dunkirk v St Andrews; Gedling MW v Lutterworth Athletic; Graham Street Prims v Birstall United Social; Harrowby United v Kimberley MW; Hinckley AFC v Holwell Sports ; Ingles v Saffron Dynamo; Radford v Kirby Muxloe. COVENTRY ALLIANCE (2.15), ALLIANCE PREMIER: Coventry Colliery v AFC Binley; Stockton v Folly Lane BCOB Assoc. ALLIANCE ONE: Christ The King Res v Triumph Athletic Res; Folly Lane BCOB Assoc Res v Coventry Warriors Gurdwara GNP; Polonia Coventry v Fillongley; RS Sports v AFC Coventry. ALLIANCE TWO: Brinklow v Christ The King Third; Crick Athletic v Bulkington Poppys; Jaguar Daimler v Dunlop Res; Shilton v Coventry Colliery Res; Whitnash Town v AFC Binley Res. ALLIANCE THREE: Balsall/Berkswell Hornets v Stockingford AA Pavillion; Bourton & Frankton v Coundon Court; Dunlop Thirds v Craven Athletic; Kenilworth Sporting v Crick Athletic Res; Kenilworth Wardens Res v Folly Lane BCOB Assoc. ALLIANCE FOUR: AFC Binley Thirds v Striders; Craftsman v Red Lion Rangers; GNP Sports Jnrs Lions v RS Sports Res; Jet Blades Res v Woodlands WMC; Yelvertoft v Shilton Res. EVERARDS BREWERY LEICS SENIOR Mark Robins and Dave Boddy behind the 118-acre scheme which will connect up with planned transport infrastructure, including a rail link and improved road access to the campus. Improved rail and road access is understood to be key to any planning application being successful. the proposal for the site south of its campus near Coventry city centre has been put forward for consideration as part of the South Warwickshire Local Plan being drawn up by Stratford and Warwick district councils. Addressing fans from all of the club’s main supporters’ groups at the latest Supporters Forum, the minutes reveal that Dave Boddy, “repeated that the University have announced LEAGUE, EVERARDS BREWERY PREMIER DIVISION: Ashby Ivanhoe Knights v Pro Chance Football Academy; Blaby & Whetstone v Allexton & New Parks; Cottesmore AFC v Thurnby Rangers; Ellistown v Highfield Rangers; Friar Lane & Epworth v Hathern; Northfield Emerald v Fleckney Athletic; Rugby Borough v Desford (2.00). OXFORDSHIRE SENIOR LEAGUE, PRE- MIER DIVISION: Bicester Hallions v Southam United (2.30). STRATFORD ALLIANCE (2.00), RM SMITH CUP: Alcester Town AFC v Stratford Town Colts AFC; Bearley United v Blockley Res; Blockley v FISSC Res; FC Wickhamford v Badsey Rangers; Inkberrow Academy v Shottery United; Meadow Park v Tysoe United; Shipston Excelsior v AFC Bromsgrove. RUGBY PREMIERSHIP: Newcastle v Bristol; Wasps v Exeter; Worcester v Leicester. NATIONAL LEAGUE ONE: Bishop’s Stortford v Rams; Cambridge v Caldy; Chinnor v Darlington Mowden Park; Cinderford v Leeds Tykes; Plymouth Albion v Birmingham Moseley; Rosslyn Park v Sale FC; Tonbridge Juddians v Blackheath. MIDLANDS ONE EAST: Lutterworth v Old Northamptonians. NATIONAL TWO NORTH: Bournville v Blaydon; Harrogate v Stourbridge; Huddersfield v Hull; Loughborough Students v Chester (2.00); Rotherham Titans v Luctonians (2.00); Sedgley Park v Fylde (2.30); Tynedale v Sheffield Tigers; Wharfedale v Hull Ionians. MIDLANDS INTERMEDIATE CUP; First Round: Ashbourne v Crewe & Nantwich; Kidderminster v Vipers; Loughborough v Long Buckby; Northampton Casuals v Earlsdon; Northampton Old Scouts v Berkswell & Balsall; Old Laurentians v Olney; Stafford v Old Coventrians; Stamford v Southwell; Stourbridge Lions v Evesham; Walsall v Silhillians. MIDLANDS SENIOR VASE; First Round: Aldridge v Manor Park; Bromyard v Shrewsbury; Coventry Welsh v Clee Hill; Edwardians v Stoke Old Boys; Mellish v Burbage; Northampton Mens Own v Veseyans; Sileby Town v the plans to build an eco-park and the new stadium is a key part of this initiative.” And that the “university are working that plan up. the next key stages are transportation links, including the relief road on to the A46 and the light railway connection.” the minutes continued: “He (Boddy) feels that a planning application could be up to three to four years away but when we get to that point the University will know they can deliver it.” And he told the meeting that “Joy Seppala is excited and driven by the potential of giving CCFC our own stadium.” After a brief discussion it was agreed to consider this item a couple of times each year so updates can be shared. the minutes concluded on the stadium item, saying: “Although we are nowhere near the point of seeking inputs from members of the supporters’ forum, it was acknowledged that previous discussions could be reviewed and updated when we are at that point.” In attendance at the latest meeting were representatives from the football club as well as the London Supporters Club, Sky Blues talk, Sky Blues in the Community and the Former Players Association, West Midlands Police, the Family Zone, Bedworth and nuneaton Supporters Club, the Sky Blue trust, Southam Supporters Club, Leamington and Warwick Supporters Club, the Diamond Club, Disabled Supporters and Corporate Lounge Supporters. Queens; Stockwood Park v Birstall; Telford Hornets v Ledbury. MIDLANDS JUNIOR VASE; First Round: Aylestone St James v Trentham; Birmingham Exiles v Northampton BBOB; Bloxwich v South Leicester; Brackley v Birmingham & Solihull; Claverdon v Aston Old Edwardians; Deepings v Barton-Under-Needwood; Old Yardleians v Yardley & District; Rugby Welsh v St Neots; Thorney v Sleaford; Warley v Greyhound. MIDLANDS PREMIER: Oundle v Nuneaton. MIDLANDS ONE WEST: Whitchurch v Lichfield. MIDLANDS TWO WEST (NORTH): Leek v Camp Hill; Newcastle (Staffs) v Old Saltleians. MIDLANDS THREE WEST (SOUTH): Woodrush v Old Leamingtonians. MIDLANDS FOUR WEST (SOUTH): Uptonon-Severn v Kings Norton. MIDLANDS FIVE WEST (SOUTH): Bishops Castle & Onny Valley v St Leonards; Five Ways Old Edwardians v Redditch. SUNDAY (3.00 unless stated) RUGBY PREMIERSHIP: Bath v Saracens; London Irish v Gloucester. ICE HOCKEY ELITE LEAGUE: Genting Casino Coventry Blaze v Belfast Giants (6.00). WATERS The following waters are booked for contests TOMORROW Avon: Fladbury above & below Bridge; Pershore R/B. Canals: Staffs. / Worc. Br. 37 - 38. SUNDAY Avon: Fladbury above & below bridge; Pershore R/B. Severn: Ladyham. Canals: Staffs / Worc. Canal Br. 5 - 19, 38 - 39. MATCH GUIDE (3.00 unless stated) Ht Ft TONIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP ..... West Brom v Birmingham (8.00).. LEAGUE ONE ..........Burton v Morecambe (7.45) ...... SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP ............ Hamilton v Partick (7.45)......... SCOTTISH LEAGUE 2 ...... Edinburgh v Kelty Hearts (7.45)... TOMORROW PREMIER LEAGUE ........ Aston Villa v Wolverhampton ..... ...........Brentford v Chelsea (5.30) ....... .................Leicester v Man Utd ............. ..................Man City v Burnley .............. ................. Norwich v Brighton .............. ...............Southampton v Leeds ........... .......... Watford v Liverpool (12.30) ....... CHAMPIONSHIP ............... Blackburn v Coventry ............ ......Bristol City v AFC Bournemouth .. ............... Fulham v QPR (12.30) ............ ..................Huddersfield v Hull .............. ...... Middlesbrough v Peterborough ... .....................Millwall v Luton ................. ............Nottm Forest v Blackpool ........ .................... Preston v Derby ................. ................. Reading v Barnsley .............. ................... Sheff Utd v Stoke ................ LEAGUE ONE .........AFC Wimbledon v Sheff Wed ..... ..................... Bolton v Wigan .................. ............ Cambridge Utd v Ipswich ......... ............Cheltenham v Accrington ........ ...............Doncaster v Wycombe ........... ............ Fleetwood Town v Crewe ......... .............Gillingham v Sunderland ......... ..............Lincoln City v Charlton ........... ..............Oxford Utd v Plymouth........... ............Rotherham v Portsmouth ........ ..............Shrewsbury v MK Dons .......... LEAGUE TWO ............Bradford v Bristol Rovers ........ ................. Carlisle v Tranmere .............. ..............Colchester v Harrogate .......... ..............Crawley Town v Sutton ........... ............Exeter v Newport County ........ ..............Leyton Orient v Walsall .......... ............Northampton v Mansfield ........ ................ Oldham v Stevenage ............. ..................Port Vale v Barrow .............. ............ Salford City v Hartlepool ......... .......... Scunthorpe v Forest Green ....... .................Swindon v Rochdale ............. SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP .......... Dundee v Aberdeen (6.00) ....... .............Hibernian v Dundee Utd .......... ................. Motherwell v Celtic .............. ................... Rangers v Hearts ................ .............Ross County v St Mirren ......... ...........St Johnstone v Livingston........ SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP ............... Ayr v Queen of South ............ ...........Dunfermline v Kilmarnock ........ .............. Inverness CT v Morton ........... ....................Raith v Arbroath ................ SCOTTISH LEAGUE 1 ...................Alloa v Peterhead ............... ................... Clyde v Montrose ................ .......... Dumbarton v Queen’s Park ....... ............ East Fife v Cove Rangers ......... .............. Falkirk v Airdrieonians ........... SCOTTISH LEAGUE 2 .......................Albion v Elgin ................... ...... Cowdenbeath v Stenhousemuir ... ..............Forfar v Annan Athletic .......... ................. Stirling v Stranraer .............. SUNDAY PREMIER LEAGUE .......... Everton v West Ham (2.00) ....... ....... Newcastle v Tottenham (4.30) .... CHAMPIONSHIP ............Swansea v Cardiff (12.00) ........ MONDAY PREMIER LEAGUE ...... Arsenal v Crystal Palace (8.00) ...

46 COVENTRY TELEGRAPH FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2021 Twitter: @live_coventry Football By ANDY TURNER Sky Blues Reporter DERBY County’s off-pitch turmoil and subsequent points deduction is yet another Championship case of throwing money at chasing the Premier League dream and ending up with your fingers burned. In stark contrast, the Rams’ Midlands rivals Coventry City are a shining example of exactly what can be achieved with financial prudence and smart recruitment. It’s early days yet, but the Sky Blues have taken the division by storm in only their second season back up at the level, currently sitting in third place in the table – a position built on the solid foundations of a 100 per cent home record at the Coventry Building Society Arena where Mark Robins’ men have won all six of their opening fixtures. But this isn’t a sudden success story; it’s one that began four-and-ahalf years ago when the manager began the modern day Sky Blue revolution, gaining two promotions in the space of three years, and now wowing the supporters with an entertaining product on the pitch that’s got them daring to drool about what their team might be capable of this season. Regardless of whether they stay the distance or not, the fact remains the club have already shown what’s possible with good staff on a bottom-six budget. Asked if he Dave Boddy has sympathy for the likes of Derby and Reading, who are also reported to be facing the prospect of a points punishment for breaching EFL profit and sustainability rules, and whether he thinks it highlights how Coventry have gone about their business, Robins said: “I don’t want to comment on individual clubs because it’s nothing to do with me. Whether I have got sympathy or not doesn’t make any difference. “The fact is it should just point to the fact that you have to try to not chase the dream. “Everyone wants to play in the Premier League; I want to manage in the Premier League, there’s no two ways about it, and I think everyone would do. “I think you might as well give up if you don’t. I think that’s something that remains a driver. You want to be successful at this level but it’s very difficult to do it. “The discrepancies between the finances of each individual club can be cavernous; it’s massive! “And it can also be debilitating over a period of time if you don’t get immediate success or over a couple of years then obviously debt mounts and you have the situation that’s evolved at the other clubs because your spend gets out of control for a while. “Certainly while contracts are City won’t let Prem dream become financial nightmare, insists boss ROBINS RAMS HOME VALUE OF PRUDENCE AT SKY BLUES AS HE RECALLS BEING PUT THROUGH THE MILL AT ROTHERHAM there and then with Covid hitting, and the transfer window being shut, it’s like the perfect storm. “But you know those are the rules and it’s a very difficult period for those clubs because they are not only getting the points deductions now, there’s a sale going on at Derby County. “On the back of that, are wages going to be paid, are people going to lose their jobs? It’s horrific. “Then the PFA will be in there talk- ing about whether the payroll will be met this month and there’s then a period where the assets are stripped and sold off to pay the creditors. “If HMRC are a huge creditor within the club then you’re struggling to agree a CVA. If you can’t agree a CVA then when you finally come out of administration and it’s finally sold you get banged with another load of points. “So it isn’t the end for those clubs.” Clearly passionate about the subject after personal experience, the 51-year-old boss continued: “I said I didn’t want to comment on individual club cases but this is taking me straight back to when I was at Rotherham. “We had a points deduction and administration, didn’t agree a CVA and got minus 17. “Our saving grace was we had a minus 17 with Bournemouth, when Eddie Howe was there, and a minus 30 when Mick Harf- ord was in charge at Luton, which is why they went down into the National League for a while. “It makes things very, very difficult and I certainly feel for them. It’s certainly not nice and it’s very uncertain times in uncertain times, so it’s a double, triple whammy going on for these clubs.” We are trying to make things better and better all the time for the supporters, the players and the staff. Mark Robins The Sky Blues are now building on last season’s success of avoiding the drop on their first return to the Championship, chalking up an impressive 55 points and a 16th-place finish despite having the second lowest budget in the division. Explaining Coventry’s model of doing things, Robins said: “I think you have to be realistic. “And really, it should ground people in terms of what we’re trying to do. We can’t chase. “We are trying to make things better and better all the time for the supporters, the players and the staff. And ‘incrementally’ is a really important word because it’s what we have to do. “And sometimes it’s better to do that because you can get those things and processes in place and there’s not too much upheaval. “In fairness we have changed eight or nine players a season because of people going out of contract but also to try to move things on where we can do. “You don’t always get things right either, and that’s one of things we have to try to work hard to avoid. “But as you say, it’s a tricky time for people and you really do feel for the supporters and the people that may lose their jobs as positions come under threat.” An eye for a bargain and developing young players with huge potential has been part of the success story, with players like Gustavo Hamer and Viktor Gyokeres who both cost just over £1million in consecutive summer transfer windows, the exceptions to the many free transfers, nominal fees and smart loan deals, like Ian Maatsen, that have served the club so well. Keen to deflect the glory away from

Facebook: @livecoventry FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2021 COVENTRY TELEGRAPH 47 An eye for a bargain and developing young players with huge potential has been part of the success story at City, with stars like Gustavo Hamer (left) and smart loan deals like Ian Maatsen (right) giving boss Mark Robins (inset below) the talent he needs to succeed in the Championship Football Forgotten pair fire a reminder himself, Robins pointed to the people behind the building programme that has taken the club from League Two to the top three of the Championship. “I think an enormous amount of credit has to go to the board, to Dave Boddy (CEO) and the recruitment team,” he said. “There’s a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes. And there’s a limited number of people in the departments. The scouts do a brilliant job and there’s only five or six of them. “Chris Badlan, who heads up the recruitment department, and Stuart Benthom who looks at the analysis side of the recruitment, are a big help to us all. “And then when we talk about Dave (Boddy) and what we want to try to do with recruitment it’s always difficult trying to move it forward because we have difficult conversations all the time because we want to try to do things a lot quicker if we can do, and we try to push all the time. “And obviously that’s my job but, at the end of the day, the finances are down to other people and they have to manage that, as well as manage my desires, requests and demands – all those things because we want to try to get that balance. Viktor Gyokeres “Obviously I am sort of someone who wants to drive it and really push for things to do it as quickly as we possibly can, but I’m also mindful that we’re in a position where we can only do so much. And Dave has facilitated a lot of that, and we’ve been allowed to get on with it. “And that’s one of the big things where you’ve not got megalomaniacs butting in trying to put things in place where it doesn’t need to be.” He added: “I think that’s why I love it here because you have a certain amount of autonomy to do what we want to do, and Dave has facilitated that really, and Tim (Fisher) and obviously Joy (Seppala) and it’s been brilliant. “And that’s why things, in my opinion, work. “I think you get problems when people interfere where you don’t need them to because it’s a difficult enough job without having to fight with people to get what you need to move it forward. “There’s a trust there which has built up over a period of time, and the fact that I have been here a long time has meant that I have been able to earn that trust.” By ANDY TURNER Sky Blues Reporter FORGOTTEN men Wesley Jobello and Marcel Hilssner made a rare appearance for Coventry City this week when they got a game in the Birmingham Senior Cup. Currently training with Luke Tisdale’s Under-23s development group, the pair helped the Sky Blues to a 2-1 victory at Wolverhampton-based AFC Wulfrunians in the first round of the competition. Goals from Jodi Jones and teenage striker Harrison Nee secured the win as City ended the game with ten men after a straight red card for young defender Fionn O’Brien. French winger Jobello (top), who is in the last year of his contract with the club, and German wide man Hilssner (bottom), who has another year and a half on his current deal, are surplus to requirement and have been encouraged to find themselves new clubs to continue their Fans play key role in home run - Ian > FROM BACK PAGE statement victory that signalled their intentions to the entire league. City boast a 100% home record this term, winning all six of their matches at the Coventry Building Society Arena, their best start to a campaign for more than 70 years. And according to Maatsen, this run of form has caught not just onlookers by surprise, but even the players too. “We didn’t expect to be in this position, we’ve worked hard on the training ground,” he said. “The gaffer told us to stay calm and do what we do. I know what the gaffer wants from us, we’re a good team that like to play football. Hopefully we can keep this going.” The left wing-back, on loan from Premier League side Chelsea, explained how it felt to score his first goal for the club when he found the net on the hour mark against the Cottagers. “The goal was an amazing feeling, my first goal in the Championship for Coventry,” he careers. Moves failed to materialise in the summer transfer window, meaning January provides the next opportunity to seek first-team football. In the meantime, it appears to be a question of the duo staying fit and ticking over. “Yes, absolutely,” agreed Tisdale, when asked about the pair. “We had a behind closed doors game against Manchester City Under-19s last week that they both played in, and with the 23s we have three over-age players in it most weeks. The cup game was just an opportunity for them to come in and get some minutes and keep them going.” He added: “They train every day with us at Higgs, they train properly and we have no issues with them in terms of attitude and professionalism. “I think everyone is quite clear on what’s happening going forwards and it’s just a case of those two keeping themselves fit and ready to go when it happens.” added. “I got the ball in the box and I thought just touch and shoot on target and it went in, it was an amazing feeling. “It’s a fantastic stadium. When teams come here, they’re shaking. The crowd provide big pressure behind us and they support us 90 minutes long, whether we win or lose.” The 19-year-old is enjoying playing in the second tier, adding that it is helping his development and his “dream” to eventually play in the Premier League. “I play against many different players and different playing styles, it’s good for me to have these games, good games and bad games I always learn from them. “The Championship is tough, you play twice a week against bigger teams with better players. It’s really quick and direct play. “I followed my dream to play in the Premier League, I was 16 when I joined Chelsea, I came by myself. “My family support me in the background, I was living with foster parents, they took care of me and I have good contact with them.”

SPORT Ian Maatsen and, inset left, scoring for Sky Blues against Fulham before the international break Superb Start to SeaSon haS been a SurpriSe, admitS Sky blueS loan Star maatSen TALE OF THE By STE McGOVERN Football Reporter Ian Maatsen admits Sky Blues did not expect to start the season so well as they sit just three points off the top of the table. City, with seven wins out of 11 games so far, currently reside in third place in the Championship on the back of a 4-1 win over Fulham, a real > TURN TO PAGE 47 UNEXPECTED! Wasps snap up duo to ease selection headache By BOBBY BRIDGE Rugby Reporter Wasps have moved to ease their availability issues in two positions by signing a pair of players on short-term deals. Head coach Lee Blackett has up to three frontline hookers and four centres not at his disposal for the visit of Exeter Chiefs to the Coventry Building society arena this weekend. so the club has acted to bring in alex McHenry and patrick Harrison from United Rugby Championship sides Munster Rugby and Edinburgh Rugby respectively. McHenry, a 24-year-old centre, will provide cover for Malakai Fekitoa while he is out with a shoulder injury. Wasps are also without Ryan Mills (foot), and paolo Odogwu (knee) while sam spink suffered a hamstring blow against Northampton saints. McHenry, a 6ft 2in Irishman, Lee Blackett came through the Munster academy and was capped by Ireland U20 in 2017. Harrison became the youngest hooker in Edinburgh’s history when he made his debut against the Dragons in March 2020. still only 19 years of age, Harrison will help cover Gabriel Oghre while he serves his three-game ban for a dangerous tackle committed against the saints. Wasps could also be without Tom Cruse if he doesn’t pass head injury return to play protocols while alfie Barbeary is out with his hamstring tear, leaving Dan Frost as Wasps’ only senior option in the pivotal front row position. “We are delighted to bring alex and paddy on board,” said Blackett. “They will provide vital cover for us, while we > TURN TO PAGE 44 Issue No. 34,377 Published by Reach Midlands Media Ltd, Embassy House, 60 Church Street, Birmingham B3 2DJ. Printed by Reach Printing Services Limited. Registered at the Post Office as a newspaper. l BEARS TRIO SET TO ROAR FOR ENGLAND LIONS – Page 42 l TODAY’S RACECARDS AND TIPS – Pages 41&42