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The best of your emails and texts Give Clare a break Can we give Clare Balding a break? Yes, maybe it was tactless, but it was clear she had no malice and people have gone way over the top. This is the lady who, while presenting the Olympics for the BBC, introduced the shot put by saying that it was the only event which her father felt her physique naturally qualified her for. A bit of teasing is par for the course in racing circles.

Jonny Allison, London Well done to Cerium team Congratulations to Cerium and the Paul Murphy team. He was written off in the Gold Cup, but beat better-fancied rivals, and really showed in the Grand National that he has been brought back to his best despite the media crabbing him.

Not bad for a horse who was running in claimers! Gary, Sheffield Jockeys deser ve credit Only one horse was brought down in the Grand National - what great jockeys they are to 'dance' round fallen horses.

Tony Roberts, Chesterfield Popular 100- 1 winner Mon Mome must be the most popular 100-1 winner ever, judging by how many people have collected on it. Timely boost to the nation's economy as people spend their winnings at the shops! Simon, Somerset Ready for the Craven Now that the Grand National has been and gone, it is finally time to concentrate on the Flat season - what I call the real racing. I am already looking forward to my first visit of the season to Newmarket for the first day of the Craven meeting next week.

Alice, Bedford the form Roll on the evening racing, you can study all the form at work - during the tea breaks, of course.

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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Apr 7, 2009
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