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Howard Wright: The Fly on a case of the Joneses not keeping up.

Byline: Howard Wright

THE Fly on the Wall spotted an interesting result at Newmarket last week - Newmarket, South Africa, that is - where Captain Courageous, trained by the up-and-coming Lance Wiid, made a winning debut at a lucrative SP of 16-1.

Lucrative for some of the colt's connections, the Fly says, because they were on at tote odds of 24-1, but not, he confirms, for joint-owner Liz Jones, wife of British Tote chairman Peter.

Apparently the time difference between London and Johannesburg caught them out, and they missed risking a few rand of their own.

Never mind, with total annual training costs of just pounds 11,000 for two horses - the other being the so-far unraced Liz's Dream - they can afford to take a temporary hit.
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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Feb 14, 2005
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