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Lesters switch opens door to Good Friday.

Byline: Howard Wright

NEVER one to blow his own trumpet if someone else can do it for him, the Fly on the Wall calls to say he can wait no longer to highlight the accuracy of his late-spring suggestion that the jockeys' big night out for the Lesters would return to London.

After being shunted to Birmingham on Maundy Thursday for a brief spell, with dwindling success, the 20th anniversary event will be back at the Hilton Park Lane on Sunday, February 28 next year.

And that throws up an intriguing question, the Fly says. Does the switch make racing on Good Friday more likely, given that the BHA deliberately darkened the date to give jockeys a day off after their awards' exertions? The Racecourse Association is examining whether there is a case to race on a day when reasonable numbers of potential racegoers are available. Here's one impediment that has now disappeared.
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Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Aug 7, 2009
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