Evil Knievil in Lockdown Nirvana

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Evil Knievil in Lockdown Nirvana

Some are depressed by the Lockdown. And if I were one of those long-striding hillwalkers I dare say I would be. But I ain’t. As Robert Sangster’s grandson Ned pointed out to me, I have been self isolating for decades.

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However, my time has not been wasted. For instance, my chum, Swagman – we have known our arid sessions – has been marking my card for the Hong Kong racing and it really has been going gangbusters. Nine days ago I decided to oppose Beauty Generation (£10,000 on the Field) who is now seven years old and, I thought surely past it. Well he only lost by a nose to Southern Legend. Whereupon I checked my notes and realised that I had won £32,000 on Southern Legend as well. That was a £42,000 swing on the photo.

Anyway, having profitably visited Happy Valley last Wednesday I took up the cudgels at Sha Tin and, to my astonishment, won a further £50,000. Who says that lockdown impoverishes the spirit? Some fool from central casting I expect.

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On Sunday afternoon I watched one of my grandsons solve Rubik’s Cube in a few seconds which trick he then followed up with a rendition of Dvorak’s New World better known as the Hovis theme tune on his guitar. Whether he’ll be any good at HK racing remains to be seen.

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Even that was not all. Last Thursday I bought 20,000 Avacta (LON:AVCT) at 110p having been urged to do so through a reading of fifteen pages prepared by a Myles McNulty. It is very well written and explains how AVCT should get in on the Covid-19 gravy train. I bought again on Monday morning at 107p and lo and behold find the closing price is into new high ground. Wonders never cease.

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Comments (1)

  • Bob Mackintosh says:

    Would that you had been into Avacta six weeks ago, when it was about 30p!

    I thought I had missed the boat (I have long thought that Avacta’s affimer mini-antibodies would one day come into their own), but, seeing your own punt, maybe I’ll have a go myself notwithstanding.

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