Apr 29, 2020 -- 1:56PM, Storm Alert wrote:
Completely agree, Birds biography and Public Enemy were rubbish (never read the other one thankfully). Public Enemy started ok but turned to garbage half way through. I got it as a Christmas present and it was so bad I chucked it in the bin; the betting diary was an affront to anyone's intelligence. i.e. I was successful because I stayed up all night studying form and recorded some of biggest wins on unraced two years olds and handicapped horses (which only looked well handicapped after subsequent exploits). As classic a case of after timing you will see even on here.
Public Enemy yup I also found that one of the worst reads I've ever had. I was pleased as punch when I found it in a library, what a let down.
Jul 21, 2021 -- 3:16AM, Stark wrote:
Anyone else remember a TV documentary about Alex Bird aired in the 1980s? Although he did most of his volume on photos, it wasn't the be all and end all to him. Memory is vague now, I remember him being asked to select from a TV race whilst at home. If memory serves, he picked an Eddery mount (each way) at around the 9-2 mark. I think it placed, but not 100% sure - mists of time and all that...
I remember it well. Think it was around 1987, give or take a year. He went on to BBC teletext to confirm the result. Think it was 2nd, and 9/2 clicks a memory cell. Remember Alex Bird saying something like 'there, it made a little profit', or some such words. Can you imagine the beeb showing that now?