Ready-made excuses seem to drop into his lap
at regular intervals and he certainly knows how to exploit them.
The new assistant chief constable in West Yorkshire, Jim Hobson, put together a team of Britain's top detectives to advise on the hunt, only to have Sutcliffe drop into his lap
after a careless motoring offence - he had been using false number plates.
Royal Rationale ran out an easy winner, but he needs everything to drop into his lap
If Nico Rosberg, Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld are booted out of the standings, Hamilton would be promoted to fourth and the title dream could be ripped away from Kimi Raikkonen and drop into his lap
At his best with cut in the ground and hasn't fared badly with his draw in ten 7Doesn't look entirely straightforward and needs things to drop into his lap
- otherwise he tends to be a weak finisher
Jomus is renowned for being one of the most frustrating horses to have plied his trade on the all-weather, but the Les Montague Hall-trained seven-year-old had things drop into his lap
under a cool ride from Pat Dobbs and he ultimately made short work of his rivals.