Already various roars that greet the raw are looming up at us through the mist - any victory for the beleagured yard of Robert and Sally Alner, Ho-Jo
getting his mojo working and making it the Third World Hurdle with Inglis Drever, or victory for Carruthers and the opportunity for one of sport's mostly deeply appreciative crowds to show John Oaksey, that shining light on a thumbstick, just what they feel for him.
While the Watergate veterans beat the reform drum, Liddy was waxing triumphalist at his microphone, delighting partisans in the Ho-Jo
It is hard not to warm to Ho-Jo
with his ever present flat 'at and look of mild surprise, you never hear a bad word about owner Graham Wylie - not always the case with the unfeasibly rich - and, in Ginni Wright, Inglis Drever has an ebullient and eyecatching groom who is wired to the moon in the nicest possible way.