Two prolific winning horses I recall Stuart associated with were The Diddler
Martin is setting the scene for a future episode where he gets hospitalised by Tommy, by being unable to keep his hands off Katy and being a very bad lad indeed.
CREE Lodge handler Nigel Angus saddles a double at his local venue when Light Master (Richard Hutchinson) foils a gamble on Craigellachie (J Skilling) in the Cambusdoon Maiden and The Diddler
(S McDougall) makes all to land Ayr's Seafield Apprentice H'cap.
That's why mischievous bids to name horses Norfolk Enchants, Oil Beef Hooked and Arfur Foulkesaycke were ruled out (as was a sincere attempt to name an Echo owned racehorse of the 1990s The Back Entry Diddler
, after the famous Echo cartoon strip of the 1950s.
He got me a horse called The Diddler
, who won around six races but was only about sixth in the Gold Cup.
Those back entry diddlers
From good ol'George Green Curly Wee and Gussie Goose For ``This Diddler
'' a must to be seenThere was Auntie Joan and Wafer the cat that lean looking moggy a picture and story every SatWith a stub of pencil or was it a blacklead?
I have often reflected on post-WWII days when the previous day's Liverpool ECHO was the most important commodity any family could have - and not just for favourite features and classic cartoon strips like the Back Entry Diddlers
and Curly Wee.