may thus be regarded as a banker in petto" (PT, p.
Bobby Morrison's The Diddler
rattled off a hat-trick in 1972 (Edinburgh, Ayr and Newcastle), while two years later Godvari emulated that feat scoring at Hamilton in May by five lengths, winning the Lanimer Handicap at Lanark by seven lengths and one week later hacking up at Hamilton's Saints & Sinners meeting by five lengths.
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.
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?
The threat from dole diddlers
is such that there are adverts breaking into the lunchtime news urging us to inform on our neighbours if we suspect they are claiming a single-parent allowance while living with someone.
He says: "I plunged into the exhilarating world of bookmakers, betters, comedians, card sharps, dopers, diddlers
, film stars, fiddlers, gangsters, jockeys, journalists, leviathans, layabouts, moguls, mugs, owners, oddsmakers, photographers, phoneys, racecourse tipsters, tic-tacs, twisters, the underworld, the upper crust, veterinarians, villains - in short, the whole of racing's daily travelling circus.
Even as we hear about the latest episode in the parliamentary soap opera of flippers and diddlers
, non-doms and downright swindlers, the spouses are being pushed to the front in the desperate hope that their fragrant appearance will be sweet enough to mask the stink of mucky money.
This is not the time for wannabes, diddlers