I have argued that Wordsworth's allusions to the Song of Songs contextualize these lines so that the source of dread and flight is clearly his relationship with Annette Vallon
. A few critics have suggested this possibility, even without noticing the biblical allusion.
It has been Primo Valentino who has carried the Harris stables to great heights and although Annette Vallon
is not up to group class at the moment, there is little doubt that she is progressing the right way.
The Grasmere Journals cover the meeting in Calais, France, with Annette Vallon
and her daughter, William's child, and the journey to Yorkshire with William for his marriage to Mary Hutchinson.
Blue Square: 5 Annette Vallon
, Honesty Fair, Vita Spericolata, 6 Flying Millie, 7 Alshadiyah, Magic Of Love, Mujado, 8 Autumnal, Damalis, Palace Affair, 12 bar.
Others provide evidence that he continued to have contact with Annette Vallon
, the mother of his daughter Caroline.
, Sunday's Chester winner Vita Spericolata, and Honesty Fair are the
Sometimes they scoop the lot-like with Annette Vallon
last Saturday-but they often face a big pay-out-as with Amicable (the proverbial Group horse in a handicap) at Chester in mid-week, or in last year's Tote Scoop6 here with San Salvador, who scooted home by nine lengths.
Both are well treated on old form, but I will side with potential and rely on the late-blossoming Annette Vallon
to do the business at 12- 1.
The other performance to note from the card was that of Peter Harris's Annette Vallon
, who looked like the winner of the five-furlong handicap everywhere bar the line.
The top-weight came with a powerful late rattle up the hill to collar Annette Vallon
right on the line.
There were four punters still in with a chance of winning the Scoop6 going into the final leg, two of them on Annette Vallon
, who was pipped on the line by Guinea Hunter.