Titling the dead man a banneret
, however, is not the problematic part of this poetic finale.
The question extends over eight mocking, descriptive stanzas with brilliant detail and hypnotic rhythm: what is the value when we ourselves will turn to mud and gore, when the bannerets
become bodies dangling on the barbed wire of trench warfare, when the rivers of blood are 'of our own making'?
Justice Fountain, Banneret
Fountain, Griffon Fountain stand in different places of the old town.
Tom McLaughlin earned his fee as he drove the lazy Banneret
to victory over Appyabo in the claimer.
Gay Kelleway's Mawkab took the second division of the claimer, Tim Etherington's Branston Pickle the seller, and Sue Wilton's Banneret
the concluding 12- furlong handicap.
Sue Wilton's Banneret
made it four career wins - all on sand - in the second division of the claimer.
Connections were in no mood to let the 11-length winner go but had to go to 11,600gns to see off John Pointon, whose Banneret
was a late withdrawal.
Some of the gloss was taken off the triumph when he was forced up to 7,200gns by John Pointon, owner of runner-up Banneret
, before retaining his winner.
Russell Price was found guilty of careless riding on Bapsford, three- quarter-of-a-length winner of the Hold the Crackers Selling Stakes from Banneret
Garry Woodward saw his Barnsley stable's strength cut to 11 when Banneret
was sold for 9,200gns after his selling win.