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This year's Gold Cup excited more attention than a horse race has had in years, but racing still struggles to find sponsors. Plus, Premier League indifference to the FA Cup

Dreaming of Cheltenham

A few nights before Cheltenham, I dreamed about the Gold Cup. I’ve never undergone Freudian analysis, perhaps because my own dreams are usually so banal as not to be worth interpreting, and they are never sporting. But this time I saw very clearly the colours of Kauto Star and Denman battling up the hill. What I couldn’t for the life of me remember the next morning was which of them had won, and so I couldn’t follow those, from Jacob and Laban onward, who have acted on the basis of preternatural information.

The head to head between…

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