Commons goes cold from the spot

Nottingham Forest 0 Leeds United 0

POINT-TO-POINT: Red Brook Lad can follow up on favourite course

TODAY'S Vale of Clettwr meeting at Erw Lon in Wales is off as is tomorrow's Harkaway Club fixture at Chaddesley Corbett. Both courses are waterlogged and new dates will be applied for.

Blair fails to make grade in historians' survey

Tony Blair has failed to make a list of the five most successful prime ministers. Clement Attlee, whose post-war Labour administration founded the welfare state, topped the Mori poll of academics published yesterday.

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Frankie Dettori is now favourite to land the Flat jockeys' championship after drawing alongside Kieren Fallon with a 14-1 double at Yarmouth yesterday.

A craggy, wild collage of forms to create an earthy idea of nationhood

Huge costs, political infighting, architecture as punch-bag. But today, the new Scottish Parliament stands below Edinburgh's glorious Salisbury Crags having lived up to the metaphor that drove its architects, Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue, to the very edge of architectural possibility - and to an earthy conception of nationhood.

Racing: Suez accelerates towards first rank of Guineas betting

Despite all the attention at Salisbury yesterday being centred on Kieren Fallon, Suez managed to turn a few heads in her direction in winning the Dick Poole Stakes. Both bookmakers and punters took notice of her eye-catching display and her 1,000 Guineas odds were cut to 14-1 from 25-1 by Coral.

Mick Channon: Epsom glory is the next goal for the lord of West Ilsley

It is 9am at West Ilsley and Mick Channon has been up since five, swearing.

Racing: Salisbury signs up with new racecourse channel

Salisbury is the latest course to sign up to The Horse Racing Channel, taking the total number of courses committed to the venture to 28.

Racing: Day Flight reveals hidden Derby potential

It was a scene of huge embarrassment here yesterday after Day Flight had made a mockery of the mild Derby trial which is the Glasgow Stakes. Awkward for those behind the three horses which had finished 20 lengths and more in arrears of the winner and awkward even for connections of Day Flight himself.

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