"And I," said the Second Footpad, "stood up the United States District Attorney, and got away with - "
Two Footpads sat at their grog in a roadside resort, comparing the evening's adventures.
Throughout the winter, the Isaac Souede and Simon Munir-owned Footpad
has been at the head of the market and cemented his place by sinking Petit Mouchoir at the Dublin Racing Festival.
Only five horses contest the day's feature but a terrific clash is in store as Death Duty squares off against the highly-impressive Navan winner Footpad
Objective To investigate using the mouse footpad
system, whether the use of cryopreservants help in retaining the viability of Mycobacterium leprae samples stored at three different temperatures of 4[degrees], -20[degrees] and -70[degrees]C for 30 days.
Guinea pigs can get a condition called pododermatitis, a swelling and ulceration of the footpad
There is no Sprinter Sacre, Altior or Footpad
but there is the possibility of an outcome that would be every bit as pleasing.
NEWSBOY'S VERDICT: With an overreach -- where the hind feet hit the back of the front feet or legs -- detected as the reason for two dull efforts, it may be foolish to write off Footpad
, despotic in the novice division last season.
Meanwhile, Willie Mullins insisted that favourite Footpad
remains on course for the Arkle Trophy despite the gelding drifting alarmingly in the market over the past few days.
With Alan King's Sceau Royal and Willie Mullins' Footpad
already having secured their spots at the Festival for Simon Munir and Isaac Souede, Nicky Henderson's Fixe Le Kap will be looking to add a third win to his British record on Merseyside.
There is a thrilling contest in store in heat two where the big guns include John Codd's Cushie Jet and Paul Hennessy's Jaytee Jerry, while the likes of Tullig Footpad
and Ghost Dancer will also provide stern opposition.