Even 'fluctuations' are old hat now . .
But in the days before flucs there were plenty of sharp-shooters with their various ways of getting the shorteners
All part of the 'cut-and-thrust' that was only part of the colour of a day at the races
The few remaining bookies, these days with their automated Las Vegas boards and computers never miss a 'call' . . and the punters don't even get one
The 'colour' has disappeared . . the once a year young 'uns have no idea about what is happening . . and . . the old hard-headed punters who never missed a meeting (like the subject of the pic) are literally a dying race
My two sons (youngest 50) have been to a total of one race meeting . . between them
Where did I go wrong