In a week when a new pretender emerged for the Middle Distance crown, one veteran was competing in his 200th race. Meanwhile, jockey Fran Berry had five reasons to be happy on a busy day at Southwell and Wolverhampton.
JACK’S THE LAD IN LINGFIELD FEATURE
‘Black boxes’ hold an amazing amount of data about UK drivers, making them able to prove, or indeed disprove many popular theories about young drivers, female drivers and male drivers.
Patrick Collinson, The Guardian, reports:
There has been a 29% increase in female applications for heavy vehicle licenses, and this has resulted in 32% of van buyers now being female. Therefore, the stereotype of ‘the white van man’ is clearly dying out!
Rob Hull, the Mail Online, reports:
Traffic jams are one of the biggest inconveniences of modern life and a new study suggests that tailgating could be causing them.
Joe Pinkstone, Mail Online, reports:
Drivers are being urged to avoid travelling on 'Frantic Friday' this week when the last of the year's commuter traffic will clash with the Christmas getaway.
Keiran Southern for MailOnline reports:
Less than a third of drivers say they carry a shovel in their car in winter, but you can be much more prepared by filling your boot with some of these necessary supplies.
Rob Hull, The Mail Online, reports:
Trainer Ralph Beckett, who won the 2016 All-Weather Championships Marathon Final, has another smart Good Friday prospect on his hands following Saturday’s Fast Track Qualifier, while another potential star son of the great Frankel made a striking racecourse debut at the weekend.
The exclusive Mazda MX-5 Z-Sport is limited to 300 models, and comes with a red roof, 17-inch wheels and new leather trim.
Dan Smith, AutoExpress news, reports:
In March, the penalty of driving with a mobile phone was increased to 6 points, and this seems to have reduced the number of drivers committing the offence.
James Salmon, The Daily Mail, reports:
Newmarket trainer Hugo Palmer clinched his second Fast Track Qualifier of the season at snow swept Wolverhampton last weekend while Lambourn trainer Jamie Osborne continues in top form.
PALMER COLT REFUSES TO BACK DOWN