I have read every Dick Francis book since he started writing. It has become something of a family tradition to give me the latest one at Christmas. I dutifully read this one and quite enjoyed it but perhaps it should have stopped when the old boy died. This one is reasonably entertaining but the formula is now very tired indeed. I write only a couple of days after having read the book and have already forgotten the plot, the setting [except of course that race-horses are involved] and the characters.