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Hidden in the shade of their key polemics and attired in a uniform of an insurgent cadet or a colourful uhlan, the medieval idea of chivalry became the focus of both poets' views on the most important things in life expressed by each of them through different means.
Venetia Williams saddled three winners and a second from six runners at Ffos Las on Tuesday and Uhlan Bute is now 4lb well-in turned out quickly eight days after that last run.
Born May 2, 1892, at Breslau (Wroclaw), of an aristocratic family; attended the Wahlstatt Military School (near Legnica) and then the Royal Prussian Military Academy at Lichterfelde; joined the 1st Uhlan Regiment (1911) and commissioned a lieutenant (1912); transferred to the Air Service (1915) and flew bombers on the Prussian front until selected by Oswald Boelcke to join a new fighter squadron, Jagdstaffel 2 (1916); achieved his first confirmed kill on September 17, 1916; his eleventh victory was Maj.
The winner showed a tendency to jump to his left throughout the race on his first start for Henry Oliver and had to dig deep to hold off Uhlan Bute by a neck.
Also in the line-up for the PS25,000 handicap chase are top-weight Special Catch trained by Malcolm Jefferson, Venetia Williams' Uhlan Bute and Dan Skelton-trained Value At Risk.
Graeme Rodway TODAY'S BEST BETS Uhlan Bute 2.40 Huntingdon 1pt win Shpadoinkle Day 3.40 Huntingdon 1pt win Swift Approval 5.15 Chelmsford 1pt win LEADING northern-based jockey Brian Hughes is an interesting name on the racecard for three rides at Huntingdon - and Uhlan Bute can make his trip south worthwhile by landing the George Terry Evelyn Veterans' Handicap Chase (2.40).
Paul Townend positioned the lightly-raced 11-year-old in behind the pacesetting Uhlan Bute for much of the two-and-a-half-mile event before taking over in the home straight and he had enough in reserve after the final fence to score by eight lengths.
UHLAN BUTE (1.40) makes just his fifth start over hurdles for Venetia Williams at Cheltenham today and the ex-French import could be on a handy mark of 120.
Red-hot Williams There have been definite signs of a renaissance from the Venetia Williams yard in recent days and she sent out an across-the-card four-timer with successes for Shalakar and Uhlan Bute here adding to a Wincanton double.
Channel 4's cameras get rolling with the two-mile one-furlong handicap hurdle (1.40), which can go to the Venetia Williams-trained UHLAN BUTE.
vvThere was drama in the 2m41/2f handicap chase after Uhlan Bute unseated rider Liam Treadwell when set for victory.