Robin Oakley

The art of picking winners

My Twelve to Follow this season includes the Oaks filly Emily Upjohn, who has the wow factor

Frankie Dettori rides to victory on Emily Upjohn in the Nordoff Robbins Charlie Watts Memorial Fillies' Novice Stakes at Sandown Park [Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images]

‘Some of our players can hardly write their names,’ moaned one leading football manager. ‘But you should see them add up.’ With soaring energy prices and grocery bills going up, up and up, we are all getting better at maths. My monthly energy bill has just risen by more than I paid for my first car so I need to find a Twelve to Follow this summer that will have the bookmakers making a contribution to the difference.

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