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Ten to follow for the jumps season

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Rishi Persad | 13:19 UK time, Friday, 6 November 2009

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I confess that I am already missing Sea The Stars who is happily tucked away in retirement after the most sensational season which I find hard to believe will ever be repeated.

However, unless you are the type of racing fan who baulks at the idea of watching jump racing, then it won't be long before you can allow the images of Kauto Star, Denman and Master Minded to replace the memory of Sea The Stars stretching away from his Arc rivals.

So I thought this may be a good time to highlight 10 horses to follow for the next few months - I can hear trainers around the country groaning in dreaded anticipation that one of their charges may end up in my list.

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To err is human

Rishi Persad | 13:24 UK time, Friday, 24 April 2009

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How do you deal with making mistakes? Do you sit and stew over them? Or do you put them to the back of your mind and move on?

During the World Snooker Championships we are live on air for so many hours that it's almost impossible to avoid any errors for the duration of the event.

At the end of each day I get back to my hotel room and think about all the things I have done wrong or things I could have done better. Perhaps I should simply forget them and move on. I'm not sure. But I think its only human to assess yourself. In fact, sometimes it happens sub-consciously.

Fortunately I am working with an excellent production team who do all they can to ensure that everything is in place for as little to go wrong as possible and they instill confidence in you with their words of encouragement.

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