Better celebrities

There was disappointment for some at Sandown on Saturday during the annual Addleshaw Goddard stakes as the popular favourite, Cover Up, came in second, beaten by Persian Punch.
But not to worry. The misery of the Addleshaws attendees was lessened by their proximity to the famous names sharing the firm’s box. High on the list was Michael Jackson’s legendary long-time collaborator and penner of Thriller Rod Temperton (Tempers, to some). Racing fans were heartened by the presence of Ascot chief executive officer Douglas Erskine-Crump (or Douglas Two-Names, as he’s apparently known). And, of course, the firm supplied its very own music industry superstar in Paddy Grafton-Green. Rumours that the Addleshaws senior partner now goes by the name Paddy GeeGees were unconfirmed as The Lawyer went to press.