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Code: UDF36ISBN: 9780330370011Format: PaperbackSeries: A Dick Francis ThrillerPages: 308Age Group: AdultSize: 11 x 18
At eighteen, easy-going Benedict Juliard has no stronger ambition than to ride as an amateur jockey.His father, immersed in politics, asks his only son to enter into a pact that neither of them will commit any act that could destroy the father's burgeoning career.
Ben agrees lightheartedly, but ten years later finds himself targetted in a vicious attack mounted by his father's increasingly violent political enemies as he makes his drive towards the Prime Ministership.
In practice, a 10-lb penalty is the maximum extra weight a winning thoroughbred is normally set to carry in a race. A 10-lb penalty can be a killer.