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Two Pakistanis actually reached their half-century in Saturday''s game there - Umar Akmal was out for 50 and Shahid Afridi for 51 - so the advice is to keep your powder dry and wait for better betting opportunities.
Screw your bobbin, Keep your powder dry, Use your strength to say no, And give sobriety a try.
It's tough to watch a good buck walk away because you couldn't keep your powder dry.
I do not normally agree with those who say you should keep your powder dry at the beginning of the Flat season but the saying rang true that day Thought for the week Gazing out over Kempton with the old Jubilee course in view, I could not help wondering why there is no turf Flat racing there any more
He is still a big baby and has greater potential to improve than St Nicholas, but whether it is enough, time will tell, so keep your powder dry.
However the game is harder to call than the prices suggest, so it may pay to keep your powder dry for the weekend's Super League Murrayfield Magic extravaganza.
You won't go far wrong with a low-drawn prominent runner in big-field handicaps over ten furlongs at York, so it is advisable to keep your powder dry until the final declarations are known, but one to catch the eye is James Caird.
SRI LANKA and India clash in Johannesburg on Monday but with a serious injury worry over Sri Lanka's Sanath Jayasuriya, it's best to keep your powder dry until nearer the time, writes Ed Hawkins.