Inside Snooker is always ready to help the greats of the game, and on Sunday that involved providing some research assistance for former world champion John Parrott. The 1991 Crucible king and huge horseracing fan was attempting to see if it was possible to fit in a day at Fakenham races in Norfolk and ticking off a new track, after a speaking engagement in Norwich, and before dashing back to the north-west to take part in the Paul Hunter Foundation golf day in Accrington. After consulting race fixture calendars, maps of Britain and AA route planners, Parrott departed duly reassured that it could be done.