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The horse broke a blood vessel so we’ll never know how well in he was. Personally I don’t think 13 days is too long for a new rating to be implemented as it can always be too short a break between races, so there’s always a risk. I agree, no penalty for an apprentice or conditional race is barmy if they’re going to go up the ratings anyway. I put that point to the chief handicapper last week and he said it was to encourage people to run in app. and con. races, which makes no sense to me.