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I was at Newbury in 1964 when Arkle won the Hennessy under 12.7, annihilating the rest of the field in a manner that almost beggared belief.

There were gasps from racegoers when he charged to the front with about a circuit to run.

I didn’t think it was possible to witness a better performance by a chaser, until he won the Gallagher Gold Cup at Sandown – that must have been the best ever, by any racehorse, anywhere.