Not sure there’s anything mysterious about that result.
The winner had some decent bumper form, but hadn’t jumped all that well in its previous hurdle races, which were all a higher grade than today’s. It was entitled to go close if its jumping held together in this less competitive event..
The runner up had been off the track 7 months, was up in trip for the first time and probably ridden to get that trip, only for the winner to have already stolen a march.
Easy to be wise after the event, I know, but my PP account would tell you that I was also wise
Winner of the 410 the subject of equally inspired money!
Reasonably weighted if at its best, last showing it 2 years ago, but beaten over 135 lengths in its 3 most recent runs yet pops up backed in to 2nd favourite.
How was I to know that today was the day?