i was suprised to learn that julian thick has been chosen to take over from charles barnett at aintree.<br>this is the same bloke that ruined kempton by turning it into a sandpit and seemed to be turning sandown racedays into a kids playground.<br>what will he get up to at aintree?
Sandown is one of the best venues in the country but sadly has been on a downward spiral for about 10 years. I think it began when Sue Ellen took the reins. They need to appoint a top class man to rescue it.
<br>I’m not sure why people believe that Julian Thick was solely responsible for the changes at Kempton. He was certainly the course manager at the time, but the decision to install Polytrack would have been taken at a higher level within RHT and he was left with the task of implementation.