Doesn’t it gladden the heart to see an 11000 quid novice chase at Chepstow at the weekend with at least 2 potentially top recruits in Cue Card and Silviniaco Conti amongst others. What a refreshing change from the scrap at the end of the flat season for the jockeys title between 3 good jockeys (but no world beaters) i.e. Hanagan, Fallon, and de Sousa, scratting around in midland sandpits, and other assorted lower class fare.
I am not a snob and praise the diversity of british racing, and long may that last.
But doesn’t it whet your appetite for the winter fare to come