Strange. Trainer’s horses running well and he had seemingly been talking this horse up for several weeks but from the interview he gave beforehand you would not have expected very much. As it was he may as well have not turned up – appalling performance.
This was going to be one of my bigger bets of the meeting until I saw him entering the paddock…..lethargic to the point of being semi-conscious and as dull a coat as McCririck’s elephant outfit. He ran accordingly.