Firstly, Len Lungo isn’t giving the game up totally, he is retaining a permit.
Secondly, the trend of trainers going up then down has gone on for centuries and will continue to do so. For every trainer falling down the slope there will be one such as James Ewart rising just as quickly. Jumps training in Scotland is as healthy as it has been for sometime. Len Lungo#s mantle of making an impact at major meetings has now been taken over by Lucinda Russell, Scottish Racing could perhaps do with a couple more strong flat trainers, but there has tended to be a bias toward the jumping game in recent years anyway.
I would suggest the cup is a good deal more than ‘half full’ rather than ‘half empty’.
Regarding the ‘greedy bookmakers’. If their ‘computer generated stuff’ makes them money then tell me why they bother with the real thing?
Sad to see Lenny packing in – especially after the success he had with the likes of Celtic Giant, Skippers Cleuch and The Bajan Bandit
Always remember a trip ATR did up to Carrutherstown where they asked about his training regime to which LL replied "we canter them up the hill every morning", when the presenter asked what he did for any more serious work LL goes "send them up again"