All very sad, for whilst he was operating at least a stone and probably more below his best this winter, he was at least appearing to be withstanding his racing better that at any time in the last three seasons. I’d have fancied him to land another hunters’ chase or mid-range handicap on soft ground before the season’s end.
The patron saint of lower-grade fare. A gently critical friend of point-to-pointing. Kindness is a political act.