Fascinating to see Ballyoliver take the scenic route via Mongolia at Ayr today at all the bends bar the last, when for most of them he could have kept tight. What would we do without the tourist pound?
Very good! But I was talking through my pocket, when I should have remembered that you can’t have horses trained to peak fitness – laid out, if you like – for every race they run in, even if others put their money down. And for them to win ‘irresponsibly'(!) could put connections out of business; especially if it happened too often. Better safe than sorry. And who’s to say the nag didn’t make up his mind for him!