Gutted for all the team at Inhurst, Patrick (don’t go calling him Pat, now, GC!!!! ) and Phillippa are hard working and run a lovely little yard there. They’ve deserved the increased success they’ve been having and this must come as a huge blow to them.
They’ve not had their share of good fortune with their better horses, have they! I think I’m right in saying they trained the useful chaser and Sandown specialist King’s Mistral, another animal lost in his prime.
The patron saint of lower-grade fare. A gently critical friend of point-to-pointing. Kindness is a political act.