I don’t know what happened to The Conditional, but he ran on three legs almost through the entire bend. It was his left hind leg (the one on the inside) that was injured, maybe he took a bad step when entering the turn. They were running on fresh ground and the pace wasn’t too fast either…. Very sad to see that.
Very sorry about The Conditional’s death on a dreadful weekend in which five horses were killed in action in live terrestrial televised races. (A few weeks ago we had almost no T.V. fatalities for several weeks, which was a great relief at that time.) Many commiserations to David Bridgewater, who was an underrated excellent jockey, and is now an underrated trainer. His two stellar horses, The Giant Bolster and The Conditional were both campaigned very skilfully, placed regularly in top class races, with The Conditional winning at Cheltenham, and The Giant Bolster (who retired successfully a few years ago) placed in Gold Cups. The Conditional would have been a promising each-way contender in this year’s National. Hope the stable gets some more good horses of this calibre.