Have to say it looked a difficult half hours work for Tony Calvin and not the most convincing at all!
Suppose it was never going to be an easy and comfortable time for him though…. and I reckon the next time he speaks and gives the full details like he said he would will be much more revealing…
Hard to know what to make of the comment about a ‘junior’ being in a position of control of the race….can you imagine that person was you and you saw what was going on….what would you have done in that same instance, pulled the plug and suspended the race 90 seconds in?
Would have been an awful position to find yourself in whether a junior or senior member of staff….obviously with the benefit of hindsight now the obvious thing was to suspend immediately…..but…..at that moment, this was something that had never happened before so was a huge call for whoever was monitoring at the time…
Irrelevant whether it was a "junior" in charge, why should punters carry the can for that.
I notice Calvin carefully evaded stating what the "layers" actually limit was? Chapman should have pressed him more on that.
To say all bets would have been voided if the horse had lost is highly questionable, easy to say after the event but who would have complained if V L V had fell at the second last?
Everyone would have got a fair price and it would it have been settled as normal imo.
Not sure what they mean by ‘junior’ but I wouldn’t want my money being managed/controlled by anyone other than a fully-trained and experienced member of their team, or someone under the direct supervision of one.
Life changing money at stake sometimes on these races. Blaming a ‘junior’ doesn’t cut it.