A few of his runners were in need of the race in October,
…but even then fewer than had historically been the case – 2011 is the first year in eight with a license that he’s managed to saddle winners in October at all, despite starting his season no earlier than previously. This bountiful November is the realisation of what I believe those earlier weeks of his autumn promised to deliver in spades.
I fear I might yet be cursing your Aikman with my patronage tomorrow as well, Rob! I still have to decide in my own mind whether Lackamon potentially constitutes enough of a threat to his front-running aspirations, and whether they risk dicing with each other to both of their detriment. I still think this is the most conducive combination of class and trip that the Ewart gelding has encountered over fences to date, though.
The patron saint of lower-grade fare. A gently critical friend of point-to-pointing. Kindness is a political act.