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No deaths is the massive plus. Does make easier watching than NH these days in this regard.
What is the next logical plan for TDH do we think?
Absolutely devastating loss. What a talent.
Lovely piece on her only recorded last week.
Thoughts with everyone.
No, its not an easy 2nd watch for anyone.
I get that hindsight would be ideal in many of these situations. I just feel that in Sir Erec’s case he had a few little indicators that all add up to essentially being a NR or pulled up.
Tragic all round, but i cant help feel he was let down on the balance of the evidence.
First time post guys, so go easy……
Iv’e let the dust settle on the terrible incident involving Sir Erec before posting on here, but a few things have been nagging away at me.
Prior to the race – The stone bruise and losing the shoe on the way to the start line. Now i fully accept that Sir Erec had scans leading up to the race but clearly this hampered his preparation and its dubious or not if he was still ‘feeling’ it. Coupled with him getting reshod seconds before starting the race, it doesn’t sit very well with me. I have read that he was ‘checked’ after being reshod, i would highly dispute this. The only check would have been him trotting over to the start line to the other horses. No person could have made a professional call in that time.
Race – Sir Erec ran a very messy first few hurdles before reaching his final hurdle. I think he only cleanly jumped 1. Approaching his last hurdle he slowed considerably and almost looked reluctant to jump. I don’t believe it was a pure ‘freak accident’. I believe he was ‘carrying’ a problem which upset his rhythm when running and particularly jumping.
I just feel lots of little things added up to his downfall which potentially could of been avoided.
Just wanted to hear other people’s views not the dust has settled.