Winners that came from high draws on Tuesday and Wednesday yesterday bolted down the middle of the track after the rain came. I was still backing the high numbers.
Duncan patently didn’t stay in the Gold Cup. It cost me my placepot. 5/6 on a £200+ dividend. Credit to Aiden O’Brien and team though. Fame and Glory was a class winner, given a patient ride by a grateful Jamie Spencer. O’Brien dispatched one of his most animated interviews to the BBC ever. “Sure, listen now Richie, he’s all about class, if ye understand? Listen, he’s all class and when you have an animal like that, listen, the class is the ting, Richie.”
My banker, Alkimos was beaten into 2nd by a horse that loved the soft even more than he did.
That’s as near as I got. I should really take the hint.
But I can’t.
Today’s selections, then, in bloody minded ignorance of the writing on the wall:
2.30 Albany Stakes Switcher
3.05 King Edward VII Nathaniel
3.45 Coronation Stakes Clinical, e-w
4.25 Wolferton Handicap Spanish Duke
5.00 Queen’s Vase Ittirad
5.35 Buckingham Palace Our Jonathan; Advanced, e-w