ON GATHER IN GASTORM (6/5) and VOICE OF CALM (5/2) carried on the winning thread for this column but did champion jockey Brian Hughes ride moderately on a couple of Kelso rides which impacted severely on profits for this column.
Twice Hughes sat and waited approaching the last furlong on PRESENTING AND COUNTING and WELL EDUCATED only to find a lack of response required by two staying types which surely would have been better suited by being sent into the lead some way out and bringing obvious stamina into play.
Present and counting, held up, made a mistake at the last and so Hughes made a cardinal error, in my opinion.
I’m not a moaner but when owing horses I NEVER condoned unnecessary waiting tactics.
a 7/1 double is no consolation but we’re now in tremendous form, rarin’ to go at Newmarket this week.
Jeffrey Ross, horse-racing correspondent for WMN since 1983 when winning the most prestigious racing journalist award, Sporting Life Naps Table, before winning it a record number of six times collectively in the Racing Post, the current ‘trade’ paper, including 2019