Tuesday 21 August 2018

A land where the fundamentals are fatally flawed

Declan Lynch

Declan Lynch

If you were watching the racing at Leopardstown last week, or indeed any other racing on any other week, you will have seen the owners or trainers of winning horses being interviewed in the parade ring just after the race, explaining how it was done.

Sometimes the explanation will be simple - the winner seemed to have the best form going into the race, and was indeed the favourite, so it was all pretty obvious.

But the fascinating thing, is how obvious it seems to so many of the winning owners and trainers, even the ones whose horses didn't seem to have the best form, which was reflected in the fact that they started at quite a big price.

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