Yet again, more frustration with Becky, who still hasn`t lost her maiden status, but at least she does her best in her chosen races.
I hoped the downpour would aid her cause, and it probably did, but this was the furthest distance over which she has raced, and, on the night, she didn`t / couldn`t quite get home.
I think its fair to say that 2 furlongs out, and travelling best of all, she looked all over the winner, but, despite an excellent ride from Tom Eaves, once again, our filly failed to get her nose in front where it mattered, leaving members frustrated yet again.
Mickys post race comment was…”one more race, then she goes hurdling”
That option will first be discussed by members, but for now, we`ll just take our £336.70 prize money, less of course travelling costs and jockeys fee etc., which means we might just end up in the black by about £50 on the night.
Cynical ? yes probably, but when you consider the multi million pound world wide betting turnover provided by the eight horses in that one race alone, I`m sure most owners involved with saddling runners in middle / lower class racing in the UK, will feel the same.
We are content to just to live the dream, in the hope that one day the Bookmakers, ROA, BHA etc will realise that the top lair of any pyramid…not just our horse racing pyramid, superb as it is, could not exist without its middle and lower tiers of racings smaller owners providing the support.
The same small owners such as those who provided the “entertainment” for the racing world in the 7-20pm at Redcar last night….two thirds of whom, went home out of pocket.
Time for the soap box to go back into the garage.