A few years ago I sat down to interview the former multiple Champion National Hunt jockey AP McCoy. Why, I asked him, do jockeys and punters beat ourselves up about the win that got away?
Because, he replied, it does not matter how good a day you've had riding or betting, it is the one you missed out on that nags you until bedtime. That from a man who rode so many winners.
I reflected on that a couple of days ago when a 16/1 each way selection I changed my mind about went and won. Yes, I . . .
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