As with people, some horses like the heat of battle and others do not.
I am now growing very concerned that the Aidan O'Brien trained Hunting Horn doesn't like a fight. That's only two races now but in both Hunting Horn has been racing fine until things get serious in the closing stages. He doesn't like being bumped. He was unlucky to some extent in both races, but was not going to win today at Chester. Disappointing. I fear O'Brien may pull Hunting Horn out of the Derby and my ambitious 66/1 ante-post . . .
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