Having a 10/1 selection beaten by a short head is painful.
That's what happened on Thursday when Ypres lost by the narrowest of margins. One part of me would rather be well beaten than have victory snatched away in such a manner. But, not really. For how Ypres performed only served to prove I was right to fancy that one. And right to tell you to be on each way, and not to win.
At 10/1 we still made a little profit when Ypres was called second. Had we been on to win, the bookie would have . . .
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