So, shock, Sprinter Sacre is not invincible after all.
Jockey Barry Geraghty pulled up the unbeaten Sprinter Sacre when he felt something was wrong. Initial reports said an irregular heartbeat was to blame. Time will tell why the greatest two miler around lost his mojo.
We can all be guilty of forgetting that horses are animals. They are not machines. Like us, they feel well some days and not so good on some others. The winners today were those who took a risk and backed Sire De Grucy at 4/1 or more. That one went on to win once . . .
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