A bloody nose!
I tell you, I'd rather lose by several lengths than a nose. And many who watched the incredibly close finish in Thurles believed Une Artiste had won. There was an anxious wait for the result of the photo finish.
And then the bad news. Une Artiste lost by a nose.
Nicky Henderson, Barry Geraghty and lots of punters had something in common. All gutted.
Nothing can be done. If horses were machines all we'd have to do is turn them off and turn them on again!
But they are not machines. They are . . .
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