Jack Charlton had a long neck. A giraffe has a very long neck.
The Ryan Moore ridden Dagher has a neck that is too short. That is my conclusion after another narrow defeat this week. I was right to oppose the odds on favourtie Cilento (which finished 7 lengths behind Dagher at Newmarket), but my selection led until the final strides before being beaten at the post by Great Park. By the official margin of a neck. Gutted!
When you've been at this game as long as I have you get used to near misses and bad runs. Well . . .
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