Loyalty is a quality to admire in anyone. But it's time the softly spoken Irish trainer Jim Bolger looked past the fact that Kevin Manning is his son-in-law and replaced him as jockey on Lucida.
I could see what was happening in the big race today, as it was happening. Why couldn't Manning?
I have long avoided criticising jockeys for the simple reason that I could not do their job. They have to make instant decisions, often when racing at 40mph. The pace of the Falmouth Stakes was slower than that today, and that did not . . .
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