If you were ever in doubt of the slender margins between victory and defeat, then two races run almost simultaneously on Saturday left you in no doubt.
Within five minutes of each other, we had two selections finish close order second. Up at Wetherby the old boy French Opera rolled back the years and stayed on to lay down a gallant challenge to the narrow winner of that race. Moments later our Benvolio was just beaten to the line by the winner of the Welsh Grand National, Emperors Choice. It was the closest of close finishes. For a second, I . . .
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