Thursday was a day of surprises, sadness and disappointments.
If punters were disappointed by the performances from the likes of Roaring Lion, Music Society and Le Brivido, imagine how the trainers and owners felt.
But, as I have said more than once, that is the downside to the very early days of the new flat turf season. Some horses simply need the run to blow away their winter cobwebs, others are racing for the first time and will have a much better idea of what is expected from them second time out.
And in a sign of the changing weather . . .
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