Life’s a bitch

I was going to blog two things today:

a) Rio de la Plata has a good chance in the 3.10 @ Newmarket
b) The Jigsaw Man is reportedly some tool and is expected to take the last at Cheltenham

As I looked at the cards there was the news that Inglis Drever was euthanised this morning after going down in his field yesterday with colic.

I am very gutted about this. He was only 10 and as his trainer said he hardly had a retirement to speak of. Howard Johnson also said the little horse had been his “pride and joy”. He gave me loads of pleasure too and it is a sad day indeed. I’m afraid my heart’s not in it.

@ Newbury

@ Newbury

Posted on October 16, 2009, in Horse racing, Jump racing and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Chin up. You’ll find your heart again.

  2. Well if I had found it, it would have been in my mouth for the Jigsaw Man. So much for being a tool – he won by a neck!

    As for Rio, he slipped when leaving the stalls but I think he needs to run round a bend to win. A straight course does not help him settle. I am sure the talent is still there…

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