While rain didn’t exactly stop play at York on day one it did enough to make the so-called race of the season the damp squib of the year.
Gleneagles’ connections decided they didn’t fancy it and Derby winner Golden Horn’s posse now wish they hadn’t after he was chinned by 50/1 poke Arabian Queen.
But that was then and this is now.
Luckily Paddy Power punters were on the end of some damage limitation as Paddy’s Money Back as a Free Bet on all second-placed horses at York kicked in.
Tasleet, Lumiere & Covert Love hold the balance of power in the tipping stakes as Matt Chapman, Paddy Power, Turftalk Tom (the sole winner yesterday with Recorder @ 4/1) and our third-floor racing trader try to put the wheels back on the bus.
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