Clearly the whole of the UK needs some of the rain the South West and parts of the West got yesterday but very little in sight for many.
A decent start to THE SHOWCASE Race yesterday with runner up and third at decent each way odds, the winner proved himself very worthy though for a yard as "on fire" as the sun. Sadly, due to falls and collapses we lost a number of horses at Uttoxeter yesterday; including the Mention Another Hero; who was going well enough to join Hellann Harri and Relentless Dreamer in the places when suddenly pulling up.
I have no doubt Courses do everything they can to water ground and provide state of the art cooling facilities, but it is a subject I have raised over and over again and will continue to do so. It is "at which point does the craving for a bet CROSS the line in terms of horse welfare"?? That is a very dangerous place to be, and frankly, I don't want to see any more wonderful brave warriors sacrificed in the name of sport, or god forbid a bet. Maybe time to look especially; at the suitability of long distance races in such extreme heat and conditions, boring I know but common sense; is sometimes the best way.
Just the one MENTION bet today at Pontefract in the 3.00