Flying the flag

A disappointing weekend with Whey Sauce well beaten in her attempt to get black type. Her work at home suggests she’s better than that, but there’s no hurry with her – she’ll be a different proposition next year. A shame nevertheless. Western Eyes ran a moderate race at Wolverhampton finishing fifth at 33-1. She may yet win a small race but I won’t get back what I paid for her.

I’ll watch the Melbourne Cup tonight if I wake up. I’m flying the European flag and I’ve backed Americain and Profound Beauty, who look the right sort of horses for this. I can’t have the Australian superhorse So You Think in the conditions – he’s clearly a very smart animal but carrying top weight in a two mile soft ground slog is a bit specialist. I’d be laying him for a place.