RACING POST WEEK MONDAY OCTOBER 24th TO SUNDAY OCTOBER 30th 2011
TODAY'S CARDS: Musselburgh, Nottingham, Haydock, Kempton, and Punchestown.
JOHNNY WARD: "JOSEPH confident that CAMELOT could be a Guineas colt ...
JOSEPH O'BRIEN "I thought CAMELOT, was the best horse in the race and rode him as such. The plan was to just take my time and to let CAMELOT show how good he is. I was always happy, he definitely could be a Guineas horse as he has all the speed in the world and all the class in the world. He has that extra gear. Dad and the owners will make that decision, of course. CAMELOT does everything so easily at home, has a really good action and he seems to have a fine attitude. There is no reason why he won't make a Derby horse as there is plenty of stamina in his pedigree . He could be the best horse I have ridden."
J MARGARET CLARKE TURFCALL
JOHNNY MURTAGH is spot on here, “Bad rules introduced for wrong reasons.”
British Horseracing Authority Regulation (BHA) have shown and remain to show throughout their attitude and behaviour that they change and make the rules to suit only the bloodhorse illiterate, and the general public.
Any and all true sport rules are made specifically for the purpose to ensure safe and fair play. Always no matter what sport. Tennis tournaments, cricket matches, polo, football, rugbyetc … All need fair rules to bring out the very best action. Sport action that draws huge crowds. Crowds who may not at first know what the rules are, but soon find out for themselves.