Those of us who bet know all too well that sinking feeling when you’re on something but by the home bend, it’s gone, had enough, tent is folded, etc.
Most times, nearly always, you know it’s history because it shortens stride and wobbles.
I was on PLAGUE STONE at Grafton on Thursday and the moment they all turned for home, I could see he wasn’t going to be in the finish.
Well, punters on a $1.60 fav at Delaware overnight in the United States, felt the same thing.
The bulk of the money on course was for HOSS KITTEN (Mucho Macho Man-Along Came Kitten) who was backed as if unbeatable.
And after spearing to an early lead, she looked home coming to the bend.
But then she wobbled.
What happened next simply defies logic, and words. Even the race caller got every aspect of the final 400m wrong.
Watch: Long odds-on fav Hoss Kitten leads to bend, then…..
There is hope for every bet.