I didn’t see it, but I stuck an earpiece in just in time to catch the relevant piece of commentary as I walked to a football match at the Abbey Stadium. It sounded like Denman was determined to get champion jockey AP McCoy off his back in the Aon Chase, trying once to unseat him at the fourth last by apparently piling through the fence instead of clearing it and then repeating the same trick at the third last and this time succeeding. Denman has drifted to 3/1 for the Gold Cup on the back of these shenanigans but he has come out of his adventures in one piece and I suggest you pile on for the big one on March 20th. His co-owners are arch pragmatists; I would take a bit of money about Sam Thomas getting the ride back if I could find a price.
Is it just hindsight that makes me think the horse on the right looks a bit cross?