Upping the Ante: Grounds for changing tack over the watering issue

Upping the Ante: Grounds for changing tack over the watering issue

One of the biggest days on the calendar was ruined by concerns over firm going, a situation that could have been avoided

Imagine the uproar if the Cheltenham Festival opened up on the Tuesday with firm in the going for the Arkle and 26 non-runners. There would be uproar in Britain – and Ireland – if one of the biggest days on the calendar was thieved of some of its star players due to insufficient watering.

In that context, trainers in this country should be praised for their tolerance and understanding after what happened last Sunday on day two of...

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