Monday, August 06, 2007

Zidane stars in Holt horror show

I've total respect for Channel 4 race reader Simon Holt but on Saturday afternoon, as the horses flashed past the post in the Stewards' Cup, he called Borderlescott the winner. The result of the official photo showed that in actual fact Zidane had collected the spoils by the shortest of short heads right on the line, with Borderlescott finishing second.

For a few moments the rest of the Channel 4 team seemed shocked, unable to comprehend what had happened. To be honest, I half expected the official result to be corrected, as had been the case with Jane Stickels over a year ago at Lingfield. Of course, Zidane had won fair and square.

Don't beat yourself up over it, Simon; you're still the best in the business.

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