Racing in Bangkok definitely has its own status. Just getting into the racecourse is as competitive as being a tourist in Bangkok, snaking through the ever zealous street vendors surrounding the entrance gates.
One of the common ploys in racing, particularly in Winter on wet tracks, is to put a claiming apprentice up in a relatively weak race, and use that 3 or 4 kilo claim to try to “steal” a win. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.
Let’s start with something from Neale Daniher’s inspirational address to the Melbourne Demons at the MCG last Monday. “There’s a saying,” he said ‘when all’s said and done, more’s said than done. And the mark of a person is not what they say, it’s what they do.’