Mil­lion­aire’s horses fail to fin­ish race

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Points Of View -

Mil­lion­aire prop­erty ty­coon Fer­gus Wil­son was out of luck when two of his race horses failed to fin­ish Satur­day’s Scot­tish Grand Na­tional.

Mr Wil­son en­tered Gone Too Far and Fa­ther Ed­ward in the race at Ayr but nei­ther horse com­pleted the 27-fence, four­mile course.

The race was won by Vi­cente, rid­den by Sam Twis­ton-Davies.

Both of Mr Wil­son’s horses were out­siders with the book­ies. Fa­ther Ed­ward was 66/1 while Gone Too Far, which had never raced be­yond three miles be­fore, was 80/1.

Mr Wil­son, of Boughton Monchelsea, said: “The two horses were pulled up three out when it was clear they were not go­ing to win. That is en­tirely nor­mal in very hot weather.

“Ev­ery­one is very con­scious af­ter the death of Many Clouds, at Chel­tenham in Jan­uary, of un­nec­es­sary ex­er­tion.”

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