A shorter distance of seven furlongs, and a switch from turf to dirt, suited this smart son of Tapit. Although running quite greenly he prevailed in his maiden at the Spa. Congratulations to owners and breeders Werthemer et Frere.
We did have a ‘winner’ in the previous race and a very interesting chart……
TALE OF LIFE (JPN) remained along the inside after the start, was pulling on the bit a good portion of the way down the backstretch, slipped into two path a few jumps past the half mile pole, was forced to remain on hold, stuck behind foes starting from the five-sixteenths marker, moved up after stepping foot onto the lane smack into a blind switch, was forced to idle behind traffic, was taken inward towards a late-developing seam between the front runners with under a sixteenth to go, had the official winner drift out slightly but enough to clamp it shut, was steadied and heartily pulled outward, initiating a series of bumps accompanied by riders steadying their mounts in various degrees, that ultimately involved four others, mustered up a strong display of speed once fully clear, getting to the wire first by a bob.
Needless to say he was disqualified from first place but very obviously the best horse – if all the traffic had not got in his way.