Talking Horses: Sting in tail for Dreal Deal team after amazing win

By: Chris Cook Monday 21 September 2020

Potential racing fans are put off by outcomes that essentially pulp the form book like Saturday’s remarkable gamble

Never mind Nahaarr finishing the Ayr Gold Cup like he had been fired from a cannon, the most jaw-dropping race of the weekend was at Navan on Saturday, when Dreal Deal sailed past a bunch of handicap hurdlers as if he had joined in at halfway.

This was a horse who had shown no real promise in seven previous hurdle races, yet he had been backed as if such an effort was expected, from an opening 20-1 down to 6-4.

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