We live in difficult times. Dare I mention the European economic worries or more importantly, shall I mention Luke Nolen’s ride on Black Caviar.
I can’t for the life of me understand why the English press (and some members of the Australian press) have taken pot shots at Nolen.
Yes, he did acknowledge that it wasn’t his best performance in the saddle and yes he did admit after the race that he suffered a brain explosion at about the two furlong mark.
But what’s all the fuss about? The horse won, and her trainer Peter Moody has continually acknowledge that winning is what it’s all about; not the margin.
The Punters who backed her collected. You see, in my world it dosen’t matter if they win by a short half head or 11 lengths, you still get paid the same.
Luke did nothing wrong, but you get the feeling that the English press want him to be locked away for the rest of his natural time in the Tower of London.
Give Luke a break – he’s only human and we humans do make a the odd mistake and he’s the sort of person that is perhaps a bit too honest for his own good.