Racing : Bold Boss's winning owner is frozen out by Pitman blunder

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The Independent Online
John Robson, owner of yesterday's Newcastle winner Bold Boss, missed the novice chaser's victory after Racing Channel presenter Richard Pitman incorrectly announced at 11am that the meeting had been abandoned. The frost-threatened card in fact went ahead after two inspections.

Pitman's error was not corrected for 15 minutes, however, by which time Robson had been told it was pointless travelling to Newcastle.

In the final event, Whip Hand justified heavy support from 1-2 to 2-7 and is being aimed at the Supreme Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham.