Racing: Crazy Horse gamble

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CRAZY HORSE, a long odds-on favourite, attracted a staggering bet of pounds 25,000 at Kelso yesterday. The bet at odds of 1-5 won pounds 5,000 as the gelding trotted up by 11 lengths. Crazy Horse, sent off at 1-6 after opening at 2-7, looked a racing certainty after his last scalp, Major Sponsor, had gone on to record two easy wins.

The result was never in doubt as, from a long way out, Robbie Supple, his rider, was taking confident looks around even before his mount hit the front. Crazy Horse soon shot into a clear lead and with the race in the bag, Supple was able to ease down, allowing San Francisco to close to 11 lengths.

n Yesterday's meetings at Ascot and Southwell both fell victim to fog and today's card at Kempton is also threatened by fog if the forecast is correct.

n Adair has become the latest top American colt to join the Godolphin Classic team for 1999. Unlike previous US recruits Comeonmom and Worldly Manner, the newcomer is set to come to Europe to be aimed at the Derby.

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