Racing: Gatflax a bloody expensive flop
Monday 07 December 1998
Andy Turnell, Gatflax's new trainer, initially blamed a broken blood vessel for the six-year-old's dismal showing on Saturday in a novice chase at Wetherby. But the trainer said yesterday: "He seems fine today. He wasn't distressed last night and he ate up.
"He bled from both nostrils after the race but we will canter him and scope him and see if it his lungs. He also cut his lip when he overjumped at a fence and we hope that the blood from his nose is related to that, rather than his lungs.
"It was disappointing but at least we know that that he is better than that. He won't run for at least a week but he could be out again at Christmas."
n Olivier Peslier yesterday became the first European to win the World Super Jockeys Series, in Japan. John Murtagh and Frankie Dettori filled the last two places in the competition between 13 riders.
n Lord Huntingdon, who is to retire from training at the end of the year, scored with his final overseas runner when Tiger Shark won the Criterium du Languedoc at Toulouse.
n Racing at Fakenham today hinges on a 7.30am inspection because of frost and snow.
Latest in Sport
Italy vs England player ratings: Did Andros Townsend's goal see him beat Harry Kane and Wayne Rooney to top marks?
WWE Raw results: Brock Lesnar suspended for post-Wrestlemania 31 rampage after losing title to Seth Rollins
Chelsea's best XI of the season so far: Petr Cech has been better than Thibaut Courtois
WrestleMania 31: The Undertaker begins a new streak after tombstoning Bray Wyatt
Louis van Gaal: Manchester United boss reveals that being a 'slow player' made him a better manager on warts and all documentary
- 1 Tidal launch: The most pretentious lines from Alicia Keys' valedictory speech
- 2 Trevor Noah: Jon Stewart's replacement faces online criticism over 'anti-Semitic' tweets
- 3 Martha Stewart accuses Snoop Dogg of 'smoking for four hours' during Justin Bieber Roast
- 4 Gamers confess the worst things they've done in The Sims
- 5 Syrian child photographed 'surrendering to camera because she thought it was a gun'
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
Revealed: Putin's army of pro-Kremlin bloggers
£22500 - £30000 per annum + Commission: SThree: Sthree are looking for experie...
£16575 - £18785 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This Dundee based butchers requ...
Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: To effectively manage a team which is responsi...
Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: A rare and exciting role has arisen within thi...