I was doing a spot of reading online when I came across this funny article on the Telegraph website. It’s a journalists account of his time as a racehorse owner, maybe it’s a cautionary tale for anyone thinking about taking the plunge into the ‘financially draining’ world of racing. (Too late for me!)

Two paragraphs had me ‘roflol’… “He went off fourth favourite at 10-1, and while he resisted the temptation to bust ribcages by coming in at 10 to three, did nothing to remind a sparse crowd of Shergar or Dancing Brave. He started slowly, slowed down a bit, and plugged on gamely through the mud to finish an uninspiring sixth”

The article then follows up with “Lovely ’orse, needs a bit of time,” said Mick (the trainer). “We’ll give him another run in four to six weeks.” I couldn’t get to Haydock Park for that event, but watching in the local William Hill it was hard not to admire his consistency.”

I remain hopeful that Frodo won’t fall into this category of syndicate horse, but as the author points out “it isn’t the despair that does you in, but the hope.”