Gas & Ayr
In nothing less than attritional conditions, One In A Row ran arguably his best race since joining the yard last Monday at Ayr in the 2m4f handicap hurdle to finish a brave 4th, beaten just two and half lengths.
On a day when many horses were being pulled up or finishing very tired, One In A Row coped admirably with the heaviest ground he had ever raced on and was prominent throughout under regular jockey John Kington.
Hurdling fluently, he took the lead three from home, was headed briefly two out but regained the ascendency before being chased down on the run in when he just had no more to give.
Given his bravery it was heart-breaking to see him beaten in the last few yards when it seemed he would finally lose his maiden tag but on that performance there’s surely going to be a day in sun (metaphorically – or wishfully?? – speaking at this time of year!) for this lovely horse.