Talking Horses: Apprentices midjudge pace appallingly at Wolverhampton

Wanaasah’s unchallenged victory in Wednesday’s race meant all nine beaten jockeys were hauled in to explain themselves

The first thing that should probably be said about the bizarre finale to the card at Wolverhampton on Wednesday is that it was an apprentices’ handicap, and therefore a contest in which all of the riders were, by definition, inexperienced. As such, it was one that punters could easily avoid if they did not want to risk money on a race designed for young jockeys who are not, as yet, the finished product.

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