JUST shows you, the fragility of racehorses. Fayonagh was just doing a routine canter on Wednesday morning with Davy Russell, she wasn’t even doing a full piece of work, when she suffered that fatal injury.

It’s desperate for everyone involved. For Davy Russell, who was riding her at the time and who rode her to win her maiden hurdle, for Jamie Codd, who rode her to those bumper wins at Fairyhouse and Cheltenham and Punchestown last spring, for the Gittins family, who owned her and raced her and who were undoubtedly and justifiably looking forward to an exciting season ahead with her.