THE demise of the Triple Crown dream for Saxon Warrior is to be lamented. The concept had already gained significant traction after the first leg, and that momentum would surely have continued during the summer had he won the second, taken racing off the racing pages and into the main sports pages, into mainstream.

On the positive side, it appears that the Triple Crown is back in vogue in Britain, and you can be sure that Team Coolmore/Ballydoyle will have a crack at it again if and when they unearth another potentially suitable candidate.