ONE phrase stuck out in many of the reviews of the week’s action and it came in respect of Silver Streak’s win in the Christmas Hurdle. He had put up a good time and was worthy of Champion Hurdle consideration… “despite having many miles on the clock”. God forbid, we are all judged so harshly!

It was a good week for a few horses who could be put in the same category. In times where we accept horses running just two or three times a season, salute two more Grade 1 heroes in Frodon and Sharjah.