IT seems a very long time ago since Nicky Henderson was the master trainer who guided See You Then to three Champion Hurdle wins. He was trained for the most part at home – no need for the public to know anything until he appeared. In the light of recent events, Henderson must think it a much different era too.

It’s vaguely amusing that one of the ‘old school’ trainers, one who could even deserve the ‘legendary’ status so easily attributed these days, has his name dragged into the quagmire of online debates involving bookmakers and stable information, which leaves a bad taste with the betting public and doesn’t reflect well on racing as a whole.