NICKY HENDERSON yesterday moved to allay fears over the well-being of Champion Hurdle hope Grandouet after the six-year-old drifted out
to 40-1 on Betfair for Tuesday's feature.
Though Qabas drifted out
in the final stages of the race, Qatari jockey Yousef al-Hajri did well to steer the Alban trainee to victory.
Others at the docks told authorities they weren't sure if he'd headed upriver or drifted out
to sea, sheriff's officials said.
As the Derby's winter favourite drifted out
to 25-1, a dirty scope was offered as an excuse for a dreadfully lacklustre effort.
The daughter of Kingmambo drifted out
to 12-1 before winning the 1000 Guineas by a length and a half from the favourite Six Perfections.