|Scatter Dice Confounds the Punters|
Every now and then however a result comes around that renders moot all calculations and all intelligence. Such result was Scatter Dice's 66-1 win in the Cesarewitch last Saturday. He had never won over the course, or the distance, and in fact last won 15 months earlier in a much shorter race on much different going. In his previous two races he was placed last of 13 and a fourth of 7. The great Pricewise declared that if he had 30 picks from the field of 34 he would not have selected Scatter Dice. "Not even Nostradamus could have predicted this result" he opined. To compound the freakish nature of the result, Scatter Dice was left at the start of the race and lost 10 lengths on the field.
By the way, I had backed the second (Waterclock) at 33-1 and the third (Lieutenant Miller) at 14-1. Each way of course. So more bemused than bitter.