When we filmed Kuato Star at the beginning of March, he looked for all the world like he wouldn’t break into a sweat winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup; he is surely one of the greatest jump horses of all time. So I was gutted when, with ear pressed to the radio, I heard he’d fallen today. I imagine the thousands who had backed him felt the same. At least this magnificent athelete is OK. What went wrong? There will be much ink and computer keys used to analyse this one.
But this was only adding insult to injury, as Chelsea FC crashed out earlier in the week to Inter Milan. The only silver lining here is that at least it was a Mourinho team that beat them.
What next? France thrash England in the Six Nations at the Stade Francais (hmmm).
Grrr, I had hoped to be basking in the reflected glory of sporting success this weekend.