Tuesday, 28 September 2010
: But there was enough excitement in the racing to cheer us up, especially in the thrilling finish to
the Cumberland Lodge.
It was the closest of finishes between Laaheb and Whispering Gallery, with the verdict finally going to
Laaheb by the narrowest of margins. Monitor Closely was third and Halicarnassus fourth.
The Diadem Stakes saw Lady of the Desert put in a great run to defeat the French raider and favourite
Dalghar with Kingsgate Native
It was an interesting festival with a good program and of course the excitement came with Frankel, but
while we understand that things change and there is a need to think of newer and better ways to build
racing, it is a shame that this particular feature has come to the end of its life in its present format as it
has always been popular and a good finale to the racing season.