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Sometimes you really need the old dog when the road is hard

  • Wed, 08 Aug 2018
  • John Costello
With more than 70 races and countless jumps behind him, Amanood Lad has never looked like losing his enthusiasm or desire to win.

With more than 70 races and countless jumps behind him, Amanood Lad has never looked like losing his enthusiasm or desire to win.

It’s the old dog for the hard road is an old Irish saying, adopted Down Under in various contexts over the years. Riccarton racecourse can provide a harder road, in terms of difficulty, than last Saturday’s Slow9-and-improving track. But it doesn’t have to be knee deep for Riccarton’s steeplechase country to provide a hard test over long distances, and it was not an old dog but an old-timer indeed who brought further honours to an illustrious career in last weekend&rsq…
 

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