The KMI 30 index declined by 508.97 points to end at 62,201.30, whereas the KSE All share index drowned by 241.08 points, settling day
Since midweek, Silviniaco Conti had been backed as if there was no settling day
and he could hardly have been more impressive.
Given that hardly a penny piece was taken for him from British punters, his connections and their friends must have shovelled money on him as if there was no such thing as settling day
for him to go off at 16-1 in such a strong market.
It would be far better if it happened before the 12th of July because anybody with any imagination would know the 12th of July will be the settling day
On that last afternoon of victory it was eight years since he had first won at the Festival but devotees of the cult steamed in as if there was no settling day
. Nor did the old boy, 13 years young and a 13-2 shot if you please, let them down and he won his favourite race for the third consecutive year to a tremendous reception.
Ruby's dad Ted took the race with Papillon, who was backed as if there was no settling day
on the morning of the race in 2000, though Jack High is a very different type of horse.
But before anyone steams in to back Quinz as if they have just abolished settling day
, Hobbs points out that he is also intending to run another improving sort in 10-1 shot Mostly Bob.
He was backed as if there was no such thing as settling day
despite the fact that there was one concern over him - namely, whether or not he would get the trip.
Forgotten Voice backed as if it was settling day
down to 4-1 favourite.
The Irish bet on bumper races as if money had lost all value and there will never be a settling day
. Some weeks ago I suggested that Willie Mullins's Davenport Democrat at around 16-1 was a sporting ante-post bet for Cheltenham and victory this afternoon would see him installed favourite for a race his trainer has harvested in the past.
I left Castle Mullins that afternoon convinced that Dawn Run was a shoo-in at the Festival and, as those were days of money and courage, lumped on the mare at 14-1 as if settling day
was just something nasty that happened to other people.