Well done Highflying, Sunday's only winner that I can see. If I've left anyone out, I apologise; please leave a message on this thread and I'll update.
Thanks again for the GN responses. I find it very interesting and surprising that the vast majority would rather go the 30-runner route, which implies acceptance that the number of runners is the problem. The slipperiest of slopes, in my view. At what point would a line be drawn in the ever-reducing limit: 20, 15, 10? And even then we could still see participants dying. And there is no way of backtracking unless authorities want to openly admit they should never have started down that road. You'd risk all this to avoid a radical break with tradition on how the race is started, and how the handicap is executed? I'm not saying you are wrong, not at all; just expressing my surprise at how deeply heritage and tradition matters to many who've been at the game long enough to absorb and treasure the history.
I plan to work something out this week to hand over to the deputies by the end of the month. I think I need a long break from racing!