Sorry for my balls up yesterday (senility taking a fiercer hold) and thanks again to Tom for stepping in. Well done to Leo, EGS, and Highflying over Friday and Saturday. If I've left anyone out, I apologise; please leave a message on this thread and I'll update.
Like many, I've loved City Of Troy since his debut when he took Moore for a Curragh tour after the race. He was wonderful to watch today and I set out trying to find the best way to back him for next season. I thought the 12/1 about the Triple Crown seemed superb value, after I read a post-race column by Andy Stephens of RacingTV, in which he said City Of Troy's dam was the 2018 Oaks winner Forever Together. With stamina one of the doubts I could then safely dispense with i had the biggest bet ive had for quite some time (which isn't very big compared with many punters these days). I was thinking of doubling that bet when a bit more digging unearthed a crucial error Andy Stephens had made: his dam was not The Oaks winner Forever Together, but another O'Brien filly Together Forever, whose best rating came over a mile.
I was further cooled when reading EGS in The Graun saying that the Scat Daddy line was notoriously fickle after turning 3. What a let down it would be if this fella didn't train on, though we'll always have the memory of his spectacular 2-y-old performances.