Its probably easier and less stressful being an investment fund manager than a racehorse trainer where attention to detail in an instant is paramount. When stock markets crash there is always the option of switching horses and hedging bets but in horse racing all can go pear-shaped in a matter of minutes. Viruses, colics, lameness and just plain bad luck in running are just a few of the obvious factors that can have a major influence on runners and the stable.
But the connections of High Altar have been patient and they have been rewarded.
Not the easiest to train early in her career, the daughter of Kings Chapel has been given time to find her feet by Duncan and she has rewarded owners Vanashri and Anant Singh, Brett Walker and Backworth Stud for their patience.
Sundays win was five-year-old High Altars sixth success in her last two seasons after battling to get it together early in her career.
She loves Scottsville and Muzi Yeni who gave her a peach of a ride. To make it more satisfying for the stable who, until then, had been having a stressful afternoon, Little Audrey gave the stable a welcome exacta with cheek pieces and Eric Ngwane doing the business.