Talking Horses: Lostintranslation tops Tote punters' power rankings

Colin Tizzard’s Gold Cup favourite has been picked by over 60% of entrants in Tote’s Ten To Follow competition “The most popular horse in training” is one of those conveniently unofficial titles that can (and almost certainly will) be applied to several different horses over the course of a racing year by various journalists and commentators, or even by the same one. Don’t bother Googling it, I’ll just plead guilty now to save time. But the return of the Tote’s Ten To Follow competition has provided at least one verifiable measure of which jumper really is the most popular around. There were just over 63,000 entries for the competition by last Saturday’s noon deadline, and the list of the top 20 horses, according to the percentage of lists in which they appear, makes for interesting reading. Continue reading...

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