On a day where Kauto Star and Denman were the horses everyone was talking about, there was one horse that everyone had forgotten. Imperial Commander.
At 11/1, it should never of been forgotten about, and on it's home course, was in great shape to cause an upset. With Kauto Star at 8/11 and Denman 4/1, Imperial Commander was a great each-way bet and so with my £10 in hand, walked into a bookies to place my bet, confident of the upset.
When the race was going on (sadly i was working), the atmosphere inside the Centaur was buzzing, everyone clutching their betting slips tightly, praying for a huge win.
It was at the fourth from last when Kauto Star went down that 2/3's of the people started to cry, knowing that their 'sure-fire banker' had just failed on them, and when Imperial Commander passed Denman on the last fence, i knew my hunch and come good.
As he crossed the line, there was only a small cheer from inside the arena. The underdog had won again, and so proved that every horse has his day!