The play is a marvellous--sometimes humourful
, sometimes chilling--exposure of what that lack of vision, or vision fraught with fear and misunderstanding, means.
Having abandoned plans to be a mediocre jump jockey, the humourful
trainer, with his long-serving other half Carol, enjoyed several years as Britain's leading point-to-point trainer, readying the ammunition for prolific rider Peter Greenall, and then, in 1987, successfully made the leap into the big time, thanks to horses like Macgeorge, Super Coin and Space Fair, but he was quickly disabused of the notion that a trainer's lot was a uniformly contented one.
He sounds like the kind of owner a trainer might be keen to have, just as Alner, low-key but humourful
, is the kind of trainer one might gladly send a good horse to.