Switched off the rail, he began to stay on well and was driven out to pass Cacoethes
and finish second, five lengths behind Nashwan.
We were third to him in the Derby with Cacoethes
and we very nearly collared him in the King George but Nashwan was very good.
In two subsequent appearances he scraped home by a neck from Cacoethes
in Ascot's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes before suffering the sole defeat of his career in the Prix Niel at Longchamp.
You've struck the bet with a friend at work, while another good pal, who claims he is close to joining the 'cardboard city crew' outside Waterloo Station, has lumped his last grand on 5-2 secondfavourite Cacoethes
Your recollections of last week's giant - Kalaglow My lasting memory of Kalaglow was his, now out of fashion, leggy conformation - like Charlottown and Cacoethes
But there was an aura of invincibility about him now and in the King George he was sent off at 2-9 - not unreasonably given that his main opponent was Cacoethes
, who had been seven lengths behind at Epsom.
You're never going to see Group 1 horses at the seaside venue, although I did see Guy Harwood's Cacoethes
bolt up by half the track in April 1989, before finishing third to Nashwan in the Derby.
Her best performance was perhaps when second to Carroll House in the 1989 Arc, with In The Wings and Cacoethes
among those in arrears.
It was not a strong Derby field but Nashwan, the 5-4 favourite, had style and speed and opened up with his long, smooth stride to dismiss his only serious market rival, Cacoethes
, winner of the Lingfield Derby Trial, leaving Terimon, at 500-1, to be closest at the finish, five lengths behind.
While he was never champion, Starkey's career lasted nearly 35 years, two decades of them right at the top level featuring a litany of memorable victories on horses like To-Agori-Mou, Kalaglow, Shangamuzo in the Gold Cup, the ridiculous Star Appeal in the Arc, Soviet Star and Cacoethes