Riley's friends and acquaintances trace his Zen patience and his mulishness
to his bout with a back disease.
His Tory Party conference speech showed him to be a Chancellor of the Exchequer whose mulishness
will cost tens of thousands of people their jobs and livelihoods.
As they came across to face the tapes there was no sign of the reluctant mulishness
Denman had showed on Hennessy day.
Last year's beaten King George favourite has put in two lacklustre performances since his return from Dubai this spring, and his mulishness
on the gallops prior to a eighth placing to Falbrav in the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown 11 days ago had hardly given any room for encouragement.
98-1, again showed the mulishness
at the starting stalls which forced his withdrawal before last year's Champion Stakes, and jockey Philip Robinson had to get serious in the final furlong to hold off the challenge of the French-trained filly, Tigertail, who was a neck behind at the line.
Timeform Perspective reported that Claret was lethargic in the paddock at Leicester and showed signs of mulishness
on the way to post.
I support punters-I am one myself-but the mulishness
of these horses is factored into their price.