Is it the lucky number, the colour
of the jersey, or the odds?
Are there tenuous lineage hints? (who’s your daddy?)
Do you even know what ‘conformation’ means?
Herring gutted? Spring stepped? Sweated up?
What clairvoyant clues collude to make you choose
one over another?
Ah, but when they all come together – it’s an epiphany.
Thanks for the last race, last chance win,