Tom Dascombe’s star sprinter Kachy sadly put down

I was gutted to hear the Kachy lost his life at Lingfield on Saturday. 

I was watching the racing and saw he had pulled-up, I assumed lame. I had tipped the seven-year-old, not for this first time as I was a big fan and was of course on for Finals day in April as well, but at moments such as this a few lost quid really don’t really matter. He was pulled up early in the 6f Heed Your Hunch At Betway Handicap and slowly the news trickled through that he had suffered a fatal injury. 

He was a cracking horse with some decent wins to his name. He of course won the A/W Sprint Final in 2019 but also had two Listed successes, had won the Group Three Molecombe Stakes as a juvenile and was twice placed in Group One company at Royal Ascot, finishing second in the 2016 Commonwealth Cup and third in last year’s Diamond Jubilee Stakes.

Owner David Lowe tweeted: “RIP big fella. You were our world and will be missed forever. #KingKachy”