BLOODSTOCK consultant and Turf Talk columnist David Allan (with wife Yoshi in photo), has a bone to pick with big-mouthed armchair critics who believe SA’s star jockey Gavin Lerena is getting a raw deal in the UK.

“Do your research or hold your tongues!” argues Allan, who explains how difficult it is for jockeys to make a name for themselves in the UK.  In reference to our own Michael Roberts and erstwhile US sensation Steve Cauthen, Allan reckons patience, respect, and time, is needed to break into the world’s toughest and most exclusive industry and he backs his argument with the usual DA accuracy.

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