All hail King Altior! Did not expect him to go tearing off after the leader with the rest so far behind, but it just proved in the end that he can win any way he runs. Turning down the hill it looked ominous as the chasing pack closed onto his heels, and between the last two fences I actually felt that something must have been wrong with him as a hugely inferior rival in Sceau Royal went past him. I needn't have worried. He was only messing with us. As soon as de Boinville asked him to go, he switched on the afterburners that only great horses have, and within a few strides, he'd put a breathtaking amount of ground between himself and other good horses. How good is he? I still don't feel he's ever put in a Sprinter Sacre performance. I don't believe he's in his illustrious former stablemates league, but not many horses are. I just enjoy him for himself.