"I also have great memories of Remainder Man
, Provideo and other Bill O'Gorman horses such as Superpower, Superlative, Brondesbury and Mummy's Game.
A son of Connaught, Remainder Man
earlier landed the Tote Free Handicap, this time in the hands of Michael Wigham.
went on to victory at Chester the following year but, Champion Chase winner One Man apart, proved a conspicuous failure at stud.
The Anorak says: Remainder Man, second to Roland Gardens in the Guineas and third to Shirley Heights in the Derby in 1978, was a rare runner for Reg Hollinshead in that class.
Hollinshead, now 83, is currently Britain's longest-serving trainer, having had his first winner in 1949, but has had only two Group winners in his career: Remainder Man (1979 Ormonde Stakes) and The Quiet Bidder (1981 Cork and Orrery Stakes).
In 1978 alone he was responsible for the first two in the apprentices' table, Kevin Darley and Michael Wigham; the latter rode Remainder Man in the Free Handicap.
Glinger 12 b g Remainder Man
- Harilla He's not the easiest horse to train as he's had all sorts of muscle problems over the years.
1979 Remainder Man
, the best horse Reg Hollinshead has trained, had a brilliant time in the first half of last season when he won twice, including the Free Handicap, and was second in the 2,000 Guineas and third in the Derby.
Not many were prepared to take this as a Classic pointer, but the Duncan Sasse-trained colt went on to win the 2,000 Guineas, getting the better of Remainder Man
. In the rest of the season he ran well without success, finishing eighth in the Derby and fifth in the Prix Eugene Adam, and the following year he won once and was second once in four attempts before being exported to South Africa.
He beat Remainder Man
(2nd) in the 2,000 Guineas by the same distance as Shirley Heights (130 Timeform) beat Remainder Man
(3rd) in the Derby.
Despite having won the Horris Hill Stakes (later disqualified) and Blue Riband Trial, Roland Gardens started at 28-1 for the 2,000 Guineas in 1978, yet he led 100 yards out and, after hanging badly, beat Remainder Man
by a length and a half.