Late drama as Siege Of Boston gets up for Sakho's agent
Last-minute deals are part of the excitement for transfer deadline day, and there was some last-gasp drama at Chelmsford on Thursday when Siege Of Boston triumphed.
Owned by football agent Mark McKay, the four-year-old's participation in the 7f handicap at 3.20 had aroused interest when it was reported McKay would be attending with one of his clients, West Ham striker Diafra Sakho.
The forward reportedly wants a move away from the London Stadium to Rennes, but those negotiations were put on hold to go to the track and watch Siege Of Boston get up on the line under John Egan at odds of 9-2.
Although Sakho was keeping a low profile on course, McKay was present in the winner's enclosure and said: "It's good to come here, pop in and watch the horse run."
McKay's phone remained silent during the race, and he added: "Now it's time to get back to work. There are things to be sorted out so it's back to the football now. I hope all the West Ham fans backed the horse."
Supporters of the club arguably had a more obvious horse to bet on, but The Happy Hammer was a non-runner in the race.