TV viewers endured an unwanted “who run it?” mystery as thick fog virtually blurred out Sunday’s horse-racing at Tramore.
A blue haze filled telly screens, meaning the winners were ridden in the clouds, with horses and riders barely visible on the murky course.
There was a misty hue and cry as viewers struggled to follow the action
The jockeys weren’t the only ones facing obstacles as they jumped round the track in Waterford, Ireland.
That’s because armchair observers could see the white railings and riders’ caps more than they could the riders and horses.
One fan, however, turned the mist opportunity into a betting chance.
He posted: “€100 to anyone that can pick out the winner of the last from Tramore from my point of view” – followed by a laughing emoji.
Another viewer made the understatement of the season as he wrote: “The weather in Tramore today looks more like a meeting in January.”
A third enthusiast shared a snap of their blue-grey screen with the optimistic claim: ” Fings are al’wight at Tramore.”
Nonetheless, the seven races all passed off well enough – except for those watching at home.
It came on the day Grand National winner Corach Rambler returned to a hero’s welcome at trainer Lucinda Russell’s Kinross base – without a hint of Scotch mist.
The nine-year-old and 8-1 favourite became one of only three horses trained in Scotland to win the Aintree showpiece.
Russell said at her Arlary House Stables in Milnathort near Edinburgh: “It was just amazing driving in today, the number of cars and people and the support he has.
“I know he was favourite in the race the but it is just lovely, how important he is to the community, not just the racing community.”
What a welcome vision!