Just how British crowds contribute to claustrophobia in a race horse and U.S. fans can have the opposite effect is a puzzling question and one which won't be settled until Nov. 3 when Landau goes to the post in the $25,000 International Handicap at Laurel Park in Maryland. If he should win, there can be only one answer. Landau is psychosomatic and the victim of a split personality.
In the meantime the poor little $2 better is going to have to add an item of equipment to his usual assortment of racing forms, dope sheets and early line selections.
It will be a little treatise by one Sigmund Freud entitled "Collected Papers" on analytical psychology.
No horse player will be found without one. Things are tough enough as it is.