Ever wondered how to make a Denis style special drench?
It’s as easy as a quick trip to Woolies, thirty seconds on the scales, a minute stirring the bucket, and a minute and a half pouring down your horse’s nose.
Here is the magic recipe.
160 grams Brown Sugar
160 grams Bicarbonate of Soda*
12 grams Tumeric
18 grams Lemon Eno Powder
Total cost – $2.40
Denis price – $20.00
* you can use up to 500g of bicarbonate of soda, but any more than 160g and you’re likely to throw up a TCO2 positive if you get pre-race tested. 160g will keep you under 35.
Mix together with water in bucket.
Pour down horse’s nose two hours before race using clear tube, or a piece of garden hose if you haven’t got one handy.
Before you do that though, you need to give it a bleeder shot approximately 7-8 hours before race time, fluid colour pee yellow.
If you want to get all fancy, you can go the whole hog and give it the traffic light treatment, which involves one extra needle, fluid colour red.
You can work that one out for yourself.
I can’t give you everything, because you might start trying it at home, and we can’t have that. You might get your name splashed all over the papers, and it would embarrass your mother in front of her friends.
And it’s as easy as that.
All you have to do is get away with it.
You might for a while, but all good things come to an end, and most bad things do too, and whole lot quicker.