And I’m sure there were also plenty of each-way winners in the mortgage market as last year’s winner Comply or Die came second after putting up a brave fight.
Comply or Die is owned by mortgage entrepreneur David Johnson of Commercial First and igroup fame. A win this year would have put him on track to equal Red Rum’s three consecutive wins but it was not to be. Still, the mortgage industry salutes Johnson for putting a smile on many a face – even I finished £45 up.
Besides, there’s always next year for those brokers who are left in the market, although I won’t be gambling on how many that will be.