I started reading Against the odds without any great enthusiasm as the subject matter didn't really interest me but I knew the author by proxy as it were. I'm almost certainly not the target audience for this sort of book but I have to say it is a very enjoyable read and well worth giving a go. I sped though the text with the speed of one of the horses which are the book's real heroes. Give this tale a try, I think you will be pleasantly surprised.
I enjoyed this book with the detail of working on a racing yard. The race descriptions were especially exciting, moving along at a sweeping pace. I empathised with the character of Sian and her love of her charge Double Jump. I didn't like the Welsh language dialogue as I didn't understand it! I would have liked to have known what caused Double Jump's decline, and also what happened as a result of the rein cutting incident. Maybe this will be taken up in the sequel.