Here is an example of "don't believe everything you read"
# 54; Baker 4th series: flyer, front footed it; RR, wide left of bales to stay dry, hooked to bird;
MR, left of bales, picked up bird quick. 5th series: flyer, smacked it; SR, took off under arc to left
of hold. blind, then right, a hunt, finally got bird; LR, stepped on it; RR, straight to bird ... DROPPED.
# 42; Gonia 4th series; flyer very nice; RR, went out dry, came back wet for an accurate mark;
MR, wide left of brush, out of sight, came up with bird. 5th series: flyer stepped on it; SR, went in
looking for bird came up with it quick; LR, straight as an arrow to bird; RR, carried to right edge
of 3 mounds and smashed it. DROPPED.
I am sure the reporting was accurate, but without looking at the whole body of work,without being there.....I think that is why the last couple of years when the winner has been announced there is a gentle thud, and a hush of silence, from the RTF, because we are all guilty of cheering for certain connections, and jumping to conclusions when the least little bit of info comes our way....
as a wise man told all of us " not all handles are equal at a National"...