Clare Balding was talking to the jockey who won the Grand National. Something like 'now you can afford to get your teeth fixed' or something. Very much speaking to an individual.
But Balding may know of a number of Jockeys who have their teeth damaged through riding and have dental work on retirement. She was a jockey herself. It would be no different to a comment about Shaun Briscoe's damaged nose (which he may have surgery on at retirement). This is not a comment on whether they are 'lookers' or not. That is a chauvinistic bar room type comment.
Edited by Scubby, 07 July 2013 - 01:33 PM.