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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #5760 on: September 28, 2023, 07:58:02 pm »
This weekends Arc looks one of the worst for a long time.

I see Through seven seas finished narrowly behind Equinox last time out, that temps me. Especially at 14/1

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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #5761 on: October 3, 2023, 04:20:56 pm »
Just logged in to my Betfair account to be greeted with the message "We will no longer be offering Best Odds Guaranteed on Horse Racing, from October 10th".

If all the rest of them stop offering this, that may be me quitting betting on a regular basis!

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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #5762 on: October 3, 2023, 11:08:09 pm »
Just logged in to my Betfair account to be greeted with the message "We will no longer be offering Best Odds Guaranteed on Horse Racing, from October 10th".

If all the rest of them stop offering this, that may be me quitting betting on a regular basis!
Yeah, I got a email talking about looking forward to the new Jumps season, scrolled down and nearly missed it, BOG will not apply to horse racing from 10 oct.
Overnight BOG is only offered by Corals now. a few offer a extra place for EW bets but you don't get BOG. 
iI wont be using Betfair for horse bets now. got out the habit of using the exchange and it's not a alternative for BOG either.
I suppose other bookies will follow this to see if Betfair lose custom and do the maths. will they lose more money for not offering BOG or gain from not paying out more when the prices go out. I hope most people place their bets elsewhere now or other bookies might follow Betfair and drop BOG.
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #5763 on: October 13, 2023, 07:50:50 pm »
The Jump season is back and my first winner in a while (Not that I've been backing many on the flats) 😁


Look forward to seeing all the big guns come out to play over the next few months and some new faces I'm sure.


Sky have Constitution Hill to go unbeaten this season @ 5/4 if anyone fancies it?


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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #5764 on: October 13, 2023, 09:04:21 pm »
The Jump season is back and my first winner in a while (Not that I've been backing many on the flats) 😁


Look forward to seeing all the big guns come out to play over the next few months and some new faces I'm sure.


Sky have Constitution Hill to go unbeaten this season @ 5/4 if anyone fancies it?
Yeah, over the sticks for me as well. King George and Cheltenham before we know it.
All up in the air for Constitution hill isn't it.? maybe another year over hurdles but wouldn't take the 5/4. if he goes jumping then he's never going to start big odds on for the Gold Cup.

WH chopping BOG now, devastated, max bet from me last time I tried was around 68p  :) got some decent anti post bets on politics a few yrs old with them, will cash them out if they win and then say good bye.













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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #5765 on: October 14, 2023, 02:25:31 pm »
City of Troy is still a monster. Justify has got some very good 2 year olds this year, with Ramateulle and Opera Singer as well
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #5766 on: October 19, 2023, 03:05:17 pm »
Going to Ascot Saturday. Going to need mud larks by the looks of things.

Thinking Migration in the handicap even though heís top weight should love conditions
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #5767 on: October 21, 2023, 10:22:28 pm »
Ha didnít win a thing.

He may not be riding as consistently as once but as if there was any doubt Frankie is still the man for the big occasion.

Racing really has no one else like him
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #5768 on: October 22, 2023, 09:37:57 am »
Interested to see how Quilixios goes today, should be too good for the rest, especially with no Teahupoo for a change

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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #5769 on: October 23, 2023, 11:33:56 pm »
I see Desert Crown has been put down. Sounds a similar story to St Nicholas Abbey.

They try everything to ensure they donít over compensate by putting weight on the other three legs that arenít broken, but itís nearly impossible and they end up with laminitis, so sad that a broken leg is almost always a death sentence for a horse
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #5770 on: October 23, 2023, 11:42:28 pm »
Ha didnít win a thing.

He may not be riding as consistently as once but as if there was any doubt Frankie is still the man for the big occasion.

Racing really has no one else like him

Thatís true, but his retirement tour has descended into a pisstake and comes across as money grabbing.
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #5771 on: October 24, 2023, 08:16:49 am »
Thatís true, but his retirement tour has descended into a pisstake and comes across as money grabbing.
Yeah no doubt Horse Racing has made the absolute most out of it.
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #5772 on: October 31, 2023, 08:18:28 pm »
It's my Stag do next year and just found out my best mate has booked Gold Cup Day at the Festival for us, my first time at Cheltenham so can't wait now 😁 he doesn't even like racing but knows I do.

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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #5773 on: October 31, 2023, 08:35:56 pm »
It's my Stag do next year and just found out my best mate has booked Gold Cup Day at the Festival for us, my first time at Cheltenham so can't wait now 😁 he doesn't even like racing but knows I do.
Super busy, but itíll be a great day out mate.

Me an my mate usually go the first 2-3 days these days, occasionally the full 4, but every time we go Gold Cup say itís a hectic end to a long and expensive week.

As a one off day though, itíll be fantastic way to spend a stag
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« Reply #5774 on: November 1, 2023, 01:02:19 pm »
Super busy, but itíll be a great day out mate.

Me an my mate usually go the first 2-3 days these days, occasionally the full 4, but every time we go Gold Cup say itís a hectic end to a long and expensive week.

As a one off day though, itíll be fantastic way to spend a stag

I actually would of preferred the first day but others couldn't get time off work but more than happy with the Friday.

Can see me going chasing on GDC if I have a few loses and the beers are flowing.

On a different note, just seen ITV are showing the Breeders cup again this year, should be good Saturday night entertainment.

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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #5775 on: November 4, 2023, 02:48:49 pm »
Small field but a decent renewal of the Charlie Hall at Werherby shortly
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #5776 on: November 4, 2023, 03:18:09 pm »
The only horse that didnít make a mistake won. Costly error from BMG at the last probably would have won otherwise, but good to see Mouse Morris with a decent one
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #5777 on: November 10, 2023, 10:51:18 am »
Mixed fortunes for Willie Mullins this week. Vauban blew out in the Melbourne Cup but Allaho was back with a fairly straight forward win at Clonmel yesterday.

Iíd like them to give the King George a go with him but doubt they will
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #5778 on: November 17, 2023, 02:52:58 am »
The November meeting means the jumps is properly underway. 7/2 seems a good price for  Galvin with James taking 7 off and the ground not too soft
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« Reply #5779 on: November 17, 2023, 03:33:51 pm »
Bit disappointed in Galvin. Obviously itís all about March and giving that weight in softer ground than ideal made life more difficult but thought he might have done a a bit better. Although it looked like he maybe needed the race. Think Iíll still be with him in March if the ground is decent
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #5780 on: November 18, 2023, 02:57:08 pm »
Thought Stage Star was very good. To make that error at the last and get going again is tough to do. Real player in the Ryanair
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #5781 on: November 19, 2023, 07:14:00 pm »
The seasons really got going this weekend, some good performances from some of the big names. Really looking forward to a cracking line up in the Betfair Chase next weekend.

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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #5782 on: November 19, 2023, 07:51:07 pm »
Ah at last someone to talk to :)

Jonbon won nicely today, but Stage Star the standout performance for me. Nice to see Bob Olinger get a win again.

Be nice if BMG lines up next weekend, but looking at the ground I think it could be a doubt. If it is testing I think Iíd be leaning towards LíHomme Presse.

Edit: LíHomme Presse hasnít been declared so perhaps heís not over his injury or theyíre looking at something a bit easier for his comeback, also sounds like the ground may be drying so BMG may take his chance, still looks a cracking race if he does run.

Be very interesting to see the outcome if State Man and Impaire Et Passe take each other on.
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #5783 on: November 21, 2023, 02:26:25 pm »
See Thyme Hill has died in after being injured on the gallops, was probably Hobbs best horse currently
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« Reply #5784 on: November 22, 2023, 10:55:52 pm »
The seasons really got going this weekend, some good performances from some of the big names. Really looking forward to a cracking line up in the Betfair Chase next weekend.
Now Shishkin has diverted to Ascot, if BMG doesnít turn up itíll end up being a poor renewal
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #5785 on: November 25, 2023, 05:13:02 pm »
Gaelic Warrior wins wherever he goes at Cheltenham. Just wish I knew where it would be so I could start backing him
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #5786 on: December 3, 2023, 04:47:04 pm »
Wonder if theyíll go over fences with Impaire Et Passe. Beaten over 2.5 miles by a stayer, and they have a better one in State Man. Doesnít seem a lot of point in aiming him at the Champion Hurdle
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #5787 on: December 6, 2023, 11:07:41 am »
Wonder if theyíll go over fences with Impaire Et Passe. Beaten over 2.5 miles by a stayer, and they have a better one in State Man. Doesnít seem a lot of point in aiming him at the Champion Hurdle
It was his first run of the season. I was at Fairyhouse and he wasn't beaten much. I think he wins had it been his second or third run and Teahupoo is a terrific horse rated in the 160s over hurdles. [I also backed him at 3/1 :D ] In fact, they had the same OR on the day and Teahupoo is a year older so it wasn't that big a shock IMO.
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #5788 on: December 6, 2023, 02:19:30 pm »
I get he didnít go down by much and Teahupoo is a very good horse, particularly when fresh.
It just seemed to develop into a bit of a sprint late on and Iíd have expected the speedier horse to come out on top.
Willie Mullins seemed quite disappointed, but said theyíll continue on the Champion Hurdle path
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« Reply #5789 on: December 6, 2023, 02:23:41 pm »
I get he didnít go down by much and Teahupoo is a very good horse, particularly when fresh.
It just seemed to develop into a bit of a sprint late on and Iíd have expected the speedier horse to come out on top.
Willie Mullins seemed quite disappointed, but said theyíll continue on the Champion Hurdle path
It's a moot point since Constitution Hill is winning it again anyway! By the way, he is entered at Sandown on Saturday for his season debut. Shishkin (first hurdle race in 3 years) is also entered in that race along with Love Envoi.
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #5790 on: December 8, 2023, 03:08:57 pm »
Feels like Nicholls has got some very good horses again. Hermes Allen, Stay Away Fay and Stage Star all have real chances at Cheltenham.

Gaelic Warrior being pointed at the Arkle would help
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #5791 on: December 9, 2023, 10:16:01 am »
Shishkin and Constitution Hill pulled from today's race. I assume it is down to the heavy going.

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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #5792 on: December 15, 2023, 02:50:26 pm »
The King George is shaping up nicely with Allaho and Gerri Colombe both probable runners, imagine BMG and Shishkin will run as well.

Hoped theyíd give Allaho a run here. Just think the race should suit his style.
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #5793 on: December 16, 2023, 01:00:56 am »
Venetia Williams yard on fire so far this season. 3 winners Friday and a couple of live chances Saturday at Cheltenham, just hope Funambole Sivola can carry the weight.
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #5794 on: December 22, 2023, 11:46:40 am »
Looks like weíre going to get two Christmas crackers instead of one.
With Gerri Colombe going for the Savills Chase against Fastorslow and Galopin Des Champs the race is just as big a showdown as the King George if Allaho, BMG and Shishkin all turn up.

Such a good line up of racing over Christmas
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #5795 on: December 25, 2023, 08:31:40 pm »
Looks like weíre going to get two Christmas crackers instead of one.
With Gerri Colombe going for the Savills Chase against Fastorslow and Galopin Des Champs the race is just as big a showdown as the King George if Allaho, BMG and Shishkin all turn up.

Such a good line up of racing over Christmas
It's horse racing so it's likely none of them win 🤣

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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #5796 on: December 26, 2023, 01:34:20 pm »
Il Est Francais looks a bit good
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #5797 on: December 26, 2023, 02:26:39 pm »
Il Est Francais looks a bit good
To say the least; very impressed.

Looking forward to the King George now. Very much a "no bet, just enjoy" race.

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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #5798 on: December 26, 2023, 02:37:53 pm »
Wow! Hewick came from nowhere!  ::)

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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #5799 on: December 26, 2023, 02:38:19 pm »
Mad that. Bet he went to a massive price in running

550/1 apparently
Shishkin unlucky

£800 they paid for Hewick
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