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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #3960 on: January 12, 2021, 08:26:05 pm »
Khalid Abdullah has died. His horses’ footprint is all over the sport. Legend of the breeding game.

Just seen on the RP he bred 102 out of 118 group ones. Simply astonishing.

Just hope that his legacy and support caries on in British racing.
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #3961 on: January 13, 2021, 01:31:39 pm »
Think Energumene looks a definite threat to Shishkin. Came away nicely after the last given the ground
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #3962 on: January 13, 2021, 02:32:11 pm »
Bob Olinger very good again there. Blue Lord never fully settled and still looks a bit green to me, but beaten fair and square on the day.
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #3963 on: January 13, 2021, 03:01:24 pm »
Probably not even room inside a single post to name all his great horses. Strange how he’s gone just after Enable finished, bit like Cecil with another of his and probably the best of the lot, Frankel.

Actually strange is not the right word really but there’s a nice symmetry to it I suppose

They hinted massively on ATR that the only reason Enable stayed in training was so he could see her maybe get another Arc before he passed on, it sounds like he was sick for some time. May he rest in peace.

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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #3964 on: January 15, 2021, 11:29:03 am »
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #3965 on: January 15, 2021, 02:30:32 pm »
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Paddy Power have a load of specials on these 3, and have included our game on Sunday in a few of them. They'll make an absolute fortune from the likes of me the fuckers  ;D

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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #3966 on: January 15, 2021, 04:17:37 pm »
Paddy Power have a load of specials on these 3, and have included our game on Sunday in a few of them. They'll make an absolute fortune from the likes of me the fuckers  ;D
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #3967 on: January 15, 2021, 04:43:34 pm »
Klopp Out!

To be fair Van Dijk did well given his injury
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #3968 on: January 15, 2021, 05:47:12 pm »
Not the normal jockey on Klopp. Usually Cam Hardie who was on Tathmeen instead  ::)

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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #3969 on: January 15, 2021, 08:20:03 pm »
Bob Olinger very good again there. Blue Lord never fully settled and still looks a bit green to me, but beaten fair and square on the day.

Not sure Blue Lord is a 2 mile 5 horse. Fast run two miles looks his game to me but don't think he is quite top class for this year anyhow. He is the type I could see turning up in a county hurdle next year off a nice weight and running a big race. Having said that I don't think they bought him to run in a county hurdle!!

Bob Olinger was impressive though and on overall form (rather than just their latest races) he would be ahead of bravemansgame in my book.
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #3970 on: January 15, 2021, 09:29:46 pm »
Not sure Blue Lord is a 2 mile 5 horse. Fast run two miles looks his game to me but don't think he is quite top class for this year anyhow. He is the type I could see turning up in a county hurdle next year off a nice weight and running a big race. Having said that I don't think they bought him to run in a county hurdle!!

Bob Olinger was impressive though and on overall form (rather than just their latest races) he would be ahead of bravemansgame in my book.
Mullins isn’t averse to a late switch around but I get the impression Appreciate It will be the Supreme horse and Blue Lord the Ballymore. I think Blue Lord stays 2m5 but having run free most of the race on heavy ground he had nothing left for the finish. Wouldn’t be surprised to see Blue Lord get closer in March.
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #3971 on: January 15, 2021, 10:35:57 pm »
Envoi Allen has to give 11lb to the field including Asterion Forlonge on Sunday at Punchestown in heavy ground. Probably makes this his toughest test to date. Slightly strange step to take but perhaps they didn’t expect to face something like Asterion Forlonge. I guess it depends which Asterion Forlonge turns up but this could be a tougher race in the ground than they want before Cheltenham
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #3972 on: January 16, 2021, 08:27:40 am »
Envoi Allen has to give 11lb to the field including Asterion Forlonge on Sunday at Punchestown in heavy ground. Probably makes this his toughest test to date. Slightly strange step to take but perhaps they didn’t expect to face something like Asterion Forlonge. I guess it depends which Asterion Forlonge turns up but this could be a tougher race in the ground than they want before Cheltenham

Yep, going right handed too which probably makes Asterion 7 to 10 lbs better than going the other way round. Mate of mine was convinced during the week that if Asterion stood his ground that Envoi would be scratched. He backed Asterion on that basis too.
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #3973 on: January 16, 2021, 09:38:51 am »
Mullins isn’t averse to a late switch around but I get the impression Appreciate It will be the Supreme horse and Blue Lord the Ballymore. I think Blue Lord stays 2m5 but having run free most of the race on heavy ground he had nothing left for the finish. Wouldn’t be surprised to see Blue Lord get closer in March.

He obviously ran very free and i also acknowledge that these French types are more often stayers than not so he may well get 2 5 when he learns to settle. But  he has had a fair bit of racing between France and Ireland so im thinking its experience of serious pace in the race rather than more experience in general that he needs, He will only get that experience in 2m races. Hes not for me for this year.
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #3974 on: January 16, 2021, 12:06:22 pm »
I know he fell at the last there but Youmdor looks some animal for Willie Mullins
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #3975 on: January 16, 2021, 02:23:30 pm »
Have Adrimel here, been following him since his bumper days. Strong race though I think.

*Just saw the money arrive for him. Happy with my 7/1 now  :D
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #3976 on: January 16, 2021, 02:32:35 pm »
Gutsy gutsy performance there. Had to give away 3 pounds as well.
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #3977 on: January 16, 2021, 04:21:28 pm »
Gutsy gutsy performance there. Had to give away 3 pounds as well.
Nice one Flash
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #3978 on: January 16, 2021, 04:26:29 pm »
Yep, going right handed too which probably makes Asterion 7 to 10 lbs better than going the other way round. Mate of mine was convinced during the week that if Asterion stood his ground that Envoi would be scratched. He backed Asterion on that basis too.
Thought they might take him out myself. Really interesting to see how the race plays out tactics wise. Would make sense for something to make it a proper test and see if Asterion Forlonge’s jumping holds up, wonder if they’ll go on themselves if nothing else wants to make it.
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #3979 on: January 16, 2021, 07:38:15 pm »
Nice one Flash

Cheers mate.

Did you get to see Youmdor for Mullins today?
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #3980 on: January 16, 2021, 08:07:31 pm »
You’re not wrong on Youmdor, Flash. I cannot believe he’d have been beaten if he stood up. He was still on the bridle in a Grade 1 coming to the last. Hopefully it throws people off the scent a bit and we can get a price at Cheltenham.

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« Reply #3981 on: January 16, 2021, 09:50:33 pm »
Cheers mate.

Did you get to see Youmdor for Mullins today?
You’re not wrong on Youmdor, Flash. I cannot believe he’d have been beaten if he stood up. He was still on the bridle in a Grade 1 coming to the last. Hopefully it throws people off the scent a bit and we can get a price at Cheltenham.
Only just watched it. No doubt he was still to be asked the question so the most likely winner. Both horses came away so looked a good performance (wasn’t a grade one though Gerry). I think he’ll have to jump a bit better though. Apart from coming down thought he was quite big at his hurdles at times. Looking a good set of Juveniles this year on both sides of the water. I like Adagio as things stand.
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #3982 on: January 16, 2021, 10:04:20 pm »
Only just watched it. No doubt he was still to be asked the question so the most likely winner. Both horses came away so looked a good performance (wasn’t a grade one though Gerry). I think he’ll have to jump a bit better though. Apart from coming down thought he was quite big at his hurdles at times. Looking a good set of Juveniles this year on both sides of the water. I like Adagio as things stand.

Of course. I don’t know what I was looking at but I was sure I saw that when I looked last night. Probably fuelled by alcohol  ;D

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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #3983 on: January 16, 2021, 10:10:12 pm »
Of course. I don’t know what I was looking at but I was sure I saw that when I looked last night. Probably fuelled by alcohol  ;D
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #3984 on: January 16, 2021, 11:36:15 pm »
Not a grade 1 no but a decent juvenile hurdle and I think he was laughing at the eventual winner, still a nice price for the Triumph although Mullins does have French Aseel for that as well.

Alcohol fuelled mistakes are the best kind Gerry  :D
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #3985 on: January 16, 2021, 11:47:16 pm »
Not a grade 1 no but a decent juvenile hurdle and I think he was laughing at the eventual winner, still a nice price for the Triumph although Mullins does have French Aseel for that as well.

Alcohol fuelled mistakes are the best kind Gerry  :D

Well we should get a good idea about where the Irish juveniles stand if they all turn up at Leopardstown in 3 weeks. They’re both entered along with French Aseel and Zanahiyr
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« Reply #3986 on: January 17, 2021, 01:01:52 am »
Well we should get a good idea about where the Irish juveniles stand if they all turn up at Leopardstown in 3 weeks. They’re both entered along with French Aseel and Zanahiyr

Yes that is shaping up to be a cracker.

Coltor is out on Monday, he was second to French Aseel, although beaten 22L. So that form will be tested a bit.
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #3987 on: January 17, 2021, 12:26:20 pm »
I know we’ve got bigger things to look forward to today but really intrigued by this 12:50 race
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« Reply #3988 on: January 17, 2021, 12:46:15 pm »
I know we’ve got bigger things to look forward to today but really intrigued by this 12:50 race

Same as Duvva and the hurdle race after it. I won't be able to watch though will have to check it out later.

I see Paul Townend is missing for the day, must be from the fall yesterday.
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #3989 on: January 17, 2021, 12:58:47 pm »
Got robbed of a race there. Don’t think Envoi Allen dispatched the outsider as easy as I’d like but he’s giving pounds away.

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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #3990 on: January 17, 2021, 01:00:45 pm »
Got robbed of a race there. Don’t think Envoi Allen dispatched the outsider as easy as I’d like but he’s giving pounds away.

Asterion a faller?
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #3991 on: January 17, 2021, 01:01:41 pm »
Got robbed of a race there. Don’t think Envoi Allen dispatched the outsider as easy as I’d like but he’s giving pounds away.
Yep real anti climax. Think hurdles may beckon for Asterion Forlonge. Think they just wanted to win with the minimum effort in the end, but might have expected him to come away slightly easier I agree
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #3992 on: January 17, 2021, 01:02:23 pm »
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« Reply #3993 on: January 17, 2021, 01:31:52 pm »
At the first!

Fuck sake, hurdles it is with him so you'd assume. Don't think he's a Champion Hurdle horse though.

The winner of the 1.20 drifted from 6/1 to 22/1 in about 20 minutes before the race  :o
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #3994 on: January 17, 2021, 01:35:51 pm »
That’s mad, rarely win after a drift like that, usually run like they’ve got three legs!
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #3995 on: January 17, 2021, 01:44:08 pm »
That’s mad, rarely win after a drift like that, usually run like they’ve got three legs!

I'm used to seeing McNally's horses going the other way in prices  ;D

That horse won a handicap hurdle off 84 at one stage in his career.
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #3996 on: January 29, 2021, 04:40:17 pm »
The bumper horse in Ireland today won really well. Elliott didn’t exactly talk it down after. One under the radar a bit for the Cheltenham bumper.

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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #3997 on: January 30, 2021, 12:20:50 pm »
The bumper horse in Ireland today won really well. Elliott didn’t exactly talk it down after. One under the radar a bit for the Cheltenham bumper.

There are so many good bumper horses in Ireland this year it's hard to keep track of them all.
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #3998 on: February 5, 2021, 07:08:43 pm »
Great two days coming up at Leopardstown.

I will be watching two closely with an eye to Cheltenham tomorrow. Abracadabras in the hurdle and Darver Star in the Arkle.
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Re: The Horse Racing thread
« Reply #3999 on: February 6, 2021, 12:38:25 pm »
Great days racing instore lads, best of luck everyone.
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