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Re: The Horse Racing Thread

Post by skully on Sun 05 Nov 2017, 23:52

JGK wrote:
skully wrote:That Wally sure knows his shit when it comes to the nags.


Aye. I will almost feel bad for ruining his day by backing his tips.

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Re: The Horse Racing Thread

Post by WideWally on Mon 06 Nov 2017, 02:21

Bradman wrote:Good to say you're not sentimental.  No boom time?  Humidor almost ran down a pretty handy nag and is probably knackered and I have a soft spot for the quirky...go tiberian.   I wouldn't discount the northern 3yo either.

I can't see him getting 2 miles. By Flying Spur out of a Snippets mare. Plus he failed at his only previous try at the trip, admittedly on a heavy track. And he cops a penalty for winning the Caulfield Cup.
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Post by Bradman on Mon 06 Nov 2017, 02:34

WideWally wrote:
Bradman wrote:Good to say you're not sentimental.  No boom time?  Humidor almost ran down a pretty handy nag and is probably knackered and I have a soft spot for the quirky...go tiberian.   I wouldn't discount the northern 3yo either.

I can't see him getting 2 miles. By Flying Spur out of a Snippets mare. Plus he failed at his only previous try at the trip, admittedly on a heavy track. And he cops a penalty for winning the Caulfield Cup.

There was a fair amount of tongue in cheek in that and frankly he's a packer/bondy moment.
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Post by JGK on Tue 07 Nov 2017, 04:25

WideWally wrote:I'm not very keen on this year's Cup.

I will be backing Humidor & Rekindling, but not with much confidence.

I think Humidor is the best horse in the race but am not certain if he will get the 3200m. His sire Teofilo was an unbeaten champion 2yo who didn't race after that because of injury. However he was made the Winter favourite for the Derby & being by Galileo would inherit stamina. At stud he has been quite succesful & a couple of his Gp 1 winners won over 2 miles or longer (Voleuse de Coeurs & Quest For More) but overall his progeny are probably better suited around ten furlongs. Humidor's dam won over 2100m & is by a stamina influence Zabeel. However Humidor's 3rd dam was the champion sprinter Habibti.

When I watched the St Leger at Doncaster, I was very impressed with the finishing burst of Rekindling & thought at the time he would be a big chance in the 2018 Melbourne Cup. However, he is over here for this year's running & I am a little concerned that he is only a Northern Hemisphere 3yo despite appearing in our form guides as a 4yo. I just think he is a progressive horse who probably has improved since the St Leger.

I will also include Almandin, Marmelo, Johannes Vermeer & Libran in my quadys, trifectas & first 4s & maybe also Ventura Storm, Big Duke & Thomas Hobson in quadys if I can narrow down the other legs to one or two runners (I'm hoping Odeon gets a start in the second leg).

My main aim will be not to spend too much money this year. It is too difficult.

Good luck everyone.


Thanks for the tip Smile

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Post by JGK on Sat 03 Mar 2018, 05:53

So, that Winx looks to have a bright future.

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Post by Red on Sat 24 Mar 2018, 07:56

JGK wrote:So, that Winx looks to have a bright future.

Yes, fork in the road time - Europe or a record Cox Plate after today's record-breaking win.
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Post by Big Dog on Sat 14 Apr 2018, 03:49

Winx goes for 25 today at 3.05pm
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Post by horace on Sat 14 Apr 2018, 05:16

I'm hoping Mr K has not put lead in her saddle with a bank interest bet.
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Post by Big Dog on Sat 14 Apr 2018, 06:08

Strolled across the line. Just too easy.
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Post by beamer on Sat 14 Apr 2018, 10:33

Grand National today, could be the muddiest since the infamous 2001 race where only two finished without remounting.

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Post by Bradman on Sat 14 Apr 2018, 10:38

Savacool won so who gives at shit.
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Post by JGK on Sat 14 Apr 2018, 10:46

horace wrote:I'm  hoping Mr K has not put lead in her saddle with a bank interest bet.

The opposite actually - I have a cheeky lobster on the field.

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Post by Bradman on Sat 14 Apr 2018, 11:07

That can work if Winx ain't in the field.
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Post by beamer on Sat 14 Apr 2018, 20:40

Typically, I picked a Lion in the National and a Tiger won...

Margin was a cat’s whisker after 4 miles. Not sure why they bypassed Becher’s second time when seemingly no horse or jockey was seriously injured at that fence?

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Post by WideWally on Fri 22 Jun 2018, 16:32

Alpha Centauri .............. WOW

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Post by JGK on Sat 18 Aug 2018, 06:09

26 in a row for Winx.  She now has 19 Group 1s.

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Post by skully on Sat 18 Aug 2018, 07:01

Useful pony.
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Post by horace on Sat 18 Aug 2018, 08:03

JGK wrote:26 in a row for Winx.  She now has 19 Group 1s.

Fantastic.
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Post by WideWally on Sat 13 Oct 2018, 07:20

The Autumn Sun scores a dominant win in the Caulfield Guineas. Bolted in after travelling three wide with no cover!

Watch the replay if you can. This was so impressive.
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Post by horace on Sat 13 Oct 2018, 20:12

WideWally wrote:The Autumn Sun scores a dominant win in the Caulfield Guineas. Bolted in after travelling three wide with no cover!

Watch the replay if you can. This was so impressive.

Fantastic effort and up there with the Winx effort at Flemington..
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Post by Nath on Sat 13 Oct 2018, 22:40

so why do Sydney horses races run to the left of the tv screen, but Melbourne horse races run to the right?
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Post by skully on Sun 14 Oct 2018, 01:20

Melbourne has always been arse-about with everything it does. Cool
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Post by Bradman on Sun 14 Oct 2018, 02:06

Never really thought about that too deeply, but it probably belongs in the same basket as rail gauges.
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Post by skully on Sun 14 Oct 2018, 07:27

From the Interweb (it'll catch on one day, I predict)...

"The reason behind it was In Victoria they wanted to make the races faster than in the UK (Ascot - it's only Royal Ascot when the queen is on track), a horse will naturally bend to the left when running loose. There for it means they run faster than if the track went the other way.

Well in NSW they wanted to do things differently than Victoria and followed clockwise England and ran the other way. Queensland followed.

You'll also see in form, that its easier for a Sydney horse to win in Vic than a Melbourne horse to win in NSW or QLD, this is the reason why."
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Re: The Horse Racing Thread

Post by JGK on Sun 14 Oct 2018, 09:29

horace wrote:
WideWally wrote:The Autumn Sun scores a dominant win in the Caulfield Guineas. Bolted in after travelling three wide with no cover!

Watch the replay if you can. This was so impressive.

Fantastic effort and up there with the Winx effort at Flemington..


Shame he's not having a crack at the Cox though.

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