February 24, 2018 at 11:43 #1343744
Did anyone watch the 17.20 bumper at Exeter yesterday won by Unwin Vic; was virtually uncontrollable at the start of the race but the jockey managed to settle him at the back and he won easily. One of the rides of the season thus far imo. Not sure how good the race was but I’m certainly going to keep an eye on him. He was quite a steamer before the off so must have a bit of a reputation at home.February 24, 2018 at 15:10 #1343815
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Yes moe – very well bred too. Incredible performance and looks a lovely big strong chasing type.
I wonder if old Bobby Buckler will be able to hold on to him, expect the owners are receiving offers already.February 25, 2018 at 22:02 #1344001
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Just watched the race. Incredible performance after pulling as hard as I’ve ever seen in the first two furlong.
Opened at 11/1 and was backed into 15/2 at the off. Apparently he was 40/1 the night before. Must have been working superbly at home to have a market move like that.
One to watch for sureFebruary 25, 2018 at 23:37 #1344018
40/1! I backed him at 11.30 and he was in to 16/1 then . Had gone out so didn’t listen to the race live; would have been quite exciting to listen to!February 28, 2018 at 00:55 #1344285
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Yes; I backed the runner-up at 20s!February 28, 2018 at 14:14 #1344334
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Just to clarify, the horse’s name is Unwin VC.
You can see the closing stages (For now at least) on the following page, second video down:-
Unwin VC is a big, somewhat ungainly mover and will improve if settling better and learning to use his physical assets. How nimble he would be as a hurdler is clearly something of a question for now but there is plenty to work on moving forward,
The Racing Post gave Unwin VC 106 for that win. To put that figure into some perspective, last year’s Cheltenham Bumper winner Fayonagh earned 102 for her first race for Gordon Elliott (Incredibly in retrospect going off at 33/1 in winning it)
Dato Star was awarded 114 in his debut and Moon Racer scored a RPR of 118 when kicking his career off winning at 50/1 in a 50 grand sales bumper at Fairyhouse.
Certainly seems worth keeping an eye on Unwin VC.
Thanks for the good crack. Time for me to move on. Be lucky.February 28, 2018 at 15:09 #1344341
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You can read about the person after whom the horse is named here:February 28, 2018 at 20:05 #1344373
Thanks guys; should’ve gone to specsavers [in fact, I am going there on Monday but for a NHS hearing test!]. Currently reading ‘Dawn till Dusk’ and one of the stable staff featured said that it was much easier to deal with a slightly lazy type of horse than one that wouldn’t settle, so it’ll be interesting to see what happens with this lad.
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