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    Charlie D
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    Has it been traditional for horses like Le Duc to run in the Royal Artillery Gold Cup???

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    LetsGetRacing
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    In what sense, Charlie?

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    PAULCS
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    He has 4 legs, a front end and a back end.

    I don’t know whether Charlie was having a pop at him like so many have but seriously, I’m sick of people moaning about Nicholls running his horses in these races.

    I’m all for tradition but when I’m attending a race meeting I’d rather see old friends like Thisthatandtother, Le Passing, Le Duc & Armaturk close the show than some fat nag out of a field.

    Why should Hunter/PTP trainers expect to automatically pick up prizes with average/poor charges? The good pointers will still come through (Teeton Mill, Kingscliff etc) so I don’t know what the problem is.

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    Charlie D
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    I don’t bother looking at Amateur races like this and have no idea who qualifies to run and who doesn’t, but is this race meant for horses of his ability

    Seems strange a 130 rated horse having 12 stone and a 120 78 rated horse carrying 5lb more

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    Charlie D
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    Paul

    I’m not having a go a P Nichols so get off your soap box

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    PAULCS
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    Fair enough Charlie, this is then directed at everyone else!

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    Happy Jack
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    Not sure what the problem is here. The Royal Artillery Gold Cup isn’t a Hunter Chase, it is basically a conditions race open to all horses that have an official rating of 130 or less – hence the appearance of the 130-rated Le Duc. Horses have to be owned on the day by past or present officers of the Royal Artillery – I say "the day" because the majority of these will be leased to General Melchett or whoever to satisfy the ownership criteria.

    As far as a "rich tradition", Nicholls has won this in the past with Whitenzo, while back in 1995 it was won by ex-Gold Cup winner Cool Ground.

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    Charlie D
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    Cheers HJ

    Any idea why he carried less weight than those rated inferior to him???

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    apracing
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    Because there are penalties for wins after August 1st 2006 and he hasn’t won a race since 2005.

    AP

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    Happy Jack
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    There were penalties for horses that had won steeplechases since August ’06; Le Duc hadn’t won since Jan ’05.

    A good bit of placing by the trainer, IMO !

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    Charlie D
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    Cheers guys, i’ve have learn something new today

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    Maxilon 5
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    Accidental posting.

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    MikkyMo73
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    Paul Nicholls :shock:

    Can’t even train a 1/8 to win a weak Fox Hunters :shock:

    That man will never make it in this game :lol:

    Mike

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