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  • #1503
    roryrory
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    What is the significance of the following form figures in relation to today’s action? F6PU819600

    #54849
    apracing
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    <br>I reckon those might be the results of ten previous visits to Punchestown by Spotthedifference, a form line that suggests he’s no bargain at the price today.

    AP

    #54850
    betlargebetlarge
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    Erm, is the answer Geoff Hurst in the 1966 World Cup Final?

    Mike

    #54852
    roryrory
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    Good effort Mike, but AP is spot on re Spot Thedifference.

    #54853
    betlargebetlarge
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    Good effort Mike, but AP is spot on re Spot Thedifference.

    <br>In the light of the result, I think I preferred my answer!!

    Mike

    #54854
    graysonscolumngraysonscolumn
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    Terrific effort by the old boy – few things epitomise what I love about the game more than these much loved old favourites reappearing year in, year out and still doing themselves enormous credit.

    Just need Mr Dow Jones to pop up in the Grand Veterans’ National at Cartmel four weeks hence.

    gc<br>

    The patron saint of lower-grade fare. A gently critical friend of point-to-pointing. Kindness is a political act.

    #54857
    Seagull
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    The Punchestown form does of course include a few hurdle races where he may have been just out for a days exercise and of course a  previous win in the La Touche.

    However despite his age ‘Spots’ recent run in the Sporting Index race at Chletenham was exceptional. (imho) Spot then raced off a mark of 150 which was 6ib higher than in any previous 6 wins there.

    He gave his winning stablemate (the fav) that day 1stone 10ib and also gave Siver Birch 6ib and we all know what that horse won next time out!

    Yesterday was not a handicap but he gave most of the rivals a stone.

    This time yesterday Spot could have been backed at 3.10 ;) (21/10) betfair for decent sums and that to me looked fair value as everyone knew the Irish would be on this one big time later in the day.<br>I cant see why they should retire Spot at present as long as he is enjoying himself, which judging on yesterdays run he still is.

    Im not aftertiming as I put Spot up as my only bet so far on the Punchestown thread.

    #54858
    davidjohnson
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    A shame that the race had something of a ‘testimonial’ feel about it, and the ride on the runner-up was an absolute disgrace. I don’t know what Nina Carberry’s instructions were but I would hazard a guess they involved something along the lines of if Spot looks like he can win, do not go past him. Seeing her celebrate him winning beofre she’d even passed the post herself must have left those that had backed her mount with a sour taste.

    #54859
    Brevityy
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    Credit where it’s due to the much-maligned cliche merchant Lee Mottershead for saying as much too DJ.

    #54860
    davidbrady
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    The place dividend was less for Freneys’ Well (1.10) then for Spot Thedifference (1.30)!

    #54862
    davidjohnson
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    Agreed Brevity

    My words of praise for Mottershead are sparse but fair play to him for saying what he did.

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