Tagged: Royal Ascot 2018
June 21, 2018 at 14:13 #1357749
not played in the race, but honestly cannot wait to watch it, this is what a great sport is all about
GL to those who playJune 21, 2018 at 14:29 #1357753
I think you better change your wording (GT) that ‘vaz’ is difficult to win with as he is 15/22 on turf. Yes he has his quirks but does win more than enough.
Yes Vaz wins often nwalton, but he should because in France (and Meydan when raced there) he’s the stand out stayer. Needs to be held up and can think he’s done enough if in front too early – needs to lead fairly close home. Which all means can sometimes find the run of the race going against him and places extra importance in the jockey’s judgement. ie Difficult to win with – two defeats of last three – but Soummie usually does a good job though.value is everythingJune 21, 2018 at 14:38 #1357758
hate disagreeing but 15/22 is not a trait I would say is difficult to win with, quirky and needs everything to fall right I would agree with, but as someone once sung ‘its only words’ and I know what you meanJune 21, 2018 at 14:41 #1357759
btw he has won 2 of his last three, think you must have missed his win at Longchamp recentlyJune 21, 2018 at 14:48 #1357763
Should’ve said two of last four.value is everythingJune 21, 2018 at 15:00 #1357767
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I backed Torcedor ante post, thinking Ii was doing well at 14/1,
but I’m afraid that the ground looks to have gone against him. Having said that,
he ran okay on g/f in this last year and wasn’t disgraced in 5th, but his best
form is without doubt with some cut. He’s out to 18/1, which probably tells a
tail. I hope I’m wrong but I think his chance has maybe gone. I think Order Of
St George might add to his tally of one win and a one runner up in this.June 21, 2018 at 16:27 #1357781
Yes, yes, yes!
Ante-post winner for thee and me Stevie boy!value is everythingJune 21, 2018 at 16:28 #1357782
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Quality animal there, to out-battle Vazirabad like that.
Don’t know what was wrong with George but from the moment he stepped foot onto the course he didn’t look happy. I knew he wouldn’t win a mile out.June 21, 2018 at 16:29 #1357783
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and me Ginge at 10’s and TAPK
After a woeful few days have had two in a row, like buses they say
Now for Crack on Crack onDon't Eat The Pie and Don't Buy The S*nJune 21, 2018 at 16:35 #1357785
Great to hear so many of us were on, TAPK too. Could’ve guessed.
tbh We were all a bit lucky George did a Cracksman, Nathan.value is everythingJune 21, 2018 at 16:35 #1357786
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He looked like a wee boy taking on three heavy-weight boxers there.
Perhaps Vazirabad got there a little early, as Stradivarius fought back to get ahead again. I have backed Vazirabad before for this race and he didn’t come over for it. That has looked to be a shame, as it was a thrilling race this year and it may have meant more exciting races in recent seasons.
I’m not a fan of these long races because they can often be dull but I felt the Gosden colt could have a say at 8/1 and he’s been tough today beyond his size.
Order Of St George hit that flat spot again and took some stoking. Perhaps on this ground he couldn’t battle on.
Best renewal I can remember watching as a spectacle, if not in class terms.
Well done all winners, the Shetland Pony was immense.
Thanks for the good crack. Time for me to move on. Be lucky.June 21, 2018 at 16:35 #1357787
well done Vaz backers what a great race, he had class/speed/guts and he stayedJune 21, 2018 at 16:39 #1357789
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Well done Ginge, Steve, Nathan and TAPK (where is he?), and anyone else who backed
him. Cracking race and I was really pleased with the run of Torcedor on ground
that wasn’t ideal, he ran a blinder and was a good e/w return at 14s and topped
up when he drifted to 18s e/w. I’m not sure Order Of St George had his mind fully
on the job today, but that takes nothing away from the gutsy win of StradivariusJune 21, 2018 at 16:46 #1357790
had two in a row, like buses they say
That’s what you get when following my tips, Nathan.value is everythingJune 21, 2018 at 19:55 #1357843
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Torcedor ran a fantastic race there….the improvement he’s made the past few years has been fantastic.
Stradivarius done it nicely.
Hindsight is 20/20 so make the most of it!
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