November 30, 2019 at 14:17 #1476211
Seriously caught sleeping thereNovember 30, 2019 at 14:26 #1476215TheBluesBrotherParticipant
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He is going to get the sack, his ride yesterday on Champ was bad enough nearly running out, but his ride today on Buveur D’Air was so bad it is the stuff of nightmares, he is definitely passed his sell-buy date.
Mike.November 30, 2019 at 14:48 #1476222Cork All StarParticipant
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That was a shocker. Sheer complacency. Even if he had won it would have been bad ride.
I am not an odds on punter but the horse got backed from 1/4 to 2/13 in the minutes before the off. Plenty of people must have got their fingers burned and are entitled to feel very aggrieved.
Reckon McManus will give Mark Walsh the job soon. He is far better than Geraghty now.November 30, 2019 at 14:52 #1476224
Plus Coleman showed him how it’s done at Newbury , I’d say he won’t be around to much longerDecember 1, 2019 at 11:43 #1476279Marginal ValueParticipant
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It may not have been Barry Geraghty’s fault.
From today’s Racing Post;:
Dual Champion Hurdle winner Buveur D’Air looks set to miss the rest of the season due to the freak injury he suffered at Newcastle.
He returned with a splinter of wood in his foot after his defeat at 2-13 in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle on Saturday.
Trainer Nicky Henderson said on Sunday morning: “They are about to operate on the injury now at the Donnington Grove Veterinary Surgery.
“It is very serious and I hope it’s not career-threatening, but we won’t know for a week or two. However, it seems certain we may have to give the rest of this season a miss.
“It’s like having a large splinter under your nail and the only way you are going to get it out is to go in and operate on it. The only good thing about all of this is that the injury has not touched the horse’s coffin bone, which is just above the hoof.”
Henderson described the injury as a “freak” occurrence on Racing TV later on Sunday and said: “It’s not possible to even think how you could do it.
“It has gone in through the top of the coronet band and right underneath the hoof. It’s very sore.
“The good news is that the coffin joint hasn’t been affected, which is very important. Now it’s a matter of getting this piece of wood out from under his hoof but they’re going to have to open the hoof to let it come out.”December 1, 2019 at 13:53 #1476299
He missed the start , that was his faultDecember 1, 2019 at 13:55 #1476300runandskip84Participant
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Thought Barry had a senior moment at Newbury and luckily looked up just in time. Not that ITV saw it that way of course.December 1, 2019 at 22:11 #1476349jackh1092Participant
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Lol at this thread
Hindsight is 20/20 so make the most of it!December 3, 2019 at 00:27 #1476419raymo61Participant
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I think some apologies are due when you see the injury Bouveur suffered.December 3, 2019 at 10:41 #1476431hamParticipant
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Why would he get the sack, im missing the point here?December 3, 2019 at 17:10 #1476453Cork All StarParticipant
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I accept a partial apology is due because Buveur D’Air picked up an injury which clearly compromised his chance after it was sustained. However, I still maintain Geraghty rode a tactically poor race. Read Henderson’s comments afterwards. He said the winner got away from us and we had to chase him down. It is fair to ask why did an experienced jockey like Geraghty riding a dual CH winner and 2/13 chance let an outsider get away from him? The poor jump at the second last was due to the pressure he was already under. I am NOT blaming Geraghty for the injury. That was very bad luck and I hope the horse is going to be OK. However, no one can convince me that was a good ride – and I am not talking through my wallet either!December 3, 2019 at 19:00 #1476473
Don’t understand why an apology is needed , I started the thread stating he was caught sleeping , watch the start of the race …he was caught sleeping , personally I don’t believe he has ridden as well since his return from injury , we,ll see how his season goes from hereDecember 3, 2019 at 21:37 #1476487Ex RubyLightParticipant
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I think he jumped the first six hurdles without the splinter and until he reached the 2nd last, where he picked up the injury, he was already beaten.
Geraghty stopped being a top drawer jockey some 10 years ago. I never was a fan of him and never will be.December 4, 2019 at 10:32 #1476508RiccoParticipant
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My gripe with Geraghty is that I think he’d rather win 5 races looking cool and producing a horse just in time to win by a head, than win 10 in the correct manner and ride the horse to it’s best merit.
He’s obviously a talented jockey, but the amount of times he’s asked a horse too late, or luckily just in time when it’s had enough in the tank to win by ten lengths is laughable.
To keep it’s handicap down, to not overtax the horse, to look good when winning…. No, just get the bloody thing home first!
Whether he got it wrong in this race I don’t know, but I do know with a different ride BVD wouldn’t have had a lump of wood stuck in his leg. Personally I think he should have asked BVD for more on the turn, he would have been closer and less stressed at the second last for the mistake. It seems the mistake was just one of those things, Cornerstone Lad clipping the hurdle in front of him was probably what did it, Geraghty’s fault???December 4, 2019 at 13:17 #1476517homersimpsonParticipant
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Already beaten? He was upsides not long after the last but just didn’t go through with it or Cornerstone Lad found that bit extra when he got to him. Whether he didn’t pass because of the injury who knows but it definitely could be an excuse.
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