December 4, 2019 at 13:19 #1476518homersimpsonParticipant
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So might JPMDecember 4, 2019 at 13:25 #1476520homersimpsonParticipant
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There were three other jockeys caught sleeping as well. OK they didn’t fight out the finish but they were all left at the start by Brooke’s cunning thinking.December 4, 2019 at 16:41 #1476532RiccoParticipant
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“He was making a bit of noise” or “Found to be lame the next day” would be an excuse, but I’m not sure I’ve ever seen “He’s out for the season” used in that manner…December 5, 2019 at 09:44 #1476572raymo61Participant
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Why not praise the enterprising ride given to the winner than choosing to slag off ONE of the jockeys that missed the start??
If you are going to be critical at least be critical of ALL the jockeys that gave the winner a soft leadDecember 5, 2019 at 11:05 #1476574
Sorry Raymo, when you’re responsible for 13k to win 2k it is a bit different than when you’re riding a 16/1 shot.
And let’s not forget the ones he rode as instructed for the bloke with the green and golden sleeves.December 5, 2019 at 15:24 #1476590hamParticipant
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How is it different ruby, thats a really flawed perspective, jockeys want to win regardless if its 1/100 or 100/1? Not to mention your factoring in that jockeys should care about the odds a horse is before the off, when they shouldnt..December 5, 2019 at 18:11 #1476604
They all want to win, regardless of their odds. But when you carry the money of an entire nation, the pressure is a lot higher. You can’t take too many risks and are even more focussed than a jockey on a 50/1 shot whose race is likely to end a lot earlier.
All that I know is that people loved blaming Ruby for his falls on a hot favourite, but NEVER ANY OTHER jockeys from the same race.December 7, 2019 at 21:52 #1476832droffatsParticipant
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I must admit I am no fan of Geraghty and the ride he gave BVD was poor. Regardless of the injury BVD got it was a poor ride.
However what I cannot understand is how the racing press seem to blame Champ rather that Geraghty. The horse got him out of trouble but blaming poor Champ in my eyes was poor. It’s not that he’s never ridden there before.
Personally I don’t bet on horses that he rides I try and find an angle against him. It works more often that not.December 8, 2019 at 08:13 #1476846He Didnt Like GroundParticipant
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He gave defi a competent ride yesterday , he’s a good jockey but like many older jockeys in good jobs he,s not going to this a average horse at a fence …self preservationJanuary 1, 2020 at 15:27 #1478679
Sizing John – his final ride of the year knuckled on landing and fell.
Champ – his first ride of the year fell when in command two out.
The bad run continues.January 1, 2020 at 16:52 #1478696Cork All StarParticipant
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As I posted on another thread, the fact he was having a sneaky look around and ended up on the deck was not good.
Not convinced he was at his best on OK Corral either.
He is a real puzzle because I voted for his ride on Sire Du Berlais as the best of 2019 – but that might have been my wallet talking!January 5, 2020 at 23:26 #1479047jackh1092Participant
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Not exactly sure this contributed to the fall all the same.
Horse has jumping frailties it’s that simple.
I don’t love BG at all btw.
Hindsight is 20/20 so make the most of it!January 6, 2020 at 08:18 #1479064Cork All StarParticipant
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No, I don’t think it did really. All I am saying is if I had lumped on at odds on (not something I do) I would prefer my jockey to be concentrating on what was ahead of him rather than looking around.July 11, 2020 at 23:13 #1493675Venture to CognacModerator
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Announced his retirement tonight.July 11, 2020 at 23:26 #1493676chestnutParticipant
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Well spotted. Yet to be covered by Racing Post or Sporting Life.
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