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  • #1476518
    homersimpson
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    So might JPM ;-)

    #1476520
    homersimpson
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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.

    #1476532
    Ricco
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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…

    #1476572
    raymo61raymo61
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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 lead :unsure:

    #1476574
    Ex RubyLightEx RubyLight
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    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.

    #1476590
    ham
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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..

    #1476604
    Ex RubyLightEx RubyLight
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    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.

    #1476832
    droffats
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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.

    #1476846
    He Didnt Like Ground
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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 preservation

    #1478679
    Ex RubyLightEx RubyLight
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    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.

    #1478696
    Cork All Star
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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!

    #1479047
    jackh1092jackh1092
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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.

    Twitter: Jackh1092
    Hindsight is 20/20 so make the most of it!

    #1479064
    Cork All Star
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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.

    #1493675
    Venture to CognacVenture to Cognac
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    Announced his retirement tonight.

    #1493676
    chestnut
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    Well spotted. Yet to be covered by Racing Post or Sporting Life.

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