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  • #1639
    Kotkijet
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    Hi everybody

    After making my first post in the racing section of this forum for something like a year, I got a pretty good kick out of it and I feel like some more. Anyways, this isn’t about me….it’s about the racing.

    I can only vouch for my time though there has been some good examples of warriors in the shapes of Persian Punch, Dessie and Giants Causeway. But for mememe, it has to be Tiznow.

    #58716
    Anonymous
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    Viking Flagship: heart as big as himself.

    #58718
    Kotkijet
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    Good shout yquem21

    Him, Deep Sensation and Travado gutting each other at Cheltenham is pretty much what got me into racing in the first place. If only Remittance Man had stood up!

    (and had Baydon Star bothered to stay alive!)

    Edit=Pretty bad taste above since as well as it not being very relevant as he was a novice that season (a grade 2er at best on balance) I really shouldn’t use a horses death to emphasize a point. Even if Jair Du Cochet would have won every Gold Cup between and including 2004 and 2007, with Kauto Star winning it next year as he will be at his peak at that time

    Oh yeah, since I’m editing, I should mention Tiznow’s 2nd epic with Sakhee…. one of the very few to make Sinndar look like a horse rather than Pegasus!

    (Edited by Kotkijet at 1:51 am on May 12, 2007)

    #58720
    empty wallet
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    Never saw him run bad race, you knew if you backed him  he’d try his hardest  even when conditions were against him

    <br>A warrior and a punters pal

    <br>Hope Flints enjoying his retirement :cool:

    #58721
    jonny33
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    what about red rum?

    #58722
    betlarge
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    Oh come on, showing my age but it has to be…

    …Willie Wumpkins!!!

    Mike

    #58724
    johnt4124
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    Persian Punch for me. His 3 short head victories in 2003 at the age of ten were incredible. In each case he had been passed and looking beaten having been under pressure from over half a mile out yet fought back to get up on the line.

    Most of the other horses talked about were better ability wise, but for sheer courage give me Persian Punch!<br>

    #58725
    Cav
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    Desert Orchid in the ’89 Gold Cup.  Off the bridle 4 out but battled all the way up the hill on ground he clearly hated.  Marvellous stuff!

    #58727
    Friggo
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    Agree with a lot of these, but Giant’s Causeway & Dessie stand out for me. GC used to HATE letting another horse past him. If ever I were to show a non-racing fan that the horses do indeed know they’re racing each other, I’d use him as an example. And Dessie stood out as a front-runner who could be headed and get back up.

    Aside: Jair du Cochet winning 4 GC’s? Behave yourself! He might have won it in ’06, but that’s it. Matey, KK & KS are three stand-out animals, JdC was just very good. If there was ever a young horse taken from us before dominating Cheltenham it was Gloria Victis.

    #58729
    davidjohnson
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    I had Persian Punch down as ungenuine rather than tough.

    #58730
    jonny33
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    ungenuine, david johnson, are you for real?

    #58732
    betlarge
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    I had Persian Punch down as ungenuine rather than tough.

    <br>Errm…

    Mike

    #58734
    rory
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    Obviously no one has heard of Humorist…..

    #58738
    rory
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    You’re in fine form this morning TDK :biggrin:

    #58743
    Prufrock
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    …not just his connections he managed to take the p**s out of, TDK…:biggrin:

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