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  • #1578538
    sporting sam
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    A new thread,
    which I will dedicate solely to Bumpers.
    It leads to the top echelons of National Hunt sometimes directly, but often in a very circular route. All that is good, great and bad about racing is here.
    A lot of noses are turned up at National Hunt flat racing and that is fine. For me it has helped me discover and unravel many mysteries of what makes racing work. It has been a conduit into understanding Irish racing handicapping hurdling and chasing.
    when I get a 25/1 each way in a twenty four runner handicap or maiden hurdle it will quite possibly be something I gleaned from a bumper six months to two years earlier.
    For some stables it is a great source of income for others a way of schooling runners and a chance to blood horses under rules and nothing else. Sort this out, especially in Ireland and there is a clear route to understanding how the sport works.
    This thread will not turn a profit anytime soon but it will hopefully lead to something else along the way…….

    #1578543
    Triptych
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    Of all the races at Cheltenham or any other NH meeting I love trying to solve the bumper.

    I’ll be following your progress Sam and good luck with the Thread. :good: Jac

    Things turn out best for those who make the best of how things turn out...
    #1578554
    sporting sam
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    Thank you.
    :good:
    Straight into it.
    Tomorrow
    Newcastle holds a card and hopefully this race to kick off the meeting will better than last week’s debacle at Lingfield.
    Why hold a NH meeting with a bumper on the all weather? If they race properly then good and proper, but a fifteen furlong crawl and a sprint is as unedifying as they come.
    As it was, the selection, Nicky Henderson’s prevailed in a dash for the line if I remember correctly.
    This time, huge flat trainer Richard Fahey employs Richard Hughes for the second year running. His representative went close last year finishing second under the same jockey.
    In the concluding race at Exeter, two look like going close. The Turtle Said and firestream have both gone very close in two bumpers each.
    Firestream ran into two good runners too good including a quality horse over from Germany and targeted for a winter campaign in England in a decent muddy race at Ascot. Ran into another good runner in October and this looks an easier task.

    Ri Na Farraige
    Bred to run on the flat but sire Dawn Approach gets two miles well and has had two winners on the all weather over the classic distance and two miles in the last few days.

    Newcastle bumper first race
    Exeter last race
    Ri Na Farraige/Firestream
    Win double

    Ri Na Farraige/ The Turtle Said
    Each way double

    #1578586
    Triptych
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    What a difficult bumper to kick off with Sam.. :wacko:

    Ive had a little each way on Top Ville Bobby at 11’s..just because I love Yeats and know he will have been bred to last the distance.

    Your Ri Na Farraige looks a big danger, best of luck.. :good:
    Jac

    Things turn out best for those who make the best of how things turn out...
    #1578587
    Triptych
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    Great start to your Thread Sam :yahoo:
    Ri Na Farraige ran away with it..Keep going. :good:
    Jac

    Things turn out best for those who make the best of how things turn out...
    #1578589
    sporting sam
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    Nice one Triptych. :good:
    Having been in the race last year no way was Fahey leaving here without the money!
    Just need the other bumper runners to do the same.
    Great start though.
    Brilliant Emma just fought back to win in some style in the Aussie open.

    #1578621
    Triptych
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    :good:
    Win double came good wth Firestream winning the last at Exeter Sam..good day at the office. :good:

    Things turn out best for those who make the best of how things turn out...
    #1578701
    sporting sam
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    Nice start.

    Clifton Bridge trained by Alan King has a winners chance here.
    He has to overcome the challenge of the Gary Moore horse Authorized Speed. But He has failed to beat his rival on two occasions and has therefore a question mark at odds on.
    Clifton Bridge 🌎 Can provide another step in the world quest at decent odds.
    The other interesting runner of those that are assessable is Decorated. It must be the age that gives him the bottom weight here and the four year old can run well with Sam Twiston Davies on board.
    To put the icing on the cake Clifton Bridge has collaborative form with the non runner FIRESTREAM who won easily yesterday.
    DECORATED
    Each way
    CLIFTON BRIDGE
    WIN
    Newbury
    4pm
    Some confusion if decorated is a mare or a gelding. Listed as a mare some placings a gelding elsewhere.
    ……………………………………..
    Penalised runners are often not considered but giving lumps of weight away is often beyond younger horses and cannot be underestimated.
    Could only make third place.
    But going well after two days two winners three races.

    #1578877
    sporting sam
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    Tchoupinminzac
    4pm
    Is proven in bumpers and may be able to defy the penalty here.

    Win

    And
    Win in the
    Place market.
    4.20
    TWIN POWER
    Win

    ROSEY REDRUM
    Win. Without Twin power

    Very little to go on save the strength and fortunes of these two yards both horses have had wind surgery which points to future careers immediately after this bumper.

    #1578882
    sporting sam
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    Rosey RedRum
    A highly impressive winner.
    Needed no assistance from the win without market.
    One for the future there.

    #1578975
    sporting sam
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    Market Rasen
    ABANDONED
    :wacko:

    Flirtatious Girl
    Win
    Chic Avenue
    Each way
    2.40

    Market Rasen
    Hosts the day’s bumper and there is plenty of listed winning form to consider.
    The main form here must go to Flirtatious Girl in beating both speech bubble And Tweed skirt in a Sandown contest back in March on heavy ground which had seen the imperial cup previously. The form has been franked but there is a penalty to overcome now.
    Pam sly gets the each way vote and has the well bred Chic Avenue a Champes Ellyses filly the four year old has a near impossible task despite getting a stone from the field but her trainer won this race with Eileendover.

    #1579331
    sporting sam
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    Navan
    4pm
    Joyeux Machin
    Win
    Ran just 6.5 lengths behind facile Vega.
    Hartur D’arc
    Back him for a place

    #1579339
    sporting sam
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    Added
    Sizing Mauritius
    Back for a place in running

    #1579346
    sporting sam
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    Joyeux Machin
    How good was that?
    :good: :good: :good: :good:

    #1579351
    sporting sam
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    4.25
    Taunton

    KONIGIN ISABELLA
    Win
    KYLENOE DANCER
    Each way
    Staying on at the end last time the penny was dropping, chances here.

    #1579446
    sporting sam
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    1250
    Lingfield
    Legionnair
    Estacas
    Both win
    Zucayan
    Each way
    May be tapped for toe here but placed all starts and at near three figure odds to four places worth a pop.
    The other two although penalised come here as winners and hail from yards with full intent.

    #1579811
    sporting sam
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    Five bumper winners from 8 races. Hit the bar on Sunday.
    Going ok so far. Any other bumper followers on the forum in addition to Triptych and Rob North?

    The form from Facile Vega’s comfortable win comes into play today over in Ireland.

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