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  • #6907
    The real barney
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    Did I just hear Simon Holt right?

    "If there wasn’t a strong headwind I would back Tana River"

    #147535
    doyley
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    Hello,
    Unfortunately he couldn’t get a word in edge ways so absurdity was his only option! :?

    Anyway, whilst I type I am taking on Big Mac’s advice, "Remember One Man"

    Yep, I have remembered One Man, and now I need a drink… :cry:

    regards,

    doyley

    #147537
    Grey Desire
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    Think it was Richard Holies who made the quote about Tana River.

    Thommo as excruciating as ever,just how many times did he have to mention his trip to Qatar.

    It’s times like this morning when I realise how lucky I am to normally be at work by now and not have to put up with the show.

    #147542
    yeats
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    Holty did come up with a good one at Kempton for the King George when he said more than once, that the short (or was it long) run in from the last fence could prove crucial. Not aftertiming as I thought it was balderdash at the time :lol:

    #147591
    Peter Poston’s Ghost
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    Thommo as excruciating as ever,just how many times did he have to mention his trip to Qatar.

    Yes it grated with me, too.
    I’m sure that it was all exe’s paid and wifey went too.
    Hope the sponsors are pleased with the value they got from him :roll:

    #147593
    Pat123
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    I missed this morning’s programme.

    Does anybody know what Richard Hoiles’ charity bet was as he is one pundit that I take notice of.

    #147594
    Friggo
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    Pat123, IIRC it was Planet Of Sound in the 4:25 at Newbury. Only 95% sure though.

    #147595
    quadrilla
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    Big Mac was on top form this morning. Or were the others’ poor ?

    #147599
    Grey Desire
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    Richard’s charity bet was indeed Planet of Sound.

    FWIW the charity bets are always posted on Page 557 on Channel 4 text as well as on the website

    http://www.racingpost.co.uk/c4

    #147606
    Pat123
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    Cheers guys.

    I’ve already gone for Pamak D’Airy in that race so I think I’ll go for the exacta.

    #147612
    moehat
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    perhaps we should campaign to have the programme stopped, and then there wouldn’t be any programmes about racing at all on the television..,it obviously gives the sport a bad name; light hearted banter, a guy talking at length [and very eloquently I might add] about the injured jockeys fund….

    #147615
    MCFC Stan
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    Holty did come up with a good one at Kempton for the King George when he said more than once, that the short (or was it long) run in from the last fence could prove crucial. Not aftertiming as I thought it was balderdash at the time :lol:

    Think it was last week before the Racing Post Chase which was pretty profetic given the fact Kelami didn’t have time to recover from his last fence blunder.
    Think the point about Tana River is that it front runs and a strong headwind would be a disadvantage against those who are covered up. As for Mac’s point on Hennessy winners not getting up the Cheltenham hill, I agree up to a point, but I don’t think there is any suggestion from what we’ve seen that Denman won’t stay, though I’m not 100% certain he was finishing strongly at the end of the Sun Alliance though you could say he was idling a bit. Also 3m2f around the flat Newbury is no comparison to 3m2f around Cheltenham.

    #147619
    yeats
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    "MCFC Stan"[/quote wrote:

    Think it was last week before the Racing Post Chase which was pretty profetic given the fact Kelami didn’t have time to recover from his last fence blunder.
    Think the point about Tana River is that it front runs and a strong headwind would be a disadvantage against those who are covered up. As for Mac’s point on Hennessy winners not getting up the Cheltenham hill, I agree up to a point, but I don’t think there is any suggestion from what we’ve seen that Denman won’t stay, though I’m not 100% certain he was finishing strongly at the end of the Sun Alliance though you could say he was idling a bit. Also 3m2f around the flat Newbury is no comparison to 3m2f around Cheltenham.

    He was referring to Kauto Star in the King George Stan, the Tana River one is a bit strange, to be put off one you fancy because of a bit of wind, maybe it’s tubed.
    Macs point about One Man & Denman is nonsense, every horse is different, can’t see why winning the Hennessy would be a negative. One Man had a low weight and had it won a long way out despite tying up on the run in.

    #147622
    The real barney
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    Sorry Holt/ Hoiles for the name mix up thingy.

    The windy bit has done my head in, I had a horse that didnt like the wind,would hardly let you on it if it was windy – as scared of it as a crisp bag or a bird from a hedge.

    If the fact is he meant as MCFCStan pointed out(get used to it Stan you are not going to Europe :D ) The wind would slow down the acceleration of the others when they emerged from the pack, Tour De France style.

    #147627
    MCFC Stan
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    Wasn’t saying either Holt or Mac are right, just trying to see what angle they may be coming from. As for Europe, there’s a long way to go yet.

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