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Charlie Swan to ride Brave Inca in C/H?

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    jazza23
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    Colm Murphy has stated that there is a possibility of this happening. What does everyone make of that?

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    yeatsyeats
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    Think Barry Cash would be a better choice.

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    Lingfield
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    Swan was a top hurdles rider but has not ridden competitively for 3 years since his retirement.<br>Surely better to engage a current competitive rider

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    properfences
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    Thought the Swan suggestion was a wind up!  Why would Ruby NOT be available – has Rigmarole been supplemented?

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    Anonymous
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    Ruby may be required for Desert Quest, who needs top of the ground and must be 66’s to run at the moment.

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    Aragorn
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    I think Mr Walsh will be aboard.. DQ would surely be more likely to run in the county hurdle unless the ground was good to firm and thats a 100/1 chance :biggrin:

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    Hawk Wing
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    what a farce, surely someone like Slippers Madden would be more suitable, Charlie hasn’t ridden in about three years

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    properfences
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    Can’t see how Charlie’s quiet style would suit Inca anyway?

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    dave 22
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    talking of rigmorole, what has happened to him?

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    Aragorn
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    Reading the piece in the sporting life it sounds to me like words are being put in Murphy’s mouth..

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    jazza23
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    If Swan rides and the horse loses then everyone will blame the jockey and not the horse. Maybe the trainer and owners think he may not be good enough to win it this year so are getting their excuses ready. Either that or they are taking an almighty gamble that the horse is so good that he will win with a jockey that isn’t match fit as it were.

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    Happy JackHappy Jack
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    Off-topic, but given that someone asked – Rigmarole has qualified with the Blackmore & Sparkford Vale Hunt and is likely to be running in point-to-points/hunter chases at some point this season.

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    dave 22
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    cheers happy jack<br>will be nice to see him in hunter chases<br>hopefully he can find some form

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    SobaSoba
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    Swan was a top hurdles rider but has not ridden competitively for 3 years since his retirement. <br>Surely better to engage a current competitive rider

    Charlie Swan may not be riding competitively in racing but i saw him out showjumping and he is still as fit as a fiddle and has lost none of his skills. His partner and himself were in another league to anyone else. He’s still ‘got it’.

    As for him riding Brave Inca i think it’s a similar rumour as in the John Francome and Desert Orchid one that did the rounds some years ago. I can’t see it happening but IF it did i wouldn’t be worried about CS not being up to scratch.

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    davidbrady
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    Paul Nicholls has never had a problem letting Ruby off one of his to ride for Willie Mullins before – eg Hedgehunter in the 2005 & 2006 Nationals as well as the Gold Cup in 2006 so I can’t see Ruby not riding Brave Inca on the day.

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