June 19, 2007 at 14:52 #2063aidanldrebinMember
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Was anything wrong with him? Seemed to hang.June 19, 2007 at 14:53 #65296davidjohnsonMember
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Did the same in Ireland.June 19, 2007 at 14:54 #65298heffoMember
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Jockey stopped riding him too.June 19, 2007 at 14:55 #65299heffoMember
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AP O’Brien is a greedy thing 1st 2nd 3rd……..June 19, 2007 at 14:55 #65300aidanldrebinMember
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Yeah but that was severe hanging today and also came to win. Oh well I got 14s on Duke Of Marmalade e/w!!!June 19, 2007 at 14:57 #65301Money onMember
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Hard to peak a horse for 3 top class races in the space of a month and a half and Peslier won’t be showing that ride to the grandchildren.June 19, 2007 at 14:59 #65302
he hung in ireland and i think the bends got a lot to do with that, coming round the inside rail he hangs left when he switches stride, at newmarket he had the rail and a straight track.June 19, 2007 at 15:01 #65303clivexMember
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First thoughts were what a rotten ride, but to be over half way away from the filed (how many lengths lost is that?) indicates something more perhaps
Didnt settle well eitherJune 19, 2007 at 15:04 #65304LibrettistMember
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I think what it is proves is that after giving away that much distance by hanging and without being ridden out he was still only about a length behind the winner and therefore Cockney Rebel is easily the best horse in the race.
A shame for Huffer – it’s always nice to see the big boys turned over by the little ‘uns.June 19, 2007 at 15:08 #65305FlashMember
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Quote: from Librettist on 4:04 pm on June 19, 2007[br]I think what it is proves is that after giving away that much distance by hanging and without being ridden out he was still only about a length behind the winner and therefore Cockney Rebel is easily the best horse in the race.
<br>Not sure I agree with that. Not saying he isn’t the best horse in the race but easily? If you look at the winning distance over Dutch Art compared with Cockney Rebel’s at Newmarket you cold aggue there is very little between Cockney Rebel and Excellent Art.
I don’t think Cockney Rebel is head and shoulders above everything else by any means.June 19, 2007 at 15:11 #65306AnonymousInactive
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"Hanging without being ridden"?<br>The horse was given half a dozen good cracks before he hung across the course, a sure sign in my view that he was just knackered, and that’s probably as good as he is.
(Edited by reet hard at 4:12 pm on June 19, 2007)June 19, 2007 at 15:13 #65307
i don’t think you can blame the jockey, he came from last to 1st at newmarket and nobody mentioned the ride he was given there. plus the winner was settled even further back and came through nicely. just a combination of maybe one big race too many and maybe would be better left handed. french 2000 form looks pretty good though.June 19, 2007 at 15:17 #65308davidbradyMember
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The Curragh is right-handedJune 19, 2007 at 15:17 #65309AragornMember
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Haven’t seen the race, but if you watch the french guineas again you’ll see that excellent art was all over the winner but got a shocker of a ride from Spencer.. 8/1 was a crazy price and i’m surprised he wasn;t piled into.June 19, 2007 at 15:21 #65310
I know the Curragh is right handed and if you watch it he hung there too, was far less impressive than newmarket win.<br>Excellent art shouldve won the french guineas and confirmed it today and astronomer royal confirmed over creachadoir thats why i say it looks solid.<br>Duke of Marmalade was entitled to improve after being injured most of last year.
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