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    Why does he try to win a race by sending his horse off like a bullet? Some do win but most drop way or fall is he trying to get his horse well in or what?

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    I wonder where he got it from :wink:


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    Something his father and Scu senior used to do all the time, to take advantage of their horses’ superior fitness. However, many others have now cottoned on to their training methods, so the probability is the advantage is no longer as pronounced.

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    That’d be my take on it also. In addition note that Pipe junior operates with a smaller string than his father in his pomp, and by extension has probably fewer animals pro rata of the kind that could run up appreciable sequences from the front in rank-bad small-field westcountry hurdles (such as these races still exist, of course – four-runner Exeter novice races in August were common currency 20 years ago, but no longer).


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