The home of intelligent horse racing discussion
The home of intelligent horse racing discussion

Dunguib

Home Forums Horse Racing Dunguib

Viewing 8 posts - 1 through 8 (of 8 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #20278
    deeman
    Member
    • Total Posts 103

    Does anyone know whats the latest on this horse?? Is it gonna run this season because I thought it was gonna be something special last year but there was obviously something wrong with it at the Cheltenham festival.

    Any thoughts??
    Thanks

    Deeman

    #378385
    Imperial Call
    Member
    • Total Posts 2184

    Out for the season with a leg.

    Going chasing when (if) he comes back apparently.

    #378450
    BlackSamBellamy
    Member
    • Total Posts 53

    There was nothing amiss with him at Cheltenham. He was found out to be the overhyped horse I thought he was in the first place.

    #378453
    moehat
    Participant
    • Total Posts 8188

    Always had dodgy legs, though. Wonder if connections regret not selling him after his bumper win? Hope he does come back next year. Hate to see peoples’ dreams come crashing down like that.

    #378471
    Coggy
    Participant
    • Total Posts 1294

    Slightly concerned about him chasing as he never looked a natural hurdler to me. I might be wrong but I think that he doesn’t naturally look the sort to arch properly

    #378549
    Imperial Call
    Member
    • Total Posts 2184

    He actually jumped quite well both in the Red Mills and at Cheltenham. He’s just not quick enough for two miles. Connections made a mistake not going for the Coral Cup where he’s have gone close.

    Have my doubts whether he’ll ever return to the track. He’s always been difficult to train and he’s not a young horse – will be 9 rising 10 when/if he returns. Still though, I doubt connections will be too disappointed with his career. He has won €200,000 in prizemoney (would have another €60,000 but for being disqualified from the Punchestown bumper).

    #378666
    Hurdygurdyman
    Member
    • Total Posts 1555

    I doubt if Dunguib will have much of a problem jumping fences.

    I don’t know how many hands he is but he looks too big for hurdles and those types very seldom jump hurdles with great fluency.

    Put a fence in front of him and he’ll be much more at home. The way he travels he’ll make a grand chaser if he recovers.

    Get well soon!

    #379843
    Rubyisgodinthesaddle
    Member
    • Total Posts 1150

    I am afraid the Trainer has made a right mess of him.

    His career was Fences and never Hurdling…just a waste of talent.

Viewing 8 posts - 1 through 8 (of 8 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.