September 16, 2006 at 20:22 #3015
I found Fallon’s ride on Yeats somewhat unsatifacory. The ATR commentators were quick to say that Fallon had to go to the front early to make it Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â a stamina test! I was disappointed too that Boycie had nothing to say post-race on the 2/7’s defeat ! It’s currently the race of the day video on the ATR website. Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Any views or excuses?
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I expected Yeats to win but he looked surprisingly one paced. The only possible danger I could see was the eventual winner.
I don’t really think Fallon did anything wrong to be honest, sometimes you just get beaten by the better horse on the day.September 16, 2006 at 20:38 #77262
"Maybe I fell between two stools in as much as I should have gone on sooner or waited longer."
Fallon quote after race.
Not like Fallon to be indecisive, MM ! It might turn out to have been a very good prep race for Melbourne! Maybe they didn’t want give him too hard a race.<br>September 16, 2006 at 20:43 #77263AidanMember
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Thought he was just beaten by a better horse on the day over that trip. Over two miles they could have held on to him longer but they didnt have a choice today. Sounds like they are aiming the winner at the Canadian International.September 16, 2006 at 20:45 #77264
I think any time a 2/7 shot gets beaten you tend to look for a reason. In theory it shouldn’t happen so its easy to say what if I did this or what if I did that.
I don’t know I don’t pretend to be an expert on riding racehorses. I watched the race and when you watch a race to tend to analyse how its going don’t you? At least I do, I never at any stage thought that Fallon was doing anything particularly wrong.
Hey who am I to to question the best jockey around lol?
If I’d backed Yeats I wouldn’t have been blaming the jockey for the defeat thats all I know.September 16, 2006 at 21:04 #77265AnonymousInactive
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Imo, he was simply done for toe over a distance short of his best. <br>On today’s evidence there would be little point in sending him to Melbourne, it may be 2 miles, but a very sharp and fast 2m.<br> Maybe the Cadran if he gets his ground?
(Edited by reet hard at 10:09 pm on Sep. 16, 2006)September 16, 2006 at 22:30 #77266
Quote: from EC on 11:13 pm on Sep. 16, 2006[br]Market Man
When the policeman comes round to ask you if you were happy with the ride Fallon gave..will you stick to that view though?…he’ll be round in the morning;)
(Edited by EC at 11:14 pm on Sep. 16, 2006)<br>
Lol. He can come round he’ll have a helluva job to drag me out of bed though on a Sunday morning. :ohno: ;)September 16, 2006 at 22:44 #77267bluechariotMember
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Iit was obvious about 3f out that kinane was waiting to pounce.
(Edited by bluechariot at 11:47 pm on Sep. 16, 2006)<br>
(Edited by bluechariot at 7:50 am on Sep. 17, 2006)September 16, 2006 at 23:32 #77268guskennedyMember
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There was nothing wrong with Fallon’s ride. Yeats was never really travelling and there’s nothing more to say.September 16, 2006 at 23:50 #77269jackane24Member
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Many of my thoughts have been echoed on here. it looked to me at Goodwood that 2 miles was his minimum trip, and always felt 2/7 was a ridiculous price.
The Melbourne Cup would still be my main target if I was Magnier though. But as was said, it is a fast 2 miles – Fallon would really need to make it a stamina test. he’d need to be at the front about 4 furlongs out, and be pushing on to get a big lead to fight off the fast finishers.
Nothing wrong with Fallon’s ride btw.September 17, 2006 at 09:26 #77270AidanMember
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The Melbourne Cup is always a stamina test, simply because they go so fast. They walked early on yesterday.September 17, 2006 at 11:29 #77271AnonymousInactive
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Quote: from Aidan on 10:26 am on Sep. 17, 2006[br]The Melbourne Cup is always a stamina test, simply because they go so fast. They walked early on yesterday.<br>
Aidan<br> Not so much a stamina test that genuine 12/14f horses such as Vinnie Roe, Vintage Crop, and Media Puzzle, haven’t outperfomed proper ‘Cup’ horses in recent years.September 17, 2006 at 12:33 #77272GrimesParticipant
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I suspect that, as well as being better on the day, Kastoria is a very good horse, himself. Yeats has had a busier season; this was Kastoria’s dedicated first Group 1 target.September 17, 2006 at 14:11 #77273
After the slow early pace Fallon IMHO accelerated too sharply three or four furlongs out so Yeats folded near the finish when challenged. Surely an even pace is what a stayer wants. I wouldn’t hold this defeat against him.September 18, 2006 at 14:33 #77274LingfieldMember
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Quote: from reet hard on 10:04 pm on Sep. 16, 2006[br] Imo, he was simply done for toe over a distance short of his best. <br>On today’s evidence there would be little point in sending him to Melbourne, it may be 2 miles, but a very sharp and fast 2m.<br> Maybe the Cadran if he gets his ground?
(Edited by reet hard at 10:09 pm on Sep. 16, 2006)<br>
<br>According to the Victorian authorities, connections have told them that Yeats is a NR there as they reckon he is OTT for the season
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