November 7, 2006 at 14:14 #414warrejMember
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Will miss his great Cheltenham performances :(November 7, 2006 at 14:15 #30397davidjohnsonMember
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One of my fav’s. I remeber his British debut in a novice hurdle at Kempton on Boxing Day one year where he beat Impek narrowly. Not a bad race in hindsight.November 7, 2006 at 14:25 #30398PAULCSMember
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<br>Can’t say he was a favourite but I’ll always remember that unbelievable jump at the last when he won the Tripleprint at Cheltenham one year.
Doesn’t look good but I really hope that he pulls through…November 7, 2006 at 14:42 #30399highflyer1Participant
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Terrible news. Let’s hope he pulls through but he’s run his last race. A horse who was a stone better at Cheltenham than anywhere else and his bold performance in the Ryanair Chase will live in the memory.November 7, 2006 at 15:15 #30400dave 22Member
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fondmort is one of my favorites<br>a real charecter<br>who says he has run his last race? lots of horses run again after a fractured pelvis. dont think we should speculateNovember 7, 2006 at 15:32 #30401graysonscolumnParticipant
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Agree with Grasshopper without reservation.
The patron saint of lower-grade fare. A gently critical friend of point-to-pointing. Kindness is a political act.November 7, 2006 at 16:02 #30402clivexMember
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Always a game horse with great jumping ability. A joy to watch at cheltenhamNovember 7, 2006 at 16:04 #30403Racing DailyParticipant
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In a way, it is just as well that something like that happenned on the gallops rather than in the big race itself. Very sad, I am quite attached to Fondmort as much as the likes of Sir Rembrandt and Thisthatandtother. I hope he pulls through.November 7, 2006 at 16:23 #30404davidbradyMember
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I can only echo the sentiments of every other posterNovember 7, 2006 at 17:35 #30405Nick YorkeMember
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Couldn’t agree more with all the comments expressed.<br>It’s a pity that the Racing Post website ran a headline that went something like "TTF horse badly injured" <br>Ten to Follow punters have to take the rough with the smooth (remember last season?), and I’m pleased to see the headline has now been changed to something less cynical.November 7, 2006 at 17:42 #30406MonkeyParticipant
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I always liked Fondmort.November 7, 2006 at 17:53 #30407graysonscolumnParticipant
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Quote: from Nick Yorke on 5:35 pm on Nov. 7, 2006[br]Couldn’t agree more with all the comments expressed.<br>It’s a pity that the Racing Post website ran a headline that went something like "TTF horse badly injured" <br>Ten to Follow punters have to take the rough with the smooth (remember last season?), and I’m pleased to see the headline has now been changed to something less cynical.<br>
<br>Quite agree – by running such a headline first up it read too much like the gelding’s appearance in the TTF list was his main raison d’etre in the RP’s mind.
I also echo RD’s view that his having broken down at home rather than on the track is probably all that’s saving us from using terms such as "rest in peace" already – they wil have gathered him up and got him to a place where he can be worked on far quicker than would have been the case on most racecourses.
The subtext of one of the statements read out on ATR earlier today was that even in his terrible, stricken state, the horse is giving his carers every chance of getting him through by reacting positively and calmly to everything they’ve had to do to him, administer him with, etc. Where there’s life there’s hope, and Fondmort looks damed sure of offering as much of the latter as he is capable of doing at present.
(Edited by graysonscolumn at 5:54 pm on Nov. 7, 2006)
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Terrible news, fingers crossed for the horse.November 7, 2006 at 18:02 #30409dave 22Member
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if fondmort is retired i think the ‘ryan air chase’ should be renamed the ‘fondmort and ryan air chase'<br>November 7, 2006 at 20:09 #30410ToneLocMember
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Prefer The RyanAir Fondmort Chase myself.
More likely to rename a race at another meeting if it were to happen, chances of renaming a Festival race for him are precisely 0.01%.
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