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  • #1680
    Money on
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    I see we had a thread on the bravest racehorse so i thought i would put one up for the horses who like to down tools at the business end or won’t go past. One i would like to nominate is the Ex-Cumani Salselon, Back in 2004 at Newmarket i rem Dettori coming wide and swooping to the front and only for him to pull himself up and let Polar Ben beat him.

    Obviously another is Ouninpohja who has looked the likely winner in nearly every flat and hurdle race he has ran in and only to stick his head in the air when he is asked to stretch out.

    #59599
    Friggo
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    Our Vic for me. Was a certainty for the Ryanair if he turned up, he only turned up for the last 2f and got beaten by a neck! He’s taken the huff all too often for my liking. Shame, because he can beat anything on his day.<br>

    (Edited by Friggo at 11:43 pm on May 15, 2007)

    #59601
    graysonscolumngraysonscolumn
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    Quote: from Money on on 11:14 pm on May 15, 2007[br]<br>Obviously another is Ouninpohja who has looked the likely winner in nearly every flat and hurdle race he has ran in and only to stick his head in the air when he is asked to stretch out.<br>

    <br>I nominated Ouninpohja as my No.1 Bismark for the jumps season just gone, and barring one win at unrewarding odds at Taunton, he did me proud. Frustrating, unquestionably, but in an ace way for me!

    I’d have nominated Longueville Manor as well up until a couple of weeks ago, but the contrary yoke has gnoe and rattled off a quick brace after dogging it on most of his previous 18 runs. Reformed character? We’ll see….

    gc<br>

    The patron saint of lower-grade fare. A gently critical friend of point-to-pointing. Kindness is a political act.

    #59602
    madman marz
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    Longueville Manor, a reformed character. I don’t think so, the horses he beat in his brace wouldn’t beat a beach donkey.

    #59604
    davidjohnson
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    Border Music on turf. How this horse can run to 120 on AW yet has failed to win handicaps on turf off marks in the low 80’s continues to leave me both poorer and dumbfounded!

    #59606
    davidjohnson
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    Sorry yes it is, highest timeform rating achieved at Kempton last year was 118.

    #59607
    CavCav
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    Not a high profile horse by any means but I nominate Tim Pitts ex Aidan O Brien horse Augustus John. Second on his last 4 starts since January beaten a neck, three quarters of a length, half a length, and two and a half lengths respectively at odds of 6/4, 5/6 and 11/10 on three of those occasions.

    Connections must be tearing their hair out. It will be interesting to see where’s he’s going to be placed next.  A shrewd trainer and even shrewder connections, they’ll want their money back for sure. Worth keeping an eye on!

    (Edited by Cavelino Rampante at 11:53 am on May 16, 2007)

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    CavCav
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    He’s entered in the 5-00 at York tomorrow (17th)

    #59610
    non vintagenon vintage
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    Challenger Du Luc was a classic example of this ilk, albeit he did me a favour when I’d had a little bit on See More Business in the King George.

    Between the last two, there was only one possible danger to SMB and for a split-second I thought I was going to be beaten. Then I realised that the animal cruising up was none other than Challenger and all was well!!!

    :biggrin:  

    #59612
    slipperytoadslipperytoad
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    Pawan .. :angry: <br>A bloody enigma and more of a frustrating horse for me. You know that he’ll win at a big price one day, but always fails to deliver, :angry:

    #59613
    Sailing Shoes
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    Quote: from slipperytoad on 9:02 pm on May 16, 2007[br]Pawan .. :angry: <br>A bloody enigma and more of a frustrating horse for me. You know that he’ll win at a big price one day, but always fails to deliver, :angry:

    I would point towards the jockey, not the horse Slippery ;)

    #59615
    robnorthrobnorth
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    Anything trained by John Wade. I have a brilliant knack of backing them when they blow out and seeing them romp home when unburdened with my money!

    #59616
    betlargebetlarge
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    Anyone remember Childown from the early 80’s?

    Ran up a string of seconds on the Flat before finally winning a bad race and was then unstoppable.

    Switched to jumps, it was (I think) unbeaten in a stack of nov hurdles before falling when fav for the Triumph Hurdle.  Sadly, I remember he was put down.

    It seemed like a really bizarre case of a right dog suddenly finding out what the game was about.

    Mike

    #59618
    quixallcrossettquixallcrossett
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    Dodgepot of the first order from 2 or 3 years back Claude Greengrass, probably the best named horse ever, after a promising start turning into a right rogue, his determination to chuck it in became legendary. The sentimentalist in me rather hopes J P has taken pity on him & he’s grazing next to Istabraq in an Irish field!

    #59619
    apracing
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    <br>Online Investor – won his maiden at Bath on his second start and followed up with a 2nd in the Super Sprint at Newbury.

    Started his 3-y-old career rated 98, but is now a 7-y-old and has lost 47 consecutive starts since that sole victory and his handicap mark has dropped 50lbs. Last time out, 5th of 8 in a Southwell seller. He’s won £45,000 in place money though!

    Often started a much shorter price than that record suggested as he did just enough to persuade punters that next time would be his day.

    Black Oval is two years younger, but her debut win as a 2-y-old at Salisbury has been followed by 59 defeats. The odd thing about her is that she declined to a handicap mark of 35 at one stage, but even without winning has since done enough to persuade the officials to raise her to a rating of 49.

    One of her current owners is called Mrs Luckman, but Black Oval may well force a visit to the deed poll office.

    AP<br>

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