December 6, 2020 at 10:52 #1513298
Gordon Elliott giving high appraisal to Samcro during the week and his work has been great and he’s withdrawn on the day.
However, he’s not Nicky Henderson so I think we should let him off and I think the racing industry is going to let him off too so that’s superb.
How can we possibly put Nicky and Gordon in the same bracket? Wouldn’t be fair.December 6, 2020 at 11:21 #1513307
Is Samcro injured or is it due to the ground?
I saw one of the John Durkan race previews either on the tele or online, can’t remember which, where Elliott stated that Samcro will be better in the spring on better ground. I didn’t have a bet in today’s race but I wouldn’t have been on him due to hearing/seeing this quote and having the ground issue on my mind.December 6, 2020 at 11:23 #1513308clivexxParticipant
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It’s a fair pointDecember 6, 2020 at 11:48 #1513311
I was assuming Gordon Elliott and Willie Mullins would be relieved of such criticism and thankfully you’ve confirmed it. They’ve never been shady with the public whatsoever. Let’s all get nicky!! Get those pitchforks outDecember 6, 2020 at 11:55 #1513313
Also Mike Henderson has said many times over the years that Altior is better on faster ground so why doesn’t thay relieve him for withdrawing him yesterday?
You’re going to say because he’s won many times on soft ground?
Well so has samcro! Lol he’s won on heavy and soft countless times.
So you can see the double standards.December 6, 2020 at 12:57 #1513322
I guess from your post its coz of the going rather than health.
On heavy ground in grade 1 company Samcro got thrashed by Faugheen last December his only race with heavy in the ground description at grade 1 level.
On the other hand, the going was described as soft good to soft in places at Sandown which Altior has winning grade 1 form on.
I suppose at the top level when you aren’t the best on ratings anyway, no point Samcro running on really bad ground if he ain’t gonna do himself justice.December 6, 2020 at 13:30 #1513327
He’s won 2 grade 1s with heavy in the description and a grade 3December 6, 2020 at 16:21 #1513366shipithollabollaBlocked
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Samcro feels like a borderline welfare concern. In the build-up to Cheltenham, Elliott was talking about how the horse needs long sessions on the nebuliser at home to help his breathing.
Feels like they’re going to enormous lengths to hold him together and keep him a viable racehorse. Where do you draw the line and stop?December 7, 2020 at 00:55 #1513389
According to the Racing Post the G1 wins are on soft not heavy. Elliott also said in an interview that he shouldnt have run him on heavy last season and wouldn’t be doing so again. See below.December 10, 2020 at 19:04 #1513718cormack15Keymaster
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Needs to look after him as in my TRF TTF
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