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Help – C Colombi?

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  • #4849
    MikkyMo73
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    Does anybody know who C Colombi is?

    He is riding the red hot fav in the 2nd race at Wolverhampton.

    I am the first to admit my knowledge of jockeys is almost non existent outside of the UK, but internet searches show no results for him. He is having his first ride ever in England if you go by the stats, but he is not claiming anything so I presume he is a professional.

    Can anybody help?

    Mike

    #111225
    davidjohnson
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    I believe riding is a third career after some discovery/detective work.

    #111227
    MikkyMo73
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    I believe riding is a third career after some discovery/detective work.

    Thanks for that DJ,

    I think I will lay the fav, in hope that his previous two professions were a seasonal Father Christmas and a heavyweight wrestler :lol:

    Mike

    #111228
    MikkyMo73
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    Lol DJ,

    Sorry, I’ve still got a hangover but I’ve just got your joke. Colombi, Columbo :lol:

    Sorry for being slow :lol:

    Mike

    #111230
    apracing
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    Apart from the unknown in the saddle, why would anyone pay 13,500gns for a 7-y-old gelding in July, then run it in a seller where it can be claimed for £6,000 a month later?

    AP

    #111232
    yeats
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    Apart from the unknown in the saddle, why would anyone pay 13,500gns for a 7-y-old gelding in July, then run it in a seller where it can be claimed for £6,000 a month later?

    AP

    Like that 2yo of O’Neills last week, they must be banking on it winning ap. Would you want to claim it if it couldn’t win this race? I’m sure someone will though unless a leg falls off.

    #111235
    Kingston Town
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    That would be Claudio Colombi I think. He’s Italian and Luca Cumani has used him before in his native country.

    #111236
    Kingston Town
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    I didn’t see it, could only hear it but it sounded like a pretty good ride full of confidence.
    Who was the caller? He sounded like one of those Aussies!

    ‘Young up and coming apprentice’ the commentators called him? (On Will Hill radio)

    I thought he was a senior rider :shock:

    #111238
    yeats
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    Steering job, you could have won on it Kingston Town :shock:

    #111241
    Kingston Town
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    I used to imagine winning races just like that a few years ago :shock: – well quite a few years ago……………. :lol:

    #111251
    davidjohnson
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    Annambo was sold on to Ron Harris for 14,000 guineas.

    #111253
    non vintage
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    Apart from the unknown in the saddle, why would anyone pay 13,500gns for a 7-y-old gelding in July, then run it in a seller where it can be claimed for £6,000 a month later?

    AP,
    Wouldn’t the minimum claiming price be irrelevant if the horse wins? I thought the winner was ‘sold by auction’, thus giving connections the opportunity to keep the horse or underbid on it sufficiently to ensure that if someone else gets the horse, they will have paid plenty for it.

    I know this can be risky – New York Oscar was claimed after narrowly losing out in a seller on his debut last season – but I’m guessing that gambling connections might view this kind of strategy with this kind of horse as a bit of a ‘cash cow’ if they’re careful…

    nv

    #111256
    apracing
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    NV,

    You’re quite right, but the risk is present if the horse gets beaten.

    As it is, they’ve lost money as the course gets half of the amount paid over the minimum bid of £3000 – unless Wolverhampton have altered their arrangements for sellers, something that courses now have the freedom to do, although I’ve yet to hear of any giving up their 50% of the surplus.

    AP

    #111257
    MikkyMo73
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    You’re right NV,

    But what AP said is also correct, as if the horse hadn’t won, you can then buy any of the beaten horses for £6,000 – meaning Annambo could have gone to another stable for £6,000 if he hadn’t have won.

    In hindsight, the fact that the trainer bought it for £13,500, and then ran it in a race where the only way he could avoid losing the horse for £6,000 was for it to win, was a tip in itself :lol:

    Though, at 8/15 I didn’t mind missing that one. But if I knew the jockey was that accomplished, I would have lumped on as it did look a penalty kick on form – it was just the jock that put me off.

    Mike

    #111262
    TheCheekster
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    These horses commonly get put straight back into sellers for one reason only – the trainer got it home and found something desperately wrong with it.
    I know of one horse whos races went like this:
    2nd – Claimed for £6k
    1st – Brought for £12k
    1st – Brought for £9k
    That horse had more cortisone running through his veins than blood, the 3rd buying trainer finally did the decent thing and retired it.

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