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    GodolphinArabian
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    Omfg what an horse!!!!

    #396282
    Tuffers
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    It’s hard to believe he raced off a mark of 69 in November :shock:

    #396283
    Gingertipster
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    Brilliant. What racing is all about!

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    #396285
    aaronizneez
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    What a fantastic win for connections. Jump racing at its very best

    #396286
    Racing Daily
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    Crazy. This horse goes off at odds of 14, 100, 80, 100 in its first four races, beaten an agg. of 200+ lengths. It has gone off as fav in every race since, winning 7 of 8 inc. winning an ultra competitive festival race off of 12st. WTF gives?

    #396289
    rich1985
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    Has found amazing improvement, Burke has done an excellent job. A true rags to riches story a la Sergeant Cecil on the flat.

    #396292
    Gingertipster
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    Great to see a horse fully campaigned win at Cheltenham. Not a whisper of hiding his light under a bushel. JP please take note. :wink:

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    #396299
    Ten Plus
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    Well NEVER expected him to reach these heights after seeing him win at local point-to-point … and I should think his past connections are wondering why they let him go … lovely story involving some great and colourful connections!!!

    #396300
    ivanjica
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    Yes, a fantastic fairytale. Is his climb up the handicap ratings unprecedented?

    #396302
    fivelongdays
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    Fantastic stuff. Who knows how far he’ll go?

    Twitter=@PGHenn

    So don't run, just like the others always do

    #396304
    Eclipse First
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    Great to see a horse fully campaigned win at Cheltenham. Not a whisper of hiding his light under a bushel. JP please take note. :wink:

    You don’t think that JP having a multitude of horses in training with numerous trainers here and in Ireland means that they may be campaigned along diverse lines?

    #396307
    Gingertipster
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    Anyone who buys a Timeform form book EF, knows how many times JP’s horses have the term "tenderley handled" up against their name. Seems to happen with quite a few trainers. Another winner today came from just such a run last time out. :wink:

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    #396318
    Eclipse First
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    As he pays for their upkeep and does much to sustain horse racing, I find your gripe wholly unjustified.

    #396323
    Gingertipster
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    As he pays for their upkeep and does much to sustain horse racing, I find your gripe wholly unjustified.

    If you don’t get Timeform EF, you wouldn’t know whether it was justified or not.

    Hey, I made what was meant as a compliment to connections of Hunt Ball, nothing else. Not a "gripe". This thread is about a wonderful horse and his rise to the top.

    I just find an open campaign like Hunt Ball more enjoyable than some others. No big deal. JP has his good points too, particularly how he looks after his retired racehorses.

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    #396325
    nighthorse
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    What a fantastic win for connections. Jump racing at its very best

    A fantastic horse to own and what a great owner! Anthony Knott shows such enormous pleasure in his ownership that you could not possibly begrudge him his luck in having this potentially great young horse. Cannot help but wish him luck with Hunt Ball (but maybe time to stop hopping up double on him at the drop of a hat!)
    :D

    PS – Slightly confused. What has JP got to do with Hunt Ball?

    #396327
    Eclipse First
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    As he pays for their upkeep and does much to sustain horse racing, I find your gripe wholly unjustified.

    If you don’t get Timeform EF, you wouldn’t know whether it was justified or not.

    Hey, I made what was meant as a compliment to connections of Hunt Ball, nothing else. Not a "gripe". This thread is about a wonderful horse and his rise to the top.

    I just find an open campaign like Hunt Ball more enjoyable than some others. No big deal. JP has his good points too, particularly how he looks after his retired racehorses.

    So how can what Timeform prints justify your criticism of a man whose considerable expenditure affords you no small degree of entertainment. Your opinion is your opinion, trying to support that opinion by implying a tenuous link to a respected organization does not give it greater credence.

    #396405
    Gingertipster
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    So how can what Timeform prints justify your criticism of a man whose considerable expenditure affords you no small degree of entertainment. Your opinion is your opinion, trying to support that opinion by implying a tenuous link to a respected organization does not give it greater credence.

    Stop trying to make a mountain out of a mole hill EF. Team McManus likes to get their horses well handicapped. Not saying they’re doing anything wrong. Neither were Timeform saying they were doing anything wrong. It’s a fact of life.

    "Rather tenderly handled" does not mean they’ve done anything wrong.

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