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  • #2263
    irisgift1
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    hi every1,<br>        im new to the forum but decided to join when lots of you slagged my horse off for beating baracouda at the festival since then he’s had lots of problems but is back in form and ready to run when we get soft ground at our local ground bangor on dee  

    #66868
    irisgift1
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    well thats all in the past it’ll be good to see the big grey horse back in action. saw him training last monday he looks fit and ready to give kicking king a race off his life

    bring on cheltenham 2006

    #66869
    Burroughhill
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    It’ll be great to see him back!  I’m with Grasshopper though; I don’t recall anyone slagging him off, and why would we? Credit where it’s due.

    #66870
    PAULCS
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    Just can’t wait to see this horse back on track on Oct 9th. I’ve followed him right through his career beginning with a small novice hurdle he won on Channel 4’s ill-fated Lunchtime show so I was delighted when he won the Stayers and equally disappointed when he had the setback at around this time last year.

    After seeing the way he jumped at Lingfield at Grade 1 pace I am certainly thinking about having a ‘fun’ ante-post bet on him for the Gold Cup. He’s had a lot of setbacks with various things but if he hacks up first time out he’s sure to halve in price especially with no obvious challengers to KK & BM being around.

    Btw irisgift1, are you a connection of the horse or just a fellow big fan???

    (Edited by PAULCS at 10:18 pm on Sep. 13, 2005)

    #66871
    johnjdonoghue
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    I cannot wait to see him back in action, a true top class horse.

    #66872
    irisgift1
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    yes i am the owners daughter and we have had lots of fun with him over the past 4 years and i cant wait to hopefully be there on the 9th oct it should be a good day what ever the outcome.

    #66873
    The Wizard
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    Isn’t Iris’s Gift meant to be following a proper novice chasing campaign this season, in which case he’d be unlikely to meet Kicking King until next season?

    #66874
    irisgift1
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    he will go in low key races to start off with and then he might go on to run in the gold cup depending on how he performs in his low grade races <br> who knows anything could happen x

    #66875
    graysonscolumn
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    Quote: from irisgift1 on 11:44 am on Sep. 15, 2005[br]he will go in low key races to start off with

    <br>….which, if he wins them both, will presumably mean just the two runs in novices’ chases at the smaller tracks, before the strictures of the newish novices’ chase rules mean that he can ONLY take in similar races if Class C or higher thereafter.

    Before he steps up, then, Bangor plus A N Other small racetrack are hopefully going to be treated to a potential top-class chaser passing his apprenticeship doing handstands.

    Jeremy<br>(graysonscolumn)<br>

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

    #66876
    ricky lake
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    question   . will John jo  l be training at jackdaws for the next couple of yrs , and will AP still be the stable Jock !!!

    <br>I am out of touch with Jumping stuff , but I am wondering how much longer the JP alliance will hold

    Ricky <br>

    #66877
    irisgift1
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    of course jonjo is going to still train at jackdaws! i doubt it will change in the next few years because 60% or more of the horses that jonjo trains are jp’s and ap isn’t stable jockey he’s just retained by jp that’s why most probably he won’t be riding iris’s gift (ted) x  

    #66878
    irisgift1
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    if anyone ever has any questions on iris’s gift (ted) i will be happy to answer them 4 you or try at least

    #66879
    Anonymous
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    Iris’s Gift

    Hiya<br> Let’s start off with a curved one!<br> How did Jonjo manage to get him beaten, in the race before his Stayer’s triumph?<br> I am aware it was his first run for a while, and that he gave away lumps of weight, and it may have been mere coincidence that another of Jonjo’s benefited from those factors, but I’m sure your answer would be of interest.<br> No malice intended, by the way, you have a very nice horse, and I sincerely hope he fulfils all your dreams, but this is a racing forum, and questions such as the above are germane to its content.<br>

    #66880
    Alchemist
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    "ap isn’t stable jockey he’s just retained by jp that’s why most probably he won’t be riding iris’s gift"

    Just after AP joined Jackdaws/JJ, didnt the owner actually say some like AP was a good lad and would probably do a good job, but they were actually very happy with the job Gerragty had done, and he (BG) actually would be first choice if he was available?<br>Keith

    #66881
    cheltboy
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    With BG set to ride Kicking King, who will get the ride on IG this season.  Presumably JP will claim McCoy for whatever hrose he acquires to run in the Gold Cup.

    I can’t wait to IG reappear.  If he’s sound, he’ll be a fantastic prospect — capable of a tilt at the GCup in March, unless the Sun Alliance is on the agenda.  But I suspect that if the two early season runs go well, it will be too dificult to resist the lure of the big one.

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