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  • #1423
    Flash
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    Does anyone else think he’s getting carried away? Teofilo is a megastar now Creachadoir is going to be the second best three year old in Europe.

    Anyone would think the’s turned into Vincent O’Brien. ;) :biggrin:

    #52709
    conall
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    Not normally known for hyperbole – makes a change from the Ballydoyle hype machine

    To be fair if the 2 train together he has a better position to judge than us

    The fact that he owns both may have a factor.

    Best

    #52710
    Gigginstown ManGigginstown Man
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    Jim Bolger is as shrude if not shruder than any other trainer in Ireland. And was offered and turned down the Ballydoyle job. Along with a huge price for Teofilio!!

    #52711
    Aragorn
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    TEOFILO not TEOFILIO…. Some commentator or someone has decided to add that bloody I and now everyone gets it wrong..

    I would guess he’s named after the great cuban boxer Teofilo Stevenson… Not that any of this has bugger all to do with the thread!!!

    Shrewd

    #52712
    nore
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    Apparently the boxer’s name was Teofilio. But, irrespective, the horse’s name is Teofilo.

    He joins the list of horses with misspelt names such as Risk Accessor, Definate Spectacle, Colnel Rayburn et many al

    #52713
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    And dare I say it Reisk Superman, Your A Gassman etc.

    #52714
    nore
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    It’s sometimes hard to tell whether a misspelt name is artful or not. At least it makes them distinctive. And I always loved being deliberate about the pronunciation of Risk Aksessor!

    Irish Stamp, I believe Reisk is an Irish parish name.

    #52715
    Money on
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    Carnt spell is a good one!

    #52716
    DroneDrone
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    Those blessed with a good memory and a fondness for 70 rated handicappers will remember Teofilio: the miler who seemed to run every week around the turn of the century. Trained by RUK’s  Angus McNae for much of his career.

    It’s take your pick whether the Cuban pugilist Stevenson and the Peruvian soccerist Cubillas were Teofilo or Teofilio as both have been used; the Gospel According to Wikipedia use the former.

    It’s all Spanish to me.

    #52718
    johnjdonoghue
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    Quote: from Gigginstown Man on 2:38 pm on April 18, 2007[br]Jim Bolger is as shrude if not shruder than any other trainer in Ireland. And was offered and turned down the Ballydoyle job. Along with a huge price for Teofilio!!<br>

    Is he the shrewdest because he has the two Antepost favourites for the Guineas? What would make him as shrewd as Oxx, Weld or O’Brien?

    <br>JohnJ

    (Edited by johnjdonoghue at 12:20 pm on April 20, 2007)

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