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    MikkyMo73
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    Better not look over the wrong shoulder mate :shock:

    Cruising along on Bethany’s Boy in the 3:00, he decides to look over his right shoulder a few times whilst sat there with a double handful – only for the 2nd fav to nip up the inside. When McKay notices this, well the result is inevitable – it’s too late of course.

    Mike

    #141291
    Zoso
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    I backed Bethanys Boy at 2.3 and thank god I set up a lay in running at 1.3 or I would not have been impressed. One of the most embarrasing rides I have seen for a long time. :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

    #141293
    batman
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    just watched the replay there shocking………. :shock:

    #141309
    carvillshill
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    Cue McCririck calling for summary execution, 10 year ban, amputation of right hand etc…..

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    Irish Stamp
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    Very stylish :lol:

    #141313
    Kautostar1
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    That was so embarrassing! But he was so far over to the right, you’d have thought he’d have looked left as well as the 4 or 5 times he looked right.. Really thought the stewards would have done something. He probably wouldn’t have won but was an obvious mistake so should be penalised. Glad i wasn’t on it !

    #141321
    LetsGetRacing
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    He must be a real liability when he’s trying to cross the road…

    In all seriousness though that was an absolutely shocking display from Nicky McKay, and I can’t for the life of me work out why he didn’t look left at least once – he looked right, for prolonged periods, three or four times.

    He’ll have plenty of time to think about how his neck works now, though I’m praying we don’t hear the usual ‘ah, poor lad, he’s gutted’ from connections.

    #141322
    MikkyMo73
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    Nicky McKay has agreed to be interviewed on ATR and answer some questions – think it’s after the next race at N-A-S.

    Regardless of what he has to say, I say congrats to the lad for coming on and no doubt facing some stern questioning.

    In my opinion he made a mistake, he hasn’t been punished and that’s the end of it. I have a feeling he will look over both shoulders the next time he finds himself in a similar situation.

    Mike

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    non vintage
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    If I was riding a horse to win a race for a renowned ‘gambling’ yard, and I knew I was cruising on the best horse, I wouldn’t look round very much at all and I’d make pretty damn sure I won the race. I might look round more if I wasn’t too keen on winning though.

    #141326
    seabird
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    Didn’t see the race but I am sharpening the axe in readiness. :wink:

    Colin

    #141334
    MikkyMo73
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    Ok it’s not the end of it :lol:

    I thought it was a bit of a bizarre interview and I am left shaking my head as to why McKay wasn’t asked "why didn’t you look over your left shoulder aswell as your right one"? – Surely this is the reason for the controversy, not that the horse didn’t find much when let down.

    McKay’s excuse for getting beat was that the horse barely stays the trip. This is a horse that has won no less than five times over the trip, finished runner-up a few times, and even finised runner-up over two furlong further.

    Mike

    #141365
    LetsGetRacing
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    Who was doing the interviewing, Mikky?

    #141380
    MikkyMo73
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    Who was doing the interviewing, Mikky?

    Jason Weaver

    #141389
    robnorth
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    It’s MACKAY, not McKay.

    #141390
    GhostofTheFellow
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    Ive watched the race numerous times-He would have got beat.

    It didnt look good but he was out on his legs final furlong.

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