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  • #20416
    cormack15
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    Outlaw Tom, co-owned by 6 of us TRF’ers, runs today in the Borders National at Kelso (2.30).

    Lucinda Russell reports him in great heart at home, distance and trip should suit so here’s hoping for a good run round.

    Best of luck to Campbell Gillies and Tom.

    Go on the Outlaw!!

    #380976
    Coggy
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    Best of luck today.
    Hope he comes back safe and sound

    #380998
    peter .h
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    Placed a small e/w wager on him for good luck :wink:

    #380999
    Bachelors Hall
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    Well… he finished, which is more than can be said for a horse who finished 2nd in a Scottish and Irish National :)

    #381015
    cormack15
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    Jockey said he just struggled to go the pace and he couldn’t quite get to the leading group once they kicked on. I thought it was all happening a bit quick for him and there were some decent, street-wise handicappers in there today.

    Lucinda Russell wasn’t sure that the track had suited and the plan is (loosely) to go back in grade and back to somewhere like Hexham or Carlisle after a reasonable break. All to be confirmed once the dust has settled.

    He made a couple of errors today (a reasonably significant one at the first open ditch on the last circuit) and still learning over jumps I think.

    Still, it was great to be in there pitching in a decent race like that and you never won a race standing in a stable.

    Good to meet up with some of the other members of the syndicate, particularly fellow TRF’er Venture To Cognac who’d made a reasonably long trip to get there – hope you had a good day VTC.

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    Steeplechasing
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    Jockey said he just struggled to go the pace and he couldn’t quite get to the leading group once they kicked on. I thought it was all happening a bit quick for him and there were some decent, street-wise handicappers in there today.

    Lucinda Russell wasn’t sure that the track had suited and the plan is (loosely) to go back in grade and back to somewhere like Hexham or Carlisle after a reasonable break. All to be confirmed once the dust has settled.

    He made a couple of errors today (a reasonably significant one at the first open ditch on the last circuit) and still learning over jumps I think.

    Still, it was great to be in there pitching in a decent race like that and you never won a race standing in a stable.

    Good to meet up with some of the other members of the syndicate, particularly fellow TRF’er Venture To Cognac who’d made a reasonably long trip to get there – hope you had a good day VTC.

    Corm, if it’s ‘all happening a bit quick’ for any horse over 4 miles at Kelso on soft ground, you’ve got worries! :)

    Never argue with a fool. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience, then onlookers might not be able to tell the difference. https://lazybet.com/

    #381032
    cormack15
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    Ha – yes, indeed SC. What I meant was that it was probably just a bit of a jump in class for him. Some good hardened handicappers in there and they were just a bit too good for him really. He may well be better with bigger weights in his own grade than taking on these fellows off a light weight.

    Paul Brierley (who runs the syndicate) reports the horse was in good form after the race so he got round safe, sound and well. Always another day.

    #381038
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    Ha – yes, indeed SC. What I meant was that it was probably just a bit of a jump in class for him. Some good hardened handicappers in there and they were just a bit too good for him really. He may well be better with bigger weights in his own grade than taking on these fellows off a light weight.

    Paul Brierley (who runs the syndicate) reports the horse was in good form after the race so he got round safe, sound and well. Always another day.

    Good to hear he’s back safe and well. Just gently pulling your leg . . . we are all the same in racing, eternally optimistic!

    Never argue with a fool. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience, then onlookers might not be able to tell the difference. https://lazybet.com/

    #381091
    cormack15
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    A wee pic of the gorgeous Tom taken today at Kelso (sorry about those brown cheekpieces – he likes them – a bit like a man in love with ungainly sideburns).

    Handsome devil.

    Photo courtesy Dennis Penny. Offical TRF / Outlaw Tom photographer!

    http://i840.photobucket.com/albums/zz321/cormack15a/Outlaw04-12-11.jpg

    #381115
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    Good day out Corm, not too disheartened, main thing was he came back safe and sound.

    Would have been a better day if Seedless and Skippers Brig had gone one better :?

    #381121
    Mr. Pilsen
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    A wee pic of the gorgeous Tom taken today at Kelso (sorry about those brown cheekpieces – he likes them – a bit like a man in love with ungainly sideburns).

    Handsome devil.

    Photo courtesy Dennis Penny. Offical TRF / Outlaw Tom photographer!

    http://i840.photobucket.com/albums/zz321/cormack15a/Outlaw04-12-11.jpg

    Great photo.

    #381271
    cormack15
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    It is MR P, agreed – Dennis is a very talented photographer.

    http://www.pennypictures.co.uk

    Some fantastic pics on there.

    #381274
    Bachelors Hall
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    Those pictures taken of the incident during claiming hurdle at Perth last year are incredible!

    #381392
    cormack15
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    (btw – I was being light-hearted when I said Dennis was official TRF photographer. Dennis has no association with us, beyond meeting up when Tom runs and us being a great admirer of his photography)

    #381420
    Coggy
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    Pleased to hear he has come back well.
    Bonny head on him. If he prefers the cheekpieces then so be it.
    Good luck to him, and you guys, for the future.

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