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  • #1376
    davidjohnson
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    Well done. Now you can say you have trained a Grand National winner. :biggrin:

    #51786
    Tete Rouge
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    :laugh:

    Oops!!

    #51788
    Lingfield
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    With hindsight 20000 guineas was well worth it but many would have thought a Nicholls cast off with leg problems that had already won a Becher and Welsh National had "gone".

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    Wallace
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    It was a very brave call to pay so much for a horse with tendon problem.  Well done to connections and good luck if it is OK to continue racing.

    #51792
    jilly
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    I would feel sorry for old chubby chops if he wasn’t such a sad crunt.But he is,so i don’t :cool:

    Btw,why did he withdraw his two from the 5.00-was it the delay or a hissy fit?

    #51793
    Friggo
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    That’s a real case of get it right up ye to Mr Nicholls.

    Won a Beecher. Won a Welsh National. Got some heat in it’s leg. Came back. PPF. Sold for 20,000 guineas.

    Anyone else find that a tad rash by the Champ trainer?

    #51796
    sandpiper
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    I am pleased someone started this thread, as my immediate reaction yesterday was "why was a horse that had done so much for the owners been sold" ??

    Surely Silver Birch had earned the owners enough money to keep it in carrots in retirement, if it did have heart trouble and bad legs as has been stated in the Press.

    Makes a mockery of all these phrases that are churned out by owners…"that they will be looking after the horse"…not in this case.

    Pleased as punch for the Irish connections…I hope Silver Birch manages to win again for them.

    Sandpiper

    #51797
    davidjohnson
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    As yesterday, and even his achievements earlier in the season showed, retiring the horse would have been totally pointless and also unnecessary.

    #51799
    rolandroland
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    think you may be confusing eurotrek with silver birch reference to your press comments Sandy.

    #51802
    quixallcrossettquixallcrossett
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    I must admit I was made up when he won, nothing against Paul Nicholls, but surely it would be the owners decision to sell. As Lloyd Grossman used to say "the clues were there" second in the cross country this season, won Welsh National, won over the fences, favourite for the National a couple of seasons ago, what more did we want? All mesmerised by the Irish talking horses I guess. Well done SB & connections & I hope he remains injury free.

    #51805
    Money on
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    Maybe Dessie will bring Strong Flow back and win the gold cup next year. :biggrin:

    #51807
    davidbrady
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    Quote: from sandpiper on 3:34 pm on April 15, 2007[br]I am pleased someone started this thread, as my immediate reaction yesterday was "why was a horse that had done so much for the owners been sold" ??

    Surely Silver Birch had earned the owners enough money to keep it in carrots in retirement, if it did have heart trouble and bad legs as has been stated in the Press.

    Makes a mockery of all these phrases that are churned out by owners…"that they will be looking after the horse"…not in this case.

    Pleased as punch for the Irish connections…I hope Silver Birch manages to win again for them.

    Sandpiper<br>

    Accoridng to newspaper reports today, the horse was sold to fund a divorce settlement.

    #51809
    pilgarlic
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    Well Silver Birch is the most high profile departure from Nicholls to have done well but there have been a few others at a modest level ( Magic Sky, Whitford Don etc). Alexanderthegreat was a former inmate but has really done the rounds since ( winner for Venetia today).<br> A few years back I did ok following departures from Oliver Sherwood ( he seems to have revived a bit since) but perhaps I`ll keep an eye on those leaving Ditcheat

    #51812
    davidjohnson
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    Whitford Don can hardly be said to have done well since leaving Nicholls, the mark he’s been taking advantage of was 2 stone lower than what he was operating off for Nicholls.

    I’d be surprised if you got the same level of success off Nicholls cast offs as you did for Oliver Sherwood.

    #51813
    pilgarlic
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    Well that`s true and we now know that poor old Whitford Don must have had an undetected problem. He did at least consent to run and win for Claire Dyson though

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