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  • #21299
    venjee
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    CLAIRE BALDING

    MICK FITZGERALD

    ALASTAIR DOWN

    JOHN INVERDALE

    CORNELIUS LYSAGHT

    TANYA STEVENSON

    JIM MC GRATH

    NICK LUCK

    #397571
    Bachelors Hall
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    CORNELIUS LYSAGHT

    This is just downright offensive. I know that this is the internet and that one shouldn’t take everything seriously but this is taking it too far.

    #397590
    Gingertipster
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    Presenters:
    Lydia Hislop
    Nick Luck
    Claire Balding

    Form Experts:
    Steve Mellsh
    Jim McGrath (C4)
    Graham Cunningham

    Recorded Racing Features/Interviews:
    Alistair Down
    Lydia Hislop
    John Francome (features only, not allowed in the paddock)

    Betting Ring:
    Sean Boyce
    Matt Chapman (did I actually write that?)

    Commentators:
    Simon Holt
    Richard Hoiles

    Value Is Everything
    #397592
    Matron
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    @Gingertipster

    Really, couldn’t agree more with your list – apart, from Chapman.

    Regards
    :cool:

    #397601
    betlarge
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    Presenters:
    Sue Barker
    Willie Carson
    Matt Chapman

    Form Experts:
    Bob Cooper
    John Francome

    Recorded Racing Features/Interviews:
    Mick Fitzgerald
    John McCririck

    Betting Ring:
    John Parrott
    Gary Wiltshire
    Tracksuit Dave

    Commentators:
    Peter Scudamore
    Sid Waddell

    #397604
    % MAN
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    Presenters:
    Clare Balding
    Nick Luck

    Form Experts:
    not required

    Paddock Commentators:
    David Cleary
    Ken Pitterson

    Recorded Racing Features/Interviews:
    Alastair Down
    Alice Plunkett
    Derek Thompson

    Betting Ring:
    not required a sidebar or screen scroll is sufficient

    Commentators:
    Just use the on-course commentary, having separate commentators just for TV is unnecessary

    #397621
    yeats
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    Presenters

    John Hunt (Also substitute commentator when Holty goes off to Bangkok and CrustyPatch isn’t listening)
    Lydia Hislop

    Form, paddock, analysis

    Eddie Fremantle
    James Willoughby (flat only)
    Jim (not croc) McGrath

    Commentator
    Simon Holt

    Betting
    Sean Boyce (And if he requires an assistant – Ellen Martin)

    Sundries

    Resident totty
    Zoey Bird

    Tea & Messenger Boy (As long as not visible or audible on air)
    Matt Chapman

    #397625
    CrustyPatch
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    Presenters
    John Hunt (Also substitute commentator when Holty goes off to Bangkok and CrustyPatch isn’t listening)

    Resident totty
    Zoey Bird

    Tea & Messenger Boy (As long as not visible or audible on air)
    Matt Chapman

    Don’t encourage me, Yeats, for goodness sake.
    I have been having trouble sleeping recently so am hoping to put together a relaxing bedtime tape of John Hunt’s wittiest one-liners from At The Races handovers (his Christmas stocking wishlist of "pants and socks" being the highlight). Am hoping to add in a few of his commentaries from three-horse races (calm, relaxed, soporific voice, plenty of pauses in between occasional mentions of horses, no unnecessary mentions of ridiculous extraneous nonsensities like who is riding the thing). Should work a treat.
    Have been expecting a deluge of praise on this forum for his Cheltenham bellowing on the radio but barely a word.
    My choice for resident totty would be the delightful Alex Hammond. What a darling she is. Unlike Tanya, she is very bright, speaks very fluently, looks great and she has real screen presence. Shame she’s never been snapped up for terrestrial TV racing.
    I hope the powers-that-be have plenty of hair gel on hand if John Hunt and his biggest admirer, Matt Chapman, ever both appear on the same programme in the Yeats dream team. I wouldn’t mind a share of the profits for the hair gel manufacturer.

    #397628
    Kopwas
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    Zoey Bird should never be allowed on the telly in my opinion.

    Presenters / interviewers
    Nick Luck
    Lydia Hislop
    Clare Balding

    Commentators
    Richard Hoiles
    John Hunt

    Form experts
    Steve Mellish
    Eddie Fremantle
    James Willoughby

    Features
    Matt Chapman
    A bouncer to keep Thompson out of the way

    #397631
    CrustyPatch
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    Commentators
    Richard Hoiles
    John Hunt

    Features
    Matt Chapman

    There, see, it works every time. Another vote for John Hunt within minutes. And another for Matt Chapman.
    They really do "gel" with people on this forum….

    #397646
    CarryOnKatie
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    Presenters / Interviewers / Serious features

    Clare Balding
    Lydia Hislop
    Nick Luck

    Cover presenters on quiet days / allowed to do "light" features

    Mike Cattermole
    Derek Thompson :wink:

    Form Pundits

    Jim McGrath (C4)
    Steve Mellish
    James Willoughby (Flat only)

    Paddock Pundits

    John Francome
    Ken Pitterson

    Betting

    Sean Boyce
    Matt Chapman (cover – also long term replacement for Thommo)

    Preferred Commentators (although including use of course commentators)

    Richard Hoiles
    Simon Holt (allowed to do serious features)
    Stewart Machin
    Mark Johnson
    David Fitzgerald

    #397695
    MarkTT
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    Anyone naming Chapman, Thompson or McCririck should be put down.

    #397785
    robert99
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    Paddock: Barney Curley

    Betting: Barney Curley. Zeljko Ranogajec

    Commentary; Barney Curley

    Interviews: Jeremy Paxman

    Form: Nick Mordin

    #397808
    Tuffers
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    Off Camera: Jim (ex Timeform) McGrath

    On Camera: Rebecca Curtis

    #397821
    Gingertipster
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    Presenters:
    Lydia Hislop
    Nick Luck
    Claire Balding

    Form Experts:
    Steve Mellsh
    Jim McGrath (C4)
    Graham Cunningham

    Recorded Racing Features/Interviews:
    Alistair Down
    Lydia Hislop
    John Francome (features only, not allowed in the paddock)

    Betting Ring:
    Sean Boyce
    Matt Chapman (did I actually write that?)

    Commentators:
    Simon Holt
    Richard Hoiles

    Excellent pick by Paul. So add:

    Paddock Expert:
    Ken Pitterson

    Value Is Everything
    #397826
    Eclipse First
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    Off Camera: Jim (ex Timeform) McGrath

    On Camera: Rebecca Curtis

    And the rest "in camera"?

    #397860
    wordfromthewise
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    Who was the Chapmanesque ATR presenter who was being talked about in terms of a big future but disappeared just as quickly 4 or 5 years ago?…..did a lot of betting coverage and had a bit of flair for presenting……anyone remember?

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