February 16, 2020 at 14:02 #1483073
Tiger Roll: had a very nice spin and looked great, imo. His jumping was very economic and he wasn’t given a hard time at any stage.
Penhill: The only meeting that seems to matter to his connections is the Cheltenham Festival and he too had a very, very easy race.
Magic of Light: Another one who will hit top gear at Aintree. The orders were brilliantly executed today.
I’m not complaining, cause I knew what was coming. As already mentioned, it was a very informative workout.February 16, 2020 at 17:16 #1483082raymo61Participant
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Very true Ruby
You can probably take four horses out of that to back next time out !!February 16, 2020 at 20:55 #1483105GingertipsterParticipant
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Not about “non-triers” as such.
tbh As the race progressed I thought this was going to be a “non-trier”. However, considering what happened in the latter stages my doubts proved unfounded. Although travelled extremely well through the race – once his jockey eventually went for Tiger Roll the horse had little left. Strongly suggesting had he been asked for his effort earlier would’ve actually been beaten further. It wasn’t as if Tiger Roll should’ve won ridden differently/better; imo ran exactly as we were told beforehand. ie Travelled as if retaining all his ability but not fully fit… which told in the closing stages.
Therefore imo: Connections actually tried to win given the condition he was in today.
Connections are allowed to run horses not fully fit as long as they’re not extremely unfit. Tiger Roll was fit enough to get right in to the race quite late… which itself (as rules stand) justifies both running and how ridden. After all… it was possible he’d win beforehand even though known to be not fully fit.
Magic Of Light probably needs a greater test of stamina than this, but even so ran poorly. Not as if the jockey wasn’t trying. Trainer has had a disappointing season, so may be that had something to do with it. One to bear in mind once Jessie hits top form?
Can’t see anything wrong with how Penhill ran given recent runs. That’s not to say there’s not going to be the usual Mullins improvement come Cheltenham.
imo Not “probably the most informative non-triers race of the season”.
Possibly the most informative race of the season by less than fully fit racehorses.
Agreed, certainly a race for the notebook.value is everythingFebruary 16, 2020 at 21:53 #1483110botchy1Participant
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Probably the most informative non-triers race of the season
That was nothing compared to the race Cracking Smart ran in last time IMO.February 16, 2020 at 22:42 #1483116TheKryptonFactorParticipant
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Agree with Gingertipster here, the term “non-trier” gets bandied about with far too little nuance.February 21, 2020 at 15:48 #1483486Quelle FarceParticipant
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There was me thinking this thread was going to be about yet another Pertemps qualifier…February 21, 2020 at 20:18 #1483514raymo61Participant
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LOL Quelle Farce
Every Pertemps Qualifier is full of them!!February 21, 2020 at 20:33 #1483517
The funny thing about the Pertemps Final is that it has changed a bit over the last four years. All renewals were won by Irish raiders and three of had staying chasers written all over them. Especially Delta Work, Mall Dini and Absenting (like some of you like to call him) Percy.
But, the Pertemps Qualifiers are simply a joke, if you have to figure out who might be trying and who not.February 21, 2020 at 21:06 #1483522greenasgrassParticipant
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Remember those “slow bike” races you used to have as a kid?February 22, 2020 at 10:37 #1483582
Yes, when you used to have both hands on the hand-brakes.
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