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Probably the most informative non-triers race of the season

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    Ex RubyLightEx RubyLight
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    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.

    #1483082
    raymo61raymo61
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    Very true Ruby :good:
    You can probably take four horses out of that to back next time out !!

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    GingertipsterGingertipster
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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. :mail:

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    botchy1botchy1
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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. ;-)

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    TheKryptonFactorTheKryptonFactor
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    Agree with Gingertipster here, the term “non-trier” gets bandied about with far too little nuance.

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    Quelle FarceQuelle Farce
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    There was me thinking this thread was going to be about yet another Pertemps qualifier…

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    raymo61raymo61
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    LOL Quelle Farce :unsure: :unsure:

    Every Pertemps Qualifier is full of them!!

    #1483517
    Ex RubyLightEx RubyLight
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    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.

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    greenasgrass
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    Remember those “slow bike” races you used to have as a kid?

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    Ex RubyLightEx RubyLight
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    Yes, when you used to have both hands on the hand-brakes.

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