December 14, 2011 at 17:21 #20501happybutcherMember
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Can punters be confident backing RICHARD GUESTS runners.I for one will never back a horse of his.Any one else in the same boat as me?December 14, 2011 at 21:13 #382679Hippo JoeMember
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Richard seems to have several owners who like a bet, so his runners are often well supported. However, the market is not a reliable guide to his horse’s chance. Today, for instance, Kames Park landed a gamble, but yesterday El Dececy almost got home at 33-1.
I have him marked down as an impenetrable stable. There are much more reliable trainers if you’re planning to follow the money.December 15, 2011 at 21:43 #382803no ideaMember
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I would never back one of his horses ever.
I like you do not trust him.
Never liked him as a jockey either.January 27, 2012 at 22:23 #388594kozmaMember
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Maybe a bit harsh to single out Richard Guest. The nature of AW racing is that connections can generally only make money through gambling. I prefer to see assessing when horses are likely to win on the AW as part of the fun but I can perfectly see how this would have no appeal for serious punters. Treat the AW as a test of knowing when a horse will win rather than just whether it can win.
Watch for the usual unfortunate incidents:
Dickie le Davoir not realising that the race had started when the stalls opened today,
Milton of Campsie running at Southwell (where he has a poor record) then not realising that the race had started when the stalls open, then he rushes headlong after the field, then he must have been exhausted because his jockey stopped riding him (or maybe had used his whip enough times),
Polemica not realising that the race had started when the stalls opened and then being ridden when all was lost,
and so on…..
they’ll all have their day, I can almost guarantee it!
Its part and parcel of the AW and the same unfortunate incidents befall many other AW trainers. It’s part of the fun. Keep your stakes small, and enjoy it!January 28, 2012 at 13:27 #388691kozmaMember
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Good news! Waabel seems to be fancied today so looks like he has told RG that he remembers now that he runs best when up with the pace and that when he holds himself up (as in his last 2 races) he can never really get into contention. But has he told the jockey? Cant wait to find out!
For RG afficianados Royal Intruder is a NR today but it will be interesting to see what happens when he gets round to telling RG that he feels he maybe hasn’t been able to shown his true form when running the first part of the race flat out in his last couple of races and that maybe he’ll take a more measured approach next time. I’ll be on him EW for his next few races and fuly expect him to be placed at 20/1 or better.January 28, 2012 at 15:32 #388718CoggyParticipant
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Waabel was available at 11/2 early doors with Skybet. Opened 7/2 on course and went off 5/2 favourite.
Obviously fancied, but one that went astray.
Not Guests greatest fan myself either
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