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  • #7085
    Gazs Way De Solzen
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    Just put Thommo in his place.

    Bit of a silly question to ask though i have to say.

    #150988
    Bulwark
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    Missed thommos question, just heard ruby saying "dont ask such a stupid question", then thommo said "I have to ask these questions" and ruby said "no you dont".

    What was the question?

    #150989
    Flash
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    Didn’t see it what did they say?

    #150992
    Gazs Way De Solzen
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    Thommo said, "Oh so Ruby, any regrets at picking the wrong horse to ride"

    Ruby, "That’s one of the most ridiculous questions to ask"

    Thommo, "Well i know but i have to ask"

    Ruby, "No, you don’t have to ask me at all".

    #150993
    Matron
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    Certainly, glad "Ruby" put him in his place.

    Why on earth did they utilize him for the interview?

    Regards- Matron
    :cool:

    #150995
    Flash
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    Ruby’s disappointed as you’d expect.

    I never think TV people should shove microphones under jockeys noses right at the end of a race anyway.

    Stupid question – correct!

    #150996
    graysonscolumn
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    Good on yer, Ruby!

    gc

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    #150998
    Aragorn
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    That was hilarious!! Totally knocked Thommo off his stride!!

    #151000
    Salselon
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    Well done Ruby.

    #151002
    Cruella
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    I hope someone links that clip to Youtube. In fact it should be part of the training for all budding jockeys, a masterclass in how to deal with Thommo.

    What the hell was Ruby supposed to say? "Well Derek, about five minutes ago I lost the Gold Cup to the horse I could have ridden if I hadn’t made the wrong choice. My cut of the Betfair bonus has gone out the window, and now I’m wondering if I’ll ever get the ride back on Denman. No, no regrets really, best day of my life."

    #151003
    Anonymous
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    Should have just given Tommo the Piggott reply from 1983.

    #151036
    RichK
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    I’m not that impressed – it was an obvious question to ask, Thommo’s job is to ask questions and Ruby agreed to be interviewed. "I’m bloody gutted" would have been an easy enough answer to give without getting all poncey about it.

    But then I haven’t just lost the Gold Cup I guess.

    #151047
    Cruella
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    Rich, I would disagree. An interviewer’s job is to ask questions that give an insight, something we may not have considered or don’t already know the answer to*. Ruby had already, in answer to the very first question, said he was disappointed, so why hammer home a blindingly obvious point that my cat could understand without it having to be asked?

    *Admittedly Thommo has never done this in the years I’ve been watching C4 so it would have been a miracle if he started now.

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    graysonscolumn
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    Agreed, Cruella. If the discourse doesn’t add anything of interest to procedings, why bother?

    gc

    The patron saint of lower-grade fare. A gently critical friend of point-to-pointing. Kindness is a political act.

    #151053
    RichK
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    Yeah, I suppose. If it had been Lesley Graham, I’d probably have been cheering. Ruby can’t have been expecting an in indepth and thought provoking question, so I just thought he was being a bit graceless.

    I’m not that bovvered though, honest! :)

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