November 19, 2006 at 15:31 #462Racing DailyParticipant
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Is it allowed now, please?November 19, 2006 at 15:44 #31602bearMember
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Steve Mellish has just exposed this mob on RUK – stewards will have to act – no hiding place this time for Hooray Henry and Bradburne.
Let me guess, 2 weeks for the jockey, 40 days for the horse, 5 grand for the trainer, and sweet FA for the poor sods who backed it on the basis it may be trying to win!November 19, 2006 at 15:45 #31603robert99Participant
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Only with people.November 19, 2006 at 18:05 #31604
When i see stuff like today at Aintree, I feel for genuine connections of horses that give their all when they run, run well, even get placed and then are put up another couple of pounds by handicapper for itNovember 19, 2006 at 18:10 #31605
And a big up to Steve Mellish too
shame those who write in industry paper don’t have gonads to do sameNovember 19, 2006 at 18:31 #31606Nor1Member
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The handicap system encourages cheating yet very little is done to prevent this. So what should be altered to encourage honest trainers/owners who want to run their horses on their true merit consistently? <br>November 19, 2006 at 18:53 #31607FlatSeasonLoverMember
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what happened please?November 19, 2006 at 18:59 #31608
Watch 3.10 Aintree and draw yor own conclusion FSLNovember 19, 2006 at 19:14 #31609
Handicap system does not encourage cheats
Thats like saying shops encourage shoplifters, homeowners encourage burglars etc
These people are breaking the rules of racing for reasons only known by them
(Edited by empty wallet at 7:16 pm on Nov. 19, 2006)November 19, 2006 at 19:46 #31610NayodabayoMember
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I must say Henry Daly horses this term although very little evidence have been running awfully strange. <br>They seem to be hitting flat spots during the ‘run’ – <br>Rakalackey at Kempton<br>Briery Fox at Worcester <br>Vaughan at Sandown <br>Martha Kinsman also springs to mind.
Perhaps the interesting part would be how many of them have been prevented making any further progress due to errors. From 25 chase runners this term – a good number of failures to complete spring to mind Waterloo Son, Green Tango, Alderburn etc.
I won’t be amongst the order to be backing Down’s Folly at Ludlow tomorrow at 11/10 (!) BUT judged on today’s effort from OPERA DE COEUR getting a horse from A to B at whatever pace appeared to be the objective.
James.<br>November 19, 2006 at 20:52 #31611cormack15Keymaster
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Welcome to the forum James!November 19, 2006 at 20:52 #31612Racing DailyParticipant
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Mr Bradburne got a seven day ban. Not enough IMO, but better than nothing.<br>As far as I saw, the horse was given little more than an exercise canter.November 19, 2006 at 21:19 #31613LingfieldMember
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Trainer was exonerated.<br>Even the stewards could see the obvious in Bradbourne’s ride- after all it was a 3 runner affair!November 19, 2006 at 22:18 #31614Shadow LeaderMember
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Oh please – whilst not excusing the ride, there was no way in this world that Opera De Coeur would have beaten Lennon. No way at all.November 19, 2006 at 22:19 #31615tootingMember
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It reminded me of Hand Inn Hand’s first run in a chase – at Chepstow if I remember rightly – which I even posted up in what used to be called the "eyecatchers" section on here.
<br>To be fair though that time I think it was One Knight that went off like a nutter on Sunny D. Today both the other horses looked to have been on the red bull.
Lennon and Fair Along setting the pace in the Arkle. Nipper Reed will be cheering.
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