March 30, 2007 at 23:00 #1263
Nicky HendersonÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s newcomer TARANIS ran well enough on Thursday and as it shares a name with TARANIS (the Ryanair Chase winner) and it set me thinking about horses with similar identity crises.
YouÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢d have jumped out of bed to back DETROIT CITY at 16-1 for a Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£1800 Doncaster selling hurdle. Well that was the price it started at back in 1999 and it pulled-up.
FIRST GOLD was a cruddy handicap hurdler as well as a Francois DoumenÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s King George winner. DoumenÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s FOREMAN is a smart hurdler/chaser and couldnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t possibly be mistaken for FOREMAN, last seen as a 12yo selling hurdler.
Two AFTER EIGHTÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s have hardly made a mint, a brace of RESEDAÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s both won twice in recent years but the two READY TO RUMBLEÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s seemed anything but.
There are two multiple winners called MAJLIS, while Henrietta KnightÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s RED BLAZER was much better than Tony CarrollÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s.
Grand National runner SOUTHERN STAR should not be confused with the 4yo hurdler of the same name and neither STAR OF WONDER nor STAR OF WONDER ever fulfilled early promise.
TOP BRASS wion at Musselburgh last season, better than TOP BRASS who pulled up five times back in 1997. Unlike the country itself, both ZIMBABWEÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s have been successful this year.
KADOUN turned up at 50-1 in last yearÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Pertemps Hurdle, but the other KADOUN is more modest.
Mike <br>March 30, 2007 at 23:10 #50007graysonscolumnParticipant
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Many years ago I seem to remember Big Mac trying to get a ban – or at least, a mandatory renaming – of any horse sharing the name of another, whether both were in training at the same time or not, or whether they were bred in the same country or not.
It was the emergence of the mid-1990s staying chaser Baronet which particularly gave rise to the airing of this view. There was at least one run by this horse broadcast on C4 which was preceded by a lengthy rant by yer man.
(Edited by graysonscolumn at 12:11 am on Mar. 31, 2007)
The patron saint of lower-grade fare. A gently critical friend of point-to-pointing. Kindness is a political act.March 30, 2007 at 23:26 #50008Irish StampMember
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One Enrique was much better at 1m than the other, who could actually jump.
One Achilles of Troy is graded stakes placed, the other a 2yo for Coolmore this year.
Daytona is a Johnston colt, but also runs for Pletcher.March 31, 2007 at 06:51 #50009
The medication seems to be working very well, Mike.;)
ColinMarch 31, 2007 at 07:05 #50010
The medication seems to be working very well, Mike.
<br>Into the ‘bored at home’ stage now!!
MikeMarch 31, 2007 at 09:12 #50011
How long for, Mike?
ColinMarch 31, 2007 at 09:15 #50012yeatsParticipant
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Eradicate makes his debut today for Mark Johnston, wonder if he’ll be able to emulate the Peter Calver trained Eradicate who managed to win the Magnet cup when at the height of his powers, seemingly not so long ago but was in fact 17 years ago :oMarch 31, 2007 at 10:02 #50013
How long for, Mike?
Thanks for your concern. Well, I’m feeling better but basically, I have kidney failure so I will shortly be strapped to a dialysis machine ad infinitum.
Three sessions a week, four hours a time – I make that an extra 12 hours of form study per week. if I can’t make it pay big style, I’ll take up gardening. :cool:
MikeMarch 31, 2007 at 11:22 #50014
That’s rough, Mike, but it is nice to see that you are keeping your sense of humour.
ColinMarch 31, 2007 at 12:09 #50015davidjohnsonMember
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All the best Mike.March 31, 2007 at 12:58 #50016Sailing ShoesMember
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One of the best posters here, no doubt.
Keep up the good workApril 1, 2007 at 01:25 #50017graysonscolumnParticipant
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Quote: from Grasshopper on 12:22 am on Mar. 31, 2007[br]I’ve just registered with equity under the name "lardy dollop of s**t<br>e"………………..no news from Macs’ lawyers as yet, but…………………….<br>
<br>Quality from Grassy, as always. LMAO!<br>
The patron saint of lower-grade fare. A gently critical friend of point-to-pointing. Kindness is a political act.April 1, 2007 at 02:03 #50018FlashMember
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One Galileo won a Derby too. The other won at the Cheltenham festival. :biggrin:April 1, 2007 at 08:15 #50019roryParticipant
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There was of course the "Battle of the Avertis" at Yarmouth a few years ago, while Musical Echo is by Distant Music out of….erm….Distant Music.April 1, 2007 at 09:26 #50020MountyMember
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Mike if you’re still bored and want a good laugh at religion there’s a cracking discussion on Heaven and Earth (BBC1) about banning chocolate Jesus figures – priceless.
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