Stayers Hurdle 2018

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    greenasgrass
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    Supasundae for me here. He has looked good so far.

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    Gingertipster
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    What were you doing Joe?

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    viktors89
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    I suppose it must be some horse to win this off a year against Supasundae.

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    Gingertipster
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    Mullins does better with his horses after a long lay off than otherwise. Seems to be able to pump them up from a good way out.

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    BigG
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    Oh dear Oh dear, what was Joe Colliver thinking :unsure:
    This turned into a sprint from 2 out when they should have
    been well thinned out by then. Perhaps Penhill would have won
    anyway, but I think Joe will not like watching this tonight,
    no doubt with his head in his hands.

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    Degaussed
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    Well done to Steeplechasing. Some call, that.

    Daryl Jacob sums up my thoughts when he described the race as “The biggest balls of a race I’ve ever ridden in”.

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    Tonge
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    Cheek of that photographer in the Palace hat though!

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    steeplechasing
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    Mark, I was hoping The New One would win as I’d had a few quid at 65 and down, but looks like I got him wrong on the stamina front and fair play to those who doubted his stamina, especially Lost Soldier who was rightly emphatic about it.

    AS to Penhill, he certainly travelled like a plot horse! Backed him at 8s, fortunately BOG.

    Never argue with a fool. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience, then onlookers might not be able to tell the difference. https://lazybet.com/

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    Degaussed
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    To be fair, I’m not sure TNO’s stamina ever got tested in a race ran that slowly. :wacko:

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    Mullins does better with his horses after a long lay off than otherwise. Seems to be able to pump them up from a good way out. 😉

    Yes GT, must be nothing to do with being a good trainer, having sympathy with his horses and knowing how much training and racing each will withstand, choosing excellent work riders and having good buyers and high spending owners and retaining good jockeys. Obviously he is just pumping them full of drugs. Did you see Penhill? Like a Belgian Blue bull right? Looks really pumped doesn’t he?

    I know it’s important to have an enquiring mind and no trainer is above having to abide by the rules but why assume he’s doping just because he wins? When Nicky Henderson wins a big race after a horse has had a layoff are you going to point the finger as well?

    Oh and putting a wink emoticon on your post doesn’t make it just cheeky bantz.

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    steeplechasing
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    Ha! Mark, I just realised it was Joe Colliver you meant! Lad got it badly wrong, but he won’t be the first lower division jock to let the festival pressure get to him.

    Never argue with a fool. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience, then onlookers might not be able to tell the difference. https://lazybet.com/

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    Well done Joe and Steve, a nice touch landed by you both :good:

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    Yes GT, must be nothing to do with being a good trainer, having sympathy with his horses and knowing how much training and racing each will withstand, choosing excellent work riders and having good buyers and high spending owners and retaining good jockeys. Obviously he is just pumping them full of drugs. Did you see Penhill? Like a Belgian Blue bull right? Looks really pumped doesn’t he?

    Did I say that?

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    You implied it.

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    Gingertipster
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    When Nicky Henderson wins a big race after a horse has had a layoff are you going to point the finger as well?

    Does Henderson?
    As you point out “a big race”, when it happens now and again it’s believable that the trainer is not doing anything others aren’t. However, when the overall strike rate with those after long lay offs is apparently so good compared to other trainers, he must be doing something others aren’t. Something totally legal of course. :yes:

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