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    DannyDanny
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    STRONG FLOW, winner of the 2003 Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup as a novice and whose career was presumed ended by injury, could return to the big-race scene in next month’s Betfred Gold Cup after completing “a remarkable recoveryâ€ÂÂ

    #48114
    Friggo
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    That’s great to hear. I always like it when injured horses come back.

    I just hope he’s learned to jump…

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    Mully
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    What was wrong with his jumping?

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    FlatSeasonLoverFlatSeasonLover
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    Danny sorry to be picky but could you give us a source for this please?

    #48117
    Friggo
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    Quote: from Mully on 11:15 pm on Mar. 20, 2007[br]What was wrong with his jumping?<br>

    Every time I watched him (admittedly the Hennessey and the Feltham are the two that stick strongly in my mind), he didn’t jump a twig. It was the reason I didn’t think he’d win the GC that year.

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    davidjohnson
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    He was a pretty good jumper in the main, see his Aon run behind Farmer Jack when he jumped impeccably. However like you know who, he had the tendency to clout one or 2 on the way round.

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    racinggirlukracinggirluk
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    Sad to say this is true, the story is on the RP website…he is with Dessie Hughes in Ireland….

    Guess the owner does not want him to have a lovely retirement….poor horse has been to hell and back, last thing he wants is a death in public….

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    davidjohnson
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    racinggirl

    You are talking absolute rubbish.

    #48121
    LetsGetRacing
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    Talk about over dramatising, racinggirluk.

    On what basis is such a ridiculous comment made?

    #48122
    DannyDanny
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    FSL – The story is off the Racing Post website.

    Strong Flows jumping isn’t as bad as being made out he won a henessy, won the Feltham and was 6th in a gold cup if his jumping was that bad he would have fell in these races he might have hit a few fences but Kauto Star hits fences. I don’t see how it’s a bad thing taking a quality horse out of retirement if it’s injury free.

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    racinggirlukracinggirluk
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    Sorry for putting the welfare of this horse first…..he has had a serious leg injury and PN is no mug! If he wanted to retire this horse there must be a reason behind it…..

    But everyone is entitled to there own opinion….I dont jump down your throats for making judgemental comments….so back off…but then you all seem to know better!

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    Friggo
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    Let’s just hope he is injury-free. If he’s not 100% fine, his habitual clattering of a couple of fences in his races could do him some serious damage.

    But please don’t get me wrong, I wish him and connections (but mostly him) all the best for his return.

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    Lingfield
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    Apparently the plan is to initially race him in a point to point or hunter chase which will confirm wellbeing and give some indication as to how much ability remains.<br>Is this the same owner who used to have other horses like useful two mile chaser Armaturk in training with Nicholls? In which case I thought he’d sold them all as the equine deaths and injuries in NH racing were distressing to him and his family? Hardly the actions of a man who doesn’t care about his horses.

    (Edited by Lingfield at 2:29 pm on Mar. 21, 2007)

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    roryrory
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    While Racinggirl’s comments are dramatic and possibly libellous to Barry Marshall, I do share her concerns; how anyone can tell what degree of recovery he has made is hard to gauge since he has only been back in training for a few weeks, during which time he has surely been doing very light work (unless he has undergone pre training elsewhere, but this hasn’t been mentioned). I would say that the chances of him breaking down must be quite high given his history. The fact that he was young enough to have a total break and come back for a career in PTPs but was retired instead suggests strongly that connections were virtually certain that he wouldn’t stand the rigours of training. Of course he was likely to make a satistactory enough recovery for a life away from the racetrack, but that doesn’t mean he is sound enough to race at the highest level.

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    davidjohnson
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    This story first broke around Christmas time that he was with Dessie Hughes so that would indicate how long pre-training he has had.

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