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  • #12539
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    Trying to find some reading material regarding Ten Up on the net pls? Ta.

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    ratpack
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    Ten Up was the last horse, prior to Denman, to win the Sun Alliance in 1974 and then follow up in the Gold Cup the next season in Jim Dreaper’s early days when he took over the reins from his father.

    That same year in ’75 he landed the Champion Chase also with Lough Inagh and the Stayers Hurdle with Brown Lad, who went on to win an Irish National the following month!

    Ten Up was the best horse he trained for the Duchess of Westminister and though he trained a few for her after that they never reached the same heights, although I believe that the Grand National winner Last Suspect served his apprenticeship at Greenogue before subsequently granduating to Tim Forsters.

    #246902
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    Florida Pearl almost got there. Only for Looks Like Trouble. Ten Up was a class act I always thought. Never knew where the name came from? You know RP?

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    Ten Up had a slow start to his novice career, then turned in a big performance in the Reynoldstown before beating Glanford Brigg in a titanic clash in the the Sun alliance; it’s one of those races I’d love to see again, if it’s available anywhere. Unfortunately Glanford Brigg was killed early in the next season, and after Ten Up won his gold cup, beating Bual and Soothsayer in tough conditions, he began to break blood vessels

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    Ten Up had a slow start to his novice career, then turned in a big performance in the Reynoldstown before beating Glanford Brigg in a titanic clash in the the Sun alliance; it’s one of those races I’d love to see again, if it’s available anywhere. Unfortunately Glanford Brigg was killed early in the next season, and after Ten Up won his gold cup, beating Bual and Soothsayer in tough conditions, he began to break blood vessels

    I’m glad to say that the gallant Glanford Brigg survived rather longer than suggested, and was still running as a twelve year old in early 1978. Regarding Ten Up, it’s true that he used to burst and I remember him racing in hunter chases at an advanced age where he was trained by Tim Forster. Mr Grayson will be delighted to hear that he became something of a course specialist at Towcester, where he won five times!

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    Never knew where the name came from?

    Probably something to do with the sire being Raise You Ten.

    Gave up looking for a mountain called Ten Up.

    (Dam was Irish Harp.)

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    I remember him racing in hunter chases at an advanced age where he was trained by Tim Forster. Mr Grayson will be delighted to hear that he became something of a course specialist at Towcester, where he won five times!

    :D

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    ratpack,

    Without wishing to be a pedant, didn’t Looks Like Trouble win the RSA and then the GC the following season?

    #246986
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    ratpack,

    Without wishing to be a pedant, didn’t Looks Like Trouble win the RSA and then the GC the following season?

    Smithy,

    if you look up the official list of RSA winners, the entry for 2000 reads "Nick Dundee, probably". Or so I’m told.

    #246989
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    Not to mention Garrison Savannah ……..

    AP

    #247000
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    Indeed Smithy :oops:

    I believe Rory is reading from the same role of honour as I have in my head for the RSA!

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    thanks for the correction; I was thinking of Noddys Ryde.
    Did Glanford Brigg get injured, or lose his form?

    #247017
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    thanks for the correction; I was thinking of Noddys Ryde.
    Did Glanford Brigg get injured, or lose his form?

    He was a decent handicapper, but just short of Gold Cup class. He was originally a very decent hurdler who turned into a straightforward, bold jumping front runner over fences; he found the Gold Cup trip stretching his stamina too although he was 4th in ’75 and 5th in ’76. The fact that he had an excellent jumping technique as a novice helped him to get within hailing distance of Ten Up, who in all fairness, was not the classiest winner of the Gold Cup by any stretch of the imagination.

    The battle you referred to was surely the epic encounter between Noddy’s Ryde and Bobsline in the Arkle of 1984.

    #247133
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    no, Bobsline and Noddys Ryde was epic, but Ten Up and Glanford Brigg was alos a stirring contest

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    My first visit to Cheltenham by memory they lost one day and the final day was abandined. Lanzarote won the Champion Hurdle, Royal Epic the triumph beating Phyliminsky in a photo, Harry Bell won with Quick Reply when Rag Trade miles clear fell at the last and because I had gone there with Don Nolan I backed him……young and daft only time I ever cheered a faller :oops: Got some real dirty looks from horse lovers and punters ……..

    Ten Up

    plodded through the mud in the Arkle colours and Soothsayer and Bula chased him home…..Brown Lad won as he liked but the best race for me was the last……Andy Turnell down to ride Cuckolder switched to Summerville late on..they backed from 12 /1 to 4/1 and hacked up……….unfortunately he broke down when cantering 2 out and clear with the Gold Cup at his mercy 2 years later.
    …that should give someone something to do if they want to check my memory :lol: ………1st race Aldaniti finished 4th in the hurdle can be added.

    Ten Up was an awsome looking horse and the Irish support he had that day was unreal. Never seen so many people lose their hats at a meeting even seen flying umbrellas……Best meeting I was ever at. Doubt if there will be any video of Ten Up winning as the weather was like Ireland on a bad day and visability wasn’t great

    #247150
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    …that should give someone something to do if they want to check my memory :lol: ………

    No fear Fist!

    #247153
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    Did some more digging on Ten Up, befair is correct about the battle between Ten Up and Glanford Brigg in the 74 Sun Alliance. Despite some sketchy jumps throughout, Carberry managed to track GB on Ten Up and joined him at the last and went away to win by 3l.

    On his reappearance in the 74/75 season in the Troytown Chase at Navan Ten Up was beaten at odds of 4/6 into second as he was unable to concede 2 1/2 stone to Cottage King on heavy ground. He was again beaten at odds on into second in Punchestown a couple of weeks later behind his stable companion, and CC chase winner that season, Lough Inagh on heavy ground. He finally got his head in front for the season when making all in Leopardstown at Christmas to win by 10l from Highway View on soft ground.

    Ten Up ran into his old sparring partner Glanford Brigg at Ascot in Feb of 75 as he warmed up for Cheltenham but Glanford Brigg could only manage third place as Ten Up in receipt of 7lbs ran out an easy 25l winner at 7/4 fav from Soothsayer ridden by John Francome.

    In the Gold Cup of 75 his previously questionable jumping was never an issue, as he led just after the water first time around and was never headed from there on in, confirming Ascot running with Soothsayer who was 6l adrift in second, with Bula a further 1/2l back in third.

    Ten Up suffered from bursting as befair alluded to the following season and although he travelled to defend his Gold Cup crown for the 76 renewal he was withdrawn on the day with connections unsure of whether they were in breach of any rules if they administered an anti bleeding injection.

    Following the decision of the Irish Turf Club to uphold this ruling by the British jockey club, Dreaper delcared that the horse wouldn’t run at all again as he was unable to administer the drug in question.

    As Rory says Ten Up was eventually transferred across to the Captain where he competed with distinction in Hunter Chase company. Indeed he landed the Grand Military Chase at Sandown in 1979 by 12l under Capt J Hodges at odds of 8/15 fav.

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