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  • #2183
    cormack15cormack15
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    Well done to the Aussies who travelled around the world to add such an exciting dimension to Ascot week.

    Really added to both sprints which would, let’s face it, have been much the poorer for their absence.<br>

    #66322
    Venusian
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    Yes, the Australian invaders and their exploits really made the meeting for me.

    Not the only highlight of a great week’s racing, but this intercontinental dimension really added some spice.

    It’s really hard to say, but good on yer Aussies and see you again next year.

    #66323
    doyley
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    Hello,

    Completely agree Cormack, but unforunately the oiks nearest to the winning line thought they were from Austria!!!

    There is an excellent article in the Daily Mirror about Ascot’s building works: it has  REINFORCED the class differential by placing all the non racing oiks from the furlong marker thru to the winning post….hence no noise!!<br>They are too busy quaffing Prawn Sandwiches [sorry Keano], and discussing Money!

    I am sorry, but the whole RA scenario is beginning to make me revolutuionary!!

    I shall take another drink and calm down…he said rather sheepishly:(

    Hic…

    regards,

    doyley

    #66326
    Kingston Town
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    :biggrin: Hello<br>There’s been talk in Australia that the connections of Bentley Biscuit are blaming Nash Rawiller’s ride for BB’s abject performance. I thought it was the ground – was the ground really hard on the day or was it a badly judged ride?

    #66327
    Galejade
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    Kignstown Town,

    Certainly Bentley Biscuit was switched right around the field from his low draw on the near side to end up on the very far rail. This would have cost him many lengths. On the other hand  the Racing Post reported that he did not pick up at all and that the connections said he hated the very fast ground. It was aso reported that he pulled out of Saturdays race – on softish ground – because of being jarred up on the Tuesday.

    So I think the answer to your question is that the ground was the thing that really did for him although switching across the whole width of Ascot would not have helped.

    #66328
    cormack15cormack15
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    Welcome to the forum Kingston.

    Either factor would have scuppered BB’s chance, as Galejade has correctly pointed out.

    #66329
    Kingston Town
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    Thanks for that. :cool: I wasn’t able to see the race so was wondering how he went – he’s much better than the run suggests but he has had a very hard campaign in Australia and I thought he was over the top when he left. <br>Thanks for the welcome too :biggrin:

    #66330
    cormack15cormack15
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DC-nb4noMZ0

    Not great quality Kingston but you can see the route BB took.

    #66331
    davidbrady
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    How many of the Aussies have confirmed that they will run in the July Cup?

    #66332
    Kingston Town
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    Janiak is toying with a) retiring Takeover Target, b)taking him home and running in the Salinger (Nov 3) or c) possibly staying and running in the July Cup ………….. no uncertainties there then ;)

    Freedman has said Miss Andrettti will go home and Peter Moody will wait until the end of the week before making a decision on Magnus, all depends on how he pulls up.<br>Waterhouse is yet to decide on Bentley Biscuit.

    (Edited by Kingston Town at 9:34 am on June 25, 2007)

    #66333
    Kingston Town
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    Quote: from cormack15 on 11:05 pm on June 24, 2007[br]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DC-nb4noMZ0

    Not great quality Kingston but you can see the route BB took.<br>

    Thanks Cormack – no that move didn’t really help any did it?

    "I will leave England on the weekend and enjoy a short holiday in Europe," said Gai Waterhouse. <br>"I will come back to Newmarket on the 5th of July and we will re-evaluate his progress and make a decision re a start in the July Cup."

    #66334
    davidbrady
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    Thanks Kingston Town

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