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    tbracing
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    Woodsley House at Thirsk saturday;

    Steadied start, held up in rear, headway when attempted to bite rival 1f out, stayed on, not reach leaders

    Gaining an edge through intimidation! Clever horse

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    Gazs Way De Solzen
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    His intimidation didnt get him anywhere though.

    Just seen the replay, naughty horse.

    :lol:

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    tbracing
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    It was rather amusing, maybe it would be a skill better used in a close finish :)

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    Gazs Way De Solzen
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    They’re funny characters are horses, they all have their own personality and little ‘quirks’.

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    robnorth
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    I wonder if he’s some distant relation of Ubedizzy?

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    Roseblossom
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    Don’t say you’ve all forgotten Moonax trying to bite Always Earnest in the 1995 Prix du Cadran!! Cost him a second victory in the race as he went down by a short head.

    Fantastic horse, that one… a year later he threw the race away again – tried to buck Dettori off on the way down to the start, and then swerved across the course when starting to run on. Think he was beaten about a length that time.

    Such a shame he died relatively young.

    (or am I showing my age..)

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    Jings Crivens
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    And wasn’t it Luchiroverte who tried to take a chunk out of Machievallian? :lol:

    (can’t remember where or when….. :oops: )

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    douginho
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    Geoff Wragg trained another such animal…a stayer also I believe. Forget its name though. Ran in the dark blue silks with white sleeves. Oh whats his name….anyone?

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    rory
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    And wasn’t it Luchiroverte who tried to take a chunk out of Machievallian? :lol:

    (can’t remember where or when….. :oops: )

    It wasn’t, but I’ll try to work out who it was.

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    Geoff Wragg trained another such animal…a stayer also I believe. Forget its name though. Ran in the dark blue silks with white sleeves. Oh whats his name….anyone?

    Arcadian Heights?

    Darren – AngloGerman
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    ‘The Hungarian’s going hell for leather’ – Jim McGrath

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    Jings Crivens
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    Thank you Darren, it was in fact Arcadian Heights that tried to eat Machiavellian……. my memory is even worse than I thought…… :oops: :lol:

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    rory
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    Geoff Wragg trained another such animal…a stayer also I believe. Forget its name though. Ran in the dark blue silks with white sleeves. Oh whats his name….anyone?

    Arcadian Heights?

    Darren – AngloGerman
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    ‘The Hungarian’s going hell for leather’ – Jim McGrath

    Indeed. Owned by John Pearce, whose horses now run for Michael Bell. Marinsky was another to bite the jockey of a rival during a race. Ubedizzy had the bad grace to savage his own lad.

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    bbobbell
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    Don’t say you’ve all forgotten Moonax trying to bite Always Earnest in the 1995 Prix du Cadran!! Cost him a second victory in the race as he went down by a short head.

    Fantastic horse, that one… a year later he threw the race away again – tried to buck Dettori off on the way down to the start, and then swerved across the course when starting to run on. Think he was beaten about a length that time.

    Such a shame he died relatively young.

    (or am I showing my age..)

    Ah, bless him. i remember when he won the Yorkshire Cup, in the unsaddling enclosure afterwards defying any one daft enough to ge near his hind legs. He was just longing to belt someone, the little so and so.

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    Right, now I’m thinking about naughty monkey horses…

    Who was the horse that used to run in the yellow with black epaulets (one of the Arab owners?) called May-something who was an absolute menace in the stalls? He was hugely talented but really couldn’t be bothered at times. I think he got banned like Spanish Moon so ran in France for awhile.

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    moehat
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    Did they end up running Arcadian Heights with a sort of muzzle or is my memory playing tricks with me?

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    rory
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    Right, now I’m thinking about naughty monkey horses…

    Who was the horse that used to run in the yellow with black epaulets (one of the Arab owners?) called May-something who was an absolute menace in the stalls? He was hugely talented but really couldn’t be bothered at times. I think he got banned like Spanish Moon so ran in France for awhile.

    Maylane; trained by Alec Stewart. Won the September Stakes when it was transferred to Epsom if I recall correctly.

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    Roseblossom
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    Right, now I’m thinking about naughty monkey horses…

    Who was the horse that used to run in the yellow with black epaulets (one of the Arab owners?) called May-something who was an absolute menace in the stalls? He was hugely talented but really couldn’t be bothered at times. I think he got banned like Spanish Moon so ran in France for awhile.

    Maylane; trained by Alec Stewart. Won the September Stakes when it was transferred to Epsom if I recall correctly.

    That’s the fella! Thanks.

    His form makes great reading:
    http://www.racingpost.co.uk/darley/darl … _id=455747

    How many horses have two URs in their flat form (especially two deliberate ones)? He has 7 "reluctant to race" comments, probably as many "dwelt" or "slowly away".

    I forgot they tried him over hurdles – he didn’t consent to set off on either occasion. Quite amazed he was persisted with til he was 8!

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