November 9, 2006 at 18:47 #424dave 22Member
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The open is here after months of boring flat racing!<br>what are people most looking forward to seeing?<br>it would be great to see spotthedifference win again!<br>sure to be a fantastic 3 days, lets hope no more horses are injured.November 9, 2006 at 20:05 #30502MountyMember
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As a bookmaker standing at the Open meeting I’m looking foward to paying out on Pipe-trained 15-8 favourites, forecast at 8-1, with form figures of: PPP who win by half the track, just like last year.November 9, 2006 at 22:34 #30503davidbradyMember
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Quote: from Mounty on 8:05 pm on Nov. 9, 2006[br]As a bookmaker standing at the Open meeting I’m looking foward to paying out on Pipe-trained 15-8 favourites, forecast at 8-1, with form figures of: PPP who win by half the track, just like last year.
You’re a bitter man Andrew!!!!!!!!November 9, 2006 at 22:41 #30504GI MACMember
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I think you summed it up perfectly Dave, 6 months of boring flat racing and now it’s time for a proper meeting.
I’m hoping Mephisto turns up and back to his best. Not looking foward to the cross-country, have to say I find those races a bit circus like.November 9, 2006 at 22:51 #30505Jim JTSMember
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It looks like the jumpheads are out in force as usual having a go at the flat.
YAWWWN :bore:November 9, 2006 at 23:08 #30506Gareth FlynnParticipant
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Bring on the Derby trials!November 9, 2006 at 23:31 #30507FlatSeasonLoverMember
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Best bit about the jumps season is the end of it.
I’m going to be naughty and bring up a race in this section though just to prove I do like (too strong a word but anyway) the jumps season. In the 3:05 at Cheltenham I see there is some early money on Betfair for Plum’Tee. As a sneaky e/w punter I was wondering if someone could tell me more about the horse? Will it be out the back or does it have a legitimate chance on its form, as its official rating certainly doesn’t look flattering?November 9, 2006 at 23:50 #30508The Market ManMember
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Boring flat my arse. Flat in the summer, jumps in the winter that’s me but give me choice and I’d pick the flat any day.
Anyhow back on topic, it will be interesting to see if David Pipe can monopolise this meeting like his dad used to. I was always scared to back anything at this meeting because in the back of my mind no matter what the price or the form figures one of Pipe’s was always likely to spoil the party. Why not back Pipe’s? The one of Pipe’s you back usually ends up being the only one that loses. :angry:November 10, 2006 at 10:04 #30509dave jayMember
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The best thing about the jumps season is NH Flat and Banded Handicap Camel Races.<br>November 10, 2006 at 13:07 #30510clivexMember
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Bloody hard to weigh up to Trackside
The novice hurdle is a fascinating race. Wonder if the fav is worth taking on. Front running at cheltenham is never easy..November 10, 2006 at 13:56 #30511
Standin’ Obligation 4/6? That’s a lay IMO.<br>I’d take it on everytime at those odds, in that race.November 10, 2006 at 14:16 #30512clivexMember
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Good call Trackside on the fav but K very disappointing
Bit of a mess of a raceNovember 10, 2006 at 14:35 #30513
Yeah, what a sickener :(<br>Absolutely tragic when they run their heart out like that.November 10, 2006 at 17:03 #30514Happy JackParticipant
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Buailtes and Fadas dead as well – not a good day for Cheltenham.
I’m not one to get too emotional about horse deaths but War General saddens me a lot – he is a son of one of my favourite ever race-mares Absalom’s Lady making him a half-brother to another current racing favourite, Bob Bob Bobbin. He carried my money today and I though he ran an exceptionally promising race for the future, but sadly we will never find out how good he would have been.November 10, 2006 at 18:20 #30515
Buailtes and Fadas ran a very game race too. Not a happy day at Chelters. Kind of overshadows the day for me.<br>No doubt another welfare debate will ensue.
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