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  • #12145
    Cav
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    Great to see the old boy win his 15th race on his 126th start today. Looked great beforehand strutting around the paddock at Bath. Well done to all concerned.

    #240608
    jinnyj
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    Fantastic horse – a real credit to all connections!

    #240611
    Bosranic
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    Not exactly Royal Ascot, but the old lad did it well.

    Milton Bradley has come in for much criticism about continuing with the horse, but, to quote the man who knows him better than anyone "This horse is used to strawberries and cream. He doesn’t want bread and cheese."

    #240612
    Venusian
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    That’s great news.

    I can’t see why Bradley should have received any criticism. If the horse still finds racing interesting fun, which clearly he does, then what’s the problem?

    The Tatling can’t know, or care, that he’s no longer a Group class horse.

    #240613
    % MAN
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    Just like his trainer – shows no sign of retiring and just goes on and on.

    All credit to them both and always gives his best 117 runs 13 wins, 16 seconds and 15 thirds not a bad record

    #240614
    Gazs Way De Solzen
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    Well done to the old boy.

    #240618
    bettingboy
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    Yes, it was very cheering. Brightened a day otherwise completely ruined by several savage demonstrations of racing’s ruling physical force: Sod’s Law.

    #240625
    Burroughhill
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    Awesome news. One of my old favourites, I love to see him win.

    #241199
    graysonscolumn
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    Just got back in from a weekend away – delighted to read the old boy went in again!

    gc

    The patron saint of lower-grade fare. A gently critical friend of point-to-pointing. Kindness is a political act.

    #241203
    quadrilla
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    Very rarely away from a second either side of standard time. Gad, he’s won me a few bob. :lol:

    #242319
    Venusian
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    He does it again at Newbury today, what a grand old campaigner he is.

    Next year the Global Sprint challenge?!

    #242324
    Bosranic
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    He didn’t go and win again, did he?

    Well done, old lad! That’s win number sixteen now, I believe.

    As I type this I just had a look at the result. Nice to see the other OAP of the race, The Jobber, run so well.

    #242325
    Adrian
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    Venusian,

    Funnily enough in 2003 and 2004 Milton did send him to Hong Kong for the Sprint – both times valiantly running behind Silent Witness.

    Milton loved the experience as much as the horse – the first time he’d flown – staying in the lad’s accommodation so he could be near to him.

    My one memory of him was one morning at Sha Tin. The Tatling had just left the quarantine barn (which is at the end of the 5 chute) and suddenly was working straight up the chute to the winning post – an unheard of thing. Milton said he wanted him to feel what it was like to go quick from the 5 rather than walking him up to the racetrack proper…

    #242348
    Mounty
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    It’s a disgrace – he should have been retired years ago…..

    …yes, I backed the runner-up :)

    #242360
    quadrilla
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    Her Majesty has name one after me. Won the 14:10 by 4 lengths.

    #249519
    Venusian
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    Here’s an article about the old warhorse in the Independent today

    http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/raci … 90785.html

    #20480
    Venture to Cognac
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    The popular 14yo runs at Wolverhampton tomorrow, in what will be his final race. Hopefully he can bow out in style, and enjoy a long retirement.

    Bet him so many times in the past I’ve lost count, I’ll definitely be having a sentimental fiver on him.

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