The Village – runs tonight

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    cormack15
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    Some of us TRF’ers have a couple of shares in Milnathort Racing Club and our fellow The Village (Lucinda Russell) turns out tonight at Perth. He shaped with a little promise, although flattered by proximity to the smart Sergeant Reckless, last time at Carlisle on his chasing debut. He looked great and schooled very well on Sunday when we went up to see him so we’re hopeful he might progress off bottom weight (8lbs out of the handicap with a 3lb claimer on borad) in his first H’cap chase tonight, 6.25 at Perth.

    If you’d like to get involved, and it is great fun, you can do so from £25 a month (there is a £100 joining fee but we’ll defer that for three months to make sure you are happy). Get in touch with me at david@theracingforum.co.uk

    Wish us luck!

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    Be lucky David – hope all goes well tonight.

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    Oh dear, not what was expected, hope just a blip

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    Attended by so much cliche-laden, desperately ticky-tacky prose it is perhaps a surprise that “your fellow” bothered to get to his feet and away his manger at all this morning Cormack

    There’s something oh so apposite, and all too obvious, about that noble four-square – NO FUTURE

    One has to guffaw :bye:

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    Well, I think it’s a psychologist we need not a racehorse trainer. Highly disappointing, to say the least.

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    I know what to do. Why not give Doctor Dolittle a call? He will surely talk a bit of sense into that beast of yours! :lol:

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061584/

    Sorry, but I just couldn’t resist it. :lol:

    Anyone can find the switch after the lights are on.

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    Sadly Jimsun, I’m not sure even Doctor Dolittle would do the trick, not even the proper Rex Harrison version!

    I did suggest to Lucinda that maybe we have a try at Cartmel, but even that smacks of clutching at straws.

    Rob

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    So Drone is absolutely right in his evaluation, then. No surprise there, the master.

    Hard luck, you guys who own the reluctant beast. May you have much better luck in your next venture/ acquisition!

    Anyone can find the switch after the lights are on.

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    Just looked at his record on the RP website, he’s clearly trying to tell connections something. Retirement beckons.

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    The Village goes again today in the 3.45 at Kelso. The priority will be to get him to actually start, if he does get under way it looks a poor race and he has an ideal opportunity to show us something, even from well out of the h’cap.

    As ever, it is fingers crossed.

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    Nice to he started, and not too bad a run from thirteen pounds out of the handicap. Is there a faint light burning at the end of the tunnel ?

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    Almost the run we didn’t want, not quite enough to really show that he is capable of being competitive in 0-100 grade but not quite bad enough to completely write him off as a racehorse.
    Peter Buchanan did a grand job of starting him quietly. Although out the back then during the race he was never out of touch and did briefly make a challenge before fading going to and after the last.
    Peter was actually quite positive after the race, suggesting strongly that he wants to go right-handed and suggesting a particular type of bit as the horse had proven difficult to steer round the final bend. He also said the firmer the better for him. If that could bring about, say, seven pounds improvement and we go in a 0-100 (yesterday was 0-105) then he might just be knocking at a door. On the other hand, if he’s downing tools then a few pounds either way won’t matter a jot.
    If we could find a race or two at Perth during the summer during a dry spell maybe he could yet redeem himself.

    We’ll see how he is this morning and hear what the trainer thinks before the club makes a decision.

    The realities of lowly rated novice handicap chasing!

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