May 13, 2015 at 13:01 #981942
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.
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Wish us luck!May 13, 2015 at 14:46 #982823
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Be lucky David – hope all goes well tonight.May 13, 2015 at 18:29 #985492
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Oh dear, not what was expected, hope just a blipMay 13, 2015 at 18:45 #985619
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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 guffawMay 13, 2015 at 23:39 #987738
Well, I think it’s a psychologist we need not a racehorse trainer. Highly disappointing, to say the least.May 14, 2015 at 14:55 #991540
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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!
Sorry, but I just couldn’t resist it.
Anyone can find the switch after the lights are on.May 14, 2015 at 19:46 #993055
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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.
RobMay 14, 2015 at 20:33 #993325
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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.May 15, 2015 at 09:39 #994916
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Just looked at his record on the RP website, he’s clearly trying to tell connections something. Retirement beckons.May 24, 2015 at 10:29 #1064606
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.May 25, 2015 at 06:52 #1067185
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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 ?May 25, 2015 at 09:01 #1067748
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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