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    pilgarlic
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    I know we are pretty much resigned to Derek falling back on his “I’ll leave that to the judge” stock phrase for winning margins anything less than 3/4 of a length but he excelled himself at Southwell the other day. A thrilling six runner finale saw a seven length victory for Oriental Cross, a further seven lengths back to the third and eight lengths to the fourth. Derek declared incorrectly that third placed Minella Examiner was the runner up and failed to mention the actual second, Ishyaboi.”…in third we have, er… I’ll leave that to the judge”. Wonderful.

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    Slowly Away
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    …………. and here comes the Jolly !

    as the favourite overtakes a couple of tailed off horses and runs into 6th place

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    Avatar photoNathan Hughes
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    Legend
    I could get the video up but on youtube check out a commentary with Tommo at Folkstone in the fog

    Blackbeard to conquer the World

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    Avatar photoNathan Hughes
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    Got it.

    Blackbeard to conquer the World

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    Avatar photoCork All Star
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    Anyone remember when Stuart Machin had to commentate on a race at Haydock when the fog was so thick you could not see the winning post?

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    Avatar photoCork All Star
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    3.40 at Taunton. Left to the judge when the winner won by a neck.

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    Avatar photoEx RubyLight
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    Cork All Star, I was just about to start a thread about that moron. It was the 2nd time today, when the winner was a neck in front and he left it to the judge. If he can’t tell who’s won, then he should be trying other sports.

    Alpine skiing might suit him.

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    Avatar photoCork All Star
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    To be fair I quite like him but he is not a good race commentator. Anyone with a pair of eyes in their head could see who had won!

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    Avatar photoCarryOnKatie
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    Why is it that most commentators are retired from the roster as they hit 65 yet Thommo seems to keep getting gigs hear on year?

    Surely there is at least one up and coming called who deserves a chance as I don’t recall any new voices joining the roster since (the excellent) Gareth Topham and Tim Peters.

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    Avatar photoEx RubyLight
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    Gareth is great, I really enjoy listening to his commentaries.

    The one who tends to get on my nerves right now is Stuart Machin. He is excellent throughout the race, but when it comes to commentating a finish he tends using his usual phrases, like “legs of jelly” or “under a Brennan drive” and so on. I just hate listening to him in a tight finish, especially when I’m not on the winner.

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    Anonymous
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    Anyone remember Thommo’s involvement in the negotiation to get Shergar back from the IRA?

    He didn’t do very well at that either. Seems like a nice fella, mind.

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