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  • #1684679
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    Week 16 update (for the 2nd time believe it or not)

    Yes, I did indeed do this summary earlier, fell asleep
    and restarted the laptop without saving any of it. Fortunately
    the gist of the week was that, understanably, nobody scored
    anything it being the week before Cheltenham.

    I did have a run through of the start of the week and it was
    most amusing to the extent that even Chezza would have approved.
    Here is the whittled down less amusing 2nd take.

    The Mullins/De Bromhead/Elliot cartel have got a hold of the opener,
    the Supreme Novices Hurdle, by the short and curlies according to
    the bookies. I can’t agree and I don’t know why Jeriko Du Reponet
    got such a bad press after his latest run at Doncaster. He beat
    2 horses (going away at the end) the 2nd who won a Grade 2 next time
    out with the 3rd being the runner-up. Mystical Power aside, he’s the
    only unbeaten horse in the race. 8/1? That’ll do for me.

    The Arkle is a toughie, but I think Quilixios has the class to pull
    this off. So that’s that.

    The Ultima. When are they going to realise that Highland Hunter is not
    an 11 year old has-been. He might not win, but at 50/1 I reckon you’ll
    get a run for your money and if he were to get into the Grand national (unlikely)
    he would be the perfect type. Yes, I’ve got his photo on my bedside cabinet :whistle:

    Champion Hurdle- Tie State Man’s back legs together and you’ll reduce how far
    he wins by about 10 lengths. Could a 12 year old win this race? in short, no.
    However Not So Sleepy is a freak of nature and with 8 in the race I think 40/1
    is massively over priced and a better bet E/W than State Man.

    In the Mares’ Hurdle Willie has the odds on shot again with Lossiemouth. She
    looks terrific and has a real kick at the end of a race, and that’s why I think
    that the extra 3 furlongs that she’s never been might blunt that finishing speed.
    Marie’s Rock, with the ground conditions and the fact she can do 3m will be a huge
    asset in a race that should be run at a good pace. She’s 16/1 and my mate Jac thinks
    she’s the bees knees, so that will do for me :good:

    Boodles Juvenile Handicap – I reckon this is the toughest card of the day. If you fancy
    something, you’ve got as good a chance as the next man, or woman. I’ve watched them all
    and although it was in a lesser league than this I was impressed by Latin Verse. It seems
    I’m not alone as he’s been hammered down from 20s. The best on offer at the moment is 14/1
    with Bet365, so I’ve had some of that.

    The getting out stakes, or lucky last depending on your view happens to be my favorite race
    of the day, not least because I’ve got Apple Away at 25/1 (as mentioned in Neil’s Cheltenham Compy).
    She’s 8/1 which I still think is good value now that they are down to 7 runners.

    So that’s the 1st day done, it’s as simple as that (hopefully).

    Enjoy the first day, and hopefully maybe we might catch one or two. And most of all,
    no empty horseboxes going back to the stable.

    No change in the league but I’ll copy it out anyway. Good luck this week :good:

    1
    Red Jumpers 1
    493.40
    2
    FF91
    489.00
    3
    Moley Racing
    473.40
    4
    Madison Wonderland
    462.60
    5
    Edantony
    450.06
    6
    Jas’s Jumpers
    439.27
    7
    Michael Walsh
    436.32
    8
    Green’s gallopers
    432.97
    9
    Goodfellow
    429.95
    10
    Man Superstars
    426.67
    11
    Just mullin along
    389.77
    12
    Dark Angels
    374.37
    13
    Back jumping
    364.99
    14
    Its A Brave Mans Game
    363.24
    15
    Sultans Of Swing
    350.58
    16
    No More Bets
    334.52
    17
    Yellowbog Stables
    332.45
    18
    Galaxy’s One and Only
    332.00
    19
    Inthestream5
    330.41
    20
    Early Starters
    330.25
    21
    Gaelic Warrior Bread
    315.00
    22
    Tó Madeira
    309.48
    23
    Hinton In the Hedges
    296.38
    24
    Onthebridle
    289.66
    25
    Numpty Plays The Jumps (List One)
    262.77
    26
    Rays Rockets
    246.50
    27
    CrownJools
    243.95
    28
    Bourne Losers
    238.62
    29
    Hoy’s Boys and Ladies
    215.00
    30
    The Maple Stirrups
    130.32
    31
    Barrow Raiders
    70.15

    #1685665
    FinalFurlong91
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    Just looked and somehow I am 12th out of the 3000+ free stable entries

    Even with shiskin throwing away the king george and el fabiolo the champion chase (though I imagine that was irrelevant as everyone will have picked him)

    Teahupoo and vega win tomorrow I may even break the top 10

    I’m getting a nose bleed

    #1686159
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    That is some going FF, very best of luck mate I’d love to see you pull
    it off, you’d be a TRF Legend :yahoo:

    #1687992
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    I also just looked at the paid list

    Somebody called Henry Potter entered 650+ times

    No idea how many he actually did that was the highest number I could see on his teams near the top

    Let’s hope he doesn’t win the psycho :wacko:

    Had shiskin not slipped in the King george I do believe I’d be top of the free one as that would’ve been 50+ points and I’m 48 behind. Perhaps best he didn’t to avoid the inevitable dissapointment. Though I’m not sure if you even win anything in the free one.

    Could get interesting though if jonbon and shiskin win at Aintree can’t imagine too many above me have both of them.

    #1688163
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    Unfortunately that’s what you’re up against FF. Individuals,
    or conglomerates with wads of cash that buy big into the competition
    with permetations of the best horses, and some they have got wind
    of on the sly. Sitting at 13 right now is outstanding for a single
    entry. You’re less than 50 points behind the Free Stable entries
    leader and still in there with a shout.

    Very best of luck :good:

    #1688264
    FinalFurlong91
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    It does seem unless you are willing to put down 200 entries there’s probably not much point in paying to have a go

    Happy to just stick with the free one for a bit of fun

    #1688268
    John Gooch
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    Hello to everyone

    With reference to FinalFurlong91. This is not something
    that is new it goes back more years than I care to remember.

    The old Tote in the 1990’s started the option to have more
    than one entry and in those days there was not the option
    of a Free League. I agree that for most of us it is a bit
    of fun to use your words.

    What will be interesting is what happens if there is a Flat competition
    this season, in terms of the number of entries.
    The present jumping season attracted a much smaller number of entries
    than before.

    before, and the Flat was always for various reasons less attractive than the
    jumpers. :unsure:

    All the best for the future :good: :bye:

    than the jumpers for various reasons.

    #1688378
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    Week 17 and 18

    Apologies for this being a 2 weeker. Not been the best fortnight for me
    including a hospital stay I could have done without. Anyway, here we are,
    Cheltenham has come and gone and the league has been more than a little
    disrupted.

    FF91 has built a fabulous stable, enabling him to jump to the head of the
    queue in the TRF league with 6 winners at Cheltenham, and also risen to 13th
    overall in the Free League. Superb stuff FF. His super 6 were Galopin Des
    Champs, State Man, Fact To File, Teahupoo and Ballyburn. A tally of 756.70
    was enough to jump to top spot. Great Cheltenham FF, I hope you made a killing :yahoo:

    Madison Wonderland hit a 5 timer at Cheltenham and jumps 2 places to 2nd
    has the leader clearly in his sites with Galopin Des Champs, State Man,
    Gaelic Warrior, Fact To File and Teahupoo all bringing MW a total of 728.78
    points. Less than 30 points behind and with Aintree yet to come it’s going
    to be tight at the top.

    I would have put money on it that twice previous winner Man Superstars would
    make a late run, and he’s done just that with the biggest move in the top 10,
    from 10th to 3rd spot with 330 points over the Festival. He knows how to win
    this and he’s riding on the crest of a wave up to 715.15 points. I expected
    no less from you MS, terrific Festival with Galopin Des Champs, State Man,
    Fact To File, Teahupoo, Protectorat (I hope you were on that one at 17/2)
    and an additional 14.10 points for Gerri Columbe’s brave run in the Gold
    Cup. Any idea where he is going next MS, I would have thought they might
    have a tilt at the National. He certainly wasn’t stopping going up the
    hill over 3m 2 1/2f at Cheltenham. Top mover and top scorer of the week :yahoo:

    Jas’s Jumpers picked off a couple when taking 4th spot with a nap hand
    of GDC, State Man, Gaelic Warrior, Fact To File and Ballyburn. Jas
    also had the runner-up in the Gold Cup Gerri Columbe for a total of
    697.20 points. Hope you had those 5 in an acc Jas, that would have
    been a nice return. Well done.

    Moley Racing drops down a couple of places without doing a lot wrong.
    GDC, State Man, Gaelic Warrior and Fact To File would normally be a
    pretty decent score bar some guys hitting the jackpot. Definitely
    not out of it MR, only 30 points off the podium with a few weeks to go.

    When I last posted before Cheltenham, Red Jumpers was leading the charge,
    and although RJ had a very decent run with GDC, State Man, Ballyburn and
    Lossiemouth they couldn’t keep the pack at bay and slid to 6th place. A
    total of 654.83 points nevertheless does keep them in the hunt. Best of
    luck RJ.

    Goodfellow jumps 2 to 7th spot with Cheltenham winners GDC, State Man,
    Gaelic Warrior and Protektrat for a total of 652.36 I’m not seeing many
    Grand National horses so far in the leaders, could give someone an outside
    chance. About 100 points behind the leader Goodfellow, I reckon you’ll
    have to hit a couple of big ones to get up there. It’s a very decent
    stable you have (I wish I had it) Best of luck

    Edantony, despite having 3 winners, GDC, State Man and Teahupoo as winners
    and Gerri Colimbe (2nd) at the Festival drops 3 places to 8th with a total
    of 636.62 points.

    Sultans Of Swing certainly had a good Cheltenham. The Sultans were another
    with a nap hand of winners, GDC, State Man, Fact To File, Teahupoo and
    Protektorat. Another late charge from 15th to 9th with a total of 624.96
    points. Welcome to the top 10 Sultans.

    The final top 10 place goes to Gaelic Warrior Bread, who sits on 608.03
    points. I’ve just clocked that GWB has made an incredible run from 21st
    to 10th spot. He gets there with no less than a 6 Timer :yahoo:
    GDC, State Man, Gaelic Warrior, Fact To File, Ballyburn and Lossiemouth.
    That little lot was worth just over 300 points. Great Cheltenham GWB, you
    must have skinned the bookies with that lot. Extremely well done.

    Well that’s the top 10, I suspect the winner may come from there, but as
    they say it’s never over till the lady of rotund proprtions sings.

    I’m quite glad I’ve got Delta Work, who I bet last year in the National,
    he was travelling quite nicely until Keith Donaghue came over the 21st
    just about up with the leaders when he jumped but got bumped by a horse
    on his left knocking him into the horse on his right and Keith Donoghue
    departed. I reckon at at 33/1 he has as good a chace as anything.

    This Saturday the horse I’ve waited for is Onesmoothoperator. He’s
    down for 2 races on Saturday but the 1m2f is way too short for him.
    I reckon he has to go for the All Weather Championships Marathon
    H’cap over 2m at Newcastle. I thnk he’s been screaming out for 2m.
    He’s 14/1 accross the boards which I reckon is fairly decent. I’ve
    taken that but I’ll keep a check on the markets.

    So that’s your lot and best wishes if you have a punt this weekend,
    I don’t think the stables will change at all.

    Here are the points from the TTTF (jumps) site

    1
    FF91
    1
    756.70
    2
    Madison Wonderland
    728.78
    3
    Man Superstars
    715.15
    4
    Jas’s Jumpers
    697.20
    5
    Moley Racing
    686.13
    6
    Red Jumpers 1
    654.83
    7
    Goodfellow
    652.36
    8
    Edantony
    636.62
    9
    Sultans Of Swing
    624.96
    10
    Gaelic Warrior Bread
    608.03
    11
    Green’s gallopers
    601.08
    12
    Just mullin along
    591.65
    13
    Michael Walsh
    556.03
    14
    Dark Angels
    521.88
    15
    Early Starters
    500.16
    16
    Back jumping
    484.48
    17
    Its A Brave Mans Game
    482.95
    18
    Galaxy’s One and Only
    480.68
    19
    Yellowbog Stables
    469.10
    20
    No More Bets
    444.12
    21
    Rays Rockets
    431.84
    22
    Hinton In the Hedges
    430.33
    23
    Inthestream5
    383.52
    24
    Bourne Losers
    374.45
    25
    Tó Madeira
    365.49
    26
    Numpty Plays The Jumps (List One)
    360.47
    27
    CrownJools
    349.56
    28
    Onthebridle
    342.16
    29
    Hoy’s Boys and Ladies
    267.50
    30
    The Maple Stirrups
    172.44
    31
    Barrow Raiders
    100.35

    #1688546
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    Just to clear up a little mistake I made when I mentioned Onesmoothoperator.
    I said he was running on Saturday, he is in fact running today (Friday).
    Also, it shows what I know, he’s entered in the 1m2f race at 4.10 at
    Newcastle. I must admit I’m baffled why he’s gone for this race instead
    of the 2m race ealier in the day. My antipost bet is shot to pieces and
    I can’t not have go with him as I’d feel an idiot if he wins and I haven’t
    had a punt. I’m not as confident in the race he runs in, I think he’ll
    be running on well at the finish, but they might just get away from him.
    I’ve grabbed the 33/1 e/w with Bet365 which is still available as I write
    this. It’s a funny old game :unsure:

    #1688959
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    Week 19 Update

    No change with The leaders, in fact you have to go to number 30
    in the league for the one and only scorer of the week

    It’s well done to The Maple Stirrups who picked a very interesting
    novice in the shape of Mirazur West who took it up after the 2nd last
    at Fairyhouse last wednesday and there was only going to be one winner
    after that. It’s a McManus horse that’s very much worth keeping an eye
    on. Still 30th, but you’ve copped the lot this week TMS, only winner and
    top marks, 24.20 points. Giving you a boost to 196.64. Excellent stuff :good:

    As for the week ahead, I think it’s going to be a case of stand by your
    beds as I dont forsee any moves this weekend. Kelso is a cracking wee course
    with a decent enough few races, their big race is the is the £51,000 to the
    winner mares’ Novices H’cap Hurdle. it doesn’t get more exciting than that.
    Goon luck anyway if you are having a punt.

    Here are the scores as per the TTTF (jumps) competition

    1
    FF91
    756.70
    2
    Madison Wonderland
    728.78
    3
    Man Superstars
    715.15
    4
    Jas’s Jumpers
    697.20
    5
    Moley Racing
    686.13
    6
    Red Jumpers 1
    654.83
    7
    Goodfellow
    652.36
    8
    Edantony
    636.62
    9
    Sultans Of Swing
    624.96
    10
    Gaelic Warrior Bread
    608.03
    11
    Green’s gallopers
    601.08
    12
    Just mullin along
    591.65
    13
    Michael Walsh
    556.03
    14
    Dark Angels
    521.88
    15
    Early Starters
    500.16
    16
    Back jumping
    484.48
    17
    Its A Brave Mans Game
    482.95
    18
    Galaxy’s One and Only
    480.68
    19
    Yellowbog Stables
    469.10
    20
    No More Bets
    444.12
    21
    Rays Rockets
    431.84
    22
    Hinton In the Hedges
    430.33
    23
    Inthestream5
    383.52
    24
    Bourne Losers
    374.45
    25
    Tó Madeira
    365.49
    26
    Numpty Plays The Jumps (List One)
    360.47
    27
    CrownJools
    349.56
    28
    Onthebridle
    342.16
    29
    Hoy’s Boys and Ladies
    267.50
    30
    The Maple Stirrups
    196.64
    31
    Barrow Raiders
    100.35

    #1689931
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    Just a reminder that tomorrow is the final furlong. We will
    know the winner after racing at Aintree finishes.

    With one day to go, it’s that man I warned you about that’s
    taken the lead. Yes it’s Man Superstars, double previous winner
    going for the hat-trick after a great start at Aintree with
    Gerri Columbe and Impaire Et Passe.

    FF91 with a blank week so far has to sit on MS’s shoulder.

    Jas’s Jumpers takes 3rd place with Gerri Columbe.

    It’s just a mini who’s at the top, we’ll just need to sit tight
    and see where the money goes tomorrow.

    All the best on the last 2 days :good:

    Here is where we sit on the Friday.

    1
    Man Superstars
    823.40
    2
    FF91
    756.70
    3
    Jas’s Jumpers
    752.15
    4
    Madison Wonderland
    728.78
    5
    Goodfellow
    705.66
    6
    Edantony
    691.57
    7
    Moley Racing
    686.13
    8
    Sultans Of Swing
    678.26
    9
    Michael Walsh
    664.28
    10
    Gaelic Warrior Bread
    661.33
    11
    Red Jumpers 1
    654.83
    12
    Dark Angels
    605.13
    13
    Green’s gallopers
    601.08
    14
    Back jumping
    592.73
    15
    Just mullin along
    591.65
    16
    Its A Brave Mans Game
    591.20
    17
    Early Starters
    553.46
    18
    Galaxy’s One and Only
    535.63
    19
    Yellowbog Stables
    522.40
    20
    No More Bets
    500.27
    21
    Numpty Plays The Jumps (List One)
    443.72
    22
    Rays Rockets
    431.84
    23
    Hinton In the Hedges
    430.33
    24
    Tó Madeira
    418.79
    25
    CrownJools
    402.86
    26
    Inthestream5
    383.52
    27
    Bourne Losers
    374.45
    28
    Onthebridle
    342.16
    29
    Hoy’s Boys and Ladies
    320.80
    30
    The Maple Stirrups
    251.59
    31
    Barrow Raiders

    #1690437
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    Well the witching hour has come and gone so I can noww officially name
    the winner and runner up of the competition (albeit I could have done
    after the Aintree) but rules is rules.

    What can I say, and I did warn you Mike (Man Superstars) has gone for the
    hat-trick and stuck the third one into the roof of the net. Superb effort Mike,
    you know how to put together a winning stable. Well won mate :yahoo:

    FF91 (Final Furlong91) You were the fav right up until Mike pulled the rug
    from under your feet at the 11th hour. Brillient run though and congratulations
    on the runner-up spot :good:

    So many good stables this year and the lead changed many times as I expected it
    would. Well that’s the jumps gone this year, they seem to come round so much
    quicker now :unsure:

    If Mike you can contact me on PM with you Account name, account number and
    sort code, I’ll get your well won 50 quid to you.

    Final Furlong91, if you can do the same and I’ll ensure that John Gooch’s
    award of 25 quid will be heading your way.

    Many thanks to all who took part, it won’t be long until the flat version rears
    it’s not so ugly head. Thanks all for playing. Here are the final scores as per
    the TTTF (jumps) competition…..

    1
    Man Superstars
    2
    876.90
    2
    FF91
    810.20
    3
    Jas’s Jumpers
    805.65
    4
    Madison Wonderland
    782.28
    5
    Goodfellow
    759.16
    6
    Edantony
    745.07
    7
    Moley Racing
    739.63
    8
    Sultans Of Swing
    731.76
    9
    Michael Walsh
    717.78
    10
    Red Jumpers 1
    708.33
    11
    Gaelic Warrior Bread
    661.33
    12
    Green’s gallopers
    654.58
    13
    Its A Brave Mans Game
    647.50
    14
    Back jumping
    646.23
    15
    Just mullin along
    645.15
    16
    Early Starters
    606.96
    17
    Dark Angels
    605.13
    18
    Galaxy’s One and Only
    589.13
    19
    Yellowbog Stables
    539.20
    20
    No More Bets
    506.97
    21
    Numpty Plays The Jumps (List One)
    497.22
    22
    Tó Madeira
    491.59
    23
    Inthestream5
    437.02
    24
    Rays Rockets
    431.84
    25
    Hinton In the Hedges
    430.33
    26
    CrownJools
    402.86
    27
    Bourne Losers
    374.45
    28
    Onthebridle
    363.46
    29
    Hoy’s Boys and Ladies
    339.60
    30
    The Maple Stirrups
    251.59
    31
    Barrow Raiders

    #1690524
    Mike007
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    Thanks for running BigG.

    #1690530
    greenasgrass
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    Well done Mike superstars they are! And FF too. Thanks as always BigG

    #1690535
    FinalFurlong91
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    Congratulations on the win Mike :good:

    Getting pipped for the win kind of sums up my week at Aintree :wacko:

    The £25 will cover a bit if the losses

    No beans on toast tonight :yahoo:

    #1690548
    Mike007
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    Thanks all. Well done FF91 on the runner up spot and prize.

    #1690551
    Avatar photoBigG
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    Cheers guys, I hope to see you all at the impending TTTF (Flat) when the tote
    get that one sorted out :good:

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