June 19, 2007 at 14:17 #2060
Backed Dandy Man, maybe if he had something to race with he might have won.<br>Which one of the Aussies will win the Jubilee Zorro ??:cool:June 19, 2007 at 17:03 #65280
Not very, Madman. I had quite a lot on the winner. Great run from Dandyman though. (Dammit).<br>If she runs in the Golden Jubilee I don’t think I’ll be opposing her. How about you?June 19, 2007 at 18:10 #65282
Quote: from Zorro on 6:03 pm on June 19, 2007[br]Not very, Madman. I had quite a lot on the winner. Great run from Dandyman though. (Dammit).<br>If she runs in the Golden Jubilee I don’t think I’ll be opposing her. How about you?
I meant your prediction on an Aussie 123, Zorro.<br>The extra furlong should be no problem, in fact Miss Andretti won over seven down under. I won’t be quick to oppose her.June 19, 2007 at 21:27 #65283cormack15Keymaster
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Looked like a very good horse. Perhaps they’ll consider Newmarket?June 20, 2007 at 08:16 #65284AragornMember
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Dandy man ran an absolute blinder. He seems to be turning into one of racings unlucky horses with it being a similar story last year with the draw. Deserves to win a G1 sprint as he certainly has the ability.June 20, 2007 at 10:06 #65285
I have to admit that on the replays I’ve seen I’ve been watching the Aussies. But didn’t Dandy Man move away from the rail, where runners definitely were at a disadvantage, and race nearer the middle? I promise to look more carefully when I see the race again, but meanwhile could anybody correct me if I’m wrong?June 20, 2007 at 10:13 #65286Maxilon 5Member
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Zorro, while Dandy Man hardly clung to the inner rail like glue, he definitely raced furthest right of all the horses in the race. A typical six or seven draw, had all horses raced straight.
To my mind, he was definitely disadvantaged and had he been drawn nine or higher, the Aussies would have had more of a fight on their hands.June 20, 2007 at 10:17 #65287Maxilon 5Member
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Edit: wrong thread.
(Edited by Maxilon 5 at 11:45 am on June 20, 2007)June 20, 2007 at 11:26 #65288
Thanks Maxilon. He really did run the race of his life then.June 24, 2007 at 15:38 #65289AnonymousInactive
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Quote: from thedarkknight on 4:06 pm on June 24, 2007[br]Conclusion: Australian sprinters – good but not that much better than the best of the English :cool:
Come on, TDK?<br>Had the ground not gone against him, Takeover Target would have won a mile yesterday.<br>Among the current crop, how many British sprinters have a similar record in the the Royal Ascot sprints?<br>June 24, 2007 at 15:41 #65290AidanMember
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Completely agree with TDK…..Aussie sprinters completely over hyped. Takeover Target didnt win by a "country mile" last year on firm ground so why would he this year? Connections before the race stated he wouldnt mind the ground and he certainly travelled like a horse that didnt mind it….Asset was equally ill suited by it.
Even in the King Stand, Dandy Man beat the other two Aussies into 3rd and 4th with the other English sprinters on their tails. Recent top class European sprinters such as Oasis Dream, Stravinsky and Mozart would be a match for any of the Aussie "stars" right now.June 24, 2007 at 16:06 #65291AnonymousInactive
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Hadn’t realised that Oasis Dream, Stravinsky and Mozart were amongst "the cuurent crop of sprinters".<br>Good horse though Dandy man is, he has yet to win a gp2, let alone a gp1, and wouldn’t have got in the first 10 in yesterday’s circumstances.June 24, 2007 at 16:25 #65292
Agree with TDK, about them being better but not that much better, but would add ‘in Britain’.<br>Would you be backing ours if they travelled to Oz for, say. the Lightning Stakes?June 25, 2007 at 10:01 #65293
Excellent name for a sprint race, Zorro.<br>"Lightning".<br>
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