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  • #12730
    Glenn
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    Just noticed the comment ‘text book ride’ in the official comments in running for a recent winner.

    Has anyone ever seen this one before?

    #250196
    Gerald
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    This is going to be a fun thread – Graysonscolumn is going to be all over it, like a wasp around a dustbin.

    I’ve come across a couple of weird race comments, but I’ll have to do a bit of digging to rediscover them.

    Luckily, I’m off to a good start, because I think one of them was in the past form of one of the horses running in the Selling H’cap Hurdle at Fakenham on Gold Cup day.

    #250198
    Gerald
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    Yes,

    Safe Investment

    . Ran in the same race in 2008 as well:-

    "Behind, passed some reluctant animals on the final circuit, never on terms."

    #250200
    ratpack
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    I noticed this also last night Glenn.

    There is no place for comments like that. Individual comments in running should contain the facts and be objective. Subjectivity should be saved for the analysis below the race.

    #250201
    Glenn
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    Those were my thoughts ratpack. It would seem that even the comments in running in the

    Racing Post

    now have an editorial stance!

    #250203
    Gerald
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    But where do you draw the line? A comment such as "Jumped well" is possibly subjective, but that is the kind of comment I am looking for in a Novice Chaser’s form.

    #250205
    Irish Stamp
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    "shyed at goose stretch" is a personal favourite from the US :lol:

    #250208
    rory
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    Surely we’ve had enough "amusing in-running comments" threads already. This one is surely more of an "inappropriate in-running comments" thread? For the record, I agree with the initial thoughts. Analysis is the place to praise jockeys if they must be praised. Comments are for horses.

    #250504
    smallbutmighty
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    Rory – please can you (or anyone else) point me in the direction of previous thread(s) as sounds rather entertaining?

    Many thanks

    #250544
    graysonscolumn
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    Rory – please can you (or anyone else) point me in the direction of previous thread(s) as sounds rather entertaining?

    Many thanks

    As requested!

    http://www.theracingforum.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=73980

    http://www.theracingforum.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=72763

    gc

    The patron saint of lower-grade fare. A gently critical friend of point-to-pointing. Kindness is a political act.

    #250552
    Onthesteal
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    But where do you draw the line? A comment such as "Jumped well" is possibly subjective, but that is the kind of comment I am looking for in a Novice Chaser’s form.

    I just presume the horse jumped well if no mistakes were mentioned in running.

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