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    nultynulty
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    Fontwell 3.45 today

    Free Falling was hit a fair few times on the run in. Anyone else think it looked bad? The horse was walking. I don’t know if they’ll say she was idling or if she actually was but the horse looked wrecked. Didn’t like it.

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    nighthorsenighthorse
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    I saw that and she was all out on her feet. I was worried she’d collapse before the line. Horrible to watch.

    But, I looked hard at the repeat and I’m not sure she was really being hit. I thought he was going through the motions, trying to sort of shoo her to the line.

    I’m sure if he was really thrashing an exhausted horse he would have been in front of the stewards. Hope so anyway.

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    nultynulty
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    Yeah, I got another look at it and it doesn’t look as bad as some but it’s still not pretty. What good did those strikes do really? I haven’t watched any of the horses previous runs so can’t comment on whether there’s evidence that it would have stopped.

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