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    Professortrubshawe
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    #400169
    Nathan Hughes
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    Why’s that then?

    :?

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    cormack15
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    Come on PTS – you just saw one of the greatest staying hurdlers ever win for the 17th consecutive time, breaking all previous records.

    If you can’t get enthusiastic about that…

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    Bachelors Hall
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    Yet again you make a very strong and compelling case…

    … for the term "selling plater" to be introduced underneath poster’s avatars.

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    BeauRanger
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    my first 2 picks of the day

    one was brought down (whilst going well) and the other fell (whilst doing ok) and i still enjoyed it :oops:

    big bucks was magnificent as always – words dont do him justice – a privilege to watch 8)

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    CrustyPatch
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    Yet again you make a very strong and compelling case…
    … for the term "selling plater" to be introduced underneath poster’s avatars.

    What’s the point starting a thread about something and not giving reasons, however brief, for the issue you are raising?
    Three dots when you open up the thread doesn’t tell anyone anything. If there are points to be made and possibly debated, it would nice to read them.
    The enthusiasm was obviously so sapped that it prevented even the word itself being correctly spelled.

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    Professortrubshawe
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    Come on PTS – you just saw one of the greatest staying hurdlers ever win for the 17th consecutive time, breaking all previous records.

    If you can’t get enthusiastic about that…

    I hear you, but we all knew he’d win, he was 5/1 on, Crack Away Jack, who has eaten god alone knows how much punters’ money, suddenly shows some each way value (opened 50/1 £8250-£250 Each Way – someone had an inkling…) It wasn’t a race it was a procession. Good on all concerned but it didn’t do much for me.

    The rest of the afternoon, no winners or near winners for me. My own fault: I don’t get on with this meeting, but once you start looking at Form, you see things, or you think you do and down goes the money.

    I used to be a National fan and good at finding the winner, but the last few years I kind of look at it as an embarrassment, a cruel affair with a usually-knackered victor with four miles of mess, injury and death behind it. Poor old Ballabriggs, almost dead on his feet.

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    Burroughhill
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    Good grief, you’re a laugh a minute aren’t you?

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    phil walker
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    Who needs Animal Aid when we have people like Professor Rubshawe….

    Big Bucks was amazing, but otherwise I felt a bit deflated by the rest of the racing including the 50-1 of the 3 mile chase. We can all talk through our pockets if we have a bad day, but hey that’s racing it happens, there’s always another day.

    #400291
    Professortrubshawe
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    Good grief, you’re a laugh a minute aren’t you?

    The National has always been controversial. Always.

    I’m backing Giles Cross.

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    % MAN
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    It was a great afternoons racing and worth watching for Big Bucks win alone, so what if he was an "unbackable" price, (although I would dispute that – you show me a bank who offers a 22% return on investment, tax free).

    I cannot understand how some people seem to be unable to watch and appreciate a race without being obsessed by betting. If they are that desperate to make money there are other far less risky ways of doing so.

    A fantastic achievement and I thought Mark Johnson’s commentary at the end was absolutely spot on – that long silent pause was absolutely on the button.

    Who needs Animal Aid when we have people like Professor Rubshawe….

    In fairness it is quite easy to make a decent case against the National without invoking the hysterical approach of Animal Aid.

    I have moved to being a great fan of the race to now being very ambivalent about it and, to be honest it wouldn’t take that much to tip me towards the "get rid of it" side of the argument.

    The race is too in your face and hard to avoid if you are a racing fan. I’m at Chepstow tomorrow but, like at the other meetings, there is a 65 minute gap in racing so they can show the National on the big screen, so it’s hard to avoid – I will probably either go and walk the course or go into town and do some shopping whilst it is on.

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    Professortrubshawe
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    It was a great afternoons racing and worth watching for Big Bucks win alone, so what if he was an "unbackable" price, (although I would dispute that – you show me a bank who offers a 22% return on investment, tax free).

    I cannot understand how some people seem to be unable to watch and appreciate a race without being obsessed by betting. If they are that desperate to make money there are other far less risky ways of doing so.

    A fantastic achievement and I thought Mark Johnson’s commentary at the end was absolutely spot on – that long silent pause was absolutely on the button.

    Who needs Animal Aid when we have people like Professor Rubshawe….

    In fairness it is quite easy to make a decent case against the National without invoking the hysterical approach of Animal Aid.

    I have moved to being a great fan of the race to now being very ambivalent about it and, to be honest it wouldn’t take that much to tip me towards the "get rid of it" side of the argument.

    The race is too in your face and hard to avoid if you are a racing fan. I’m at Chepstow tomorrow but, like at the other meetings, there is a 65 minute gap in racing so they can show the National on the big screen, so it’s hard to avoid – I will probably either go and walk the course or go into town and do some shopping whilst it is on.

    Big Buck’s is a legend. I am just saying that it didn’t get my blood up much as a race. I do not have to win to enjoy racing. I was in the press stand at Epsom the day Sea the Stars won, and I didn’t have a penny on him. I had a brilliant day’s racing and lost hundreds. There have been plenty of similar. My favourite race ever is the 2009 Arc. On that occasion with not a penny wagered: it’ll be a hot day in January before you’ll find me betting on anything less than 5/1.
    I think my problem with AIntree is that it’s the end of the Jumps (which is sad) and usually heralds a very hard and EXTREMELY annoying period on the Flat. It is the changeover period. Yes, I should stop betting for two months. Having said that I found COLONEL MAK 33/1 at Donny. When you back and win things like that with confidence in your biro-holding fingers, you feel you should be able to unpick anything. Not the case unfortunately. I should just stick to handicaps.

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    Gingertipster
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    Big Buck’s is a legend.

    Then it can’t be an "enthusiasm-sapping afternoon", can it?

    It seems your posts signify what mood you’re in Prof. Can just imagine you throwing your form book at the TV screen. If betting causes such mood swings / reaction Prof, it could be you have a gambling problem. And before you say it, it does not matter if a punter is ahead or down on the year, he/she can still have a problem. Please talk to the people close to you and examine your consience and think about getting in touch with Gamcare. Concerned for you Prof.

    Mark

    Value Is Everything
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    Burroughhill
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    fantastic achievement and I thought Mark Johnson’s commentary at the end was absolutely spot on – that long silent pause was absolutely on the button.

    Very true: "Ladies and gentlemen….Big Bucks!" Summed it up perfectly.

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    Professortrubshawe
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    Big Buck’s is a legend.

    Then it can’t be an "enthusiasm-sapping afternoon", can it?

    Mark

    Dear ginge, I think you need to look up the word specious in the dictionary.

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    :wink:

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    Professortrubshawe
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    Big Buck’s is a legend.

    Then it can’t be an "enthusiasm-sapping afternoon", can it?

    It seems your posts signify what mood you’re in Prof. Can just imagine you throwing your form book at the TV screen. If betting causes such mood swings / reaction Prof, it could be you have a gambling problem. And before you say it, it does not matter if a punter is ahead or down on the year, he/she can still have a problem. Please talk to the people close to you and examine your consience and think about getting in touch with Gamcare. Concerned for you Prof.

    Mark

    Do me a favour, Ginge, and stop attempting to suggest I’m a gambling addict. You’ve been on this tip since the FOBT thread and it’s silly and obvious behaviour on your part. In my humble opinion it is you who show signs of addiction: your almost neurotic placing of ‘saver’ bets seems to me to be a form of pre-emptive loss-chasing, and your tipping thread could be interpreted by addiction specialists as the tell-tale inflated behaviour which is seen in gambling addicts. However, I think addiction specialists are quacks; you evidently take a different view.
    I back one horse in a race, at most two. If they lose fair and square it’s not a problem to me.
    I often complain about racing because at heart I believe there is fundamental dissembling in PARTS of the sport, and not just the all-weather end. I say that as someone who consistently backs good winners, not as a betting shop serial loser. Ultimately, that dissembling to a public which bets in good faith and on which the sport depends becomes, to me anyway, distasteful. I don’t say it can ever be resolved, but I do reserve the right to complain.
    I am not the kind of person who ever subscribes to the pack mentality; the pack mentality on here being that to complain is somehow infra dig, and the act of a fool and that everything is wonderful and all criticism is the fabled pocket talk.
    PS: Objecting to Saturday’s disgusting spectacle is, I hope you will agree on this at least, not pocket talk.

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    Gingertipster
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    But you don’t "complain" do you Prof.

    You just start thread after thread with titles moaning about something or other. And then don’t even tell us what you find so deplorable. Just three little dots.

    Value Is Everything
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