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  • #2117
    aston
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    Why hasnt anybody asked O’Brien if yeats would jump a hurdle in the future. Surely it is a question that any pundit worth his salt would ask.<br>Or has that been ruled out previously?<br>Now, that would be exciting!

    #65833
    benbdb
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    i dont know if its been ruled out previously, though its getting a bit late now, he’ll be a seven year old next year. but hes so good on the flat i dont think they felt the need.

    On top of that hes got the bloodlines to be a sire, maybe not massively commercial because he’s a stayer but he won a derby trial before getting injured and a coronation cup, maybe donet want to geld him.

    #65835
    Hawk Wing
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    why on earth would you put a fence in front of a good horse like Yeats, in any case He’s going to be a sire

    #65836
    benbdb
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    in actual fact most horses to make the step from flat to jumps arent stayers as you might think anyway. they usually have theyre best flat form over bout 10-12f. though dont ask me to explain why.

    #65837
    Gareth Flynn
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    It’s because jumpers are generally slower and therefore ‘staying’ becomes easier.

    I would imagine Yeats will be too busy siring jumpers alongside Westerner and Vinnie Roe to actually be one himself.

    #65838
    andyod
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    If you can jump fences it does not matter how slow you are. But you need speed to jump hurdles successfully and competitively.Hurdling at speed is the secret.Jumping safely  for fences.

    #65839
    Money on
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    Alistair Down asked him and actually pleaded with him last year to get him gelded and send him hurdling.

    #65840
    SirHarryLewisSirHarryLewis
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    Quote: from benbdb on 4:16 pm on June 21, 2007[br]in actual fact most horses to make the step from flat to jumps arent stayers as you might think anyway. they usually have theyre best flat form over bout 10-12f. though dont ask me to explain why.<br>

    Why dont we ask Oxx to send Kastoria over hurdles while we are at it.  She had the beating of yeats over shorter.  Is she retired now?

    SHL

    #65841
    insomniac
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    George Washington! – now there would be a recruit to the winter game to relish.

    #65842
    mdwillis
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    I think Geordieland will make a good hurdler.  Lets hope his future owner is also a geordie. I am talking about Graham Wylie.  I can just see Geordieland running in a future Champion Hurdle race.  On another note, I think the 3rd place horse of todays race, Le Miracle I think that will make it over hurdles too.  Lets hope Le Miracle gets trained for hurdles by someone like Paul Nicolls.

    #65843
    Money on
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    My right idea of the perfect flat horse to go over hurdles was Westerner, i would like to have seen the horse to get him off the bridle over 2 miles.

    #65844
    Gareth Flynn
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    SHL – Kastoria is indeed retired, assuming everything went smoothly she’s currently in foal to Gone West.

    #65845
    Aragorn
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    He’s still out there extolling the virtues of all things Ballydoyle….

    Jacks Back

    #65846
    madman marz
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    Westerner was still good enough to finish second in the Arc, as for O Brien & co they have so many horses, that they have the luxury of stepping them up in trip if they fall short at the top level. Yeats a prime example, Mahler today, ran like a hairy goat in the derby.<br>To be honest, O Brien and co, are starting to bore the sh-it out of me, the so called super trainer hasn’t got a f-ucking clue how good his horses are, or what trip is their best, ie running 8 in the Derby.<br>If smaller trainers had half of the bloodlines, he is priveliged with they would do just as good a job, who knows even a better job.:angry:

    #65847
    andyod
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    Yeah. He should be able to look over the shed door and know exactly how good each horse is. Anyone can train but it takes a genius to do the other thing.I mean a real genius. Not just your average trainer guy like O’Brien

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