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Good luck to all involved for tomorrow, hope she follows up.
Yes, its the M.J. Hogan in Sussex i’m interested in, I had a look and the horses he has are all owned by Barbara Hogan, possibly his Wife? No big successes in amongst the results. Thanks for your input Colin.;)
I had a quick browse and it doesn’t seem at first glance like hes a trainer with a lot of horses in the yard, i’m wondering if hes a relatively new trainer.
His record speaks for itself and you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to think Paul Nicholls will dominate the jumps scene for many years to come as was the case with the genius that is Martin Pipe. I find that any comments that Paul makes in the media are probably some of the most honest in racing and any success he has will have come from years of hard work, I was also interested to read how he started as a trainer with 15 horses who weren’t world beaters and had to build from that. Every credit to the man.
I like the look of Tarlac who will probably run off a nice weight come raceday, possibly still continuing to progress this season and with a trainer with a good record in the race.
I wouldn’t be too confident at this time, Well Chief really impressed me as a novice and as a second season chaser, I thought he was the pretender to Moscow Flyer’s throne as top 2m chaser. It will be interesting to see if he still retains that sort of ability after a long lay off, I think he will definitely need a prep run before the festival to blow away some of the cobwebs and probably need to be quite impressive if taking in a run before Cheltenham. Even if the Well Chief of old turns up at Cheltenham he will have to produce a career best effort to beat Voy Por Ustedes in my opinion. That said I hope Pipe Sr. works some of the old magic and Well Chief wins in March.;)
I think Denman will win the race but also think the value isn’t there and the price will only shorten as the Festival gets closer, I do like Standin Obligation as an alternative though, a good jumper, his last run was poor but on the horses less favoured slower ground. I think he is around 16/1. ;)
Wasn’t sure with that surname, I’m from Wales, I look forward to hearing your views in the future.
Personally I think obviously all drugs should be banned in horse racing worldwide, but I could honestly say I would prefer my horse to trail in last than break-down mid race like a lot of US horses. DS.
Without sounding ignorant the only place I know of which is definitely legal to use is Churchill Downs, Kentucky, but from racing world (sky ch. 433) I know there are a few states in which it is is legalised.
A completely different subject for a completely different time, I respect your opinion though, sadly nobody will ever know who would have won the Preakness. Are you from Wales Gareth.
Venusian, without saying too much I think you just hit the nail on the head. Catch 22, but me you and countless other horse lovers would never put a horses health at risk.
All said though I agree with PaulCS that if (I hope) the three equine superstars were to meet I reckon without getting over excited it probably in my opinion would be the best race I have seen since I began to watch racing in 1995.
George Washington will turn out to be the best horse at 6f-1m for many a year but will not stay 10f. I do not mean to be blunt but as I have said before Sir Percy will be virtually unbeatable at 10f, I have ben saying that since he was a 2yo and nothing much has changed apart from a Derby win.;)
I’ll be honest with you, if I was SBS I would take him straight to the Breeders Cup Classic, it seems a very weak race now with the sad loss of Barbaro and I beleive he would take a lot of beating, proven on a dirtish surface and without doubt has more class in his left foot than the Preakness or Belmont winner.