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  • in reply to: Top ten singles #1449038
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    Off the top of my head in no particular order :mail:

    Year of the Cat – Al Stewart

    Alone – Heart

    It’s a Sin – Pet Shop Boys

    The Sun Always Shines on TV – A-ha

    Northern Lights – Renaissance

    Old and Wise – Alan Parsons Project

    Leave a Light On – Belinda Carlisle

    Everybody’s Got to Learn Sometime – The Korgis

    Now Those Days Are Gone – Bucks Fizz

    Music – John Miles

    in reply to: Beat The Bank #1448567
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    Brings back memories of Thomas Chippendale. A very sad day. God bless him.

    in reply to: Enable v Winx 1m2f. #1447858
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    I think Enable would beat Winx. But Enable vs Frankel? Oh dear! While Enable is possibly the best Flat filly/mare I’ve seen, Frankel would raze her.

    in reply to: RIP John Mccririck #1447768
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    John McCririck was the life ‘n’ soul of Channel 4 Racing in the 80’s IMO. Never a dull moment whenever he was on the screen. Loved how he told off punters who were making faces behind him and how he relished a good steamer in the market. Won’t forget the moment he lost his hat in blustery weather.

    A one-off character who I feel, in an alternate world, would’ve made a great Doctor Who.

    in reply to: Eye catchers #1446749
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    Ventura Rebel. Should’ve stayed in the longer Coventry Stakes rather than go for the sharper Norfolk.

    in reply to: Coventry Stakes 2019 #1445687
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    It’d be great to see Team Hannon relive the glory days of Canford Cliffs and Toronado … and so it’s Threat for me.

    in reply to: Tiger Roll #1416665
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    I had the pocket rocket in a double with If The Cap Fits :yahoo:

    Tiger Roll should have a constellation named after him. He’s one helluva stellar racehorse!

    in reply to: Sir Erec #1402437
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    It might be just me but while Sir Erec was being re-shod, there was a tender moment when the other horses walked away from him and he turned his head as if to say “Why are you leaving me alone?” At that instant, I had a bad feeling about the horse. It kinda felt like something was wrong and that he shouldn’t have ran.

    When he broke down mid-race, I felt sick. Destroyed my day.

    RIP Sir Erec … and what an angel!

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    Zonderland died from a shattered knee after recovering from a colon entrapment operation :-(

    in reply to: Mirror mirror on the wall who is the fairest of them all #1389713
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    Or maybe Halling?

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    Largely agree with Gingertipster’s post.

    Frankel was brilliant to the eye but looked more lion than unicorn. Sprinter Sacre was truly magnificent in stature.

    Others who also deserve a hearty mention are Chief Singer and Celtic swing who looked like identical twins. Silvery Moon for his distinctive colouration. Altior for his pretty face with that striking diamond on his forehead.

    in reply to: Tingle Creek 2018 #1388151
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    Nothing can live with Altior after he jumps the last fence.

    in reply to: Betfair Chase 2018 #1387099
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    Reflecting on Thistlecrack, I think Mr Tizzard should’ve stuck to the Big Buck’s route. OK, he’s still good over fences but nowhere near like the unstoppable beast he was over hurdles. Shame really … could’ve been a hurdling legend.

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    Is Too Darn Hot better than Calyx?

    Possibly but Calyx does possess an instant, vicious turn of foot. He could well take Too Darn Hot by surprise. Too Darn Hot does look a class act though.

    in reply to: Epsom Derby or Arc De Triomphe – better race? #1376878
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    Quite a tough call really. I think Epsom certainly has the more difficult track with all its undulations and twist. The fact that there is only one shot at the Derby makes it more of a unique target to hit. It’s the quality of horses that give the Arc its diamond-studded appeal because a lot of Derby winners contest in it.

    I narrowly have slight preference for the Arc … but only just!

    Looking back, it almost seems an injustice that Frankel never contested in either of them B-)

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