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  • in reply to: 2000 guineas 2020 #1455122
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    “Especially as this horse stands on the verge of making history as the best two year old… ever!”

    Come on now, Ginge.

    As a self-confessed Timeform fan, you should know that Pinatubo has little chance of surpassing Frankel’s 2yo rating of 133, let alone Celtic Swing’s 138.

    And as for Windy City’s 142? Dream on.

    in reply to: Battaash Timeform 136 #1452438
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    “Enable would win 4 Champion Hurdles on the bridle but still be rated below Cyrname”

    Reminds me of Timeform awarding Douvan a rating of 180 as a novice, for trouncing Sizing John (who was running over the wrong trip) and that top-notcher The Game Changer repeatedly.

    :negative:

    Edit: On a separate note, has Donald Trump taken over as Spotlight today? I was just reading the Post’s write-up on Jubiloso…

    in reply to: Matt Chapman at it again….. #1452135
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    As others have pointed out, Chapman is far more restrained on ATR. It would appear obvious that he has clearly been instructed to be brash and OTT by the powers that be at ITV and this betrays a fault in their reasoning.

    Those who have decided that being brash, loud and overbearing is the best way to attract young people have obviously never heard of Greta Thunberg.

    in reply to: Espoir D'Allen #1451908
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    What a tragic day, with both Espoir d’Allen and Roaring Lion losing their lives.

    R.I.P.

    in reply to: Matt Chapman at it again….. #1451855
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    “The main positive (beautifully illustrated by this thread) of Chapman is his ability to rattle the Alpen-eating, cardigan-wearing group of fuddy-duddies loosely described as ‘Racing People’.”

    What an inane comment. How can alienating your core audience be in any way described as a “positive”?

    in reply to: Ziga Boy #1451765
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    Maybe we should get the animal activist lot to campaign to ban retiring racehorses?

    R.I.P. to an admirable old warrior. Pity that he never ran in the Grand National- I’m sure he would’ve performed with credit.

    in reply to: Matt Chapman at it again….. #1451756
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    “I just had the volume on mute…”

    You can still see him, unfortunately.

    in reply to: King George and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes 2019 #1451716
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    Thought I’d resurrect this thread with regards to tomorrow’s Lonsdale Stakes (it was not, and will never be, a true “Cup” race in my opinion).

    If those adherents of reading form by the book are true to their argument, I’m sure that they’ll offer me 100-1 about Stradivarius tomorrow, given that Dee Ex Bee is a certainty to reverse the form on these revised terms.

    Any takers?

    in reply to: King George Stakes 2019 #1450317
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    “He is so fast he could do with a 3f race”

    I’d fancy Kachy to beat him over three furlongs.

    in reply to: Enable v Winx 1m2f. #1449569
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    “Again, ill never slander your opinion much like you or ginge are trying to dowith mine…”

    It’s not a question of personally attacking you; your statement was factually incorrect.

    Many horses have won more Group One races than Enable; to name but three, Winx won 25, Frankel ten and Goldikova fourteen.

    in reply to: Enable v Winx 1m2f. #1449542
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    “There isnt another horse whos won anywhere close to the 9 group 1s shes won…”

    Erm… Maybe you should learn a little racing history before posting utter drivel like this.

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    “Just a reminder for those who believe all horses should carry the same weight – Enable would not have won today.”

    Disagree.

    Although on paper Enable only won courtesy of her mares’ allowance, she was only just doing enough and would still have won that race at level weights.

    Racing isn’t always about the pure numbers.

    in reply to: RTV vs SSR #1448505
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    Not sure I buy this Nick Luck, Lydia Hyslop, Chris Dixon, James Willoughby “we are your friends and joke and laugh”

    Completely agree. I’m not sure I’d want to have a pint with any of that motley crew, either.

    in reply to: A step on The Long And Winding Road #1448171
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    “Far more horses idling badly – the best horse far less likely to win.”

    I’ll have to stop you right there, Ginge. If a horse doesn’t have the right temperament for racing, how can it be the “best” horse?

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    Look at the bigger picture.

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