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  • in reply to: Doncaster behind closed doors again #1501909
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    I do agree with befair regarding the virus. As it is showing the more we come out of lockdown the higher the number of cases there are. The scientists (or most of them) are getting very concerned with this.

    What I do not agree with is, as other posters have opinioned, the inconsistencies in what you can and can’t do e.g. the Car boot sales at a racecourse but no crowd allowed at the Racing. Either allow both or bar both. Crowds at some sports but not at others? How come you could go to the World Snooker final indoors but not Racecourses, football or cricket which are outdoors?

    in reply to: Do punters look for value or best prices? #1501907
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    When you’re winning it’s easy to kid yourself that you found value but in my mind value should be value whether it wins or not. Myself I think I try to look for value, but if I’m honest suspect that I’m lacking the knowhow of going about it.

    This. If I get a winner say over 10/1 I always think I did well to get the value there but this is pure hindsight. I suppose in a fashion you are sub-consciously looking for value but I don’t see value in any price under 2/1 whilst others (such as Ginger) can see it in odds on shots. Each to their own I suppose.

    in reply to: Do punters look for value or best prices? #1501905
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    Hope I’ve used the semicolon in the correct manner above; I’m experimenting with it

    Doesnt matter if when and where you use punctuation nowadays on an internet forum and in text messages especially people just dont use it doesnt make any sense whatsoever what some people put ;-)

    I grew up close to Walthamstow dogs Tank. The bookies there wanted you to take a price before you saw what the dogs looked like

    Only ever been to the Dogs once on a work’s outing and was offered the advice to watch the Bookies boards to see the movers and back the ones shortening in price. Didn’t take any notice and had forecasts and even a tricast come up.

    As for what the dogs looked like I quipped, when they came out with their handlers, that “they look like dumb f*****s….and the dogs don’t look too clever either”, which went down well with some but not others :whistle:

    in reply to: Doncaster behind closed doors again #1500793
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    What’s the % of people under about 80 that this bug is any real danger to? About 1% or thereabouts I think.

    That’s over a half a million then in this country alone. Worldwide 60+ million?

    in reply to: Best British Jump race horses of all in order of merit? #1500788
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    Would you place Kauto at no 1.?Ahead of Arkle and Golden Miller?

    Always difficult to place these. I was not born when either of these ran so only seen b&w clips of Arkle whilst very little of GM. Looking at the ratings either Arkle was overstated or he was some horse – around a stone and a half better than Kauto when both at their best – can’t see it myself. As you say his 2009 KG demolition was unbelievable. His main downfall was his odd jumping error, usually at the last, but apart from that he was a truly brilliant jumper. In fact his two efforts at aged 11 for his last two wins were up there with the best I’ve seen. I think Francome said something on the lines of “it looked like he had springs on his feet”.

    in reply to: Best British Jump race horses of all in order of merit? #1500623
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    Not rated at the top because he did not win more than one Gold Cup

    His 2009 King George win took racing achievement to regions of divinty when he won by 36 lengths,which he won 4 times

    Kauto won 2 Gold Cups and 5 KGs so maybe he should be No. 1 ;-)

    in reply to: Best British Jump race horses of all in order of merit? #1500622
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    I think I would have Sprinter Sacre in there despite his health problems. He wiped the floor with some good yardsticks both before and after his problems – all seemingly effortlessly.

    in reply to: Doncaster behind closed doors again #1500615
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    There is a mighty fine line between trashing the economy and having the possibility of a mass of deaths/serious illnesses due to Covid. The government have to weigh up which is “best” of a no win situation, either a strain on the NHS due to Covid and normal flu viruses as we hit the winter months or the long term problem of mental and perhaps other physical health problems due to the lockdown rules which are hitting the economy which will only get worse as the government hardship funding comes to an end.

    With new rules coming into place I think there was only going to be one outcome in regards to Donny although you could argue these rules do not come in whilst Monday so the crowds could have stayed for the whole of the 4 days.

    There is only one reason cases are rising and that is people are not obeying the rules either advertently or inadvertently. Yes it’s difficult to always remember to stay two metres apart and in certain situations impossible. But it’s not impossible to remember not to throw a house party, barbeque, meet up with a group of friends from a number of households in a pub. I know masses of people doing this and I am in one of the ‘local’ lockdown areas of West Yorkshire where meeting up with people indoors from any other household is illegal.

    People have spoilt this because they can’t or won’t social distance. Yes it was hard work for three months but as soon as the strict total lockdown ended then it seemed to be a free for all for some folk. Selfishness took over.

    in reply to: Champions league 2020 #1497356
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    Next Barcelona manager odds are here. Betfair have Johan Cruyff at 18s. Think they might struggle with him in charge since he’s been dead 4 years.

    https://www.oddschecker.com/football/football-specials/barcelona/next-permanent-manager

    Now changed to Jordi :wacko:

    in reply to: Yorkshire Ebor Festival #1495929
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    I still don’t actually know what I’m allowed or not allowed to do

    Depends where you live moe. I am in one of the affected areas which means I can’t have visitors or visit anyone indoors including meeting friends for a beer in a pub. Although I can go to a pub and possibly see mates in there, just can’t arrange to meet them :scratch:

    There has been a backlash with one of our local MPs who has blamed the BAME community for this and the reason for such quick restrictions was to curb the Eid celebrations. I’m not saying that the BAME community have been adhering to social distancing rules but I have seen instances of all people breaking the rules. The scenes at Elland Road last week for one.

    in reply to: Yorkshire Ebor Festival #1495534
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    This could have a more negative effect. Football/cricket spectators are allocated seats. Not sure what the ruling is regarding the cricketing pilot scheme? Can you go for a walk around the ground? Is the hospitality open or do you have to take your own refreshments? If you have to sit in the same seat all day (except for the call of nature) then it’s quite easy to police. Racegoers usually sit/stand where they choose and due to the openness will be much harder to police.

    Will there be any on course bookmakers at the Saturday meet and will these accommodate the whole 5,000 crowd or just those in a certain designated area :unsure:

    in reply to: Site Issues #1494343
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    in reply to: Site Issues #1494342
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    and Nathan’s

    https://theracingforum.co.uk/forums/users/nathan-hughes/replies/

    Sorry probably can’t help much more not knowing the entrants. Just picked on the usual suspects.

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