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  1. 1.30 - Tombstone 2.10 - The Game Changer 2.50 - Beg To Differ 3.30 - Nichols Canyon 4.10 - Lily Waugh 4.50 - Vicente 5.30 - Five In A Row
  2. Have you seen what they've done to the Grand National? I think it's due to be run over 4m2f this year, they'd knocked it back 1/2 furlong but have altered it further as far as I'm aware. Wetherby messed up with their distances last season, Cole Harden had impressed on the clock but then we found out he'd actually run nearly half a furlong extra and set an amazing time. Haydock are also very suspect with their measurements, they keep moving the rail out.
  3. Does anyone want 3 tickets for Ascot on Saturday. No one from the mini league has posted to claim them so they're free to anyone on PL that wants to go.
  4. I have 3 spare tickets for Ascot next Saturday for any PL member that is in the Qipco mini league and wants to go. I am at footy and a concert so I've given my ticket to Whoneedsrio. As it's such short notice (I only received them on Thursday) I'll give all 4 tickets to Whoneedsrio (John) and make arrangements for the other 3 to meet him and collect tickets. These were given as complimentary tickets for being chairman of the PL mini league and having over 20 entrants. Please let me know if you'd like one of the free tickets by Tuesday at the latest. If there are more than 3 people wanting them I'll do a random draw and post the winners up. Thanks Mowgli
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    Do you know if the stewards called the trainer in after the race? If you've spotted this sort of thing the stewards should also be aware and asking questions. I was at racing last year and a horse was running a few weeks after being gelded yet a trainer once stated they need about 6 weeks off after gelding, the horse ran a stinker as you might expect to run if you've just had your nuts removed.
  6. Clive Smith comes across as a very angry, bitter man acting like a petulant child. It seems to read in summary that he didn't let Paul Nicholls know about Kauto because Paul ignored him at the races. They'd had a public fall out so he's hardly going to hug him and buy him a glass of champers is he? Nicholls often comes across as a bit of a tool but in this case I think he has a right to feel annoyed that he didn't get chance to say goodbye to Kauto after training him for all those victories. Smith could have been the bigger man here, put differences aside and given Nicholls a quick call. They might not ever have been best of pals but morally it was the right thing to do in this situation for me. Nicholls refusing to get into a war of words yet Smith on the front of the RP making himself look a complete twat. It's a sad enough occasion for the racing world and this stuff doesn't help racing at all.
  7. I watched it this week as I'd recorded it. Enjoyed it but thought it was a bit strange being about Frankel and Henry Cecil. I felt like you really needed 2 documentaries, one about Henry and one about Frankel, it felt like we were only getting bits of info on either. I am aware it seems like Frankel was keeping him going and keeping him alive and it was really sad to see the pictures of him at York. I was there on the day of the Juddmonte and he looked shockingly frail and there was a realisation that day that he wouldn't have long to live. I'd have loved a more in depth documentary just on Henry Cecil. I can't remember the old days when he first started training and the demise before Frankel. His son spoke really well about him and he seemed like a good guy (Jake) and explained just how much Henry loved racing and being around horses. I'd also like to see a Frankel documentary showing all the racing highlights etc. It was an ok documentary but I couldn't help feeling something was missing.
  8. 2.30: Tonkinese 3.05: First Flight 3.40: Postponed 4.20: Mustajeeb 5.00: Huntsmans Close 5.35: Longshadow
  9. https://youtu.be/EPEqRMVnZNU
  10. 2.30: Spanish Romance 3.05: Balios 3.40: New Providence 4.20: Sperry 5.00: Libran 5.35: Yarrow
  11. I backed Russian Heroine last night at Ripon. I took 5-2 in the morning BOG with Bet365 but I was on course last night too. Opened at 3-1 and I took that as the market wasn't moving much, Red Tycoon slight favourite at 11-4. About 3-5 mins before the off just after the horses had gone to post Russian Heroine drifts out to 4-1 on most boards and 9-2 on a handful of others. My slight concern was the ground (does she need soft) and having just gone to post I wondered if she had not moved well on her way to the stalls. I nearly went in again at 9-2 but considered it a negative. She comes out of the stalls, has position to make a move on the outside and wins going away by over 2 lengths. Happy that I've backed a winner but gutted I didn't get the 9-2 when she drifted and have a 2nd bet on course.
  12. 2.30: Rogues Gallery 3.05: Don Camillo 3.40: Zamoura 4.20: Forever Now 5.00: Resonant 5.35: Yorkidding
  13. 2.30: Sir Isaac Newton 3.05: Easton Angel 3.40: Euro Charline 4.20: The Corsican 5.00: Mondialiste 5.35: Tazffin
  14. Let's Twist 5.20pm Thirsk - 0.5pt EW 100-1 Bet365 (1/5 odds first 3) Looked well enough in the paddock on debut but was awkward to post, swerved right out of the stalls and was never in the race. Could be an absolute no hoper but I'm hoping Kevin Ryan has got plenty of work into the horse and expect a better showing today. They haven't gone for any blinkers or cheekpieces and I think it could have just been nervousness and lack of experience on debut. Dark Red in 2nd that day has put in a few consistent performances and looks like a good yardstick. Not one to be too confident about but 100-1 looks big. (Originally took 50-1 earlier :( )
  15. Thanks for the reply mate. Looking for a weak favourite is often where I start in the listed/group races and there aren't as many hiding behind a handicap mark. Some of the fav's look overrated, form hasn't worked out and there's often a viable alternative at double the odds or more. One difference is that you seem very good at picking those dropping in the handicap mark that have seemed out of form and as you mention you explore why they might have run poorly. I usually look at the opposite, the younger, improving and possibly unexposed handicappers but the price available has to reflect the potential. Some of the supposedly unexposed types can be ridiculously short and I imagine that's where some of your out of form handicappers prove to be the ones to back instead. Interesting that you mention a "class ceiling". I call this a "ceiling of ability" based on the handicap mark and there are some horses I've followed closely that I know need a mark of say 70-75 and just seem unable to win off a mark any higher. I also find that some of the older horses don't seem to have the potential to win off a mark any higher whereas say a 4 year old still looks more open to improvement. Trip and ground are very important to me and price usually decides if I'm backing to win, each way or taking 2-3 in a race (usually against the favourite). I also prefer the all age handicaps and you get more of an idea of what a horse is capable of when they've had a few years handicapping. There is a great feature in the RP paper that doesn't seem to exist on the site. It shows the future form of a race that the selection ran in, indicating winners and places from the amount of runners to come from that race. Gives an idea of how strong the form was and also if any have won at a higher level. Good luck for today and the rest of the week. I noticed you've backed Mr Spencer today, let's hope he does you proud. :hope
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