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      AussieRed
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      Reply #375: Dec 25, 2018 09:30:53 pm
      You’re a better judge than me if you can nail down the King George on Boxing Day... a seriously good race. This season is throwing up some fantastic clashes, no waiting until March this season!

      I can make a case for any of the leading 6 in the market... but I think I’ll play it safe and just go for Might Bite and Native River in a reverse forecast (box exacta). That’s not the most confident bet I’ve ever made.

      Not sure what your appetite is to talk flat racing this time of year, but I had to put on an ante post bet this week. East, who was 2nd in the Breeders Cup Juvenile fillies to the absolute monster Newspaperofrecord is still as big as 33/1 for the 1000 Guineas... I cant let that pass, if she was trained by anyone named O’Brien, Gosden or Stout she would be 6/1 now and 1st or 2nd favorite at the start of the season.

      Another wild ante post bet is a horse called Code Of Honor for next years Kentucky Derby. He’s a 2yo by Frankels full brother Noble Mission and born in late May. The last thing this horse should be is a precocious,fast 2yo on the dirt, yet that is exactly what he is. And I cannot fathom the idea that he won’t be better at 3. Spiked a temp before the Breeders Cup so was scratched, but there was big expectations of him there and had he ran any sort of race he would be heading the market with Game Winner over the winter. As it is he’s also available at 33/1 now and I’ll have my few quid on and let it stew. He just worked 4f in 49.20 seconds this morning so he’s not showing any signs of slowing down.

      Mate, found the King George on our Aussie Markets but when's the 1000 Guineas being run?
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      Reply #376: Dec 25, 2018 10:35:36 pm
      Mate, found the King George on our Aussie Markets but when's the 1000 Guineas being run?

      It’s on in May, I found an Aussie Market on Betfair here:
      https://www.betfair.com.au/exchange/horse-racing/event/28772697/market?marketId=1.144814519

      The filly isn’t even quoted yet on there.
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      Reply #377: Dec 25, 2018 10:37:35 pm
      It’s on in May, I found an Aussie Market on Betfair here:
      https://www.betfair.com.au/exchange/horse-racing/event/28772697/market?marketId=1.144814519

      The filly isn’t even quoted yet on there.

      Oh Ok Bud thanks mate, remind me in May can ya?...might be a bit excited about another Sport, come that month!  :champ: :kop5cf8koxp6:
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      Reply #378: Dec 25, 2018 10:43:44 pm
      Oh Ok Bud thanks mate, remind me in May can ya?...might be a bit excited about another Sport, come that month!  :champ: :kop5cf8koxp6:

      Haha here’s hoping we’re both a bit preoccupied!
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      Reply #379: Dec 27, 2018 12:10:50 pm
      Welsh Grand National today, Kansas City Chief looks laid out for this having been running over hurdles to protect it's handicap mark, job jockey for the marathon chases on board, could run well at a price. 22/1.
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      Reply #380: Dec 30, 2018 02:18:28 pm
      Amazing quality of racing over Christmas, a lot of upsets made it hard to pick winners. But the result of the whole week was Faugheen and Ruby getting back up, I genuinely thought he was dead. The horse owes nothing to anyone, retire him. He’ll go out a champion whatever the case may be, but just let him walk out.

      Buveur D’air being beaten was a shock in itself. But the contrasting performances of Apples Jade and Samcro has to force O’Learys hand. I seen Apples Jade quoted at 25/1 for the Champion Hurdle on Christmas Eve, and a friend and I both agreed that there was no point in even talking about it, O’Leary would never do it. Even after the week we’ve had she’s still available at 20/1... and realistically what else do Gigginstown have for the race?

      I was all about Road To Respect in the Savills chase at Leopardstown on Friday, even more so when Presenting Percy wasn’t declared, but he had a horrendous run. A great bit of initiative by David Mullins on Kemboy seen him win very well, and he will improve for that. But I’m not giving up on Road To Respect, he’ll get a G1 over 3 miles yet this season!

      On the Savills chase, I really don’t understand why Native River didn’t go for it? He clearly didn’t enjoy going right handed around Kempton, Tizzard had another strong horse in the race, and there was €100,000 up for grabs at Leopardstown, and the way the race unfolded would have suited him to the ground!?
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      Reply #381: Jan 04, 2019 02:03:19 pm


      Another wild ante post bet is a horse called Code Of Honor for next years Kentucky Derby. He’s a 2yo by Frankels full brother Noble Mission and born in late May. The last thing this horse should be is a precocious,fast 2yo on the dirt, yet that is exactly what he is. And I cannot fathom the idea that he won’t be better at 3. Spiked a temp before the Breeders Cup so was scratched, but there was big expectations of him there and had he ran any sort of race he would be heading the market with Game Winner over the winter. As it is he’s also available at 33/1 now and I’ll have my few quid on and let it stew. He just worked 4f in 49.20 seconds this morning so he’s not showing any signs of slowing down.

      Code of Honor runs tomorrow in Race 10 at Gulf Stream Park, in the Mucho Macho Man Stakes. He’ll most likely be a short priced fav so he won’t be a betting prospect for tomorrow, but his performance could have an affect on his Kentucky Derby price.
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      Reply #382: Jan 10, 2019 08:42:12 am
      Windspiel today Leicester 12.35. 5/1.
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      Reply #383: Jan 10, 2019 08:49:00 am
      Windspiel today Leicester 12.35. 5/1.

      Wee tip buddy?
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      Reply #384: Jan 10, 2019 04:26:51 pm
      Windspiel today Leicester 12.35. 5/1.

      Third . Aswell I didn't back it ;D
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      Reply #385: Jan 11, 2019 02:01:19 pm
      John Oxx and Patrick Prendergast to join forces in training dream team

      Curragh trainers John Oxx and Patrick Prendergast have joined forces to form a new partnership ahead of the commencement of the new flat turf season at Naas on March 24.

      Prendergast will not renew his licence at the end of February and the new operation will continue with Oxx as the named trainer.

      The news has emerged just a month after Prendergast collected the Flat Achievement of the Year honour at the HRI Awards for his handling of Skitter Scatter throughout a busy juvenile campaign that ended with the filly providing him with his maiden Group 1 success in the Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh in September.

      That was the highlight of his best ever season in terms of prize money earned (€649,095) and quantity of winners (21), improving on a 2017 term that also set new marks.

      As a result of his success however, Prendergast, who had previously enjoyed Group 3 victories with Coral Wave and Sugar Boy, is in demand but has limited room for expansion at Melitta Lodge.

      Now, Skitter Scatter will continue her career under Oxx’s name. One of the most successful active trainers in Irish racing, he is just 34 winners short of reaching an astonishing landmark of 2000 winners.

      The tally of 1966 winners includes 296 group and listed races, with 11 classic triumphs contributing to an accumulation of 37 Group One victories.

      Champions of the ilk of Ridgewood Pearl, Sinndar, Alamshar, Azamour and the remarkable Sea The Stars flourished under Oxx’s astute handling.

      He has endured a leaner spell since, coinciding with the ending of a long association with the Aga Khan in the midst of the economic downturn, but has worked diligently to rebuild and counts 16 Godolphin horses among his string for the year ahead and a healthy spread of owners generally.

      This new partnership with near neighbour Prendergast, who uses the same gallops and who he sees every morning anyway, is another step in that growth and confirms his enduring ambition.

      This proximity of Currabeg Stables and Melitta Lodge is just one of the attractions for both men, who view the collaboration as the best way for them to perform at a higher level on a consistent basis.

      No jobs will be lost and the owners have all given their backing to the enterprise.

      “We want to have a sufficient number of horses to ensure a strong and viable stable but also a number that is appropriate to the programme in the country, so that we can offer a good service to our owners” says Oxx.

      “We both felt this was the best way for us to do that. I have the stable capacity and facilities that Patrick would have needed to grow and I have the staff needed to work it. Therefore, horses andsufficient staff will transfer from Melitta Lodge to Currabeg.”

      “It makes sense for us to pool our resources, our facilities, our staff, our horses, our ideas and our experience. We greatly look forward to this.”

      Prendergast is thankful to his owners for their support until now and for backing the new venture.

      “I am deeply appreciative of all the owners that supported me over the years, the likes of Rick Barnes of Grangecon Stud, John O’Connor at Ballylinch Stud and the Rogers family at Airlie Stud, and it is great that they are taking the next step with John and me. I can’t wait to get going” states Prendergast.

      “Splitting the roles will enable us to focus more deliberately on the different elements that are needed in order to provide a more comprehensive offering to our owners.

      “Very little will change for Skitter Scatter. She will work on the same gallops she has always worked on, she will be ridden by the same jockey, Ronan Whelan. The only difference is that there will be an extra set of eyes on her. That those eyes belong to John Oxx is an obvious benefit.”

      Oxx is obviously enthusiastic about working with Skitter Scatter but views the benefits of an amalgamation as long term.

      “I am delighted to have Patrick on board and am most appreciative and grateful to his owners, that they have welcomed the idea so wholeheartedly.”

      https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/sport/other/john-oxx-and-patrick-prendergast-to-join-forces-in-training-dream-team-896999.html

      I absolutely love this idea. It’s a whole new adventure in Ireland (and Britain I believe?) but is quite successfully done in Australia. To make a dent against the dominance of Ballydoyle or to compete with Weld and Bolger etc. it takes brave moves. That’s what this is and I really hope it works out for them.
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      Reply #386: Jan 12, 2019 12:03:39 pm

      Yeah sorry mate the ground turned against it...
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      Reply #387: Jan 12, 2019 07:19:36 pm
      Yeah sorry mate the ground turned against it...

      Wee tip always good though . Hard to get the b***ard bookies ;D
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      Reply #388: Mar 15, 2019 01:37:18 pm
      Anyone had much luck at Cheltenham?

      Doing quite well myself over the course of the week for a change.
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      Reply #389: Apr 04, 2019 01:35:35 pm
      Anyone had much luck at Cheltenham?

      Doing quite well myself over the course of the week for a change.

      I ended up 60 up which I've reinvested for the Aintree festival. All good fun.
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      Reply #390: Apr 06, 2019 07:24:58 pm
      Tiger Roll - first horse since Red Rum to win back to back Grand Nationals. An incredible achievement. What a horse!
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      Reply #391: Apr 06, 2019 07:30:05 pm
      Tiger Roll - first horse since Red Rum to win back to back Grand Nationals. An incredible achievement. What a horse!

      Two weeks ago i was backing it after watching it run at Cheltenham. Said to myself i'd get least 8/1 coz its the National. How wrong was i  :-\ Wouldn't back it at 4s 5s  :f_steam:
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      Reply #392: Jul 05, 2019 06:31:59 pm
      John Mccirick passed away today. Coulourful character. Always on the side of the punter. Little bit past his sell by date towards the end of his career and found it difficult to deal with.

      RIP John Mccirick

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