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    The TWF Horse Racing Thread

    There appears to be a few posters on here who are interested in racing, so we might as well have a thread dedicated to it!

    So, any decent tips should from now on should be placed in here.

    I'll start off with La Collina in the 1000 Guineas on Sunday. Great E/W shout at 16/1.

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    Nice one Nando, I'll pop a fiver each way at that price. Your record on the Cheltenham thread was good as I recall....
    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post

    I honestly didn't think people were that stupid...

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    I had a good end to the first day and a good start to the second day that made up for a pretty poor festival. Still made a profit though.
    Last edited by Nando; 2nd May 2012 at 12:45 AM.

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    I'm going with Trumpet Major for the 2000 Guineas. I've just seen that Moonstone Magic has been supplemented for the 1000, so that would be my tip. I think she's the only winner I've picked on the flat this season. Romped home at Newbury last week. I'm going on Sunday, really looking forward to it.

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    In other news, the update on the RacingPost website is an absolute mess.

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    I'll definitely post on here regularly about all sorts not just tips. I follow horse racing every day and take more than a passsing interest although the tipping comps for Cheltenham and Aintree wouldn't indicate that but i had a terrible NH record this year overall and was glad to see the flat return even with soft ground. Not got any selections for either the 1000 or 2000 guineas yet but it's definitely looking like it will be soft ground which won't suit a lot of runners so it could be tough.

    Oh and yes Nando the updates they have done over the last few weeks on the racing post are terrible but this new racing live thing just tops it off.

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    I'm more of a NH follower than the flat, so I'd take any of my selections with a pinch of salt,

    This racing live currently shows no news whatsoever, until 7 AM. Farcical.

    Back to NH, Sprinter Sacre looks like he might have a tiny bit of competition for the Champions Chase next year, Sanctuaire was electric on Saturday.

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    I'm defnitely the opposite, i love NH racing but the flat will always edge it because i like to look at pedigrees and such like and it's much easier to do.

    Yes this racing live looks all over the place but i suppose i'll get used to it and maybe in time like it.

    Sanctuaire is a horse i can't get my head around, he looked to be going places when beating Grands Crus and then at the festival in 2010 but never really progressed from there over hurdles however his 3 runs over fences couldn't have been more impressive especially on Saturday.

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    I've never been a great fan of the Racing Post website. My regular haunts are Sporting Life and Sky. I also follow flat racing more keenly than National Hunt, Newmarket is just down the road for me, though I did better over the jumps last winter than ever. The soft ground and abandonments mean the flat season hasn't got going for me yet. As I said earlier I've hardly picked a winner yet.

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    It seems that the ground will be good to soft for the 2000 guineas tomorrow and i think i'm going to go with Abtaal who impressed me in France last year and whos first run this year was encouraging, at 7/1 he's a bit short now but i think he will be there at the finish. As for the 1000 Gunieas i'm gonig to stick with Lyric of Light who i backed every run last year.

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    I'm on Power at 14/1 for the 2000 and La Collina at 16/1 for the 1000.

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    will have to check out the guineas tomorrow. brings back a few memories

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5HIews3ogc
    it is not that I have no past. rather, it continually fragments on the terrible and vivid ephemera of now.

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    Any thoughts on Boomerang Bob as an outside choice at 100/1?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NandoWolf View Post
    Any thoughts on Boomerang Bob as an outside choice at 100/1?
    Have you ever seen a poor bookie? 100/1 for a reason. A horse that price might win a seller at Fakenham, but not a classic.

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    I'm not saying he's going to win, but he's worth a small outlay on SkyBet who are four places.

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    I'd be surprised if Boomerang Bob finishes in the first 5 or 6, he's a good horse but looks to be well out of his league running in the Guineas. There is generally a horse that outruns his price though, last year Dubawi Gold was 2nd at 33/1 and Slim Shadey finished 4th at 200/1, then the year before that Makfi won at 33/1.

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    Lovely jubbly Tullius!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NandoWolf View Post
    Lovely jubbly Tullius!
    Very impressive run. I have made a note of that one.

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    Thoroughly disappointing from Power!

    Off to Salisbury tomorrow with my winnings from Tullius.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NandoWolf View Post
    Thoroughly disappointing from Power!

    Off to Salisbury tomorrow with my winnings from Tullius.
    Was a very poor run from Power, i was disappointed with Abtaal's run aswell considering the 1st and 3rd from the race he finished 2nd in last time finished 2nd and 3rd today. I think Camelot is a bit special though, he really shouldn't be winning a group 1 over a mile with his pedigree and that bodes well for the Derby and maybe the Leger.

    Good luck at Salisbury, i think you're going to need it with the heavy ground but after having a quick look i might give Richard Hughes mounts there some consideration.

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    Decent effort from La Collina finishing fifth,probably would have placed if she'd travelled a bit better initially. Awful scenes with Grey Pearl.

    Decent day out at Salisbury with an 18/1 and 16/1 winner. It would have been even better if I'd not committed the cardinal sin of changing your mind at the last minute, still made a solid profit.

    An awful day for the favourites with the exception of Fort Bastion who won by 10 lengths at a canter.

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    Had a small each way bet on La Collina after you tipped it, but I didn't really notice it during the race. Moonstone Magic was very disappointing, probably too little preparation given the last minute entry. I thought it was a superb ride from Ryan Moore on the winner, pulling away coming into the dip. If he had been on the favourite rather than the jockey's son, I reckon that would have won too. I also think the delay had a big effect on some of the horses. Biggest disappointment was that the course gave no update on Gray Pearl, I found out from a mate who had phoned his brother who was watching on TV.

    Broke even on the day, got the first two winners but nothing after that. Looks like you had a good day - good job you didn't take Slink's advice to follow Richard Hughes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor Doog View Post
    Had a small each way bet on La Collina after you tipped it, but I didn't really notice it during the race. Moonstone Magic was very disappointing, probably too little preparation given the last minute entry. I thought it was a superb ride from Ryan Moore on the winner, pulling away coming into the dip. If he had been on the favourite rather than the jockey's son, I reckon that would have won too. I also think the delay had a big effect on some of the horses. Biggest disappointment was that the course gave no update on Gray Pearl, I found out from a mate who had phoned his brother who was watching on TV.

    Broke even on the day, got the first two winners but nothing after that. Looks like you had a good day - good job you didn't take Slink's advice to follow Richard Hughes.
    It may be easy to say but i'm not sure the form of the 1000 Guineas will hold up due to the hold up before the race and ground conditions, it felt like Homecoming Queen just handled everything far better than all the others. The Gray Pearl situation wasn't good and even watching on t.v there wasn't great communication coming from the track and it's such a shame that she had to be put down after picking up a spinal injury while getting stuck under the stalls.

    It looked like he did have a good day and it was a good job he didn't take on board what i said but i only said i was considering them and i did just and that and came to the conclusion that i'd rather keep my money as they were very short and i had no idea how they would go in the ground which was awful. The sooner it stops raining and the ground firms up the better as far as i am concerned.

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    I just thought the win was down to Ryan Moore getting to grips with the situation better than the others. It's a shame he has to play second fiddle to O'Brien Jr in the big races. You're right about the state of the ground, it doesn't feel like the season has really started.

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    It's only right that he plays second fiddle though as Joseph is stable jockey and Moore is the stable jockey for Stoute. Joseph is also very young and the experience he's getting will be valuable in the future and if he can keep his weight down to ride on the flat he will be very good.

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    I thought Moore was contracted to ride for O'Brien in th UK and that Colm O'Donoghue was his stable jockey. If not, I stand corrected. Joseph has said himself that he's unlikely to have a long career as a jockey because of his weight and that he'll probably get involved on the training side - presumably in preparation to take over like his father did.

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    Joseph is very much stable jockey now as seen by him taking the rides on Camelot and Maybe over the weekend and his very average ride on St Nicholas Abbey today in which Colm O'Donoghue beat him on a 66/1 stablemate. He's also ridden all of his fathers better horses so far this season like Kissed and Imperial Monarch. Yes due to his height Joseph is alwas going to struggle with his weight but he seems to be managing it well at the moment and i should imagine if there comes a time when he can't he may well become a jumps jockey or as you say become assistant to his father.

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    I had a decent day today, one of my mates is in sensational tipping form so I'll post anything he tips up here.

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    Ground is drying out a bit, I have decided it's dry enough to mow the lawn today, but the going is still soft at Ascot.

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    Nottingham 2 15 - Black Annis Bower 8/1

    Asxot 2 50 - Russian Race 20/1

    Haydock 3 05 - Markab 10/3

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