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    • By Chief Stipe in Cessation of The Informant Publication
      Today we have seen the only remaining truly independent racing industry publication "hang the bridle on the wall."  The Informant has ceased to publish.
      In my opinion the blame lies firmly at the feet of the NZRB.  Over the next few days BOAY will be asking some very pertinent questions to those in charge.
      For example:
      How much is the NZRB funded Best Bets costing the industry?  Does it make a profit?  What is its circulation?  800?  Or more?  Does the Best Bets pay for its form feeds?  Was The Informant given the same deal?
      How much does the industry fund the NZ Racing Desk for its banal follow the corporate line journalism?
      Why were the "manager's at the door" when Dennis Ryan was talking to Peter Early?
      Where are the NZ TAB turnover figures?
      The Informant may be gone for the moment but the industry must continue to ask the hard questions.
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      • So because someone has driven 3000 winners means they are beyond reproach or don't drive like they aren't trying? Got it. Like i said,just watch the races i refer to.
      • The videos tell the story. Just put them up and anyone can watch them and make up there own mind.
      • Lickity Split - bigger and stronger and looks the goods Brando - two stone lighter and thrashed. The most over rated horse in NZ? Kelsey Hannan - this lass can ride.  Kenny Rae - the new King of the North   
      • Agree Chief  When those commenting have driven over 3000 winners , with a UDR of over .2, might start listening to them, although everyone entitled to there opinions.
      • RIB has dead body mover, failed police officers with some having  charged  the wrong person for murder , very average - of short duration - junior drivers and didn’t get the top police job who still feels aggrieved silent leader .  So you think that grouping sets a high enough bar for people to follow and respect ? 
      • Why wouldn't he be "trying"?  Where's the gain in not doing so?
      • What Pakenham Synthetic Races Where Pakenham Racing Club – 420 Nar Nar Goon–Longwarry Rd, Tynong VIC 3813 When Monday, August 22, 2022 First Race 12:30pm AEST Visit Ladbrokes Pakenham Racecourse is scheduled to host an eight-part card on Monday afternoon for what is the penultimate meeting of the synthetic season at the club and Horsebetting’s Victorian betting expert presents his best bets, top odds and free quaddie selections. A perfect day for racing is forecast, for the meeting commencing at 1pm AEST. PAKENHAM BEST BET: Big Darryl We are going to butter up one more time with Big Darryl, because how can we not? The eight-year-old gelding has two wins and two seconds to his name on the synthetic through his last four starts and is low-flying in recent times. Andrew Homann looks to have placed him perfectly in this BM58 and despite being allocated 62kg, gets apprentice Lachlan Overall on who claims 3kg and brings him down to 59kg. The young apprentice has been aboard Big Darryl at his last two starts, with the pair forming a nice combination for punters. With speed drawn either side of him, look for Overall to settle the Kaphero gelding in the one-one, where the pair can stalk the speed, let down with a nice turn of foot and prove too good for this lot. The $6.50 with some online betting sites looks to be a ridiculous price. Best Bet Race 8 – #1 Big Darryl (6) 8yo Gelding | T: Andrew Homann | J: Lachlan Overall (a3) (62kg) $6.50 with Bet365 NEXT BEST AT PAKENHAM: Sycorax We were with the Peter Moody-trained Sycorax when the four-year-old mare broke her maiden at star four and we liked what we saw. Despite doing plenty wrong in the home straight, the So You Think mare scored by a half-length, but without a doubt if she runs straight rather than laying in throughout the final 400m, she would have put a big gap on her rivals. With this being just a BM58, this is not the deepest race going around and a repeat performance of her maiden victory has her right in a race like this. From barrier 10, looks for Blaike McDougall to have the mare settled in the first half a dozen and armed with a nice turn of foot, Sycorax should be bring up consecutive victories for the first time in her career. Next Best Race 7 – #5 Sycorax (10) 4yo Mare | T: Peter Moody | J: Blaike McDougall (60kg) $3 with Neds PAKENHAM VALUE BET: Nixie Grahame Begg and Jordan Childs are set to combine once again with three-year-old filly Nixie who will be looking to bounce back from a poor showing at the Pakenham synthetic 1000m on August 15. The Nicconi filly simply had a plethora of excuses out of that race. The saddle slipped, she was badly held up at an important moment and got too far out of her ground when struggling to beat a runner home. She is in the middle of a long campaign, so will have race fitness on her side and considering she brings form behind Giga Kick and Thron Bone, she looks over the oods with online bookmakers in this 1000m scamper. Best Value Race 5 – #9 Nixie (8) 3yo Filly | T: Grahame Begg | J: Jordan Childs (56.5kg) $7.50 with Bet365 Monday quaddie tips for Pakenham Pakenham quadrella selections Monday, August 22, 2022 9-10-11-12 3-5 1-2 2-6-7-8-9 Investment: $80 for 100% More horse racing tips View the full article
      • Well its a forum where we give our opinions, so mine is Mossdale Mac-i've backed it a handful of times but have come to the view its a horse that doesn't seem to give 100% in a finish and its level of performance in some better races isn't replicated when it runs in fields of not as well performed horses. Of note it was driven by  blair orange just the once and won well.  Enghein-Well that performance last night was a bit puzzling because it seemed to be travelling so well in front,but ran out of puff.Maybe they gave it an easy time in training since its previous run or maybe that 1st up run for so long took the edge off it or maybe its not 100% like you suggest. King of love-Another horse i have followed-A couple of times i have felt Ben hope may taken the wrong option a few runs ago,but recently he has been giving it every chance in what i thought were winnable race but not quite delivering. I actually thought it pretty much ran up to its most recent form last night and was just beaten by better horses on the night.Its a horse that should win if it drops back a grade or so,and with the confidence it would get from that may be competitive in its current grade again. Of note Ben hope drove the perfect race on all 3 last night. I do think some of the hope pacers become too familiar with the driver and seem to not always put in. However i think when he drives the trotters for some reason he becomes one of the best in nz and any perceived under performance by the trotters is more due to the horse.

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