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  2. The Dunns have not got any top pacers. Classie Brigade is their best as you point out mate. The horse is consistent but is unlikely to win a G!. Henry Hubert is Ok but not really the type of horse to feature in G1 races. There are not many up comers because many are sold, or sent to Australia to race. I don't blame them for either selling or sending to Aust to race because the horses have more chance of earning over there. The Tellers have some handy horses working through the grades. I think the stable is the one most likely to challenge the All Stars in the next two or three seasons.
  3. Hey Gammalite, I'm not seriously saying he'd beat any of the Blue Army in the NZ Cup. If FM made the cup field he'd need to go an extended unbeaten run. Even if he was able to do that he'd still start at long odds. I enjoy math's and gambling. Truth be known, with FM only being a 3 race winner it would be a miracle if he even made the field. Because I rate him highly, if the TAB offered me 300-1 on him to win the Cup today, I'd happily put a couple of hundred each way on him and then cash out on half my wagers when he starts at 25-1 and ride out the rest. Still be a very nice earner. You
  4. I don't like the look of it , some horses look very uncomfortable on it to me, much of that is born out by the spread of horses in a finish. For me I find it a horrible watch , love to see some wagering and see if punters are enjoying though.
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    Can anyone tell me where the case is for the postive to MDMA or has it gone away?
  6. Com, on Walt ?? You are seriously picking something obscure to stop the ALLSTARS NZ Cup winning streak. ?? Zip, Zero, Nought, Buckleys and almost none I rate your chance . Granted I got surprised by ' Copy That' did stop the brilliant run of 6 Allstars wins in a row, last year 2021 , so I lost my little investment. SELF ASSURED a clear 2nd on that occasion (thought he was a certainty) as defending Champion without a handicap. (unlikely to happen again.. lol very likely SA win this year.) SPANKEM 2nd for the previous 2 years has come back in good order . Hope he goes close as
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  8. What 2022 Australian Hurdle & Steeplechase Race Day Where Sandown Racecourse – 591-659 Princes Hwy, Springvale VIC 3171 When Sunday, May 22, 2022 First Race 11:30am AEST Visit Ladbrokes It is Australian Hurdle & Steeplechase Race Day at Sandown this Sunday afternoon, with a nine-race card is set down for judgement on the Lakeside track. With $350,000 on the line across three jumps events and six competitive races on the flat, this is a meeting plenty of trainers target in the lead up to winter. The track is rated a Soft 5, with the rail out 2m for the entire circuit, and racing
  9. Matthew Smith says his longshot Doomben Cup runner Esti Feny is ready for the mission.Esti Feny is better over 2400m and a current Heavy 8 track might cause him some issues in the $1 million Doomben Cup on Saturday. That’s not even mentioning superstar Zaaki, Annabel Neasham’s raging $1.50 favourite with Ladbrokes and last Saturday’s Hollindale Stakes winner. More: Doomben tips for May 21 But trainer Matthew Smith believes his seven-year-old and $61 outsider, who finished sixth in the Wagga Wagga Gold Cup on May 6, can be competitive over the 2000m feature. “I’m happy with him. He’s had a
  10. We are just one sleep away from more Group 1 racing, with the stars coming together in Brisbane and Adelaide this Saturday. While for us punters it is pretty typical that we back-up each and every Saturday for a bet, it is unusual seeing the same horses race each weekend. (Yes, you guessed it – Shelby Sixtysix is racing again.) This time last year, Zaaki annihilated his rivals in the Doomben Cup, so how far will he win by this year? SIXTYSIX THOUSAND STARTS Maybe that’s a stretch. We touched on this a few weeks ago, but when is enough enough? We understand we aren’t trainers and Danny Willi
  11. What Belmont Races Where Belmont Park Racecourse – Saintly Entrance, Burswood WA 6100 When Saturday, May 21, 2022 First Race 11:59am AWST Visit Ladbrokes Belmont Park is the destination for metropolitan racing in Western Australia on Saturday afternoon where a nine-race card is scheduled. Horsebetting’s Western Australian form expert presents his best bets and top odds from online betting sites for the meeting. The track has come up a Good 4, with the rail out 6m the entire circuit for the program getting underway at 11:59am AWST (1:59pm AEST). Best Bet at Belmont – Hardly Ever We wil
  12. What do you see that makes it seem cruel Huey?
  13. Debate is healthy Brodie. I also put value on sectional and overall times but feel when a winning horse is only controlling the final 200 metres of the race the time is virtually irrelevant. FM's first run and with no money on him was in March 2021 when trained by Norm Leacock-Jones? Ran ok for third but did work a bit. The winner was a Dunn horse who enjoyed the trail. Seems a much stronger horse when he reappeared a year later for a new trainer at Methven. His main opposition tonight is the John Hay trained runner that goes well and ran home in better than 56 last start but I
  14. I saw you tried to put up a song with this KitK? The song should probably be this. We gave him a new stable name of Styx when I got him - after this.
  15. Tony Cruz has dominated the contest in recent years, taking out seven of the past nine runnings, while Caspar Fownes and Joao Moreira are yet to win it View the full article
  16. Why would Te Akau bother? They have the North Island covered from Matamata. Might be an Otaki trainer?
  17. Mmmm a rumour is circulating about a Trainer based at Woodend. I've been sent the identity of who is the subject of the rumour but won't be publishing it. Of course Archie Butterfly @Archie Butterfly is in boots and all.
  18. Similar situation in Australia https://www.4bc.com.au/eagle-farm-arbitrarily-ejects-lifelong-trainer-from-infield-stables/ One possibilty at Awapuni is that Te Akau wishing to expand by setting up CD operation given the AWT.
  19. No problem, time will tell Walt. Rangiora win didnt impress me too much at all lol It beat some less than average horses by buggerall and last quarter it ran in 29.9 which is not flash. Anyway let us see how it performs tonight at Addington
  20. What you say makes good sense. But I can only see these surfaces ruining racing locally, for many reasons you have outlined and also because the governing body etc will do whatever they have to , to make these surfaces look succesful (that looks like it will include taking dates away from more established venues etc). If they don't work locally I can't see any exit plan out of them either. I find the racing boring and it has a somewhat cruel look about to me which isn't something I can entertain supporting. Of course I am only one person and their success or lack of
  21. I respect your judgment Brodie but disagree. Seems we read races differently. FM didn't set the pace at Rangiora so had little control over the overall time. The way he took the lead turning in was nice. It said "this race is mine, thanks for coming". As a punter, I crave that look Not sure how much he had left at the end but seemed comfortable enough. No extra $$ for winning by a bigger margin and we don't know how nailed down he was for that fairly ordinary race. Just looked like a horse comfortably going through the grades. He seems to be being managed well. Can't keep peaking th
  22. Obviously a clash of personalities somewhere. Must be a heap of provincial tracks he can up sticks and go to ...
  23. Dustin Drew scored the biggest win of his training career when Untapped led all of the way to win the $262,500 RSN Sandown Cup (715m) at Sandown Park tonight. Untapped ($5.50) timed the start to perfection to cross to the lead from box 7 through the first turn with fastest heat winner Jarick Bale ($5) trailing her through. From there the pair quickly cleared out from the chasing pack, setting up a thrilling two dog battle for the final lap of the 715m journey. Jarick Bale switched to the inside down the back straight and narrowed the margin to a head as they returned past the starting boxes.
  24. Imagine if these pretenders running the industry put this much effort into actually improving the state of the industry as they do pushing this level of total BS! These charges are nothing more than a farce, both this case and several others.
  25. The question remains as to whether Fenwick, the horse McKathan will saddle in the Preakness Stakes (G1), is a good horse. Experts say he's a toss, but his connections believe in him enough to take a gamble in one of the sport's biggest races. View the full article
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