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    • What are you trying to say hunter? If your trying to say that you believe the horse having the early stages of a respiratory infection/virus, was the reason he performed poorly,then thats for you to think.. I will stick with what the horse did pre start as more of a factor.I thought it was obvious myself..I've given my thoughts on why that happened. Just common sense . Have you heard the saying "pulling themselves into the ground". There is a reason for that saying....you should know that lol
    • Tom Marquand was all smiles aboard The Fortune Teller following their win in the Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes.Two races down on the first day of The Championships and two winners have fought back to get off the canvas to record wins in the wet conditions, with The Fortune Teller fighting back to beat Macha Latte in the Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes. After the track was downgraded from a Soft 6 to a Heavy 8 between race one and two at Randwick, a flood of money came for race favourite Macha Latte, and with 200m to go many of the punters would have been very happy with their investments in the favourite. However, Tom Marquand held onto The Fortune Teller for as long as he could, before letting him rip in the final 200m to run up the inside of Macha Latte and get the better of him in the final 50m of the 1600m event. The three-year-old son of Carvaggio had never seen a Heavy track, nor had he won at 1600m, which means that his win in the Carbine Club Stakes has shown that he does get the trip and he can be effective in the wet. 2023 Carbine Club Stakes Replay – The Fortune Teller Ciaron Maher and David Eustace have picked up their first win of The Championships, and Maher spoke post-race about The Fortune Teller’s win. “I think the horse needed a very strong rider,” Maher said. “It was a bit of a colt run last start which was uncustomary, he’s been very genuine. “We made the decision to bring him up hoping the favourite (Osipenko) was going to be scratched which then made it a very attractive race. “I just thought Bendigo, a colt, it probably won’t do much for him. “He’s going the right way, he may end up in Brisbane.” Aussie Tom (Marquand) has got his first winner at The Championships under his belt now, and he spoke post-race. “It took the weather to be like it is at home (UK) for me to get a winner on the board,” Marquand said. “Ciaron (Maher) and David (Eustace) have been great supporters and nice to reward them with probably a bit of a surprise winner I guess. “To be fair they went pretty quick early and I was pretty happy to be sat a few lengths off them and just as the pace slackened a bit, it just dragged me up onto the back of them. “He had to be pretty tough towards the line because the horse on the outside (Matcha Latte – runner-up) wasn’t going to give it up easy. “But he really dug deep and he had to on that ground.” More horse racing news View the full article
    • doesn't it mean it has  got a virus . you should know that lol
    • Libertad got off the canvas to beat Saltaire in the Group 3 Kindergarten Stakes.Libertad has gone from midweek maiden grade 10 days ago to take out the Group 3 Kindergarten Stakes at his next start in the opening race of The Championships at Randwick. The two-year-old colt was very impressive on debut at Randwick in a two-year-old maiden, and in conditions that both trainer and jockey thought wouldn’t suit him, he turned in another top level performance at his second career start. With Introducing slowly but surely crossing the likes of Libertad, Saltaire and Barber, to take up the lead, Chad Schofield on the eventual winner took his time and stuck the closest to the rail. As the field hit the home turn, they looked to be well off the fence which gave Schofield and Libertad plenty of room to take a run, but Saltaire got up on his outside and clearly put half a length on them by the 150m mark. However, when Schofield pushed the button on the son of Russian Revolution he fought back to finish the better and record a nice win by a half-head. 2023 Kindergarten Stakes Replay – Libertad Annabel Neasham has taken out the first race of The Championships for 2023, and she spoke post-race about her colt’s strong win. “She’s a really good filly, Saltaire (runner-up), and she got her head in front and he fought back. It’s a sign of a horse with a good heart on him,” Neasham said. “I just love the way he knuckled down and fought back. He was only having his second start against a reasonably good field, so loads of upside. “We rolled the dice, we knew we had a quality colt. “He hit the front a little way out and got headed by what I thought was very much the main danger. “I wasn’t sure he’d like the wet, his gallop Tuesday on the wet track wasn’t as good so I wasn’t liking the rain that I saw but he’s very classy.” Chad Schofield echoed similar thought to Neasham in his post-race interview about the track. “I must be honest I was a little bit concerned about the track after he won on a good track on debut, but he handled it really well,” Schofield said. “He handled it quite well. It feels pretty heavy. “The second horse (Saltaire) quickened a bit sharper and put a margin on us, but to my guy’s credit he came through his gears nice and he was strong late. “He’s a really nice horse.” More horse racing news View the full article
    • Which just proves my point doesn't it. Obviously they took them off because of what he had done in the preliminary. Any trainer makes gear changes with the best of intentions, but sometimes they get it wrong. Looked pretty obvious from what we saw on tackside pre start that the horse had used an awful lot of energy before the start of the race,when he had the blinds on. As you said,the stipes report said  early signs of a respiratory infection,and poor recovery.. Again,the poor recovery would have been a result of the energy expended before it even started,then having to run a race where it burnt very hard early,then he over raced. What horse wouldn't have a poor recovery in those circumstances?  As to the early signs of a respiratory infection. The day of the race there was a write up on the HRNZ website in which dalgety was quoted as being very confident in his horse being in the right condition for a top run. Early signs of a respiratory infection, Whats does that mean anyway. Did he cough,which could have another cause,or did he have a runny nose. I posted a couple of months ago that i thought krug's somewhat inconsistent performances over the last 12 months were  an indication of the very hard racing hes had  earlier in his career.He put up some wonderful runs as a young horse,but as to current expectations,well he should be rated on how he is running recently,and not what he did when he was younger. Thats my opinion. Some no doubt may disagree. 
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