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    Originally posted by Piquet View Post
    No Stalls in Leicester. Presumably that's to keep the handlers away.

    The favourite in the 5:45 had an awful start and looked to me to have lost by a nose.

    The Judge thought otherwise. I'd like to see the photo
    fairly certain there were no stalls as most of the stall handlers refused to work.

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      Originally posted by ormond lad View Post
      fairly certain there were no stalls as most of the stall handlers refused to work.
      Yes, according to the Grauniad, only four were willing to turn up and eleven are needed.

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        Love completes the 1000 Guineas-Oaks double by seven lengths in a record time.

        That's eight for Aidan O Brien.

        Ennistymon was second.

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          Well, that was a bit of a turn up for the books.

          Serpentine, with Emmet McNamara up, has won the Derby at 25/1, having led from start to finish.

          He took off coming down the hill and just kept going.

          Khalifa Sat was second at 50s and Amhrán Na Bhfiann was third at 66s.

          The Tricast on the Tote paid £56K.

          That's Aidan O'Brien's eighth win, a record.

          and with seven different jockeys.
          Last edited by Piquet; 4-July-2020, 16:25.

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            Originally posted by Piquet View Post
            Well, that was a bit of a turn up for the books.

            Serpentine, with Emmet McNamara up, has won the Derby at 25/1, having led from start to finish.

            He took off coming down the hill and just kept going.

            Khalifa Sat was second at 50s and Amhrán Na Bhfiann was third at 66s.

            The Tricast on the Tote paid £56K.

            That's Aidan O'Brien's eighth win, a record.

            and with seven different jockeys.
            Others jockeys getting stick for watching each other and not alert to Serpentine who can stay, it was obvious from 4 furlongs out he couldn't be caught, still going very very strong.
            As for Aidan O'Brien.................we will never see his like again. Touched by the gods. He's only in his late 40s, could end up with 16 Derby winners or more.
            Then we could have Joseph or Donnacha taking over.
            Stand up for the Ulcer men

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              Originally posted by tippete7trees View Post

              Others jockeys getting stick for watching each other and not alert to Serpentine who can stay, it was obvious from 4 furlongs out he couldn't be caught, still going very very strong.
              As for Aidan O'Brien.................we will never see his like again. Touched by the gods. He's only in his late 40s, could end up with 16 Derby winners or more.
              Then we could have Joseph or Donnacha taking over.

              Magnier's sons already embedded in Coolmore Stud's ambitions, AOB's sons will/should follow on the training side both had weight problems as jockeys but rode wonderful horses at the absolute top, a gap in their father's CV, now corrected, AOB must have rode every race beside them in the saddle.

              The existing partnerships around ownership continue to expand with Coolmore the dominant partner, it is an unreal operation.

              Questions about tax exist but they employ a lot of people, they have taken on the Arab money for 30 years and are well ahead.
              Last edited by Stanley; 5-July-2020, 20:53.

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                Interesting analysis of the Derby by Kevin Blake here

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                  Originally posted by Piquet View Post
                  Interesting analysis of the Derby by Kevin Blake [URLSo alt="https://www.attheraces.com/blogs/kevin-blake/05-July-2020/what-really-happened-in-the-derby-and-oaks"]here[/URL]
                  Of course there's no guarantee that Love would have repeated the Oaks run,,,,,,,,,,,the main thing I get from it is Serpentine was a bit of an unknown factor so you can't blame the other jockeys too much, they reckon anyway there were almost flat out and assumed the 2 pacemakers would fall back. But Serpentine is out of Galileo and seems had a lot more quality then he necessarily showed in the few previous races other than his last one where maybe he found his mettle. A dark horse disguised as a chestnut. Unlike MFans where there's too many chestnuts disguised as dark horses.
                  Stand up for the Ulcer men

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                    Listowel and champions weekend confirmed as behind closed doors
                    may be smaller race days in next seasons nh before any form of crowds are at any racing.
                    most racing in clonmel, thurles etc crowds are small and can social distance comfortably anyway

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                      Great article in the IT today on the Derby and the Epsom course, but why is it in the week of the King George rather than the week before the actual race?

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                        A curious race in the Nassau at Glorious Goodwood yesterday. Aidan O Brien had Magic Wand whose price plummeted coming up to the start.

                        The ITV commentators reckoned that "the lads" were piling on.

                        If they were, they got it wrong.

                        Fancy Blue also owned by "the lads" but trained by Donnacha O'Brien won.

                        Battaash goes in the King George at 3:15
                        EDIT: He's 4/11 at the moment and 6/4 to break the Course Record of 56.2.
                        Last edited by Piquet; 31-July-2020, 13:03.

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                          2:15 at Goodwood, Ryan Moore's horse Tilsit veers across My Oberon, sending him into the rails, passes the post about a length and a half ahead and manages to keep the race.

                          As the commentators say, it remains to be seen whether Moore gets a ban for careless riding.

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                            Originally posted by Piquet View Post
                            2:15 at Goodwood, Ryan Moore's horse Tilsit veers across My Oberon, sending him into the rails, passes the post about a length and a half ahead and manages to keep the race.

                            As the commentators say, it remains to be seen whether Moore gets a ban for careless riding.
                            He should get a ban. No change to the result though i could have done with a change as had backed oberon

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                              How can you be done for careless riding and keep the race?

                              EDIT: He gets five days.
                              Last edited by Piquet; 31-July-2020, 14:07.

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                                Battaash wins at 2/7 in 55.62, a new Course Record.

                                Never in doubt.

                                The going is good to firm, which helps.

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