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  1. 3 points
    Ohokaman

    ~the Cox plate..intriguing..

    Goodonya RR....Hope you got plenty.....
  2. 1 point
    Red Rum

    Melody Belle / J. Richards

    Commented just now on a Cox Plate thread . Non Grp 1 winner , non wfa winner , non distance winner why would it not cause debate . Proved his worth , well done to Te Akau. Good ride up rails, he was never gonna round that field 7 wide . Magic Wand rated 114 up north half length behind . Underrated northern horse or overated , non winner this year ? What's your thoughts on her rating under or over .
  3. 1 point
    weasel57

    ~the Cox plate..intriguing..

    need to remember he had a serious injury last year...they are probably erring on the side of caution with him and want to avoid hard tracks. He'll still have to improve some to get past these Japanese horses!
  4. 1 point
    poundforpound

    ~the Cox plate..intriguing..

    TAS is the best horse in NZ by a margin, and arguably the best 2000m horse in Australasia I hope he gets to show the world how good he really is this autumn
  5. 1 point
    Trump

    ~the Cox plate..intriguing..

    A lot of observers were quite vocal in their comments re TAS’s eligibility to be included in the CP field. He absolutely vindicated the Clubs judgement with a stunning performance from last to 3rd, thanks to a top ride by OPB. He was only beaten by the 3rd highest rated horse in Japan and a classy 3yo he had to give 10 kilos to. He smashed the rest of the field, including The Horse Stoppers “best horse in Australia & Winx heir”! Great performance by TAS.
  6. 1 point
    eljay

    ABs Awesome

    AB's reverted to tactics of old. Kick away possession whether by lineouts or fairly aimless stuff in field of play - can't remember a Pom being put under pressure by an AB kick whereas on the few times they kicked 3 or 4 of them arrived to apply pressure same time as the ball. Poms backed themselves to retain the ball for wave after wave whereas AB's tactic seemed to always hoof it down field. Wonder if this something from Hansen or Foster or a carryover from Smith who employed the kicking tactic ad nauseum. I also found it strange that AB forwards often let the Poms recycle by not contesting the breakdowns/rucks. Jones appeared to also have done his homework on the ref - once ref had made his glance that defensive line was onside they then all moved up as he never looked again behind his back.
  7. 1 point
    Gruff

    ~the Cox plate..intriguing..

    I loved the way Opie summed it up, he remembered the Kings ballsup on Excellent and took a punt, similar to the Cummings horse in the Caulfield . Top marks Mr Bosson
  8. 1 point
    scooby3051

    MELBOURNE CUP COMP

    I agree that's a good start.
  9. 1 point
    chelseacol

    horse of the year

    nominated for the worst use of the English language in a post this year
  10. 1 point
    tasman man 11

    MELBOURNE CUP COMP

    Only 15 mins till kickoff .........get your focus on to the rugby Memphis !
  11. 1 point
    Blue

    Aalaalune

    Not a whole lot over them but she was effectively outclassed. Needs to go back to maiden races and work through the grades.That will be the measure of her ability, not a man made rating.
  12. 1 point
    Archer

    MELBOURNE CUP COMP

    Simple comp, $100 or $50 to spend however you want on the Cup only, best total takes it. Though I thought Pounds comp was going to be over a couple of days ?
  13. 1 point
    chelseacol

    ~the Cox plate..intriguing..

    yep great picking - I was on early - $9 fixed this morning. Amazing tote move
  14. 1 point
    100 1

    Trump written off

    Yeah right.... How ignorant can you be? Spygate is the biggest US political scandal in histoy and that is just the beginning How come NZ corrupt news isn't reporting it?
  15. 1 point
    The JCA ruled he didn't get a fair start so why doesn't the starter get a penalty for not calling a false start - P Lamb you are past it, please step down and give someone else a chance. Surely they wouldn't make as many F ups as you. Next month is NZ cup and we can expect another shambles of a start I imagine. DREAM OF GLORY - hampered by a breaking runner in the score up and was a length out of position at the start. Stewards delayed the all clear and questioned driver M Purdon regarding this incident and whether that interference had materially prejudiced his chances (finished 3rd). After hearing the evidence from Mr Purdon and Starter Mr P Lamb, Stewards requested a ruling from the JCA who determined that the runner had not been denied a fair start with stakes and dividends paid accordingly.
  16. 1 point
    tim vince

    A Pro Amateur !

    When u have friends like Nicky c a poutama a drake d Ferguson u realise through all the gripes it is a great game.those guys were fantastic . I couldn't h have coped without them.thanks guys.
  17. 1 point
    LightsOut

    TAB Promo

    Exactly it was well advertised in Australia for months when the Government was seeking submissions on the law change. Not hard to set Google alerts to racing legislation changes. The NZRB has 3 lawyers god knows what they do obviously not much given the above.
  18. 1 point
    crustyngrizzly

    Trump written off

    Best thing Trump has done during his term is pull out of Syria. Now Putin can try and fix it.
  19. 1 point
    Ohokaman

    ~the Cox plate..intriguing..

    Much will depend on the weather. If that rain arrives it could change things completely. Lys Gracieux obviously the one to beat, she is right up there with Almond Eye and Co in Japan. Heard Mark Guest say that Mer de Glace who won the Caulfield Cup was only number 47 in the Jap quality list....makes you think....! Not sure about her on wet tracks, but if track stays good, she is right in it. If it rains, Avilius, Verry Ellegant look very good value at current odds. Castelvecchio for first four with that light weight. Good luck with whatever you fancy....
  20. 1 point
    Pam Robson

    This is grim reading

    No point saying anything.... no one is interested.
  21. 1 point
    With Cup week approaching the Lamb wil no doubt give you some more ammo re his starting abilty. The Cup start will be a shambles as usual Greg
  22. 1 point
    chiknsmack

    TAB Promo

    It's Australian law that Australians can't bet with offshore agencies. The idea is to protect punters, and the integrity of racing in general, by cutting off access to unlicensed bookmakers in the Pacific Islands, Asia, or the Caribbean. The NZTAB/NZTR should've spoken up when the law was being mooted to get an exception, but they didn't. Once the law was passed they said they were going to try to work something out so people in Australia could still bet with the NZTAB, but they haven't done so. There's no equivalent NZ law, so we can bet with Australian corporate bookmakers, or with any old dodgy mob from Vanuatu/Cook Islands/Costa Rica/wherever.
  23. 1 point
    100 1

    Trump written off

    BOOM The start.....Spygate now a criminal investigation and so it begins These traitors in the gun
  24. 1 point
    We're Doomed

    NZ Cup

    As you state, Waller often has about 75% of the starters in staying races in Sydney. It is obviously not a good look, one trainer having most of the starters in a race like the flying stakes, but surely the problem isn't with one trainer being too good, the problem is with the other trainers not being competitive. Some of you almost seem to be suggesting a dominant trainer needs to be handicapped somehow to give the others a chance. Perhaps the All Stars horses should all have to start 20 metres behind.. Over the years there has often been one trainer that dominates for a period in Canterbury, for various reasons, it is just unusual that this period of dominance seems to have lasted longer than most.
  25. 1 point
    Red Rum

    ~the Cox plate..intriguing..

    Hunting Horn is in MV Cup, drawn 3 . If he goes like he did in Man O War Stakes this year he will test their stamina .. Race time was third fastest in 21 years and was run down very late . Final 100 metres might be his undoing though but if they let him get a gap they will have problems . Chief Ironside is in the mile , he was completely untested in Toorak , moved up but wall of horses and jockey just cruised in . Be better off in a handicap but I might roll the dice with him.