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    We're Doomed got a reaction from scooby3051 in Spring Carnival Group Comp - Entry thread for Saturday 24 October 2020   
    Te Rapa Race 5:             1-2-5-7
    Te Rapa Race 7:             1-2-3-4
    Riccarton Race 7:          1-2-6-7
    Randwick Race 7:          2-4-6-8
    Moonee Valley Race 3:  1-2-5-7
    Moonee Valley Race 4:  1-3-4-6
    Moonee Valley Race 5:  2-3-5-12
    Moonee Valley Race 6:  1-3-4-6
    Moonee Valley Race 7:  1-2-6-8
    Moonee Valley Race 8:  2-5-7-10
    Moonee Valley Race 9:  7-9-11-13
     
    Thank you to the organisers
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    We're Doomed got a reaction from LongOwner in CWJ   
    Appalling behaviour really from NZTR. Talk about shoot yourself in the foot. For a dysfunctional and poorly run industry here they are with a superstar in their midst and they have never made the most of it. NZTR may not miss Chris when he has gone, but I'm sure many others will.
    If it was any of the more favoured jockeys going for that record I'm sure there would be media coverage all over it. I just hope he finally cracks it at a track that actually appreciates him.
    I can't help thinking Kiwi Ida would have done a lot better on its North island tour if CWJ had been able to ride her. She put up some massive runs with no luck.
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    We're Doomed got a reaction from napier in CWJ   
    Appalling behaviour really from NZTR. Talk about shoot yourself in the foot. For a dysfunctional and poorly run industry here they are with a superstar in their midst and they have never made the most of it. NZTR may not miss Chris when he has gone, but I'm sure many others will.
    If it was any of the more favoured jockeys going for that record I'm sure there would be media coverage all over it. I just hope he finally cracks it at a track that actually appreciates him.
    I can't help thinking Kiwi Ida would have done a lot better on its North island tour if CWJ had been able to ride her. She put up some massive runs with no luck.
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    We're Doomed got a reaction from TurnyTom in CWJ   
    Appalling behaviour really from NZTR. Talk about shoot yourself in the foot. For a dysfunctional and poorly run industry here they are with a superstar in their midst and they have never made the most of it. NZTR may not miss Chris when he has gone, but I'm sure many others will.
    If it was any of the more favoured jockeys going for that record I'm sure there would be media coverage all over it. I just hope he finally cracks it at a track that actually appreciates him.
    I can't help thinking Kiwi Ida would have done a lot better on its North island tour if CWJ had been able to ride her. She put up some massive runs with no luck.
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    We're Doomed got a reaction from nomates in CWJ   
    Appalling behaviour really from NZTR. Talk about shoot yourself in the foot. For a dysfunctional and poorly run industry here they are with a superstar in their midst and they have never made the most of it. NZTR may not miss Chris when he has gone, but I'm sure many others will.
    If it was any of the more favoured jockeys going for that record I'm sure there would be media coverage all over it. I just hope he finally cracks it at a track that actually appreciates him.
    I can't help thinking Kiwi Ida would have done a lot better on its North island tour if CWJ had been able to ride her. She put up some massive runs with no luck.
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    We're Doomed got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in CWJ   
    Appalling behaviour really from NZTR. Talk about shoot yourself in the foot. For a dysfunctional and poorly run industry here they are with a superstar in their midst and they have never made the most of it. NZTR may not miss Chris when he has gone, but I'm sure many others will.
    If it was any of the more favoured jockeys going for that record I'm sure there would be media coverage all over it. I just hope he finally cracks it at a track that actually appreciates him.
    I can't help thinking Kiwi Ida would have done a lot better on its North island tour if CWJ had been able to ride her. She put up some massive runs with no luck.
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    We're Doomed got a reaction from Crimson Star in CWJ   
    Appalling behaviour really from NZTR. Talk about shoot yourself in the foot. For a dysfunctional and poorly run industry here they are with a superstar in their midst and they have never made the most of it. NZTR may not miss Chris when he has gone, but I'm sure many others will.
    If it was any of the more favoured jockeys going for that record I'm sure there would be media coverage all over it. I just hope he finally cracks it at a track that actually appreciates him.
    I can't help thinking Kiwi Ida would have done a lot better on its North island tour if CWJ had been able to ride her. She put up some massive runs with no luck.
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    We're Doomed got a reaction from Pam Robson in CWJ   
    Appalling behaviour really from NZTR. Talk about shoot yourself in the foot. For a dysfunctional and poorly run industry here they are with a superstar in their midst and they have never made the most of it. NZTR may not miss Chris when he has gone, but I'm sure many others will.
    If it was any of the more favoured jockeys going for that record I'm sure there would be media coverage all over it. I just hope he finally cracks it at a track that actually appreciates him.
    I can't help thinking Kiwi Ida would have done a lot better on its North island tour if CWJ had been able to ride her. She put up some massive runs with no luck.
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    We're Doomed got a reaction from Memphis2 in CWJ   
    Appalling behaviour really from NZTR. Talk about shoot yourself in the foot. For a dysfunctional and poorly run industry here they are with a superstar in their midst and they have never made the most of it. NZTR may not miss Chris when he has gone, but I'm sure many others will.
    If it was any of the more favoured jockeys going for that record I'm sure there would be media coverage all over it. I just hope he finally cracks it at a track that actually appreciates him.
    I can't help thinking Kiwi Ida would have done a lot better on its North island tour if CWJ had been able to ride her. She put up some massive runs with no luck.
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    We're Doomed got a reaction from dock leaf in CWJ   
    Appalling behaviour really from NZTR. Talk about shoot yourself in the foot. For a dysfunctional and poorly run industry here they are with a superstar in their midst and they have never made the most of it. NZTR may not miss Chris when he has gone, but I'm sure many others will.
    If it was any of the more favoured jockeys going for that record I'm sure there would be media coverage all over it. I just hope he finally cracks it at a track that actually appreciates him.
    I can't help thinking Kiwi Ida would have done a lot better on its North island tour if CWJ had been able to ride her. She put up some massive runs with no luck.
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    We're Doomed got a reaction from Dissident in The Everest   
    As Red Rum correctly points out above, the comments are done by computer which notices that some horses are coming back from Group company to a race that isn't a Group race, so therefore in the computer's opinion the Everest must be an easier race than most horses have been racing in. All too silly for words really.
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    We're Doomed got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in The Everest   
    As Red Rum correctly points out above, the comments are done by computer which notices that some horses are coming back from Group company to a race that isn't a Group race, so therefore in the computer's opinion the Everest must be an easier race than most horses have been racing in. All too silly for words really.
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    We're Doomed reacted to scooby3051 in Spring Carnival - Group Comp RESULTS THREAD   
    Thanks Ponderosa...much appreciated as always...and thanks to everyone who entered...anyone who did not can join in next week tons of races still to go.
     
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    We're Doomed got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in Laugh or Cry?   
    You don't know whether to laugh or cry at our TAB sometimes.
    Love the form comments for the Everest. 
    Trekking: down in class
    Bivouac: easier here
    Gytrash: back in easier class
    Behemoth: drops in grade.
    I suppose they are the obvious first four since they are all meeting much easier company than their last starts.
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    We're Doomed reacted to nomates in Laugh or Cry?   
    It's actually quite sad really , they are so indifferent to the requirements . They are almost better off not bothering .
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    We're Doomed got a reaction from Memphis2 in Laugh or Cry?   
    You don't know whether to laugh or cry at our TAB sometimes.
    Love the form comments for the Everest. 
    Trekking: down in class
    Bivouac: easier here
    Gytrash: back in easier class
    Behemoth: drops in grade.
    I suppose they are the obvious first four since they are all meeting much easier company than their last starts.
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    We're Doomed got a reaction from slam dunk in Laugh or Cry?   
    You don't know whether to laugh or cry at our TAB sometimes.
    Love the form comments for the Everest. 
    Trekking: down in class
    Bivouac: easier here
    Gytrash: back in easier class
    Behemoth: drops in grade.
    I suppose they are the obvious first four since they are all meeting much easier company than their last starts.
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    We're Doomed got a reaction from nomates in Laugh or Cry?   
    You don't know whether to laugh or cry at our TAB sometimes.
    Love the form comments for the Everest. 
    Trekking: down in class
    Bivouac: easier here
    Gytrash: back in easier class
    Behemoth: drops in grade.
    I suppose they are the obvious first four since they are all meeting much easier company than their last starts.
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    We're Doomed reacted to stodge in Stodge Looks South   
    By which I don't mean the card at Brighton or Goodwood, but the Southern Hemisphere and with you lot heading into spring as we head into autumn, I thought I'd offer some thoughts on the European challengers for the big Australian races.
    Tomorrow morning (UK), we have the Caulfield Cup over 2400m with plenty of ex-European gallopers on offer. Three Irish and two British trained winners among the 20 runners. Starting with the British, we have DASHING WILLOUGHBY, who is better known over here as a 3200m horse. I was slightly disappointed with him in the Lonsdale but he goes well fresh. The trip remains a concern. No such worries for PRINCE OF ARAN who won the Geelong Cup last year and of course has placed in the last two Melbourne Cups.
    He didn't run too badly a certain Enable at Kempton last time - he was beaten 8 lengths but I imagine many of these wouldn't do any better. This may not be his day but I could easily see him running a place.
    The three Irish trained runners are headed by ANTHONY VAN DYCK who of course won the English Derby in 2019. He didn't do much after that and it 's often the case the Epsom experience can bottom some horses - only the really good go on from the Downs. This season, he ran well behind GHAIYYATH in the Coronation at Newmarket which was an end-to-end gallop and the soft ground probably didn't help in the Hardwicke. At Longchamp, Mickael Barzalona dictated the pace and the colt quickened up the straight and held off STRADIVARIUS so an Australian-style race wouldn't be a disadvantage at all. The problem is he's been drawn in the car park as we say over here and while that's not insurmountable, it will need all of Mr Bowman's skill.
    BUCKHURST is trained by Joseph O'Brien and he's a decent animal and the type who might come on a ton for a change of scenery. He was last of six in the Tattersalls Gold Cup but not beaten far and ran okay when fifth to the Melbourne Cup fancy TIGER MOTH. Is he good enough for this? I don't think so but this time next year might be very different, if he stays in Australia. Finally, we have TRUE SELF who was second in the Geelong Cup last year but didn't make it to Flemington for the big race though he did win a 2600m handicap. He's well weighted and has a good draw - I'd have liked to have seen a better effort in the Ebor but he only has place prospects.
    MIRAGE DANCER, MUSTAJEER and RAHEEN HOUSE are just three who plied their trade in the UK before moving Down Under. As to a winner. I can see why VERRY ELLEEGANT is the favourite having led home a Chris Waller 1-2-3 in the Turnbull last time but TOFFEE TONGUE gets 5 lbs and a decent draw and while he was an unconsidered 70/1 outsider, he's 10/1 with the UK bookies and I've had a fiver each way.
    At Randwick, we have the Everest which has a first prize of £3,280,423 which is more than twice what the Arc de Triomphe (Europe's richest race) went for. No European runners but as you'd expect for the pot, a seriously good field. BEHEMOTH and GYTRASH are obvious contenders but I like CLASSIQUE LEGEND who didn't enjoy the best of runs in this last year.
     
     
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    We're Doomed got a reaction from napier in Riccarton Park this Saturday   
    26 noms for one race. Only 14 get to start so 12 unfortunates miss out and four of them have decided to race out of their class, which isn't ideal but at least they get a race into them. In the NI they would have split it into two fields.
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    We're Doomed got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in CWJ   
    I hope you're wrong Gubellini
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    We're Doomed got a reaction from Gruff in Wow...just saw this   
    I think this has been the approach for the last 25 years or so. Hasn't too well so far.
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    We're Doomed reacted to pogo(aus) in How bad is the NZ Ref and AB Selectors?   
    biggest aus v nz scandal since the underarm incident    AND..... if matt dunning played we win easy!
    he would have slotted a field goal without blinking.
     
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    We're Doomed got a reaction from dock leaf in Is this a record?   
    11 races at Timaru today, 11 capacity fields. When would be the last time a NZ race meeting had 10 capacity fields, let alone 11. Contrast this with Woodville yesterday: 8 races in total, 3 capacity fields, and because of that they quickly schedule an extra meeting next week at Otaki.
    I just don't see that the major problems in the SI are caused by Timaru, and yet that is what the all weather track proponents would have us believe. The theory is that by closing down all racing in Canterbury and North Otago for six months and racing solely at Riccarton with the same total number of licences as currently that will be the saving of SI racing.
    And despite what some people believe, there is no intention to issue additional licences and there is no intention to retain "some" other meetings in Canterbury and North Otago from May to October.
    It must be incredibly frustrating for some trainers who are having horses balloted and eliminated week after week. I am amazed some of them haven't complained. How do they justify the lack of opportunities to their owners while continuing to charge them training fees. Do they ask their CD counterparts how they managed to wrangle an extra meeting next week?
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    We're Doomed got a reaction from dock leaf in Avondale   
    Certainly interesting. Almost 70 scratchings on a firm track and not a single ballot missed a start. In the SI it is rare for a ballot to get a start. Just look how many balloted and eliminated horses miss a start at Timaru this week. Timaru had enough horses to run 14 races but probably be lucky if they run 11. Rather bizarre that they have added an extra meeting at Otaki next week because of the number of noms for Woodville, and yet they are only running 8 races at Woodville. Hardly a capacity field at HB last week either.
    When anyone mentions that it is hard to follow form in the SI just remember that they have much bigger fields and horses have to start whenever they get an opportunity. There is no better option a few days later where they are guaranteed a start. It all comes down to poor management really, and absolutely no sign that it has improved since lockdown.