Red Rum

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    Royal Ascot

    Comin Through ex Waller in Hunt Club , looks like his ability has gone for the moment . He's with a very good young trainer though . I think Chilean might go OK at decent ew odds in that. The two Wesley Ward runners in first and two in last will blast out as his runners always do just a matter if they last , Anna Fast and Kimari looked stylish winning maidens but those wins on dirt , Karak in last should go on turf looking at breeding .
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    Royal Ascot

    I was impressed with how winner powered home looks a beautiful horse , and shows imho Frankel to be even more versatile in the breeding game . He's had a few hurdle winners so far . Anyway how do you rate these stallions , Sadlers Wells has sired Pridwell multiple wins in top staying hurdles , Synchronised Cheltenham Gold Cup winner , Istabraq the best hurdler there's ever been a simply brilliant racehorse .I backed horse once when at Cottenham PTP over 3 miles called Fire and Ice by Sadlers Wells , it stayed ok but very slowly . Galileo has sired Supasundae top line staying hurdler won Aintree stayers this year, Celestial Halo a top staying hurdler for years and Annie Power has produced a foal by Galileo that you have to think was produced for the winter game . Danehill sired Specular winner in Oz and went ok over sticks in UK for Jonjo O'NEIL plus over low grade hurdlers . Njinsky sired Play the Act multiple winning chaser plus others Nureyev sired Prokoliev multiple winning hurdler plus others And so on.
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    Thatz David

    Few things about Thatz David . TAB has him both 3rd and last 7 of 7 last week. Odd stuff really .He ran last . More importantly not quite sure why he's being risked again 159 runs , no form nowdays , 13 years old , no chance , deserves to get out alive , giving reasonably hard ride last week , will get no doubt another one this week. Not my idea of sport but up to owner . Someone could say oh well horses die in fields but a lot die over the sticks , is there any need to risk him. I will eat some humble pie if he wins , he won't though .
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    Thatz David

    Your right on it there , that's another aspect they want gone racing 2 year olds . Imho California will be the benchmark case , if it goes there and its a very outside chance the way it's going but a chance non the less it will invigorate the likes of Peta. Santa Anita in a no win situation now . If Del Mar goes well , SA will be looked at as what the hells wrong with your track close it down, if it goes badly at Del Mar they will say what the hells wrong with racing close the lot down.Its becoming quite militant there .
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    Thatz David

    Also the average beaten lefts thing would encourage a beaten runner to maybe be given a tougher time than required to keep average down.
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    Thatz David

    To be fair Aussie and HK have the rule so iam thinking they are on the money rather than us , NZTR only got horse ambulances a few months ago I understand .and they have been around years .We are behind the curve of public opinion . A 9 year old claimer broke down two weeks ago and was euthanased at Santa Anita , the anti racing crowd played up big the fact he was old and run to death basically was the theme. News outlets ran with it , they are the masters of spin .They won't be interested how well the horse has been looked after if something happens . I think the rule is actually Aussie wide as well by the way. What average beaten lengths would you suggest and we can work out if TD would be outted. It will all play out in next few months with this horse anyway . I back it to stop midway up hill second circuit in Great Northen and say ' fxxked this for a game ' and walk back down.
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    Good Luck Team Pitman With Enzos Lad

    Good interview with Michael Pitman on Luck on Sunday on Racing TV recently uploaded .
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    Thatz David

    Has stable got any other horses going round at moment to pick up the baton or is TD the only one racing ?
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    Royal Ascot

    She did look good but that 2nd win looks in a poor race by Newbury standards , third home was 14 lengths behind winner next time out at Kempton in average race , second looks OK won next up and ran ok in decent handicap after but rest will have to go low grade to get head in front imho. She really dealt to them though .J Macc done the biz for owner last year at RA.
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    Thatz David

    Wonder if he had won 20 lengths last seven races with ears pricked would we have same concern, wonder if he was a 2 year old first up if we had same concern, I wonder if me granny had bollocks would she be me grandad .
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    Thatz David

    294k earnt , loads good days out for connections now needs a decent rev up a long way from home according to a stewards report suggests it's fallen a bit out of love for game , maybe I've gone soft but why would anyone want to keep running it round the back baffles me. What are they getting out of it , surely no one enjoys a good friend as surely he is that to them getting an arse whipping week in week out .They must have cared for him very very well over the years to their absolute credit , why risk him now for no gain. Normally the people who know they unlikely to get another good one just cannot let go. Anti Brigade love this sort of stuff, it's their lifeblood .
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    Thatz David

    In 2013 Victory Gunner won a 3 mile Chase at Chepstow aged 15 , two years later he was retired as soon as he became uncompetitive and died aged 20 after a few years relaxing , Megalala won on flat in 2016 at Lingfield aged 15 and was retired healthy the next year staying in yard to live out his days . Can anyone honestly say Thatz David is still competive, he needs the kitchen sink thrown at him from the mile pole nowdays .
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    How y’all looking now

    What's happening with that Cambridge AWT , is it under construction if so does anyone know dates of first test meeting ? Never ever are those 3 AWT going to get built . Riccarton got no show for one . I notice the Winter Cup is 100k this year , it was 100k last year so the stakes increasing don't look too promising at this stage . It's going to be a long process, at least we had four races to bet on today before they pulled the pin .
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    Thatz David

    Be very interesting to see what happens with Thatz David . He finished sound by looks of it but is totally uncompetitive, however even at best would never live with a Grand Prix Du Paris winner , Sydney Cup winner at levels who stable have really sweetened up, top job by them . I thought Gallante was awesome yesterday, he's a bit unlucky Coolmore didnt want him and he's lost his tackle .Looked in good nick yesterday though so must be happy. Also those last two winners at Sandown yesterday looked top notch , credit to Mike Moroney he has picked a couple of top horses there . That Buffalo horse has form around Royal Marine who's group 1 winner on ARC day and is in next week at RA.
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    Thatz David

    Aussie and HK do, mandatory retirements . HK at 10 i recall , Aussie might be end 10 yo season plus too many donuts in a row in HK and it's goneburger there . Bashboy the good jumper a few years back was mandatory retired and he was a darn sight more up with play than Thatz David . Blimey 160 runs , trainer stated he needs shoving now , find him a new pursuit .They have done a great job to keep him going so long and he's done them a few favours , don't spoil it by going to well too often.
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    Thatz David

    BB , we both racing fans , iam just one who's worried as I head closer to retirement when I plan to spend plenty of time spending my hard earned at the races , going to the big tracks round the globe that there will any left as the anti brigade get a foothold . I agree racing needs to be robust in defence not shrink away in doubt as the glass in well in half full range for racing , it does good and many jumpers in UK IRE /NZ retire to other things more so than some of the flat types do over in UK. When racing crops up in talk with non racing people and people slag it off I defend it , I cannot defend a 13 year old slogging through the mud at 100s .
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    Thatz David

    You can walk if you want your choice , iam totally not anti racing , but horses don't get a choice if they don't want to race , if they refuse a few times like some do what happens to them ? Hopefully they are found another pursuit . A few people die in the ring , iam a boxing fan , boxers get a choice know the risks accept the risk , so your example makes no sense at all .Rusty studies talking horses maybe he can tell you a horse that's been asked and replied yes they up for risk, I'd be more impressed if ones signed a waiver for risks involved .
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    Thatz David

    Give me a bit of time I will dig out latest figures. Iam a big jumps fan , been to many hundreds of NH meetings and Point to Points over the years , it's bloody dangerous to horse and jockey and I always have a bit of guilt I enjoy the sport so much when worst happens . I will concede a lot as a figure is very subjective and is not a figure . For example in one race last year at Cheltenham three were killed in one race that's a lot . 25 horses out of 1000 runners is to me a lot but I think the numbers quoted for UK may be slightly too high and it's been driven down through massive safety efforts last few years . Remember there are horses that go home after racing and are not seen on track again, HRI produce a weekly list of Irish horses who have died , a number of those fell in last run or were pulled up lame . Don't base your calculations on stewards reports alone , as the percentages quoted are are those fatalities on course on day. Have a look at Santa Anita, see the news reports on you tube , racing is on a tightrope in California , an old horse flogging round at back biting the dust won't do racing no favours . Anyway the worst never normally happens so hope iam totally wrong .
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    another good one to watch

    In again Thirsk Tuesday , runner up in on Monday . That winner has made someone some big money via the breeze up sales. Looked a nice English summer day to be at the seaside at Yarmouth .
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    Good Luck Team Pitman With Enzos Lad

    RP has Jane Chapple-Hyam down as training Enzo's Lad , I read he's boarding there but that's an error I would have thought , shown as transfered mid May ??? Bound for Nowhere at around 20s looks decent ew chance , Wesley Ward rarely leaves without a winner up the straight and goes on any ground by looks of it , St Patrick's Day entered up a half brother to American Pharoah .
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    Good Luck Team Pitman With Enzos Lad

    Not going to be concrete . Looks likes rain next few days then not too bad . They will defo not have concrete , sprinklers will be on before that happens.
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    While Nero fiddles here....

    The economics of racing about ups and downs . For downs there's a syndicate horse on gavelhouse cost 100k at Karaka few years back . In four runs and rising 5 it's been up against 40 other horses in four runs and beaten two contributing zero to its keep. At moment it's at 500 bucks . That's the Downs there . Burning cash and lots of it .
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    Bounding's half brother

    Bounding' s half brother by Galileo now favorite for Guineas and Epsom Derby after winning Futurity at The Curragh overnight. Called Anthony Van Dyck he is by Galileo. Coolmore mixing that Galileo blood with Aussie blood again like Highland Reel and Idaho. Anthony Van Dyck was according to Wiki a Flemish Baroque Artist, bit over my head all that but do like those names for racehorses as I learn a bit from it.
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    Bounding's half brother

    Winning Ways Queensland Oaks winner Saturday , bred as AVD was by Orpendale which I understand is a Coolmore offshoot . Out of Skip Along trained to win 12 furlong maiden at Newmarket by John Gosden for Coolmore out of two starts . Skip Along you've guessed it by Galileo .
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    Berri......what say you ?

    Could start a list of British trained group one winners overseas in past 12 months , Prix Isphahan in France last week ,the one two in Irish 2000 Guineas two weeks ago and work backwards from there , a big cup race in Melbourne trifecta the Arc again and go on etc etc. Well done to the Irish anyway and the master of Ballydoyle .