Red Rum

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    Awapuni Ratings?

    Nice run after layoff .
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    Riccarton races

    Black and White TV s , my favorite bit of commentary from Pot Black a BBC snooker comp back in day . " for those watching in black and white the blue is next to the brown "
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    Riccarton races

    So for public , it's pie , hot dog or chips . Do they have a bar for public or shelter ? . They are just stagnating there . That old stand will have to come down , it will start to rot and get a little dangerous over the years . It looks terrible on TV , it don't scream fun day out at moment .It's been a few years now since it was condemned. No progress on All Weather I guess .
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    Australian stewards are dodgy

    Marmelo sold to French Stud , 3500 Euro fee .He has done his owners a few good turns .
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    Awapuni Ratings?

    Both imho , long layoff to overcome but cannot run your rating down in spelling paddock . Looks like got the maiden win and got mark, then excuses next up and after he crept down few points after not too bad efforts then up for win and layoff . Looks like a decent horse to be in on if it can get going again raceday . Good luck anyway . Handicapper should have few looks at horse like that rather than months on end as should be apparent reasonably early if he retains any ability as clearly has had an issue .
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    Interviewer?

    Savvy Lad ate Miss Federer in the final 100 today according to Matt Cross . It will run its course , let them get it out their system. I like Matt Cross though so didn't annoy me as much .
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    Riccarton races

    Do they put a plate of sandwiches on nowdays ? . Awful facilities for a city track to be fair and very dated but the track itself is very good , races build nicely from the bend , hopefully once stand sorted things will improve . What do you get there today if you running your horse ?
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    Awapuni Ratings?

    Happens most places , run out of class and take a chance , place and get valuable black type for filly or close up and rating gets bumped up without win cheque . Horse called Dragon Dancer was beaten in photo by Sir Percy in Epsom Derby as a maiden , was rated 119 during 3 yo season but still finished season a maiden , as it was he won a race as a four year old , got within 4 lengths of an Arc winner and never ran in a handicap . He's earning money at stud now .Connections could have pot hunted through maiden, made use of a decent mark through handicaps to decent festival handicap and then hope to go pattern company . They rolled dice , got big black type , if it runs 5th close up instead of 2nd its unplaced Derby but blows mark to bits for little long term gain . As long as horse does not sit on a big mark for prolonged periods when clearly uncompetitive at that mark it's not a problem but some seem to get stuck way too high for too long .
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    Australian stewards are dodgy

    Very good interview with Hughie Morrison on Racing TV on you tube . Interesting how it all played out with Marmelo and the other Euro horses kicked out .
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    Interviewer?

    Not a bad interview at all imho for mainly non racing audience, generic as it should be , wouldn't pass on trackside but it's horses for courses . Covered build up to big race etc . At least neither said horse would , eat the line , eat the distance or eat the opposition. Craig Williams said Vow and Declare would eat the two miles after Caulfield , a good call and comment , it now appears every bloody meeting someone on TV or commentator says a horse gonna eat this and that . All I want a horse eating is their feed.
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    Bryce Stanaway

    Anyone know anything about Bryce Stanaway trainer in Country Victoria . He had three in the slugfest at Ararat today one scratched now , between them 275 odd starts for 4 wins , on Tuesday he has three in a Hamilton highweight 2200 maiden , one a 94 start maiden another 44 start maiden, He has Crafty Cruiser 157 starts still going at 12 . No one can accuse him of giving up on a horse , very slow horses but he must take really good care of them. He has a Zoustar maiden as well , he has only 2 convictions.
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    Bryce Stanaway

    Sounds like Bryce might have got word the Hamilton sandwiches not up to standard of The Valley, every one of his 6 runners scratched .
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    say NUP to the cup protesters

    Absolute total numptees bar the switched on interviewer playing them like an old fiddle .
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    Aalaalune

    Keep that ticket under 24 hour guard , that's outstanding value way stable going and he's gone ok last couple . Pissing down today though.
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    Bryce Stanaway

    1 4 6 boxed should cover the trifecta in first . He looks like he's got Laheeb going a bit , that ex Kiwi looks like there is a bit of life in him and top one going ok . He filled last two places at Ararat today , both backing up Hamilton , maybe doing an Aiden O'Brien Magic Wand style job on them for Tuesday just clearing the lungs .Winner San Remo , Frankel half brother to French Guineas winner and another good one , spent couple years at Ballydoyle before going round and round Ararat .
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    Melody Belle / J. Richards

    Sorry meant head to head on track their ratings must be almost same give or take a pound not HOTY , agree MB got runs on board but plenty season to go .
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    Bryce Stanaway

    I had a look at Laheeb , his 44 start maiden . Dam Reggae had couple starts for Aiden O'Brien under Jamie Spencer before export to OZ , couple of her siblings were pretty good for Ballydoyle . Laheeb went through ring at Easter Sales for 700k. The Snowden 's clearly from his 5 trials rumbled he weren't rapid so Bryce not guilty of training the speed out him .700k would buy some sandwiches .
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    Melody Belle / J. Richards

    Head to head MB or TAS , I couldn't split them , Magic Wand has them almost equal I would have thought . Taking into account TAS charmed run up rails in CP versus MB tougher run yesterday but also allowing for Magic Wand likely being better in Plate than yesterday backing up after Cup. Who knows though as Magic Wand thrives on racing clearly .Most logic would say she was primed for CP . Jamie Richards is one seriously good trainer that's for sure .
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    Bryce Stanaway

    Now that's a guy I'd have a horse with , brilliant although rest assured under this case of scratching if it were my horse I'd shake his hand but the costs would come off what I'd owe him.. The economics of it all wrong , he must have past a subway on the way for a sub of the day . Hope he gets one of these old pluggers home next few days sounds a good character .
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    Bryce Stanaway

    That makes sense , scrolling through his runners he has mostly NZ bred . He must really know a horses legs ,imho that's some real care shown to keep that many going for so long as they must get vetted well before race, Crafty Cruiser a mandatory vet check pre race under the rules at 12 . Problem is they are very very slow . As has been said before the slow ones look after themselves a bit .
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    Melody Belle / J. Richards

    If Setting Sail turns up next week in Zipping Classic he will be hard to beat , doubt many will back up and few might not be seen again after yesterday , Gallo Chop must be done now . Not sure what's left knocking around . Magic Wand on go since Jan , I read she stays in training . MB and TAS could have a profitable Autumn but William Haggas will be eyeing some big money with Addeyeb .I read month or so back he's bringing two down , cannot remember name of the other . I suppose he will be getting the CT scan plus option prior to boarding plane on both .
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    Melody Belle / J. Richards

    2 wins and 100 buck shot 3rd out 4 rides . Only Reserve Tank let side down . Hope you made a bit off the Moore show today .You nailed it , a Big Day for Moore .
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    Melody Belle / J. Richards

    Not sure OP could have done much more , stuck wide doubt she would have beaten winner . How good is Magic Wand , 12 runs this year , criss crossing the globe getting beaten at every turn but putting it in every time bar one run behind Enable , she deserved a first win of year .Addeyeb put her away easy in listed Wolferton at Royal Ascot , trainer says target QE2 April , loves it soft/ heavy , trainer can travel them , horse no nonsense gelding he could throw a spanner in works if it's a rainy autumn .on 119 at season end .
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    Melody Belle / J. Richards

    Bet of the carnival OM , sweated on the gap , bumper form, hurdle form , Ebor form , Moore , Mullins a sweet cocktail . Bloody Humbolt Current , Doyle up. Gave up on him a run early , bugger .
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    Melody Belle / J. Richards

    Cannot see True Self beaten , but iam behind on ledger over lifetime so been wrong too many times . Again could bite me on arse but I think MB way too short worth risking so leaving out . Huge step up . Beat not a lot here however I race Usain Bolt 10 time head to head he beats me 10 times , don't make him slow . I prepared to roll dice with her though . Tom Melbourne EW for a laugh , love that horse. He still beats himself 50 PC time