Red Rum

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    Red Rum got a reaction from flockofewes2 in The only horse you need this Saturday.....   
    Very exciting , your right there , hosed home .
    Mandela didn't do a lot today but Dabiyr covered me and had run  for me money with Harrison at big odds .Got enough back for Ebor , Raymond Tusk ew.
    Liked the run of Casadian on OZ debut , last brought wide and ran on nice,  only one little flick with whip , wait till it gets to a mile .
     
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    Red Rum got a reaction from flockofewes2 in The only horse you need this Saturday.....   
    Very exciting , your right there , hosed home .
    Mandela didn't do a lot today but Dabiyr covered me and had run  for me money with Harrison at big odds .Got enough back for Ebor , Raymond Tusk ew.
    Liked the run of Casadian on OZ debut , last brought wide and ran on nice,  only one little flick with whip , wait till it gets to a mile .
     
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    Red Rum got a reaction from chelseacol in The only horse you need this Saturday.....   
    Just doing the three tomorrow for bit of ew interest . Mandela only because CT put it up a while back  and hoping it improves at 11 and 3s  it will do me .
    At MV I like Dabiyr , lightly raced , got some upside, Walker up .In last iam going the stablemate Harrison . Went mad out in front in that Bart Cummings but he's a decent horse for this grade . If he gets out gate and not   swamped from outside he will be hard to get past . Howleys runners going OK first up at moment. Exemplar and Harrison  both got 8th place finish in Dante to their names  from 3 yo days .
    Few races away from the York meeting Saturday worth a look for possible Spring horses , Dal Horrigle in March Stakes Goodwood . Lucius Tiberius in August Stakes Windsor has a similar profile to Francis Assisi , big buy by Godolphin from Ballydoyle which is rare . Could see him in one of those decent country cups in few months .
    Good luck on punt tomorrow 
     
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    Red Rum got a reaction from weasel57 in The only horse you need this Saturday.....   
    Checked the fields for  Mandela 3 runs , no subsequent winners out of all those runners bar Mandela himself . However is at 11 and 3s   so in hope 4th run , penny has dropped , improvement to come iam going have bit ew on him Saturday .
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    Red Rum got a reaction from chelseacol in The only horse you need this Saturday.....   
    Just doing the three tomorrow for bit of ew interest . Mandela only because CT put it up a while back  and hoping it improves at 11 and 3s  it will do me .
    At MV I like Dabiyr , lightly raced , got some upside, Walker up .In last iam going the stablemate Harrison . Went mad out in front in that Bart Cummings but he's a decent horse for this grade . If he gets out gate and not   swamped from outside he will be hard to get past . Howleys runners going OK first up at moment. Exemplar and Harrison  both got 8th place finish in Dante to their names  from 3 yo days .
    Few races away from the York meeting Saturday worth a look for possible Spring horses , Dal Horrigle in March Stakes Goodwood . Lucius Tiberius in August Stakes Windsor has a similar profile to Francis Assisi , big buy by Godolphin from Ballydoyle which is rare . Could see him in one of those decent country cups in few months .
    Good luck on punt tomorrow 
     
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    Red Rum got a reaction from weasel57 in The only horse you need this Saturday.....   
    Checked the fields for  Mandela 3 runs , no subsequent winners out of all those runners bar Mandela himself . However is at 11 and 3s   so in hope 4th run , penny has dropped , improvement to come iam going have bit ew on him Saturday .
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    Red Rum got a reaction from chelseacol in Helena Baby   
    Sadly CC Joey is a long long way from being  the worse of his family , his brother Micheal  is the real violent one .Should be out by mid 2020s unfortunately .
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    Red Rum reacted to chelseacol in Helena Baby   
    Gee you've got a good memory if you remember his average stay at Chelsea. I wouldn't trust Barton with my goldfish let alone a horse - terrible human being
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    Red Rum reacted to chelseacol in Helena Baby   
    All great players - Kerry a personal fav with my Blues - did time for a bit of GBH but thankfully back hosting at Stamford Bridge now. Brazil a bit of a loose unit and enormous bloke now - interesting to listen to on Talk Sport though
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    Red Rum reacted to Ohokaman in Helena Baby   
    Fantastic player RR.....bit like George Best loved the booze which killed him at 57.
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    Red Rum got a reaction from chelseacol in Helena Baby   
    That's a very poor likeness of  Socrates , in all the time I've watched the now departed Socrates play for Brazil he never had a beard like that for a start. 1982 Brazil team wow what a team that was.
     
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    Red Rum reacted to Swoopa in Mystic Journey to go unbeaten this preparation........   
    Frankelina and Withhold in the Ebor
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    Red Rum reacted to 100 1 in Helena Baby   
    Pre race I had ED getting a 2 length better run than MB.
    As it turned out MB and ED received similar runs
    ED rated 2 lengths better than MB
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    Red Rum got a reaction from JJ Flash in Whips to be Banned   
    Not sure how much more you get out of big steeplechaser with whip after 4 miles in soft . If it's given its all to run in and still in contention to that point the horse is gonna plod on just same hand and heels imho . . Only allowed 8 over fences in UK anyway now and jump racing never been so popular , no one wants horse belted 30 odd times do they ?
    John Francome ex UK  Champ and legend of game says whip days of past, Brendon Powell hardest of hardmen of jumps circuit in same camp.They know their jump racing better than most so if they want it gone it's worth listening to.
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    Red Rum got a reaction from JJ Flash in Whips to be Banned   
    Not sure how much more you get out of big steeplechaser with whip after 4 miles in soft . If it's given its all to run in and still in contention to that point the horse is gonna plod on just same hand and heels imho . . Only allowed 8 over fences in UK anyway now and jump racing never been so popular , no one wants horse belted 30 odd times do they ?
    John Francome ex UK  Champ and legend of game says whip days of past, Brendon Powell hardest of hardmen of jumps circuit in same camp.They know their jump racing better than most so if they want it gone it's worth listening to.
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    Red Rum got a reaction from JJ Flash in Whips to be Banned   
    Not sure how much more you get out of big steeplechaser with whip after 4 miles in soft . If it's given its all to run in and still in contention to that point the horse is gonna plod on just same hand and heels imho . . Only allowed 8 over fences in UK anyway now and jump racing never been so popular , no one wants horse belted 30 odd times do they ?
    John Francome ex UK  Champ and legend of game says whip days of past, Brendon Powell hardest of hardmen of jumps circuit in same camp.They know their jump racing better than most so if they want it gone it's worth listening to.
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    Red Rum reacted to poundforpound in Whips to be Banned   
    Nothing will change..the usefulness of whips in a driving finish is a myth.....they’re useful as an educational aid or signaling device when held downwards but the idea that “pulling” the whip and then thrashing an animal in a finish is helpful is absurd....what species anywhere responds to cruel punishment in a positive manner ?, eventually they’ll resist or respond negatively, be it a dancing bear or an elephant ....no species ( even humans ) will react positively in the long term to physical abuse
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    Red Rum got a reaction from JJ Flash in Helena Baby   
    I cannot see why they would have MB fully screwed down for yesterday's race , she's proven at distance so nothing to prove there , there are group 1s to come in a long season . They surely have left something to work on , likewise TAS and for that matter ED who winning a Group 1 would be plan for securing a decent  place/price  at stud. Where as HB in theory  having a Cup final of sorts , a decent dig at the gun  horses while they are building  for season . 
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    Red Rum got a reaction from weasel57 in Thatz David   
    Salt and pepper , are you named after condiments or the old rap band . As mentioned in previous threads they don't have enough highweights for me to ride .They would need to be highhigh weights .
    OK spent a bit on racing  in past , punted for decades , been to races all over the world , accept when Iam in the wrong,  but cannot have an opinion according to you .
    Right to make you happy , every horse is a champion , every jockey good and never makes mistakes , every trainer good and never makes mistakes , all breeders make right mating , all tracks are the best and iam not luckily but if I was hard up  and can only afford to have a dollar ew once a day but love the game I SHOULD NOT have an opinion on  racing .
    Hope unless your premier league footballer or All Black you don't have opinion on football or rugby.
     
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    Red Rum reacted to 100 1 in Helena Baby   
    I was using it as an example if it was a straight line race to alleviate taking into account extra ground covered by TAS.
    Hence on ability over 1200 an easy track at Te Rapa (in a straight line) TAS has 1-1.5 lengths on ED .......but because of expected runs ED was the more likely winner
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    Red Rum reacted to CT"s in Mystic Journey to go unbeaten this preparation........   
    Good for you. Which horses did you back in your winning day flock?
    I was happy to back my judgement and take a $800 guaranteed profit knowing that I was going to be in NZ.
    If I had’ve been in Melbourne I would’ve been on course at Caulfield and taken the best price a bookie would’ve offered which is what I’ll be doing at Flemington when she races in the Makybe Diva. 

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    Red Rum reacted to Kingshill in Buyer Beware - Gavelhouse auctions (Racehorses)   
    Red Rum.... Yes, I could have done more homework and was aware of the tie back operation as a 2yo... I was told she needed a good track and that seemed plausable looking at her winter form this campaign.... The tie back operation has obviously failed at some point....and I'm sure that it wouldn't have been on the float trip down the North Island,. 
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    Red Rum got a reaction from CT"s in Mystic Journey to go unbeaten this preparation........   
    Good win CT and I know you put it up here whilst it was still rattling around Tassie  , Hartnell was running on nicely at death he's some horse at 9.Still don't think MJ or Te Akau Shark will win  the big one but to be fair it's easier to say a horse won't win that will win because I've got field against them. This Danceteria horse good but not sure about the Valley , it was making ground nicely at Sandown in July against Enable and Magical but Valley and Sandown totally different characteristics .  . Spring is here and the good horses are back that's the main thing .Marmelo runs at Deauville tonight .
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    Red Rum got a reaction from JJ Flash in Helena Baby   
    I like ED as decent each way bet , won over 6 back in day at Naas, gone few decent races over trip and slightly further . TAS looks too short to back coming back from injury , few horses in it  look no hope , be surprised if ED don't find a place . 
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    Red Rum reacted to Swoopa in Mystic Journey to go unbeaten this preparation........   
    Has won in listed company and maybe new owners are hoping he can sneak in with a light weight. Plenty of others preferred so not for me.