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    Red Rum got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in Bowman wins the Caulfield Cup   
    Are you saying it was a bad ride , IMHO outside gate he dropped horse in without using too much energy,  moved up at right time , took decision to give him clear air and really only came up short against a very tough quality mare ,most horses he would have breezed on by and he did breeze on by most that field all better drawn with lighter weights. Go inside he's asking for trouble and AVD don't look type horse that stops and starts press button .
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    Red Rum got a reaction from napier in Bowman wins the Caulfield Cup   
    Are you saying it was a bad ride , IMHO outside gate he dropped horse in without using too much energy,  moved up at right time , took decision to give him clear air and really only came up short against a very tough quality mare ,most horses he would have breezed on by and he did breeze on by most that field all better drawn with lighter weights. Go inside he's asking for trouble and AVD don't look type horse that stops and starts press button .
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    Red Rum reacted to Ponderosa8 in Spring Carnival Group Comp - Entry thread for Wednesday 21st October   
    Yes, just confirming No 6 Shared Ambition is Scratched from the Geelong Cup already.
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    Red Rum got a reaction from JJ Flash in Bowman wins the Caulfield Cup   
    Are you saying it was a bad ride , IMHO outside gate he dropped horse in without using too much energy,  moved up at right time , took decision to give him clear air and really only came up short against a very tough quality mare ,most horses he would have breezed on by and he did breeze on by most that field all better drawn with lighter weights. Go inside he's asking for trouble and AVD don't look type horse that stops and starts press button .
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    Red Rum got a reaction from Pam Robson in Bowman wins the Caulfield Cup   
    Are you saying it was a bad ride , IMHO outside gate he dropped horse in without using too much energy,  moved up at right time , took decision to give him clear air and really only came up short against a very tough quality mare ,most horses he would have breezed on by and he did breeze on by most that field all better drawn with lighter weights. Go inside he's asking for trouble and AVD don't look type horse that stops and starts press button .
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    Red Rum got a reaction from Gruff in Bowman wins the Caulfield Cup   
    Are you saying it was a bad ride , IMHO outside gate he dropped horse in without using too much energy,  moved up at right time , took decision to give him clear air and really only came up short against a very tough quality mare ,most horses he would have breezed on by and he did breeze on by most that field all better drawn with lighter weights. Go inside he's asking for trouble and AVD don't look type horse that stops and starts press button .
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    Red Rum reacted to Ohokaman in 2020 Cox Plate field.....   
    $200,000 late entry fee probably helped.....🙄
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    Red Rum reacted to Trump in Michael Walker   
    AVD’s run in the CC confirmed his class. However, the Melb Cup is a different proposition, the big factor being the weight. Can he give Surprise Baby about 4kg? I think the Geelong Cup is going to reveal a lot. There’s some really good stayers in it trained by very astute Trainers. What’s more, they drop in weight for the MC. I think something out of the Geelong Cup is going to play a big part in MC calculations. 
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    Red Rum reacted to stodge in Great Northern Steeplechase   
    I don't believe they allow the golf to happen at Sandown during a race meeting but you're right - they do check for any stray golf balls down the far side.
    I've seen golfers at one or two venues during races in Ireland.
    I watched the Great Northern - like the reference to the Everest from the commentator - and delighted to see horses, jockeys and golfers all coming home unscathed. I find that Ellerslie track curious - the hill is steeper than anything you'll find on a UK track and I like how the double isn't jumped on the first circuit but it is on the second.  it'd be nice to have a few more runners.
    One final thing...
    Starting stalls - for a 6400m steeplechase - seriously??
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    Red Rum reacted to Leggy in Neill Ridley   
    Top man. Top trainer. RIP Neill.
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    Red Rum reacted to Memphis2 in DONT GIVE UP YA DAY JOB   
    I’d rather back Nomates tips
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    Red Rum reacted to Ohokaman in DONT GIVE UP YA DAY JOB   
    Be nice Ivan...he did pick Melody Belle.......😉
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    Red Rum reacted to poundforpound in Stodge Looks South   
    Oh dear ... same games every year, from the same fool
    One was nine years ago, the other won a Metrop ( hardly worthy of G1 status any longer I’d have thought although we’ll see if the form is any good today )
    Keep backing your NH slugs RR 
    As for me using the word “ours”.... I was responding to an informed comment from a genuine NH contributor and I used the word “ours” in the context of resident SH / Australasian horses 
    Sorry if it confused your simple little mind 
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    Red Rum reacted to Memphis2 in Bet of the Day 12 September.....:   
    Caulfield,Toffee Tongue.Quinellas with Wallers others.
    Randwick.Classique Legend.BB
    then I might be looking for an Attorney.
    Good punting.Its a great days racing.If only we could get some of CTs oil on here.
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    Red Rum 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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    Red Rum reacted to Trump in Bet of the Day 12 September.....:   
    Apparently AVD has travelled well and settled in. He’s a seasoned traveller so shouldn’t be a problem. The barrier is not a problem for a top world class horse like him. He will get a good run to the first turn but it’s what happens from there for the next 200m is where it can go to custard. The horses trying to get in can squeeze the ones in the middle, so watch out! But Bowman will have him in the first 8 for sure. He won’t want to be near the rear. 
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    Red Rum reacted to stodge in News from the North(ern) Hemisphere   
    I look forward to Enable's full brother next season - you never know.
    Couple of quick snippets - WICHITA has suffered a serious leg injury at Werribee and it's unclear whether it means the end of his racing career at this time.
    KAMEKO will swerve the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot and wait for the Breeders Cup Mile. The ground at Ascot is now Soft to Heavy.
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    Red Rum reacted to stodge in News from the North(ern) Hemisphere   
    Big news up here today has been the news that ENABLE, the dual Arc winner, has been retired. As I said in my previous, I was against "a final run" at Ascot and it perhaps Prince Khalid is of a similar mind and ENABLE will go (presumably) to Banstead Manor Stud as a broodmare and it's fair to say there will be plenty of options to be considered.
    ENABLE was a magnificent race mare, winning 15 of her 19 races and just short of £11 million in win and place money. Apart from the two Arc wins, she won the King George at Ascot three times and the Yorkshire Oaks twice.
    In her 3-y-o career, back in 2017, she won the English Oaks, the Irish Oaks, the King George, the Yorkshire Oaks and the Arc. An injury meant a long spell off the track but she returned in September 2018 to win the September Stakes before a narrow Arc win over SEA OF CLASS and, for me, her finest hour when winning the Breeders Cup Turf beating MAGICAL.
    As a 5-y-o, she won the Eclipse, King George an Yorkshire Oaks before her narrow defeat at the hands of WALDGEIST in the Arc.
    This season has perhaps shown her to be on the downgrade - true, she won the King George again but was well held by GHAIYYATH in the Eclipse and found the heavy ground in Paris too much.
    Of her 15 wins, 11 were at Group 1 level which says a huge amount about the mare and the way she has been handled by trainer John Gosden and it's no surprise to see the admiration she has from jockey Frankie Dettori whose career she was revived.
    Another to sign off last week was champion juvenile in 2019, PINATUBO, who will join the Darley stallion roster while a human calling it a day is John Oxx, trainer of SEA THE STARS among many others.
    There are always plenty of farewells at this time of year but the racing carries on and Ascot this Saturday sees Champions Day. Despite all the recent rain, the ground at the Berkshire venue is Soft and there are no conditions to switch to the inside jumps track at this stage.
    The entries are through and the card opens with the 3200m Stayers which remains a Group 2 (I believe the French don't want a Group 1 rival to the Cadran or the Royal Oak). STRADIVARIUS is likely to run and is 4/6 favourite but faces SEARCH FOR A SONG and FUJAIRA PRINCE, who were first and second in the Irish Leger and SPANISH MISSION, who won the Doncaster Cup.
    The first of the Group 1 races is the Sprint over 1200m. Three Group 1 winners are in opposition - July Cup winner OXTED, three-time Foret winner ONE MASTER and Haydock Sprint Trophy winner DREAM OF DREAMS dominate the field.
    The Fillies and Mares over 2400m has MAGICAL entered but it remains to be seen if that's where she ends up. She faces the likes of DAME MAILLOT and WONDERFUL TONIGHT as well as proven soft ground specialist ANTONIA DE VEGA, 
    18 have been entered for the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes over the straight mile and PALACE PIER is 4/6 after his wins in the St James's Palace and the Marois. In opposition are the likes of KAMEKO, THE REVENANT, BENBATL, CENTURY DREAM, CIRCUS MAXIMUS and NAZEEF so this looks a really fitting conclusion to the mile championship.
    The feature Champion Stakes over 2000m has 16 entries and I think MAGICAL will run in this but she faces the Jockey Club winner MISHRIFF, Grand Prix de Paris winner MOGUL, dual Australian Group 1 winner ADDEYBB, Prince of Wales's Stakes winner LORD NORTH and the French raider SKALLETI, who, last time out, beat a certain SOTTSASS at Deauville.
    More as the week goes on.
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    Red Rum reacted to Swoopa in Bryce Stanaway   
    15k in the sandwich box with the runners for the day Rumbo!
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    Red Rum got a reaction from Rusty in Bryce Stanaway   
    Hanaki Warrior the iron horse rolls home Kyneton today at 17s , every month bar one since March 2018 debut he has run  , 73 runs in . Stanaway got the third as well with Harlech's brother Compulsive. 
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    Red Rum got a reaction from nomates in Bryce Stanaway   
    Hanaki Warrior the iron horse rolls home Kyneton today at 17s , every month bar one since March 2018 debut he has run  , 73 runs in . Stanaway got the third as well with Harlech's brother Compulsive. 
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    Red Rum got a reaction from Gruff in Bryce Stanaway   
    Hanaki Warrior the iron horse rolls home Kyneton today at 17s , every month bar one since March 2018 debut he has run  , 73 runs in . Stanaway got the third as well with Harlech's brother Compulsive. 
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    Red Rum got a reaction from Ohokaman in Bryce Stanaway   
    Hanaki Warrior the iron horse rolls home Kyneton today at 17s , every month bar one since March 2018 debut he has run  , 73 runs in . Stanaway got the third as well with Harlech's brother Compulsive. 
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    Red Rum got a reaction from Insider in Bugger!   
    No brands in Europe and lip tattoos in US still in use in think  , microchips should be checked . In fairness to trainer he is operating a huge worldwide operation under extremely difficult circumstances with numbers in and out daily all over the show  . The horses are sent over in decent numbers to UK  and handed over to staff based in UK who may never have seen the horse , or seen them from afar months before . Still should have been picked up by microchip check though.  He has to base separate staff in UK as quarantine restrictions on return to Ireland