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    Insider got a reaction from Pam Robson in Satono Aladdin   
    Nasrulla, thanks for the rankings.
    Looking at them and assuming the siring ability follows through [and we know that often it doesn't] it still shows Staphanos in a strong light.
    One could expect or at least hope that his future is to at least the level that Satano Aladdin is showing and for my three pence worth Satano Aladdin is really promising!
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    Insider reacted to stodge in News from the North(ern) Hemisphere   
    Entries are in for the third day at York.
    Friday's card features the Group 1 Nunthorpe - the second and final 1000m Group 1 in the UK calendar (the other is the King's Stand at Ascot). 
    17 have been entered and incredibly we have a 6/4 favourite who has only won three races and the last one in Listed class. ROYAL ACLAIM showed a lot of speed over course and distance last time but it seems completely mad for a horse with this form profile to be so short when you have KHAADEM, for example, at 12s. FLOTUS is second in but her form is over 1200m and while HIGHFIELD PRINCESS won the Maurice de Gheest last time, I can't see her turning up for this.
    WINTER POWER won this last year but has done nothing so far this season and while RAASEL could go well, I think KHAADEM at 12s is a massive price.
    The Group 2 Lonsdale over 3200m was going to be the final outing for STRADIVARIUS  but after his huge effort at Goodwood, it now seems likely he'll stay in training as a 9-y-o. He faces old rival TRUESHAN and if we get some storms the latter will have huge claims. There wasn't much between them at Goodwood.
    17 also in the Gimcrack over 1200m for the juvenile colts - the unbeaten NOBLE STYLE goes for Godolphin but the likes of ROYAL SCOTSMAN and PERSIAN STYLE bring serious juvenule form to the table if they turn up. 
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    Insider reacted to say no more in Losers Get Laid results thread   
    Look out for next week - as well as the final round of this LGL comp, we're going to run a two week knockout style comp (similar to one run over QB weekend from memory).   
    Will be using the prize money kindly donated back by last week's winners (Gubellini, Cabbage and Stoyd).
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    Insider got a reaction from d.burrow in LONGSHOT Comp - Sat 6 Aug - Entry thread   
    Ruakaka
    M2  R2  10
    M2  R4  4
    M2  R5  2
    M2 R6  1
    M2  R7  7
    Riccarton
    M6  R1  7
    M6  R4  3
    M6  R6  5
    M6  R7  5
    M6  R8  9
    Thank you Kingsbeer, much appreciated.
    Thanks you Say No More, much appreciated too.
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    Insider got a reaction from JJ Flash in Well Played Leo   
    I'm gutted!
    Now we will never know if one man could have made a difference or it's all just a charade with the paid staff having complete control, like I think it is.
    I thought that if anyone could break the mound, it would be my long time mate.
    Worse still, I will now never get to ride in a mayoral car 😢
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    Insider reacted to Black Kirrama in Well Played Leo   
    Insider  you wont get to tow a concrete Mixer behind a mayoral Limo with Leo bragging . Bugger
    . As Sir Timothy did. We can only hope that  Sir Tim excites, Invercargill  as graciously as Leo Malloy has excited the Auckland Mayoral farce.
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    Insider got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in Well Played Leo   
    I'm gutted!
    Now we will never know if one man could have made a difference or it's all just a charade with the paid staff having complete control, like I think it is.
    I thought that if anyone could break the mound, it would be my long time mate.
    Worse still, I will now never get to ride in a mayoral car 😢
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    Insider got a reaction from Black Kirrama in Well Played Leo   
    I'm gutted!
    Now we will never know if one man could have made a difference or it's all just a charade with the paid staff having complete control, like I think it is.
    I thought that if anyone could break the mound, it would be my long time mate.
    Worse still, I will now never get to ride in a mayoral car 😢
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    Insider got a reaction from scooby3051 in Well Played Leo   
    I'm gutted!
    Now we will never know if one man could have made a difference or it's all just a charade with the paid staff having complete control, like I think it is.
    I thought that if anyone could break the mound, it would be my long time mate.
    Worse still, I will now never get to ride in a mayoral car 😢
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    Insider got a reaction from Black Kirrama in Losers Get Laid - Week 7 entry thread - Sat 13 August   
    M 11  R 4   #6 
    M 12  R 1   #6  Joker
    Thanks all
     
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    Insider got a reaction from Nasrullah in Satono Aladdin   
    Nasrulla, thanks for the rankings.
    Looking at them and assuming the siring ability follows through [and we know that often it doesn't] it still shows Staphanos in a strong light.
    One could expect or at least hope that his future is to at least the level that Satano Aladdin is showing and for my three pence worth Satano Aladdin is really promising!
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    Insider got a reaction from Nasrullah in Satono Aladdin   
    How did they compare on the Japanese rankings? 
    By that, I presume that you mean “racehorse” rankings. 
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    Insider reacted to scooby3051 in RIP TAIKI   
    Typical...they cant get anything bloody right.
     
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    Insider reacted to poundforpound in List of Amateur Riders - Who are NZ's best ?   
    John Oatham must be the best rider in NZ by a long way surely … otherwise how is it that he’s forever telling the stars like J Mac, Billy Pinn, and whomever else he decides to harass, what they’re doing wrong ?? 
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    Insider reacted to poundforpound in This is a goodie….Passive Aggressive   
    It’s already “ been there done that “ but how good is this trial !! 
    Yes  it looks more of a cut in the ground type…but that’s still about as good a trial as you’ll ever see 

    Nothing Passive about Aggressive trial | RACING.COM


    https://www.racing.com/news/2022-08-09/news-contenders-nothing-passive-about-aggressive-trial
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    Insider reacted to scooby3051 in RIP TAIKI   
    I have been asked to hold off at this stage...will let everyone know when the time is right...now lets just remember a fine young man that he was and send our best wishes to his nearest and dearest loved ones.
     
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    Insider reacted to scooby3051 in RIP TAIKI   
    Yes I have asked about setting up a givealittle page for him will keep everyone posted.
     
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    Insider reacted to poundforpound in RIP TAIKI   
    The hardest job in town, who’d be a jockey ? 
    Rest easy young fella , God bless you and your family 
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    Insider got a reaction from Black Kirrama in LONGSHOT Comp - Sat 6 Aug - Entry thread   
    Thanks John, I should learn to read the rules properly!
    Here are my two additional picks:
    M11  R8  6
    M12  R5  7
    Thanks again, they could be the winning or loosing of the whole competition!
    Liz
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    Insider got a reaction from say no more in LONGSHOT Comp - Sat 6 Aug - Entry thread   
    Thanks John, I should learn to read the rules properly!
    Here are my two additional picks:
    M11  R8  6
    M12  R5  7
    Thanks again, they could be the winning or loosing of the whole competition!
    Liz
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    Insider reacted to Black Kirrama in LONGSHOT Comp - Sat 6 Aug - How It Will Work (not an entry thread)   
    A Terrific Competition is anticipated for this Saturday's new Contest . Great idea.
    Thanks KINGSBEER. Thanks SaynoMore who has Two comps to score this weekend.
    My computer has spilled out an Erratic  Factor for the early contenders. (  ER ).  1 being Low reliability .......  10 Highly reliable and informed )
    It will be a competition that will really suit the likes of : 
    Paul ( Ponderosa ),   the Long Shot Champion in similar post Viet Nam war competitions. I usually take quinellas with his selections.  ( ER   9  )
    Insider                        with her ambiguous name  has top credentials for those over $22.00 divies. ( ER 4 )
    High Sparrow and Cabbage            Great record in every RCafe competition. Likely favourites for top Three. ( ER  7 )
    Zims    Led by Lyn, and every entry with ZIM in the title is like having a Turn Me Loose 2 year old in your stable. WFA ability.  ( ER 9.2 )
    Gubellini  a Breeding buff: He's my "go to guy " when my  memories of race days from the past, get a bit blurred. May have  horses racing on Saturday, so very interested in his selections. 
                      Deserves a competition win at this level.  ER  10.00
    Cubes and High Sparrow. Both have the ability to win this Saturday's comp. with a  $44/1 selection. Not to be under estimated. Bad rating . ( ER 2.3)
    Tauhei Notts.     Waikato Bean counter with poor attendance in these Saturday competitions. Knowledge and wisdom .
                                  Reported to have backed backed Simon De Montfort in 1987 Wellington Cup. (ER.. nil )
    Pound 4Pound   Has other missions in mind. How ever his ego could randomly select a horse from Royal Randwick in R 8 " Hard Empire or R10 Ruperstar. ( ER 3.193 )
    Floyd Pink         Statistically the top four favourite to win or place top 4.  Well bred and analyses form. Will be picking off shore, for sure.  ( ER 9.9 ) 
    Warren :      Never, ever discount . Ever. Reliable. Heavy track selections only query in NZ...probably goes off shore. ?  ( ER 9.22 )
    Right first Time :  Often is right. Most selections are 3/1 or worse, so no form this competition format >  ( ER    4.91 )
     
    I Will post new form Dates for Saturday's LONG JOHN LONG SHOT Competition when I see the full field.
     
     
                                  
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    Insider reacted to say no more in LONGSHOT Comp - Sat 6 Aug - How It Will Work (not an entry thread)   
    Kingsbeer, one of our regular contestants, has very generously donated $300 to sponsor a one-day "LONGSHOT" comp.  An entry thread will go up this evening but here is how it will work.
    The objective is to pick longshots, ie. horses paying $10 or more to Win (based on closing NZ TAB tote price).
    You have to pick 12 horses across 5 specified meetings (per entry thread).  Provided the horse is paying $10 or more when the Win tote closes, you will have $10 each way on the horse.   If the horse closes paying less than $10 on the Win tote then your selection will be invalid - you will earn nothing.   We know that the tote Win prices can shorten from when you make your selections so you need to aim for longshots who are unlikely to shorten to under $10.
    A simple example to illustrate this.   My selection closes paying $10.50 for the Win and $3.30 for the Place and runs second - I collect $33 from the $10 place bet.  However if the horse runs second but closes paying $9.70 for the Win and $3.30 for the Place, I will collect nothing because the Win dividend was less than $10. 
    The place dividend has no bearing in whether the bet stands or not, but it can form part of the collect if the Win price meets the $10 threshold.
    You can make your selections in any of the races across the 5 meetings.  No limit on number of selections at a particular meeting, but you can only pick one horse per race.
    Scratchings - if any of your selections are scratched you can replace them right up to the posting deadline (start time of the first race on the day).  If you don't replace them that is your loss - your selection is invalid and you lose that opportunity for a collect. Late scratchings and abandoned races are just bad luck - too tricky for the scorers to be picking up replacements on the fly after the posting deadline.
    The winner will be the person with the highest total collect across their 12 picks.   The prizes will be:
    $200 for the winner
    $70 for the runner-up
    $30 for the 3rd place finisher
    In the event of ties the prize money will be split using normal dead-heat splits, eg.  two way tie for 1st each will receive $135.
    Usual story with prizes - they will take the form of a single bet (win and/or place) with any collect split 50% to the entrant and 50% recycled to future comps.
    Thanks Kingsbeer - much appreciated!
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    Insider reacted to eljay in Happy Retirement Robbie Hannam   
    Anyone seen any white smoke yet?
     
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    Insider reacted to barryb in Sir Bruce Sherwin 's race calls. He's a star.   
    Have to agree, I was in the crowd and his call on Bullybrooks race got the heart pumping.
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    Insider reacted to Black Kirrama in Sir Bruce Sherwin 's race calls. He's a star.   
    https://loveracing.nz/RaceInfo/50626/6/Race-Detail.aspx
    With Georgy away we are truly blessed to have Zillionair race caller Sir Bruce bringing
    his world wide knowledge and fantastic verbal  craft  to winter Racing.
    This is the commentary link to  Bruce's  race call on  The Ryder Stakes  R 6 at Te Rapa 30.07.22.
    Watch and note how Bruce identifies  McNab on Pacific Dragon as being in front at the home turn.
    Sophmaze looms, and looks the danger. Bruce got it right..
    Thanks Bruce .
     
    Rev