Thejanitor

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Thejanitor last won the day on November 26 2018

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  1. Thejanitor

    Noble Mistress-Bizarre

    Previous trainer no good?
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    NASAL STRIPS

    The first four home in Race Three wore them.
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    The Mighty Laz

    Barry's stable is not the All Stars. Mr Jack Sprat made the call about All Stars stallion failures but as yet he has not named any All Stars trained entires that have gone on to be unsuccessful at stud. So far we have three confirmed stallions - Highview Tommy and Auckland Reactor. Both have left winners the latter the better of the two so far. Il Vicollo was a while ago so I am not sure bout his siring record but fair to say he left nothing as good as himself.
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    The Mighty Laz

    How many former All Stars trained stallions have stood at stud? Can you name them for us please? I'll start the ball rolling for you... Highview Tommy. What others are there?
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    the jewels back to Ashburton .yes

    I understand your point of view but I think we should give Addington a fair go before we condemn them. The Jewels was getting stale, in my humble opinion, so a change of format and venue is worth trying. If it doesn't work we can go back to the previous system. The longer journey of 1980m will give more horses a chance as draw not as important as at a mile. The biggest question mark over the day is the starter, Mr Lamb, in my humble opinion of course.
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    box seat ,debate on blood spinning

    Blood doping is complex subject and different than blood spinning as you say Tim. It was used by endurance athletes cyclists and middle distance runners to boost performance. One to four units of blood are drained from the body and then later replaced a few days before the athletes' chosen event. This boosts performance because there is more blood in the system which increase red blood cells that carry oxygen. There are many other things that can be done to the blood to further increase performance, EPO is one of these. Wikipedia has a good info on it https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Blood_doping
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    MAC Racing Report- Harness

    You are right about the growing influence of those that think racing is cruel.Rodeos have been targeted in NZ and I believe they will cease to exist soon. It is only a matter of time before the S.A.F.E. spotlight falls on horse racing, mainly the running horses, but harness won't be immune. Harness racing needs to be proactive and ban whips.
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    was horse only one trying to win

    I watched this race and the best horse won. Natalie Rasmussen's drive Amazing Dream raced keenly in the parked out position for much of the race. She gave the horse a whack at the 300m and as you say it kept on trucking but I don't think it would have beaten Sweet On Me. Ms Rasmussen has been fined and suspended for overuse of the whip on a number of occasions so perhaps she is trying a new driving style? Sweet On Me looks good and that is no surprise considering its breeding. She must be one of the most valuable fillies in harness racing. I would be surprise if she doesn't win all of the main two-year-old events she contests this season.
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    Easter Cup and Derby night

    He's a good horse but too early to be making predictions like this?
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    Canterbury Starter

    This is hardly surprising Greg. Mr Lamb sets the benchmark, as he is starter at Canterbury meetings and at Addington where the best horses are. Mr Lamb is not only a starter but a steward as well, so it is therefore not surprising that other starters around the country will emulate him.
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    Canterbury Starter

    He "lost his way" many years ago. Worst starter I have seen and he is not good enough to be starter at Addington the premier harness racing course in NZ. Unfortunately, Mr Lamb appears untouchable with no action from HRNZ over his too numerous to mention ballsups.
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    Ultimate Stride makes Debut

    If I was having a bet in this race, I won't as I prefer to watch the young trotters first as there are sure to be breakers and a check or two, I would look at Zigzagzoo (currently $8 & $3.80 on tote). Jim Curtin trains this horse and he is a trainer I respect. It is unusual for him to race a two-year-old so that tells me this horse must be pretty smart. The horse has trialled well and I think it is in with a real show.
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    Whip Infringments - M Howard

    Fair enough. Mr Howard is a serial offender in overuse of the whip.
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    red army could win card today

    The field sizes seem to be decreasing with each meeting too. This meeting has eight races and there are three races with only six horses in each race. I am not sure if this is because of the dominance of Mr House scaring away local trainers or a scarcity of horses in the area? Doesn't appear to be a attractive meeting betting wise with small fields and little form.
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    Good Trial Sat

    Trevor Casey had Stent with C. de Filippi, he has Missandei with Regan Todd, in Australia he has horses with B. Lilley and other trainers. He also has horses trained by B. Purdon and Tony Herlihy. The likes of Casey and the Whitelocks also breed their own horses, some go to the sales, others to Purdon and some to other trainers. The two owners I have just mentioned, especially Casey, must spend tens of thousands annually on harness racing. How much do you spend?