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    ~the Cox plate..intriguing..

    re tactics: maybe OP has got a licence to thrill by starting his run on TAS from the 800-700m mark ...a la Bonecrusher ...he will need to get going early to have any chance of coming over the top of this lot
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    One for Gubellini

    I love all this historical stuff...you guys have got all the info! So, as a complete curiosity...what can you tell me about a horse I remember from the late 1970s-early 1980s called STAR DELTA ...all i can recall is that Jim Gibbs trained it at Matamata, and it raced here and in Oz
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    This is New Zealand's opportunity

    good article ...though Houseman should be Homesman ...
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    Trump written off

    how did that work out for the Kennedys?
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    ~the Cox plate..intriguing..

    if it rains and rains at The Valley Fri/Sat a wide draw may be no disadvantage at all... would you still be a conspiracy theorist then?
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    ~the Cox plate..intriguing..

    VE is her own worst enemy, still 'hanging around', she will have to drop the bit quickly. Cant see her beating these international quality types esp the Jap runner and Avilius
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    ~the Cox plate..intriguing..

    perfectly summarised RR
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    ~the Cox plate..intriguing..

    no, but getting a long way back (because of the draw) and getting the breaks at the right time through a max size field IS. I believe TAS will give a good account of himself but will have to be Phar Lap to win. For the sake of NZ I hope he is ...but that Japanese horse has all the favours here.
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    ~the Cox plate..intriguing..

    Castelvechio couldn't win the CP unless it's next year already (just my opinion). From what I've seen so far he doesn't have the tactical speed to negotiate The Valley's tight corners. Race will be all over by the time he winds up. Nice stayer in the making though, poss ATC Derby winner.
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    Like Smedley
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    Caulfield Cup Field?

    I cannot understand why the Kosciusko concept has not been picked up yet in New Zealand. Our leading TR administrators should be all over this, but ...no
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    theyre too busy showing slo-mo clips of pissed semi-hot and not-so-hot students 'having fun' ...
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    Caulfield Cup Field?

    how can you leave out the toppie, Hartnell?
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    Jacinda Ardern

    Mustelid Musing #167 Will Justin Lester now seek election to central government as a candidate for (anyone but) Labour?
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    Jacinda Ardern

    "some of the things I've seen haven't necessaril´╗┐y been accurate .." Allow me to translate this 'spin' to straight talk: " some of these things were wrong" Jacinda is getting a whole lot of bull-kaka advice from spin doctors. she's be better off making a simple apology (ans win/keep supporters becos of its honesty), but that kind of approach is never recommended by said doctors of spin. Labour is in dire straits one year out, but a week is a long time in politics. If National had a viable leader/PM-in-waiting, it'd bbe goodbye NZF and ACT ....
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    horse of the year

    Interesting presumption from someone who may like being critical for no apparent reason.
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    in case others wish to follow the fortunes of these two Lot 100 name is PRESS BARON, a Te Akau purchase $475,000. With J Richards, of course . Lot 90: name is VIRGO - a Godolphin purchase $600,000. Not sure of its whereabouts but prob with James Cummings. MM
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    Melody Belle / J. Richards

    ..in which case the tangerines can flock off to Flemington, where TAS is better suited
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    Melody Belle / J. Richards

    a Supertramp song comes to mind...though you may prefer Cliff Richard ...nothing wrong with Dreaming, I guess ...anyway, TAS may be lucky to make the field...will the tangerine army and other hangers-on be able to cajole the MVRC into finding a spot for a non Group 1 winner from the good ol' Shaky Isles when there's so many ahead of him with better credentials?
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    Saw Vadamos at RHS recently...in very good order and one of the nicest heads I've ever seen on a stallion.
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    I am a big fan of Danielle. Previous observations re Marsh and Richards stables. She is a fearless rider with good hands and tactical awareness, and most horses seem to run along nicely for her.
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    Comedy from Taupo

    interesting perspective.. i see him as a big-striding type who takes time to get into top gear...MV circuit (imo) suits the ones who can corner quickly...making ground out wide when the sprint is on, at that track is not easy for big-striding staying types. He's likely to finish over the top of them...after the post ! Hope I'm wrong but I'll be picking a couple with superior tactical speed MM
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    Comedy from Taupo

    and if the CP were run at Flemington he'd be a better proposition!
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    Comedy from Taupo

    Is that your way of denying an incontrovertible fact, p4p? I dont give a shite whether Kolding carried more or less weight than TAS - simply pointing out that your argument over 'inferior' Qsld form doesn't hold up. TAS is a fine animal, to be sure, but I think he'd get kicked in the Cox Plate and hope they target that big roomy Flemington track instead.
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    Comedy from Taupo

    didn't the Epsom winner (the one that beat your Te Akau 'champion') also win in Queensland in the autumn?