WELL DONE LJ SHANNON ON WINNING THE FIRST ROUND OF THE TWO WEEK COMP.
mikenz

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1 hour ago, mikenz said:

Well before the first there were a lot of scratchings,seems they have plenty of options up north.

What? There was one late scratching. All other scratchings were before scratching time. What do you expect?

Some kind of scratching checklist that you have to fill in before you scratch?

  • Bit scratchy after galloping.
  • Heat in a leg.
  • Elevated tempreature
  • Unsuitable track condition
  • No suitable rider available
  • Not eating up.
  • Owner can't make it
  • Broke down
  • Injury
  • Needed medication it can't race on
  • Etc. etc. etc.

You could have a list of say 100 items and if you then still tick the box saying 'no good reason' the horse gets stood down?

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39 minutes ago, Leggy said:

What? There was one late scratching. All other scratchings were before scratching time. What do you expect?

Some kind of scratching checklist that you have to fill in before you scratch?

  • Bit scratchy after galloping.
  • Heat in a leg.
  • Elevated tempreature
  • Unsuitable track condition
  • No suitable rider available
  • Not eating up.
  • Owner can't make it
  • Broke down
  • Injury
  • Needed medication it can't race on
  • Etc. etc. etc.

You could have a list of say 100 items and if you then still tick the box saying 'no good reason' the horse gets stood down?

Can you elaborate 

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6 hours ago, mikenz said:

Hopefully they stood down the ones who scratched for no good reason.

Well do you blame them. Didn't the track start at a Good 2 on the morning. Not all horses like it thst firm especially at this time of year

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Just now, army said:

Well do you blame them. Didn't the track start at a Good 2 on the morning. Not all horses like it thst firm especially at this time of year

El chico ran hard tracks for 10 years. Classen jumped steeples faster than some on the flat at Ellerslie..... you arent pressed to run them week on week that decision is made by the trainer... i call bullshit

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Irrespective  of all the scratching issues,that is a lot of numbers wanting a run,must still be some life left in racing,be interesting to see how Otaki goes thursday,yet in many ways the south seem to have few racedays,2 meetings in 6 weeks,that seems a bit light to me.

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