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Offline PoisonPen7

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O.P. « 2017-Jun-18, 09:57 AM »


Happens this coming week.

Feature Races

Queen Anne Stks run Tuesday 2335 hrs AEST
King Stand Stks Wednesday 0040 hrs
St James Palace Stks Wednesday 0130 hrs

Prince Of Wales Stks Thursday 0130 hrs

Ascot Gold Cup Friday 0130 hrs

Commonwealth Cup Saturday 0040 hrs
Coronation Stks Saturday 0130 hrs

Diamond Jubilee Stks Sunday 0130 hrs

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« 2017-Jun-18, 09:59 AM Reply #1 »
Aussie Interest #1

Michelle Payne will ride Kaspersky in the Queen Anne Stks on Tuesday Night/Wednesday Morning  our time.

It is not fancied in early markets, but then again neither was Prince Of Penzance  :o

RIBCHESTER 1.80
LIGHTNING SPEAR 5.50
MUTAKAYYEF 8.00
DEAUVILLE 15.00
AMERICAN PATRIOT 21.00
DUTCH CONNECTION 21.00
MISS TEMPLE CITY 21.00
COUGAR MOUNTAIN 26.00
ENNAADD 26.00
KOOL KOMPANY 26.00
OH THIS IS US 35.00
SPECTRE 35.00
KASPERSKY 51.00
TOSCANINI 51.00
JALLOTA 61.00
DUTCH UNCLE 101.00

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« 2017-Jun-18, 10:04 AM Reply #2 »
ROYAL ASCOT MICHELLE PAYNE

Is it a book? Is it a film? Yes, it's the legend of Michelle Payne
Australia's top sporting feminist heads for Ascot
By Peter Thomas6:00PM, JUN 13 2017

As she and rank outsider Prince Of Penzance were loaded into the stalls for the 2015 Melbourne Cup, Michelle Payne may well have been dismissed in some quarters as a fairly successful jockey with a colourful back story, firm opinions and no chance of winning.

The 'race that stops a nation' had never given itself up to a female rider and it surely wasn't about to start now for the benefit of the forthright Victorian and the 100-1 no-hoper. At least she had a ride though, and the chance of a rear view of history being made.

Three and a half minutes later, after a madhouse of buffeting and scrimmaging, Payne was front-page news after an unlikely success that propelled her out of the shadows and into the national consciousness.

For many riders this would have been the moment to thank everybody and deliver racing platitudes, but for the woman who had joined seven of her nine brothers and sisters in grafting away at the racing game, it was time for a few home truths.

Payne, who had shrugged off a fractured skull and bruised brain as an apprentice and gone on to win a Thousand Guineas at Caulfield in 2010, decided that the aftermath of her finest hour at Flemington was the ideal opportunity to address all that was wrong in Australian racing or at least those things that held back women from advancing in the game.

"I want to say to everyone else, get stuffed, because women can do anything and we can beat the world," was the gist of the message from this Germaine Greer of the pigskin. It ruffled a few feathers and might have been expected to set her back still further in what she called "a chauvinistic sport", but nothing could have been further from the truth.

Now, the 31-year-old is on the brink of her first ride at Royal Ascot, a feat which at one stage might have ranked as the most pressing matter in her life; but that was before the book of her life came out, awards-givers recognised her as one of the most inspirational figures in the women's movement since Emmeline Pankhurst chained herself to the railings, and the feature film of her life became an inevitability. You can read all about it on her website.

"Its been frantic," concludes the trainer's daughter, whose father Paddy raised her alone after the death of her mother in a car crash when she was just six months old. "It shows you've just got to keep working hard and hope a few lucky breaks come your way. We're very busy these days and there's never a dull moment but it's been life-changing in every way. I'm living every day as if it's my last."

It's a very long way in all respects from Ballarat where Michelle rode her first winner on the Paddy Payne-trained Reigning to the glittering turf of Ascot, but for the woman who travelled to Washington D.C. recently to pick up her Longines Ladies Award an accolade previously afforded to both Princess Anne and Princess Haya the demanding nature of the trip must seem wholly undaunting.

Having overcome a working lifetime of prejudice and, last year, a crashing fall at Mildura that left her with severe abdominal injuries and a surgically reduced pancreas, Payne will have treated visa complications and a 10,000-mile flight as minor wrinkles in a plan that will reach fruition when she lines up on Kaspersky in next Tuesday's Queen Anne Stakes.

She and the six-year-old's trainer, fellow countrywoman Jane Chapple-Hyam, may not be expecting great things from the race, but it's a project that is as intriguing as it is ambitious.

Spotted in Italy by Gay Kelleway and recommended to Chapple-Hyam, the former Endo Botti-trained Italian and German Group 2 winner fitted the bill as a potential high-class globetrotter who might end up at the Melbourne Cup meeting. Proud Melburnian Chapple-Hyam and her Aussie friend met up over tennis in the city and the idea was conceived.

Payne explains: "I knew a lovely couple from Melbourne, Ernest and Ronda Clarke, who were approached and were very happy to buy the horse, with the prospect of it running at Royal Ascot and possibly coming over here to race at Flemington in November.

"The whole thing was that I would be able to ride it in both, so hopefully we can fulfill that, because the plan all along was always to have a lot of fun and enjoy the experience. The owners are fairly new to racing but are loving it so far and very much looking forward to the first big day.

"If all goes well next week, we'd like to go to Deauville in August and then take him back for me to train him for the [Group 1, $2 million] Emirates Stakes at the Melbourne Cup meeting."

That's right, Payne is a trainer now as well, having persuaded Racing Victoria that their rule preventing jockeys holding a training licence was rather pointless and unfair. At the end of the season she intends to hang up her boots to concentrate on training and starting a family, but in the meantime there's business to attend to on the 50-1 son of Footstepsinthesand, whose prep runs at Ascot [fifth in Listed company] and Nottingham [runner-up off top weight in a Class 2 handicap] did nothing to dampen her enthusiasm for a return to both the country and the track.
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« 2017-Jun-18, 10:14 AM Reply #3 »
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« 2017-Jun-19, 04:55 PM Reply #4 »
Not easy to do the form for over there but I see my boy Salouen is in for the King Edward on Friday and I do like Sheikhzayedroad in the Gold Cup.

Nice double paying $121

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« 2017-Jun-20, 06:55 PM Reply #5 »
Any thoughts?

Pete, what's monty like  :lol:

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« 2017-Jun-20, 11:18 PM Reply #7 »
Ribchester
De Bruyne Horse
Lady Aurelia
Barney Roy
Moorside
Dragons Tail.


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« 2017-Jun-21, 12:09 AM Reply #8 »

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« 2017-Jun-21, 11:48 AM Reply #9 »
Ribchester
De Bruyne Horse
Lady Aurelia
Barney Roy
Moorside
Dragons Tail.

Not bad tipping Auth   emthup

Keep them coming?

The commentators came on my radar screen last night.

Had something each way on Murillo in the Coventry. Wasn't being called and all of a sudden he calls it third over the line.

The female commentator comes on and after a while says Brother Bear has run third in spite of Murillo being called third. Then after about 20 seconds comes on and goes "Haw haw haw. I was right the first time. Murillo is third. Haw haw haw".

Imagine if a commentator did that in Australia! They would erect the green screen around them and shoot them - at least those with trifecta and first four tickets with Brother Bear in 3rd would have.

Then, she and he co-commentator start opining that the track condition caused Brother Bear to hang but when the (excellent) studio commentator at Sky came back on he said he disagreed with them and it was clear that he hung at his first start exactly the same.

I would rather take the tips of Auth or the Sky studio host than what is offered up on track. They sound like they have NFI  emthdown

Or maybe they are just on a piss up like everyone else seems to be   :lol:

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« 2017-Jun-21, 01:15 PM Reply #10 »
  emthup

Mubtasim
Mrs Gallagher
Mix And Mingle
Mekhtaal
Zhui Feng
Queen Of Time

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« 2017-Jun-21, 04:49 PM Reply #11 »
Geez auth, you've left out the best bet of the night  :whistle:

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« 2017-Jun-21, 04:52 PM Reply #12 »
Geez auth, you've left out the best bet of the night  :whistle:

Ya killin' me wily  :what:

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« 2017-Jun-21, 04:54 PM Reply #13 »
I am pretty excited about all 6 of them, certainly on an eachway basis.

Who is your best ?


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« 2017-Jun-21, 04:54 PM Reply #14 »
  :lol:  can I drip feed you  :lol:

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« 2017-Jun-21, 04:58 PM Reply #15 »
 :lol:  can I drip feed you  :lol:

No you cannot  :)

Who you backing.......

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« 2017-Jun-21, 05:01 PM Reply #16 »
If I had a gun to my head and was forced to back single figure runners

Dream Castle
Nothing ( empty chamber )   :p
Mix And Mingle
Nothing again, Although a big big fan of Jack Hobbs
Good proper handicap, Nothing should be single figures.
Queen Of Time should be single figures.



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« 2017-Jun-21, 05:01 PM Reply #17 »
Okay,  :tears:
If the tab have got the right race in the form, watch the replay of Dream Castles last run. It's in race 1 tonight
Blue with white cap and no doubt in my mind he should have beaten Barney Roy home last start
Barrier 19 may be an issue but talent won't be :clap2:

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« 2017-Jun-21, 05:04 PM Reply #18 »
Okay,  :tears:
If the tab have got the right race in the form, watch the replay of Dream Castles last run.
Blue with white cap and no doubt in my mind he should have beaten Barney Roy home last start
Barrier 19 may be an issue but talent won't be :clap2:

I would prefer him over 1600m, Dropping back to 1400m does look sensible to me. No doubt he is the class horse.

When you watch the race again, Watch Barney Roy stumble. No doubt both Barney Roy and Dream Castle should have finished a hell of a lot closer to Churchill.



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« 2017-Jun-21, 05:07 PM Reply #19 »
Okay,  :tears:
If the tab have got the right race in the form, watch the replay of Dream Castles last run. It's in race 1 tonight
Blue with white cap and no doubt in my mind he should have beaten Barney Roy home last start
Barrier 19 may be an issue but talent won't be :clap2:

  emthup

And start before he was beaten fair and square by Barney but there was a bit of a gap to the 3rd horse.

How does the jockey go?

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« 2017-Jun-21, 05:11 PM Reply #20 »
Josephine Gordon is very good. If the horse is good enough she will get the job done.


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« 2017-Jun-21, 05:16 PM Reply #21 »
I'm assuming shell look for a sit from barrier 19. Any luck I'm sure it wins :bop:


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« 2017-Jun-21, 11:43 PM Reply #23 »
Tremendous win by Le Brivido in the Jersey.

Backed to the exclusion of all others, 7/2 to 2/1, and paid a compliment to Brametot.

Ribchester won the race last year.

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« 2017-Jun-22, 12:30 AM Reply #24 »
What I find interesting is that in the upcoming Duke Of Cambridge is that the first two over the line last year are fronting up again.

Usherette (9.3 or 58.5kg) beat Furia Cruzada (9.0 57kg) by 2.25 lengths.

Usherette is $4.20. Furia Cruzada, 2nd last to Arrogate last start before spelling, is $51. Won first up last time in. Will have a couple of dollars on it at the odds.


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