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Offline dubbledee

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« 2010-Jun-12, 08:47 PM Reply #75 »
When ya riding on a tight track like EF in a field that is wayyyyyyyyy too big, ya need a perfect ride.  :lol:

No doubt we'll hear all about it from the track design expert.

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« 2010-Jul-15, 05:22 PM Reply #76 »
How hot has Katsidis been in the last week...3 winners last Sat. at Eagle Farm, 3 on Sunday at Sunshine Coast, 2 yesterday at Eagle Farm, 3 today at Grafton   emthup  

Offline JWesleyHarding

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« 2011-Jan-29, 07:28 PM Reply #77 »
When the track's a bog they head out wide.

The rail was "off" today.

Thought Jake Noonan on Safe, in the last at Sandown, might have headed out a little rather than sticking to the rails.

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« 2011-Jan-29, 07:32 PM Reply #78 »
Thought the lass's ride on Ollie Vollie was a pearler.

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« 2011-Mar-26, 02:38 PM Reply #79 »
Thouhght Kathy went too early on Skyerush in the 6th.

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« 2011-Mar-26, 02:53 PM Reply #80 »
Thouhght Kathy went too early on Skyerush in the 6th.

Bloody oath, no need to go out 3 wide shooting the breeze from so far out.

Offline worldisavampire

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« 2011-Mar-27, 01:26 AM Reply #81 »
Beaded  :chin:

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« 2011-Mar-27, 01:28 AM Reply #82 »
Beaded  :chin:

Aim that question at triples, He made it a lay of the day, He gets the inside word for Adelaide I am sure of that.   :biggrin:

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« 2011-Oct-20, 01:43 PM Reply #83 »
Anyone count the number of times Alisha Taylor used the whip on Fawza the winner of the second at Rocky today?

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« 2011-Oct-22, 09:27 PM Reply #84 »
Is there a relay available of the above race?

There was no mention of the above in the Stewards' report.

I just want to check whether I was imagining things.

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« 2011-Dec-04, 10:35 AM Reply #85 »
Bouquet to Nathan Berry for hi ride on Single.

A pearler.  emthup

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« 2016-Dec-05, 03:49 PM Reply #86 »
Hey noodle.

This thread was established in case anyone wanted to draw attention to a good ride.

Seems that bad news makes news,eh?

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« 2017-Aug-15, 07:58 PM Reply #87 »
Loved the ride of J Morris on the winner of Race 4 at Lismore Today. Very competitive and probably makes you wonder why he is not a regular "City" jockey.

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« 2017-Dec-29, 08:02 PM Reply #88 »
Watch the ride of G Colless on Rogali at Port Macquarie Today. Simply perfect. Yet the bloke doesn't get many opportunities to ride in town anymore. Have a look at some of the C graders riding in Brisbane tomorrow while he plies his trade at the Gold Coast. Trainers without a brain in their heads even have apprentices riding in non claiming races in Brisbane while some of the better riders including Colless are picking up the crumbs at the Gold Coast.

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« 2017-Dec-29, 09:46 PM Reply #89 »
The ride on Sedanzer yesterday at Gosford wasn't one of Rachel King's best  :sad:

Yes the horse missed the kick so she had to go back but coming to the turn she only had to hold her nerve for a few more strides as you could see the gap opening up yet she took off and pushed wide costing herself a conservative 2L only to go down by a narrow margin. It was ugly to watch again  :sick:

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« 2017-Dec-29, 10:32 PM Reply #90 »
Stewards agree with you Gin.

Extract from their report

When questioned as to the reason why she did not improve between Savvan and Miss Ballantine near the 400m, which would have enabled her to
 improve one off the fence and on the back of the winner Pecans, she advised that she was already committed to the outside and as there were a number of horses under pressure, namely, Miss Ballentine and Savvan, had those horses shifted she may have been disappointed for that run, she elected to continue shifting wider where her mount had an uninterrupted run to the finish. The nature of the instructions were confirmed by stable representative N Paine. Apprentice King was advised by Stewards that in their opinion the better option would have to avail her horse of the run between Miss Ballentine and Savvan, which would have avoided her mount covering additional ground rounding the home turn

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« 2017-Dec-30, 07:26 AM Reply #91 »
Carried the top weight, ridden by an apprentice in a non claiming race. Connections and punters cop what they deserve.

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« 2017-Dec-30, 08:57 AM Reply #92 »
Carried the top weight, ridden by an apprentice in a non claiming race. Connections and punters cop what they deserve.

That is an excellent point made gunbower.

Part of the learning experience is gaining confidence and perhaps she lacked the confidence to take the gap. Or maybe she lacked the experience to make an informed decision.

The option was there to employ a senior rider in the non claiming race and the stable declined.

We should not be too hard on her perhaps.

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« 2017-Dec-30, 03:18 PM Reply #93 »
Carried the top weight, ridden by an apprentice in a non claiming race. Connections and punters cop what they deserve.

She's also been riding winners hand over fist.

It's not like she's a 3kg kid struggling to sit on.

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« 2017-Dec-30, 06:33 PM Reply #94 »
She is simply an apprentice jockey. I'll bet anything she doesn't turn into a Mick Dittman, Malcolm Johnston or a Darren Gauci. Riders like those you can make an exception for when they are taking on all comers. Sadly she isn't in that group.

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« 2017-Dec-30, 06:40 PM Reply #95 »
The late great judge Cliff Cary used to say that if you have an apprentice riding when they can't claim then add their allowance to the horses handicap. You then assess the horse  with another kilo and half because that is her city claim. Believe me you will be right far more times than you are wrong.

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« 2017-Dec-30, 06:58 PM Reply #96 »
The late great judge Cliff Cary used to say that if you have an apprentice riding when they can't claim then add their allowance to the horses handicap. You then assess the horse  with another kilo and half because that is her city claim. Believe me you will be right far more times than you are wrong.

Good point. R Neville was the last claiming apprentice to win the Melbourne Cup in 1948, then again not that  many apprentices have ridden in the race, but if you got the 80/1 the winner in 1948  and you had backed, at a level stake, every apprentice ridden runner since you would still be ahead.Afterall it was only 70 years ago.  :lol:

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« 2017-Dec-30, 09:11 PM Reply #97 »
I take guns point but i reckon most senior jocks would have ridden it the same way


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