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Offline Gintara

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« 2016-May-28, 04:09 PM Reply #25 »
Sat back smoking the pipe to then storm over the top of them on King River in the 4  :no1:

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« 2016-May-28, 06:23 PM Reply #26 »
No doubt it will work sometimes but setting too big a task evrry races sees them lose when perhaps they shouldn't

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« 2016-Jun-20, 06:58 PM Reply #27 »
That's what you get with Pike and Peters horses. He is obviously under instructions to let most of the horses find their feet and ride them cold and have one last shot at them.
I wouldn't be blaming Pike, blame the trainer. He keeps putting him on so he must be happy with him. You just have to make sure you do your speed maps properly. If there is going to be a lack of speed then steer clear. There are only a couple of good jocks in WA.

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« 2016-Jun-20, 07:01 PM Reply #28 »
No sure he does keep putting him on mate. I've noticed Tan and Clint J getting a lot more rides. And not just for the claims

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« 2016-Jun-20, 08:47 PM Reply #29 »
I think it's the owner ACER, not the trainer.

Heard Pike interviewed by Bensley on the radio and it seemed that he was the one who chose what to ride if there was multiple runners. Seems like he has a standing that he gets the rides unless they want to claim.

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« 2016-Jun-20, 10:16 PM Reply #30 »
Either way they are happy to keep putting him on. He is a good jockey and very strong. The problem is his horses are way underpriced because of this.
Do his stats hold up? I would have thought they did.

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« 2016-Jun-20, 10:33 PM Reply #31 »
Just looking at the overall Australian premiership.

Pike way out in front with 193.5 winners and a strike rate of 24.6%.

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« 2016-Jun-20, 11:45 PM Reply #32 »
Sobig,

Congrats to Pikey BUT for favourites I much prefer Lucy to be on them.

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« 2016-Jun-29, 08:33 PM Reply #33 »
From Sky Racing & AAP

Pike makes it 200 winners in WA season
PERTH Jun 29 2016

Boom West Australian jockey William Pike continues to shatter barriers, riding his 200th overall WA winner of the season at Belmont on Wednesday.

Having already bested Paul Harvey's metropolitan Perth mark of 116.5 wins, Pike took out the opening race at Belmont, the Schweppes Maiden Plate over 1000m aboard Sweet Ora.

Swooping down the outside, Pike took the Adam Durrant-trained two-year-old to the lead at the 150m mark and forged clear to win by a length from Carnelian.

The win took Pike's metropolitan tally to 119.5 wins for the season, while he is nearly 50 wins ahead of Dean Yendall (154 winners) in the national race.

"When I first started this is not something I ever thought would be possible and it's definitely a very good feeling," Pike told RSN of his metropolitan record, before reflecting on how he got started in racing.

"One day my uncle introduced me to a trainer named Jack Cockell and it started there.

"I thought I had the greatest apprenticeship ever. I did all the north-west dirt tracks. They are some of the roughest tracks I have ever seen.

"Truth be told I thought that was my calling. I thought I would be a bush rider.

"But somehow, with a lot of support I slowly edged my way into town and good things kept happening."

Having eclipsed Harvey's record, Pike, who rarely rides interstate because of family commitments and frequent books of good rides in Perth admits he'd like to take out a big win in the spring.

His best chance as he sees it right now is the Darren Weir-trained three-year-old Perfect Reflection.

Pike frequently rides for the filly's owners, the Peters family, in Perth and rode her to her five wins from her first five starts, including the Group One Kingston Town Stakes, where she beat Delicacy and Dark Musket, before heading to Melbourne and the Weir stable.

"I would like to focus a little more on getting a bit more recognition and riding a big one somewhere else," Pike said.

"My favourite horse is Perfect Reflection, she has gone over (to Melbourne) and with a good spell I'm sure she'll be over there doing good things"

As for the rest of the season Pike won't be resting on his laurels and hopes he can set a metropolitan record that will stand the test of time.

"They probably said when Paul (Harvey) broke the record that no one would catch it," he said.

"Somewhere near the 125 wins is my target and hopefully that stands for a while."


- AAP

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« 2016-Jun-29, 08:54 PM Reply #34 »
Bloody hell.

I've been reading what Wily thinks.

Didn't think Pike has ever ridden a winner.

Just shows.

You can't believe everything that you read.

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« 2016-Jun-29, 09:33 PM Reply #35 »
OH he rides plenty of winners my friend. It's always been about the way he loses on some very well favored and well credentialed runners :bulb:

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« 2016-Aug-20, 07:29 PM Reply #36 »
All hail King William in the last   :noteworthy:

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« 2016-Sep-04, 07:00 PM Reply #37 »
i see KING pike rode 3 out of 5 today

terrible strike rate

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« 2016-Sep-04, 07:09 PM Reply #38 »
Rode...

Does that mean he fell off the other 2?

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« 2016-Sep-04, 07:38 PM Reply #39 »
Rode...

Does that mean he fell off the other 2?

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talking to me  again are we diddums
« Last Edit: 2016-Sep-04, 07:41 PM by ratsack »

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« 2016-Sep-04, 08:41 PM Reply #40 »
i see KING pike rode 3 out of 5 today

terrible strike rate

After the 5 he rode yesterday   :noteworthy:   :clap2:

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« 2016-Sep-04, 09:21 PM Reply #41 »
After the 5 he rode yesterday    :noteworthy:    :clap2:

5 out of 6 Gin    emthup

last three legs of the quaddie

1st leg apprentices race

only trouble now is getting a price on his mounts

any one care to work out his % , biggest trouble is his mounts are over bet    :chin:

Peter Mair might be onto this as well    :shrug:

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« 2016-Sep-04, 09:27 PM Reply #42 »
I'm a massive fan Rats but the key can be to find one you like against his mounts like Rebel King yesterday  :beer:

Otherwise just get on the train!

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« 2016-Sep-04, 09:53 PM Reply #43 »
I'm a massive fan Rats but the key can be to find one you like against his mounts like Rebel King yesterday  :beer:

Otherwise just get on the train!

indeed

i thought his best today was  STANTON ABBEY  got on at 8 bucks     :sad:

apprentices off , same weight etc etc etc 

im on the train     8-)

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« 2016-Sep-04, 10:26 PM Reply #44 »
Winning strike rate so far this season is 26%.

Last season it was 25.3% for the whole season

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« 2016-Sep-04, 11:32 PM Reply #45 »
Winning strike rate so far this season is 26%.

Last season it was 25.3% for the whole season

goodness me

very weak 

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« 2016-Sep-04, 11:36 PM Reply #46 »
hey willy , is he riding the right winners at the moment ?

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« 2016-Sep-04, 11:38 PM Reply #47 »
Oh well, Pikey  up to his usual tricks today.
It seems he's intent in parking every one of the Peter's horse back at the tail on the fence. Especially if they are short.
Sets an impossible task for them time and time again

Universal law the latest in a string of them.

He keeps this up and I will have to get a betfair account   :lol:

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« 2016-Sep-05, 06:02 PM Reply #48 »
Rats
Never had an issue with Pike when he's not in a Williams (Peters) horse

How many of them won in the last 2 days 8-)

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« 2016-Sep-05, 06:47 PM Reply #49 »
not sure mate

i dont back them as a combo as the horses start to short

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