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Offline Jeunes

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« 2022-Mar-07, 05:37 PM Reply #650 »
Inspirational Girl is still in the betting for the Doncaster and the Queen of the Turf which are run on the 9th of April. That is about 2 weeks after the All Star Mile.

So who knows the cerise and white could still reunite with Wily.   :lol:

I still Magic and Hilal are potentially his best chance of a huge win in Sydney.


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« 2022-Mar-07, 05:51 PM Reply #651 »
Pikey would have dragged her back to the tail, ridden his formula and got beaten on Saturday.
Great ride D Lane

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« 2022-Mar-12, 12:23 PM Reply #652 »
Hmmm,

Pike put on a horse with problems just now and copped some buffeting too.

Maybe a little more Magic from that stable shortly for Pike.

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« 2022-Mar-12, 12:37 PM Reply #653 »
No Magic from Pike yet.   :lol:

But early days as he still has some good rides left.

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« 2022-Mar-12, 02:24 PM Reply #654 »
You were saying ....

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« 2022-Mar-12, 04:04 PM Reply #655 »
If he can ride the last 2 rides into a place, it would be a good result. If he rides both winners, it will be a great day. I just had small folds into his rides for win and place. Nothing major.   :lol:

Mr Mozart was good for both folds.   :lol:

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« 2022-Mar-12, 05:01 PM Reply #656 »
Slaughtered pale king. He seems to think they’ll get out of his way over here :chair: :chair: :chair:

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« 2022-Mar-12, 05:13 PM Reply #657 »
I agree.  :wavecry:

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« 2022-Mar-13, 05:40 PM Reply #658 »
I noticed Wily rode a treble at the Canberra Black Opal meeting today. Did not have any bets today so did not back any.   :lol:  

He is riding again at the Canberra Cup and I do like his mount in the Cup.

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« 2022-Mar-24, 10:24 AM Reply #659 »
Sydney’s home and no WA I’d change it
EXCLUSIVE

BEN DORRIES

FAREWELL wizard of the west, welcome the sorcerer of Sydney.

As Willie Pike prepares to ride a Group 1 favourite on Saturday, he has revealed his young family is about to up stumps and leave the West Australian farm life for the bright lights of Sydney as he makes his high-profile riding switch a ­permanent one.

Pike has told The Courier- Mail that even if WA relaxes its Covid-19 vaccination stance he will remain in Sydney and has no plans to leave the Harbour City.

Pike initially packed his bags for Sydney when Racing and Wagering Western Australia mandated all participants must be double vaccinated to attend racetracks, while Racing NSW followed State Government protocols which don’t ­require racegoers to be jabbed.

The multiple Group 1 winning jockey insists Sydney is now his permanent home – he has no plans to return to WA – and his partner Jessica Valas and their kids Aspen, 9, and Jett, 11, will join him in Sydney in the next six weeks.

“My family is coming across, I don’t see any point in making this move and not seeing it out for as long as I possibly can,” Pike said.

“Even if things (vaccination mandate) change in WA, I will be staying in Sydney as I want to make a real go of it here. It is definitely going to be a prolonged stay, it could very well be indefinite.

“My missus is all on board with it, the kids aren’t that happy as they will miss their friends and all their toys they have on the farm in WA.

“They will be going from farm life to the city life and it will be a bit of a culture shock for them. But I have made this move and I am determined to see it out for as long as I can and make a success of it.”

Living permanently in Sydney will be a huge lifestyle change for Pike and his young family considering they spent their time in WA on their 1300-acre farm in Beaufort River about two hours southeast of Perth. But Pike has his heart set on making a go of it in Sydney – and he can put his name up in lights on Saturday when he rides unbeaten Queensland filly Gypsy Goddess in the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill.

All eyes will be on the David Vandyke-trained excitement machine in the Vinery where she attempts to maintain her unbeaten run ahead of next month’s Australian Oaks where she is the $4.50 favourite.

Pike is licking his lips about riding the $3.90 Vinery favourite at Rosehill.

“I suppose everyone questions what she has been beating, but you can only beat what you are up against and she’s been doing that very well,” he said Pike will also have some big fish to fry on Saturday week when he teams up with Perth leviathan owner Bob Peters.

Pike will ride the Petersowned Inspirational Girl in the Doncaster Mile where the mare is a $15 chance.

Giddy Up :beer:


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« 2022-Mar-26, 02:09 PM Reply #660 »
I expected Wily to be on here saying how his ride gave Mount Popa the win Race 3 Rosehill today.

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« 2022-Mar-26, 02:26 PM Reply #661 »
The salient point my friend is that I could have won on that. When he pulls off a “winning ride I’ll applaud  :thumbsup:

One thing I have noted Is that his vigour with the whip has been scaled back compared to the flogging he gave them in Perth.

I wonder if there’s been a whisper in his ear

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« 2022-Mar-26, 04:21 PM Reply #662 »
Hmmm,

Pikes strike rate is on the improve regardless.

The new highs trike rate jockey in WA is Porter... If Tinsnip is going to win then maybe today is the day at a nice price for Porter.

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« 2022-Apr-02, 05:17 PM Reply #663 »
 :censored:  you Pike🤮🤮🤮🤮 Misses the kick and thinks he’s back in Perth in Inspirational Girl.

Peters won’t ever put him on again over here. Surely  :chair: :chair: :chair: :chair:

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« 2022-Apr-02, 05:42 PM Reply #664 »
Now now Wily,

Pike is perfectly ok as long as he is on the best horse in a low depth field.

Just forget it when there is plenty of depth and the leaders don't fall in a heap late in the peace...

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ps now and again he IS showing some go forward nous....

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« 2022-Apr-02, 06:00 PM Reply #665 »
Until Wily wins a G1 or two in Sydney, he is going to be behind some big names in many eyes.

He will probably come to the fore in Sydney when the big name jocks head to Brisbane for the Winter carnival and when the big names go for holidays.

Without Hawkes, he would be really struggling to get rides in some of the races today.

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« 2022-Apr-02, 06:08 PM Reply #666 »
Until Wily wins a G1 or two in Sydney, .

My riding days are over mate but I reckon I would not have slaughtered IG like he did  :lol:

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« 2022-Apr-02, 06:25 PM Reply #667 »
Strange how other than Hawkes, no other trainer has been giving the big rides.

IG maybe running again next week in the  Queen of the Turf. If it does, you should jump on it again Wily.   :lol:

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« 2022-Apr-02, 06:36 PM Reply #668 »
Strange how other than Hawkes, no other trainer has been giving the big rides.


Maybe because Hawkes is already booking him?

Other than Hawkes he's ridden winners for - Coyle, Perry, Waller, Doyle, Maher / Eustace & Widdup.


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« 2022-Apr-02, 06:51 PM Reply #669 »
Maybe because Hawkes is already booking him?

Other than Hawkes he's ridden winners for - Coyle, Perry, Waller, Doyle, Maher / Eustace & Widdup.

How many on Saturdays and metro winners for other trainer? I only tune in on Saturdays and the occasional Wednesdays these days.

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« 2022-Apr-04, 06:16 PM Reply #670 »
I looked into Pike’s riding stats so far.

He has ridden 19 winners from 142 rides in NSW at 13.4%.

However in the metropolitan area, he has ridden 7 winners from 76 at 9.4%.

So the winners he rode for the trainers Gin mentioned could be non metropolitan.

Pike has a good place rate and good value at times too.

In WA, Pike had a 27% strike overall and in Metro, it was about 18.8%.

https://racing.racingnsw.com.au/FreeServices/Premierships.aspx?State=NSW&Season=2021

https://www.racingaustralia.horse/FreeServices/Premierships.aspx?State=WA&Season=2021&Table=Metro+Jockey

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« 2022-Apr-10, 10:07 AM Reply #671 »
Another door opens up for Pike. Even though he did not ride a G1 winner so far in Sydney, he has rode some horses quite well,

https://www.racenet.com.au/news/william-pikes-winter-carnival-aspirations-as-queensland-scraps-covid-vaccine-mandates-20220409

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« 2022-Apr-10, 11:41 AM Reply #672 »
What will be really interesting is when WA catch up with the rest of the country - around 2030 by my reckoning  :dry: and what happens when he returns home to ride.

This coming season will be interesting with the band breaking up - Pike in NSW, Peters & Williams basically going in different directions. Peters has had little to no runners recently but those that have are racing poorly, mainly out of the Ballantyne yard and some from Durrant.

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« 2022-Apr-10, 02:36 PM Reply #673 »
The lack of runners for Peters has been interesting. Those that have run have pretty poor form.
After the spring and summer I assume he’s got a bag full having a rest

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« 2022-Apr-16, 02:58 PM Reply #674 »
Did not have Pike today in any of my bets and the little bugger he beat my big selection Maurice in the 3rd at huge odds.   :lol:

I think if he gets more opportunities in Sydney, he would ride more winners than most of the big names at the moment.


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