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Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: westie on 2007-Jul-05, 03:48 PM
Pike to Answer Stewards on Lord Tom Ride

5 July
www.westozracing.com

William Pike will front the RWWA stewards on Friday, after they adjourned an inquiry into his ride on favourite Lord Tom in the last race at Belmont yesterday.

Below is the extract from the stewards report:

An Inquiry was held into the reason for DJEDDAH STING (D. Staeck) being checked approaching the 200m. Evidence was taken from Jockeys D. Staeck, Jason Brown (ON THE RECORD), B. Parnham (OUR NAMATJIRA), W. Pike (LORD TOM), T. Turner (OROYA GOLD) and Apprentice J. Hill (ALPINE LAD) and her host trainer Mr A. Mathews.

Jockey W. Pike pleaded not guilty to a charge of careless riding under ARR.137(a) in that approaching the 200m he allowed his mount to shift inwards and crowd OUR NAMATJIRA inwards onto DJEDDAH STING with this being the major contributing factor to DJEDDAH STING being tightened for room and checking.

This Inquiry was adjourned to allow Jockey W. Pike to further question Jockey D. Staeck until Friday, 6 July 2007 at the offices of Perth Racing at a time to be fixed.

Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: westie on 2007-Jul-07, 10:49 AM
Pike Suspended for 18 Days

7 July 2007
WestOz Racing (http://www.westozracing.com)

Stewards today concluded the Inquiry into the reason for DJEDDAH STING (D Staeck) checking approaching the 200m in Race 8 the Whiskers Handicap run over 1300m held at Belmont Racecourse on Wednesday, 4 July 2007.

Further evidence was taken from Jockey W. Pike the rider of LORD TOM and Jockey D. Staeck.

Jockey W. Pike was found guilty to a charge of careless riding under ARR.137(a) in that approaching the 200m he allowed his mount to shift inwards and crowd OUR NAMATJIRA (B.Parnham) inwards onto DJEDDAH STING with this being the major contributing factor to DJEDDAH STING being tightened for room and checking.

Jockey W. Pike had his license to ride in races suspended for a period of 18 days to take effect from midnight the 14 July 2007 and to expire midnight 1 August 2007.

Trainers and owners be aware that Pike has elected to take the 9 day rule which will allow his to ride at Belmont next Saturday
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Authorized on 2009-May-28, 01:11 PM
Jockey William Pike
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Sporty on 2009-May-28, 01:20 PM
Just keep following Harvey when  Pike  goes over....as it will be just like the good old days when he dominated  there....  :noteworthy:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: InTheKnow on 2009-Jun-15, 11:09 AM
WA jockey off to early Hong Kong start
Brad Waters
Monday, 15 June 2009


Young Perth rider William Pike will arrive in Hong Kong on Monday to begin his riding stint earlier than planned to help overcome a jockey shortage.

Pike was offered a six-month contract which was scheduled to begin in the new Hong Kong season in August but headed to Hong Kong on Sunday night.

The leading Perth rider left W A punters with a parting gift after riding a treble at Belmont on Saturday.

Pike will begin riding trackwork on Tuesday morning and will have his first race rides on Sunday.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2011-Apr-02, 08:50 PM
Cracker of a ride today from Pike to get Dreamaway home in the Derby   emthup

Bloke would win on a camel at the moment  :yes:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: arakaan on 2011-Apr-02, 09:35 PM
Bloke would win on a camel at the moment  :yes:

appropriate for a perth jockey, i'm sure he gets on plenty.   :biggrin:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: sobig on 2011-Apr-02, 09:58 PM
Cracker of a ride today from Pike to get Dreamaway home in the Derby    emthup  

Bloke would win on a camel at the moment  :yes:

Just about knocked one over and (while I am sure he does not mind now) got 14 days.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2011-Apr-02, 10:43 PM
It was just a friendly shoulder  :whistle:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: ratsack on 2015-Sep-28, 09:09 PM
willie rode 4 out of 5 today

he seems to be getting better and better
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: arakaan on 2015-Sep-28, 09:14 PM
Big fish. Small pond. Would be interesting to see him take on the big boys in the east full time.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Redbream91 on 2015-Sep-28, 09:30 PM
Pike is a gun. He has a good style too, still moves his feet which is few and far between these days.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2015-Sep-28, 09:33 PM
Rode 4 on Saturday too.

Although he hasn't ridden Kalgoorlie too well recently, with 2 close 2nds in the big races  :tears:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: ratsack on 2015-Sep-28, 09:35 PM
Big fish. Small pond. Would be interesting to see him take on the big boys in the east full time.

how did he go in honkers ?
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: PoisonPen7 on 2015-Sep-28, 10:36 PM
Rode 4 on Saturday too.

Although he hasn't ridden Kalgoorlie too well recently, with 2 close 2nds in the big races  :tears:

Thought he slaughtered the $1.60 favourite in the 1st race on Saturday  :shutup:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2016-May-21, 03:21 PM
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:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: fours on 2016-May-21, 03:32 PM
Hmmmmm,

Only makes sense if he is seekig to avoid a strong head wind for his mounts

Fours
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2016-May-21, 05:21 PM
Hmmmmm,

Only makes sense if he is seekig to avoid a strong head wind for his mounts

Fours

The vast majority of the owners horses are ridden this way, maybe he's riding to instructions  :bulb:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2016-May-21, 05:37 PM
He may well be mate, I'd love to find out as the ratio of losers ridden that way by him is massive
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2016-May-21, 05:46 PM
Oh well, there's another one rattling home  :lol:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: sobig on 2016-May-21, 06:17 PM
He may well be mate, I'd love to find out as the ratio of losers ridden that way by him is massive

Peters certainly does not want is horses ridden on the pace,

I actually heard him criticize a winning ride of Pike when he led one day,
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2016-May-21, 06:53 PM
He may well be mate, I'd love to find out as the ratio of losers ridden that way by him is massive

Considering he rides more winners than anyone over there it can't be as bad as you expect.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2016-May-21, 06:58 PM
Salutes in the last, Horse was good enough to over come
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2016-May-21, 07:01 PM
Peters certainly does not want is horses ridden on the pace,

I actually heard him criticize a winning ride of Pike when he led one day,

Thanks Sobig

I do find that rather strange given the nature of the Belmont & Ascot tracks but they are his horses  :lol:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: sobig on 2016-May-21, 07:22 PM
Agreed wily
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2016-May-28, 04:09 PM
Sat back smoking the pipe to then storm over the top of them on King River in the 4  :no1:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2016-May-28, 06:23 PM
No doubt it will work sometimes but setting too big a task evrry races sees them lose when perhaps they shouldn't
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: ACER on 2016-Jun-20, 06:58 PM
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.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2016-Jun-20, 07:01 PM
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
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2016-Jun-20, 08:47 PM
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.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: ACER on 2016-Jun-20, 10:16 PM
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.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: sobig on 2016-Jun-20, 10:33 PM
Just looking at the overall Australian premiership.

Pike way out in front with 193.5 winners and a strike rate of 24.6%.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: fours on 2016-Jun-20, 11:45 PM
Sobig,

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

Fours
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2016-Jun-29, 08:33 PM
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
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: JWesleyHarding on 2016-Jun-29, 08:54 PM
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.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2016-Jun-29, 09:33 PM
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:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2016-Aug-20, 07:29 PM
All hail King William in the last   :noteworthy:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: ratsack on 2016-Sep-04, 07:00 PM
i see KING pike rode 3 out of 5 today

terrible strike rate
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: fours on 2016-Sep-04, 07:09 PM
Rode...

Does that mean he fell off the other 2?

Fours
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: ratsack on 2016-Sep-04, 07:38 PM
Rode...

Does that mean he fell off the other 2?

Fours

talking to me  again are we diddums
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2016-Sep-04, 08:41 PM
i see KING pike rode 3 out of 5 today

terrible strike rate

After the 5 he rode yesterday   :noteworthy:   :clap2:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: ratsack on 2016-Sep-04, 09:21 PM
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:

 :beer:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2016-Sep-04, 09:27 PM
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!
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: ratsack on 2016-Sep-04, 09:53 PM
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-)
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: sobig on 2016-Sep-04, 10:26 PM
Winning strike rate so far this season is 26%.

Last season it was 25.3% for the whole season
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: ratsack on 2016-Sep-04, 11:32 PM
Winning strike rate so far this season is 26%.

Last season it was 25.3% for the whole season

goodness me

very weak 

 :beer:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: ratsack on 2016-Sep-04, 11:36 PM
hey willy , is he riding the right winners at the moment ?

 :beer:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: ratsack on 2016-Sep-04, 11:38 PM
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:

 :chin:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2016-Sep-05, 06:02 PM
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-)
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: ratsack on 2016-Sep-05, 06:47 PM
not sure mate

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

 :beer:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: ratsack on 2016-Sep-17, 07:00 PM
pike on fire AGAIN
so far 7 rides for 5 wins and a 2nd

no doubt someone will pan the 2nd and unplaced      :shrug:

get on the train      emthup
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2016-Sep-17, 07:37 PM
  :noteworthy:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: ratsack on 2016-Sep-17, 08:08 PM
just watched the beaten horses , no probs with any of the rides

  emthup
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: ratsack on 2016-Sep-17, 08:47 PM
i see a peters horse ridden parked behind them at Caulfield today

rawiller up     :chin:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: fours on 2016-Sep-17, 11:56 PM
and Wednesday???

We did not hear a peep from you guys on Wednesday where only 1 win from 6 rides and a 3rd placing.

Failed to place at all on the hotpots in two races of little or no depth..... ie races 2 and 3.

Fours
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: ACER on 2016-Sep-18, 12:23 AM
Were they unplaced because of the jockey or just not good enough?
He has laps on all the other WA jocks.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: fours on 2016-Sep-18, 01:28 AM
Acer,

Actually he does not.

One P Harvey has exactly the same number of placings in his last 350 rides as Pike .

Moreover while blindly backing Pike this season shows a loss doing the same for Harvey shows a 30.7% profit on win bets....

If we look at entire careers it only makes Harvey look the better rider. eg Pikes career win rate is 17%, showing a 22.2% loss on turnover...... compared to Harvey's win % of 23% and a loss of 8.3%.

Quite clearly backing Harvey is the smarter move from a profit perspective. The Pike hype is only causing losses whereas the 'forgotten by some; Harvey is making a remarkable profit meanwhile.

Fours

Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2016-Sep-18, 09:52 AM
I was quite intrigued with the 5th race yesterday. Before and after the race :bulb:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2016-Sep-18, 09:57 AM
I guess that's the case of lies, lies and damn statistics Fours  :whistle:

Might look good on paper but who in their right mind (other than the likes of Peter Mair) backs every mount  :no:

As you would know it's all about doing the form in every race.

I'm a massive Pike fan but it's also great when you find one to beat something he's riding. Case in point was Rebel King a few weeks back. A horse he's ridden in the past but elected to take another mount, it's dropped back in distance and BF kindly served up $11.50  :icecream: Alternatively I'd be well in front on Pike mounts also.

I guess what this proves as there is no right answer.  :shrug:

Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: ACER on 2016-Sep-18, 07:14 PM
Fours I never said anything about backing all his rides. As if that is ever going to leave you in front.
Although Wiley will disagree I rarely see him put in a stinker of a ride.
Yes Harvey is good but he would have a tenth of the rides Pike does.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: ACER on 2016-Sep-22, 05:55 PM
He is not the best jockey by a mile in WA.

😆😆😆
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: ACER on 2016-Sep-22, 06:42 PM
Stop it Pikey now you are taking the piss!
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: sobig on 2016-Sep-22, 07:09 PM
And a lazy 6 for the day
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: arakaan on 2016-Sep-22, 07:39 PM
Just read this and it made me laugh.

Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: ratsack on 2016-Sep-24, 09:57 PM
i see pike did ok again today

but no good for some   :chin:

7 rides , 3 wins 1 2nd and 2 3rds

lets bring out the win profits again      :lol:

if ya cant write a book on this guy give up the punt

 
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: ratsack on 2016-Sep-24, 10:08 PM
3 rides for ph today on horses in the market    :shrug:

hard to make a book today

will update
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: fours on 2016-Sep-24, 10:40 PM
Hmmmmm

Consider this... Peter Mair could make 30% profit on turnover by mindlessly, and lazily, backing EVERY PH mount this last year or so.

Doing the same for Pike he'd show a very bad loss.

Fours.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2016-Sep-25, 10:01 AM
He reminds me of Nash R.
Good luck to those who follow him solely
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2016-Sep-25, 10:33 AM
Is there really people like that though  :what:

Surely not.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2016-Sep-25, 10:33 AM
Im certainly not one of them
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: ACER on 2016-Sep-25, 10:47 PM
I don't care what his stats show he is the best jock in the west by a fair way. Let's see how Harvey's stats are if he had to ride in every race on horses that are unders. There are obviously those that got stung by a couple of shorties that Pike didn't salute on and no matter what he does from here on in they will continue to get stuck into him.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: fours on 2016-Sep-25, 10:51 PM
Acer,

Pikes win strike rate and place strike rate are fine ones. However they dont match harveys career strike rate.

Now profit on turnover figures refelct on punter behaviour ........................................................................... rather than the jockeys.

Fours
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: ACER on 2016-Sep-26, 05:43 PM
Strike rates/profit etc are not what we have been talking about
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2016-Oct-19, 08:25 PM
On paper it looks like Pike could rack up one of those days on Saturday  :whistle:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2016-Oct-20, 01:50 PM
On paper perhaps but on Paper I see they are all owned by Williams so expect him to slaughter a few of them like he does for that stable week in week out.
Finding the ones that will overcome his cold rides and get the splits is the challenge
Good luck to us. I'll fall in again, no doubt
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2016-Oct-22, 11:49 AM
PR2 #3 Royal Supreme
PR3 #2 Charlestown
PR6 #6 King River
PR8 #5 Universal Law

Good luck with those Gin :beer:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2016-Oct-22, 02:13 PM
PR2 #3 Royal Supreme
PR3 #2 Charlestown
PR6 #6 King River
PR8 #5 Universal Law

Good luck with those Gin :beer:

 :sweat:

I had a silly place parlay with all 7 of his mounts too  :shy:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2016-Oct-22, 03:43 PM
Oh dear. He should patent those rides.  :wacko:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2016-Oct-22, 05:49 PM
There he goes again. Every ride the same. Does he have toast every morning for  brekky. fFS

Nothing ever changes with the bloke....arrrggghhh
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2016-Oct-22, 06:18 PM
 Groundhog Day. The blokes a myth
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: ACER on 2016-Oct-24, 06:20 PM
Wily I suggest you stop backing him or back against him and your life will be a little more stress free.
Everyone knows he rides mostly for luck and I would think that is following instructions or else he would be getting the boot pretty quickly.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2016-Oct-25, 12:41 PM
Will take the mount on Real Love in the Cup if she starts  :clap2:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2016-Oct-25, 04:13 PM
So she'll be ridden further back than Skybeau  :lol:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Noodle on 2016-Oct-25, 09:21 PM
  :lol:   :lol:   :lol:  or drift alarmingly in the betting and get blocked for a run on the rail.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: sobig on 2017-Feb-17, 08:54 PM
Rode 6 winners and a second from 8 rides at Narrogin today.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: fours on 2017-Feb-17, 10:10 PM
Sobig,

Good indeed - and Harveys last 50 close to the worst he's ever done....

Fours
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: ACER on 2017-Feb-18, 06:45 AM
I thinks it's time William made the move to VIC full time. Riding against some of these jocks in WA can't be stimulating.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: JWesleyHarding on 2017-May-14, 12:19 PM
Four 2nds at Ascot yesterday.

Thought Wily would be all over that.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2017-May-14, 04:07 PM
  :lol:

He slaughtered a few as well :whistle:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2017-Nov-02, 03:22 PM
https://www.punters.com.au/news/pike-would-love-to-ride-a-winner-in-melbourne_163571/


"Country bumpkin" William Pike would love to ride a winner in Melbourne
By Isaac Ling 8 hours ago


West Aussie wizard William Pike wonít be at Flemington on Melbourne Cup day but the self-described ďcountry bumpkinĒ reckons heíd be silly not to have a crack if the right opportunity comes down the track.

The jockey who has ridden more winners than anybody in Australia this season will be in Perth doing what he does best on Tuesday - trying to ride as many winners as possible Ė but said a decent ride in a feature race could lure him to the spring carnival in the future.

ďI havenít really chased much over there [in Melbourne] because of my obligations here but Iím not closed to it,Ē Pike told Punters.com.au. 

ďWhat would it take? Probably something thatís a chance or half a chance. Itíd be hard for me to go over for a 100-1 pop and hope because Iím in too good a position here.

ďIf I got offered a chance in a big race itíd be silly not to have a go.Ē

Pike has won nine Perth premierships and with a 22-win lead over his closest rivals already in 2017/18, is well and truly on track to make it 10 this season. 


With the backing of prominent Perth owner Bob Peters, Pike appreciates that heís well placed and for the most part heís happy just to ride as many winners as he can.

But the 31-year-old, who grew up 558km east of Perth in the small town of Coolgardie, admits he does harbour ambitions to boot home a winner in Melbourne before he one day hangs up the saddle.

ďBefore my career is done I want to get over there [to Melbourne] and make sure I at least ride one metro winner,Ē Pike said.

ďIíve been over there a couple of times and havenít really done that well.

ď[But] Iím just happy riding as many winners as I can and enjoying the opportunities that Iím getting Ö Iím just enjoying being on top because I know it doesnít last forever.Ē

If the day ever comes that Pike does ride a winner in Melbourne, itís sure to be a popular one as his reputation for helping battling eastern-state punters ďget outĒ at the end of a tough day has become widespread.

Pike was modest when quizzed about his popularity with punters but said he appreciates the support because it means heís doing his job well.

ďJust recently Iíve had so many people come from different states and say Ďwe follow you all the timeí,Ē he said.

ďWhen you stop and think about it for a moment, that these people are showing an interest in me, it feels pretty good. Itís good to know because it must mean Iím doing something right.Ē

The social media age (#BackPikeDrinkWhatYouLike) has almost undoubtedly enhanced Pikeís reputation but the brilliant rider, who describes himself as ďpretty much a country bumpkinĒ, wonít be joining his fans on Twitter anytime soon.

ďI enjoy a bit more of a simple life. Iíve never been up with all of the Twitter and things like that,Ē Pike said.

ďI donít have any social media. I donít even have Facebook. I suppose itís another way of keeping the pressure off myself I guess.Ē


As a non-drinker, he wonít be joining them at the bar after theyíve backed him in the last either, instead preferring to rush home to his family at his property about an hour away from Ascot.

ďI come home as fast as I can so I can see my kids before bed,Ē he said.

ďI live on acreage, about an hour from Ascot and Belmont. I like it and Iíve got chickens and all that.

ďIf Iím celebrating Iíll have some chocolate basically. I donít drink and I donít smoke.Ē
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2017-Nov-02, 04:29 PM
Quite day for the Peters/ Pike combo on saturday
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2017-Nov-11, 06:50 AM
7 big hopes for him today.
All bar 2 have drawn well do he shouldn't stuff them up too much
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2017-Nov-11, 12:08 PM
You beat me to it Wily. It could be a fat day for him although a couple, while having undeniable chances look a little skinny imho.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2017-Nov-11, 12:45 PM
Taken a parlay 3,4,5,6

 :x:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: JWesleyHarding on 2017-Nov-11, 03:11 PM
One outta one.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2017-Nov-11, 07:21 PM
Need him to kick this last one home
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2017-Nov-11, 07:33 PM
Far out he's a turd :tears:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2017-Nov-11, 07:35 PM
Not sure the horse was good enough Wily - couldn't really see where he made a mistake there.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2017-Nov-12, 10:05 AM
I think the horse is good enough but sitting on the fence until they straighten then deciding to have a dig was never going to work.
All the momentum was with the others but then again, we know thats what he does :sad:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: JWesleyHarding on 2017-Nov-12, 10:39 AM
Wily

I reckon sometimes you'd prefer to lose the bet over in Perth so you can point to Pike costing you dough. :whistle: :whistle:

Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2017-Nov-12, 11:06 AM
I suspect you're right :chin:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2017-Nov-17, 05:28 PM
Should be winning the first 7 races tomorrow. 5 at worst
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: JWesleyHarding on 2017-Nov-17, 09:26 PM
Should be winning the first 7 races tomorrow. 5 at worst

  :lol:   :lol:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2017-Nov-18, 06:59 AM
JWH
I'll tell you which ones I'm backing in my multi and then you can back the ones I'm not. Your bound to clean up :thumbsup:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2017-Nov-18, 07:11 AM
Okay, taken my parlay on races 2,3,6&7.

Clearly 1 of those will lose and races 1,4&5 will provide a winner for him. Given the draws race 4 may be his next best :thumbsup:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2017-Nov-18, 08:25 AM
I'm his biggest fan Wily but gee you're optimistic  :chin:

1 is a first starter, 2 he's on he fav (I like 6), 3 should get home, 4, 5 & 6 aren't over the line, 7 should win and strangely not riding the Peters horse in the last  :shrug: may only because they want to claim.

So really 3 & 7 look locks, the rest a chances in tough races.
 
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: JWesleyHarding on 2017-Nov-18, 08:29 AM
I'm his biggest fan Wily but gee you're optimistic  :chin:


Wily's setting him up for a bagging.  :biggrin:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2017-Nov-18, 09:42 AM
Nah Geoffrey, it will be my failure :sad:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2017-Nov-18, 04:58 PM
2 down 2 to go :clap2: :clap2:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: PoisonPen7 on 2017-Nov-18, 06:04 PM
His ride in Race 5 was very poor - as was all the jockeys on the favoured runners.

The thought occurred to me that there were some not trying very hard to win that race  :chin:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2017-Nov-18, 06:47 PM
3 down 1 to go :x:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2017-Nov-19, 08:01 AM
 :tears: :tears: I thought I was home at the 200m
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2017-Nov-23, 06:26 PM
Given the way the marbles have fallen can't see too much joy for pike at the big meeting on Saturday.
May snag a minor winner in race 2
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2017-Nov-24, 03:00 PM
I reckon Warner is his love child  :lol:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2017-Nov-26, 09:36 PM
Given the way the marbles have fallen can't see too much joy for pike at the big meeting on Saturday.
May snag a minor winner in race 2

and he rides a treble   :lol:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2017-Dec-02, 03:49 PM
 :shutup:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: sobig on 2017-Dec-02, 04:20 PM
Pikey's comment after the race was "Bad Ride".
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2017-Dec-02, 05:05 PM
He was being kind. If Williams or Oliver or Cassidy did that the outcry would be deafening  :lol:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: sobig on 2017-Dec-02, 05:16 PM
When have you heard Ollie or Cassidy admitting a bad ride?
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2017-Dec-02, 07:21 PM
When have you heard Ollie or Cassidy admitting a bad ride?

Have you Cassidy's book?

He's a saint, just ask him   :lol:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: sobig on 2017-Dec-02, 08:11 PM
I have not read his book and would not contribute to the little .....
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: gunbower on 2017-Dec-02, 09:05 PM
Adulation of him is lost on me. Probably should have been returned to the Shaky Isles when he was caught up to the nonsense he was involved with. Plenty I know have much greater respect for his younger brother.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: nemisis on 2017-Dec-03, 07:46 AM
That is J Cassidy's problem.

He was so dodgy, over such a long period he is seen by many as just a crook.

He lost me forever with his losing ride on Century Kid  in the 2002 Concorde Stakes.

It was so blatant and yet gets away with it.

I suppose when racing's "first lady" and Singo are the beneficiaries, nothing much is going to happen to you.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2017-Dec-03, 07:56 AM
Pikey wants to come east and ride in the big pond.
Best he stay over there after yesterday's Display.
Diabolically bad
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2017-Dec-03, 10:28 AM
I have not read his book and would not contribute to the little .....

I borrowed it   :biggrin:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2017-Dec-03, 10:32 AM
Pikey wants to come east and ride in the big pond.
Best he stay over there after yesterday's Display.
Diabolically bad

He's always said he's happy in the west, pottering around his farm with the kids  :chin:

Outside of Royal Star, I can't see what else would even remotely qualify as 'diabolical'?

Sometimes I reckon you'd only be happy Wily when he rides 8/8 even if he only has 6 rides on the day!   :lol:  
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2017-Dec-03, 11:03 AM
You're probably right gin  :lol:

I thought his rides on Bold Success, Fairtrusive, Penalty Point & State Solicitor were his typical "formula" rides. He was insipid and showed no incentive to put the horses into the races when they needed to

In saying that, I think he lifted the River to a win, that's his strength in my mind, not his tactical nous
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2017-Dec-03, 11:07 AM
He's always said he's happy in the west, pottering around his farm with the kids  :chin:

I heard his say it a fair bit lately. Seems to be changing his mind

" the 31-year-old, who grew up 558km east of Perth in the small town of Coolgardie, admits he does harbour ambitions to boot home a winner in Melbourne before he one day hangs up the saddle.

ďBefore my career is done I want to get over there [to Melbourne] and make sure I at least ride one metro winner,Ē Pike said.

ďIíve been over there a couple of times and havenít really done that well.

ď[But] Iím just happy riding as many winners as I can and enjoying the opportunities that Iím getting Ö Iím just enjoying being on top because I know it doesnít last forever.Ē

If the day ever comes that Pike does ride a winner in Melbourne, itís sure to be a popular one as his reputation for helping battling eastern-state punters ďget outĒ at the end of a tough day has become widespread.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: JWesleyHarding on 2017-Dec-03, 11:49 AM

"If the day ever comes that Pike does ride a winner in Melbourne, itís sure to be a popular one as his reputation for helping battling eastern-state punters ďget outĒ at the end of a tough day has become widespread."



Well, that's a nice thing for you to say Wily.  emthup     :noteworthy:


Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Bubbasmith on 2017-Dec-03, 12:02 PM
D Oliver & D Lane have both moved to Melbourne and achieved success, whereas C Parnham, who is second on the Perth premiership behind Pike with 44% of Pike's wins, tried and went back West with his tail between his legs. Pike is a much better rider than Parnham, but whether he is as good as the other two I am unsure, as both made the move East before being top dogs in the West.
Could be Pike is a big fish in a small pool.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2017-Dec-03, 02:26 PM
Put any other top 5 jock in Perth on the Peters horses and they would win more races.

Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2017-Dec-03, 04:08 PM
Put any other top 5 jock in Perth on the Peters horses and they would win more races.

  :lol:

When he was out injured they certainly didn't.

You're probably right gin  :lol:

I thought his rides on Bold Success, Fairtrusive, Penalty Point & State Solicitor were his typical "formula" rides. He was insipid and showed no incentive to put the horses into the races when they needed to


Widely reported it's how Peters likes his horses ridden. Plenty of times I don't agree with it but you pretty much know what you are going to get before backing them. Remember the bloke with the gold makes the rules.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: sobig on 2017-Dec-09, 09:43 PM
You won't have to worry about Pikey for a while wiley,

Suspended for 28 days (and fined $2000) for causing the interference to Black Heart Bart today.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: ratsack on 2017-Dec-13, 08:23 PM
You won't have to worry about Pikey for a while wiley,

Suspended for 28 days (and fined $2000) for causing the interference to Black Heart Bart today.

i wonder if WOD is keeping the stats before and after of the Williams/Peters teams while the master , Pike is out ?

will be interested to see the stats    8-)
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2017-Dec-14, 03:02 PM
I think he's been exposed already. Peters runners are batting at 100% win rate since Pikes slaughter jobs and suspension last week
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: sobig on 2017-Dec-14, 04:29 PM
You need to get another maths teacher I think wily.

As far as I know 3 runners yesterday for 1 win is not 100%
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: JWesleyHarding on 2017-Dec-14, 04:41 PM
  :biggrin:

Wily's a master of creative accounting.

I,'m pretty sure I read somewhere that he had Shane Watson'S Test avg at 164.56 :/
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2017-Dec-15, 06:33 AM
You need to get another maths teacher I think wily.

As far as I know 3 runners yesterday for 1 win is not 100%

correct but I was taking the piss. :beer:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2018-Jan-10, 05:26 PM
Welcome back Pikey. Glad to see you've learnt from Parnham whilst you were on the sidelines. Sailing down the outside and no moronic "formula" rides
Mind you it's early days  :lol:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: PoisonPen7 on 2018-Jan-10, 05:30 PM
Welcome back Pikey. Glad to see you've learnt from Parnham whilst you were on the sidelines. Sailing down the outside and no moronic "formula" rides
Mind you it's early days  :lol:

3 winners today thus far.

$1.50, $1.55 and $1.80   :biggrin:

He is on the last prepost favourite King Of Chaos.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2018-Jan-10, 05:40 PM
Another 3 or 4 live chances as well. As long as one isn't the 7th race. Im all over the toppy  :lol:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2018-Jan-10, 07:21 PM
Oops. I meant the 2nd last race which is the 8th not 7th :shutup:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: PoisonPen7 on 2018-Jan-31, 09:39 AM
He has a full book of rides today in the 9 races.

The prepost prices for his mounts a

R1: $2 (Fav)
R2: $1.70 (F)
R3: $2 (F)
R4: $4.80 (2nd Fav)
R5: $1.75 (F)
R6: $4.20 (2F)
R7: $3.10 (F)
R8: $1.65 (F)
R9: $3 (F)
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2018-Jan-31, 12:27 PM
Im betting against him in the 7th and 8th so he'll win those 2   :lol:   :lol:   :lol:   :lol:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: kicker on 2018-Jan-31, 02:11 PM
Bit like me Wily, I can never catch this bloke.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: PoisonPen7 on 2018-Jan-31, 04:15 PM
First three winners.

His mount in the 4th race is the $4.60 fixed price second favourite - $1.50 on the NSW TAB at the moment, $1.40 on Tatts   :lol:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2018-Jan-31, 04:34 PM
I took a system 4 on the first 5 races. The big win eludes me given he just got rolled. Hope the 5th race salutes to give me some return :x:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2018-Jan-31, 07:16 PM
If it wasn't for his slaughter job on Regal Moon I'd be alive with 1,5 & 7 in the quaddy :mad:

Thankfully his ride on Press the Petal helped me win on Prying Tom :shutup:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2018-Jan-31, 08:14 PM
Gee you're a tough marker Wily, you even blame him for one getting beat when he isn't even riding it!   :lol:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2018-Feb-01, 06:20 AM
 :shy: :shy: :shy: Now that is ironic.
The good news is I'll forgive Maddy Brown for getting beat. She's very cute :love:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: JWesleyHarding on 2018-Feb-21, 08:06 PM
Where is he?

On a holiday?
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: sobig on 2018-Feb-21, 09:01 PM
Got 17 days for careless riding on the 10th Feb at Pinjarra

Back 28th
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: JWesleyHarding on 2018-Feb-22, 07:25 AM
  emthup
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2018-Feb-22, 07:34 AM
There, to my eye has been a vast difference in how many of the horses are being ridden. Kirby, Parnham & Porter are doing very well :thumbsup:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: PoisonPen7 on 2018-May-26, 04:52 PM
4 out of the first 5 winners and the ride on the winner of the first leg of the quaddie was real heartbeat stuff but he got it home  :)
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2018-May-26, 05:12 PM
If I had to pick a jock to lift a horse in the last few strides, itís Pike.
They do seem to lift for him
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: fours on 2018-May-26, 05:35 PM
Eh,

Recently failed to get a single placegetter when an unbackable price in the jockey challenge

Fours
lesson - more serious on Saturday!
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2018-May-26, 06:38 PM
"You can roll out the red carpet, King William is going to reign supreme"

 :clap2:  :noteworthy:

#backpikedrinkwhatyoulike

  :lol:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: PoisonPen7 on 2018-May-26, 06:45 PM
6 winners from 8 races. Pike followers will be celebrating tonight.

I got the quaddie up. $20.40 in NSW  :dry:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2018-May-26, 07:23 PM
I got the quaddy too, jumping for joy  :lol:

Great effort and donít forget the ďtrainingĒ effort as well

4 wins for Bob Peters
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: JWesleyHarding on 2018-May-26, 07:45 PM
6 winners from 8 races. Pike followers will be celebrating tonight.

I

 7 rides in those 8 races
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: ratsack on 2018-Sep-08, 06:23 PM
in rare form
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2018-Sep-08, 10:36 PM
I said to a mate on Wednesday he could nearly ride 7 when I looked through the fields  :chin:

He's ended up with 5, 2 2nds beaten under 1/2 length and one failure.

not a bad days work   :lol:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2018-Sep-09, 06:55 AM
Wonderful effort. God he almost got Big Caroline home and thatís saying something.  :lol:
Riding exceptionally well
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2018-Sep-09, 08:37 PM
Wonderful effort. God he almost got Big Caroline home and thatís saying something.  :lol:
Riding exceptionally well

That must have hurt  :chin:   :lol:   :p
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2018-Sep-10, 07:51 AM
 Not at all mate. Been backing him for since he came back from that break. Heís certainly made a clear decision to ride differently. The peters horses are not being ridden as they were.
I think I said here recently heís the most effective  whip rider in the country
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: JWesleyHarding on 2018-Sep-10, 09:41 AM
Classic example of each-way betting.

  :biggrin:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2018-Sep-10, 12:55 PM
JWH
I highlighted his shortcoming and they don't appear to be there now. He's made adjustments and I'm big enough to change my mind about him. Nothing each way in that :thumbsup:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2018-Oct-18, 04:33 PM
Bloody hell. He can ride the card on Saturday.
Bob Peters has 6 races sewn up but which of his 10 runners will it be
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2018-Nov-03, 12:30 PM
It's not beyond the realms that he could ride the card today  :bulb:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2018-Nov-03, 01:11 PM
Iíve taken a system 4,5,6
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2018-Nov-03, 01:30 PM
Iíve taken a system 4,5,6

I've multied the lot up on B365 from trebles upwards  8-)

#backpike  :sweat:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2018-Nov-03, 01:32 PM
I think the Peters Cereise colours might get more winners than pikey
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: JWesleyHarding on 2018-Nov-03, 04:53 PM
It's not beyond the realms that he could ride the card today  :bulb:


Talk about putting the mock on a bloke.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2018-Nov-03, 07:29 PM
Yes  :shy:

Although it ended up 2 winners, 2 2nds, 2 3rds & 2 unplaced

Thank god for Mississippi Delta  :clap2: :beer:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2018-Nov-03, 07:33 PM
I needed Festival Miss for a big result  :tears:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: JWesleyHarding on 2018-Nov-17, 04:50 PM
Where is he today?
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2018-Nov-17, 05:02 PM
Suspended for 10 days from a ride on Cup day.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: JWesleyHarding on 2018-Nov-17, 08:02 PM
  emthup
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Jeunes on 2018-Nov-24, 07:52 PM
Good day for the man.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2018-Dec-21, 08:19 AM
It could be a Pikey Christmas with a number of strong chances tomorrow

Good chances on Galaxy Star, Celebrity Dream, Nordic King & I don't mind Bon Voyage @ $9.5 too  :chin:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2018-Dec-21, 09:27 AM
Bon Voyage has struck a good field. Pike has got it beat at his last 2 rides on it but with the smaller field and fast pace, he should, surely, be able to navigate a clear path to victory. The toppy is a talent

He also has the resuming Asdserto who goes bloody well. Just hope he doesnt win the last 8-)
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2018-Dec-21, 10:50 AM
I haven't dug that far in yet Wily, just skimmed over the fields.

Bon Voyage gets a weight turn around from last time. Granted the toppy is good but if he gets clear air he'll be close at the finish, $9.50 is worth a shot  :chin:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2019-Jan-30, 06:30 PM
Feast your eyes on his fcking ride on the 2s on fav in the 3rd today.
Putrid :mad:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2019-Jan-30, 06:57 PM
A few things there Wily, the horse has 19 starts for 1 win, I couldn't take odds on it and in his defense the gap looked like it was there as they swung into the home straight but slammed shut not long after causing him to check.  :shrug:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2019-Jan-30, 07:31 PM
Gin, He had no need to put the horse in that position in such a small field.
Canít agree that itís win record has anything to do with it. It was odds on because itís last 2 runs have been rippers.
It should have won both and it wasnít the horses fault that it hadnít.
The way it hit the line when clear highlights that it should have won. Even the commentator cried ďstrike me pinkĒ

Surely he knew the despised outsider who was leading would collapse but he still changed direction and drove right up behind it

Simply, he hooked it and provided enough grey to pass master.
If a 4kg Claimer rode it th3 would be hauled before the stewards

Pike rode to his ego and it wasnít necessary  :shutup:

Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: JWesleyHarding on 2019-Feb-02, 03:42 PM
First two.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2019-Feb-02, 04:38 PM
Wonder what the stewards report said from his hook job on Wednesday  :what:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: sobig on 2019-Feb-02, 06:00 PM
TYCOON LEGEND ĖImpeded from on straightening until being steadied and being taken outwards near the 100m. Rider was questioned in relation to his mount being blocked in the straight and he advised that he was reluctant to shift the gelding outwards prior to the 600m to improve behind a runner that was racing erratically and consequently he elected to attempt to improve through the field but shortly after straightening became impeded when a runner secured a passage in advance of his him causing his mount to become impeded and he was then further held upwhen the runner he was following commenced to tire before eventually getting clear near the 100m. He further added that the gelding is best suited by being ridden in a patient manner and due to circumstances in the race, the gelding had been unable to improve at vital stages when becoming held up. Trainer advised the gelding is best suited when not having to work hard through the early and middle stages andis able to be saved for a late finishing sprint. After considering all of these comments, Stewards took no further action.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: JWesleyHarding on 2019-Feb-02, 06:03 PM
So there you go, Wily, he was impeded not hooked.

Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2019-Feb-02, 08:06 PM
Well Wily it's nommed for Wednesday & has P Hall up instead of Pike.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: arthur on 2019-Feb-02, 08:09 PM
Yep . .

Impeded . . 3 times
Blocked . . . 1 time
Held Up . . . 1 time

You're a hard marker WOD . .  :whistle:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2019-Feb-02, 08:42 PM
Thanks Sobig

Arthur, the point is a 2s on fave should never have been put in that position for it to happen. Very small field and had chances to get in the clear.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2019-Feb-06, 06:19 PM
A few things there Wily, the horse has 19 starts for 1 win, I couldn't take odds on it and in his defense the gap looked like it was there as they swung into the home straight but slammed shut not long after causing him to check.  :shrug:

Hope you followed up Wily.

Odds on last week, $6.20 on BF today   :lol:   :clap2:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2019-Feb-06, 06:22 PM
I did mate. Took the $4 with an odds to to $5.50 :clap2:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2019-Feb-06, 06:54 PM
So there you go, Wily, he was impeded not hooked.

Go figure, stewards told me theres no further questions to be asked
2's on and driven up behind bums in an 8 horse field. Today, clear air all the way in a 13 field and wins. Nothing to see :sleep:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2019-Feb-06, 07:04 PM
I know im bleeting a bit but go and look at the book of rides that day and see the difference in how they were ridden.....if you can be bothered  :lol:

If not, just blackbook Touch of Silver from the last race that day, watch the replay and bear in mind that the trainer said before the race that he didnt think he had the horse was ready and it wasnt a chance. The jock made sure it wasn't. Followed instruction to a T. Well done Pikey ;)

If the bloke rode in Victoria I could reopen the " Sal Perna, I smell a rat" thread  :lol:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: ratsack on 2019-Feb-06, 07:38 PM
you could also look at the facts ?

every horse he rides is unders ?

he is by far the best jockey in WA ?

he rides the horses of the biggest and most high profile stable in WA ?

my advice is to bet around him , ie find the horse that he is not on and therefore overs ?

your choice mate

 
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2019-Feb-07, 07:00 PM
Itís not the way I bet or do the form rats. Itís not a pure % based approach.
I just wish heíd stop hooking them. Iíd be a lot richer  :lol:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2019-Feb-09, 04:55 PM
Mikimoto a moral if.....
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2019-Feb-09, 05:16 PM
Mikimoto a moral if.....

 :sweat:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2019-Feb-09, 05:18 PM
Geez he waited to pull the stick. Horse picked up once he did. I needed that  :lol:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2019-Mar-22, 09:58 AM
Wonder what the stipes said re his ride in Regal Power last week :tin:

Mind you the up side is that they are now betting $8 for th Derby so he got what he wanted :whistle:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2019-Mar-22, 01:58 PM
Wonder what the stipes said re his ride in Regal Power last week :tin:

Mind you the up side is that they are now betting $8 for th Derby so he got what he wanted :whistle:

Where's the $8 Wily? Best I can see is $3.50  :chin:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2019-Mar-22, 04:46 PM
Yes mate, buggered if I know where I saw that.

In saying that he looks a rolled gold special to me so $3.50 is good value :thumbsup:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2019-Mar-29, 04:54 PM
Wonder what the stipes said re his ride in Regal Power last week :tin:

Mind you the up side is that they are now betting $8 for th Derby so he got what he wanted :whistle:


Surely he won't hook it tomorrow
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: JWesleyHarding on 2019-Mar-29, 05:12 PM
Wily, old mate, you must be very close to libelling this bloke.

Just a thought :/
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Peter Mair on 2019-Mar-29, 07:19 PM


---------- the libel is about who may have actually been thinking and capable of converting that.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2019-Mar-29, 07:20 PM
Wily, old mate, you must be very close to libelling this bloke.

Just a thought :/

Nah, hooking it means taking inside runs rather than hooking around their heels 👠
Shortest way home
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2019-Mar-31, 03:17 PM
Credit where itís due  :biggrin:
 Big win
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2019-Apr-11, 05:53 PM
Wonder what the stipes said re his ride in Regal Power last week :tin:
:

Long odds on to win the Derby. I actually like the stablemate. The filly each way
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2019-Jun-06, 04:55 PM
With even luck could ride race 2 to 8 on Saturday  :chin:

Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: JWesleyHarding on 2019-Jun-06, 05:53 PM
Wily will make a fortune.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2019-Jun-06, 06:56 PM
JWH, I always take a multi with the Peters Cerise & white colours despite him being on :thumbsup:


Heís lucky Bob Peters puts him in he best horses in Perth.
Thankfully heís not riding lavistarr on Saturday given the slaughter jobs. At his last 2. Get On!!!

It will be wet over there which always makes it hard due to lack of exposure for most horses
His rides are
R2 Peters bred horse. Total Attraction  is a nice horse but under the odds at odds on. Forgotten Star the value  :thumbsup:

R3 Peters bred. Western Pride is fave and talented but a wide draw means pike will struggle, Gates Of Babylon & Coming Around  for me

R4 Mystery Miss another sticky draw. Will get back but she is also talented a Peters bred. 1 & 2 are better value

R5 Peters bred. Battle Storm is a ripper. Should win this. I could even ride it

R6 Electric Light. Back to suitable distance loves wet. Misty Metal & Rock Magic are better bets

R7 Eye Art. Favourite but pike has slaughtered Lavistarr at its last 2 whoís in the same race.

R8 Masquerade another impeccably bred Peters horse. Well drawn which pike needs but 6 & 8 are the big threats

Do with that what you may  :lol:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2019-Jun-11, 05:03 PM
3 Bob Peters horses saluted for Pikey on Saturday. I thought Battle Storm was the most impressive

3 very nice ones resuming tomorrow as well
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2019-Aug-03, 03:01 PM
On racenet Aaron Mills pondered  :bulb:

ďInterpreting whatís going on when Willie Pike switches rides is something Iím still struggling to get my head around after all these years but sometimes itís better not to read too much into it. Essential Spice backs up quickly from last weekend when unleashing an impressive finishing burst to get away for an easy win. No Pike todayĒ



Well, Aaron got the answer today  :lol:

Pikeyís mount which went around as fave missed the kick and never got a clear run at any stage whilst Essential Spice sailed down the outside to win by 6  :lol:

Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2019-Aug-03, 05:59 PM
Then he brings the good thing of the day home in Festival Miss  :clap2:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2019-Aug-22, 07:08 PM
On racenet Aaron Mills pondered  :bulb:

ďInterpreting whatís going on when Willie Pike switches rides is something Iím still struggling to get my head around after all these years but sometimes itís better not to read too much into it. Essential Spice backs up quickly from last weekend when unleashing an impressive finishing burst to get away for an easy win. No Pike todayĒ



Well, Aaron got the answer today  :lol:

Pikeyís mount which went around as fave missed the kick and never got a clear run at any stage whilst Essential Spice sailed down the outside to win by 6  :lol:

The above mentioned Glasgow Girl goes around at a short price on Saturday. Pike still on
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2019-Oct-31, 07:29 AM
Will ride a treble at Bunbury today

Races 1,5,& 6
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2019-Nov-02, 07:12 AM
2 out of 3. $100 all up :shutup:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: JWesleyHarding on 2019-Nov-09, 04:40 PM
Two from two
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Jeunes on 2019-Nov-09, 05:40 PM
3/4 and his ride on the 4th was drifting like a gale. It started at 2.8 and out to 4.4.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2019-Nov-09, 05:50 PM
Got rolled on the $1.45 shot.
Mayb3 it was the horse but it didnít seem to be his same vigorous whip ride.
Maybe spooked by Michael Walker  :biggrin:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2019-Nov-09, 08:20 PM
Got rolled on the $1.45 shot.
Mayb3 it was the horse but it didnít seem to be his same vigorous whip ride.
Maybe spooked by Michael Walker  :biggrin:

How often do you see a shorty go down in a small field  :chin: Regardless it's hardly the most honest conveyance  :confused1:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2019-Nov-14, 05:41 PM
Wily will be salivating over the book of rides that Pike has  this Saturday :icecream:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2019-Nov-15, 12:38 PM
Got 2 in my black book, Gin bu5 he should be getting 4 or 5.

It just depends which ones. The stable mates might knock him off in a couple.

A bigger day for Peters than Pike, I suspect  :chin:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2019-Nov-17, 07:14 AM
Donít know who I hate more Pikey or myself.
Had all of the winners anchored with Forceful & Sentimental Gift who both ran 2nd.

Greed & stupidity are the 2 punting evils🤮. I have both .......in spade fulls 🤪
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2019-Nov-17, 09:47 AM
It can be cruel Wily.

I thought he had 8 good chances out of 9 - didn't like race 2 where he ran 2nd yet from 9 rides he's had 5 winners, 3 2nds and a slaughter of Stageman who went to the line untested  :sick:

I won on the day but of course I loaded into Stageman  :shutup: still it was a peach on Sublime Image in the last  :icecream:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2019-Nov-17, 01:02 PM
If anyone wonders why I hate the bloke. Look at the ride that Gin points on Stageman.
Insipid compared to the way he ride a few others
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2019-Nov-23, 07:15 PM
Take a bow William Pike   :noteworthy:   :noteworthy:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2019-Nov-24, 07:33 AM
Personally Iím thanking the horse.
Regal Power won the race for our man Pikey :no1:


Oh, and Bob Peters who told him to ride a better race than his slaughter job on the one in previous race
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Jeunes on 2019-Nov-24, 08:30 AM
There were a couple of slaughter jobs in that race.

Not sure why but whenever you back Pike in the Peters colours, he always seem to be back end of the field or is just me?

Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2019-Nov-24, 09:17 AM
Very true Jeunes
He often seems to think itís a 600m straight as well
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: sobig on 2019-Nov-24, 12:25 PM
There were a couple of slaughter jobs in that race.

Not sure why but whenever you back Pike in the Peters colours, he always seem to be back end of the field or is just me?

Because that's where Bob prefers his horses to be ridden.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: JWesleyHarding on 2019-Nov-24, 01:06 PM
Because that's where Bob prefers his horses to be ridden.

Who gives a shit how Bob prefers them ridden, it's how Wily prefers them ridden (to win every time) that counts, for Chrissakes.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: sobig on 2019-Nov-24, 01:40 PM
  emthup .
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2019-Nov-24, 06:22 PM
Who gives a shit how Bob prefers them ridden, it's how Wily prefers them ridden (to win every time) that counts, for Chrissakes.

Geoffrey & Sobig, I pick up on your sarcasm but anyone with a instinct of racing can tell thereís those that Pikey thinks are winning chances and those that are not

The stark difference in riding style is there for all to see :bulb:

Thankfully, I suspect old Bob gets the shits occasionally and gives William a wake up call. His comments after Regal Power saluted certainly indicate this

My advice to old Bob is to be a tad more ruthless and less loyal  :no1:


Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2019-Nov-24, 09:11 PM
Personally Iím thanking the horse.
Regal Power won the race for our man Pikey :no1:


Oh, and Bob Peters who told him to ride a better race than his slaughter job on the one in previous race

Come on Wily, I was counting the money at the 800 you could see him start to move and angle out looking for clear air.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Peter Mair on 2019-Nov-25, 07:10 AM


Perth racing Piked


The prominent role that WP plays in Perth racing is akin to the situation in Hong Kong where a couple of jockeys  similarly rule the roost.

One problem is the pressure put on these riders and the scrutiny of their every move.

Another is the implicit distortion of the betting markets for these races -- a real trap when the fields are inflated with runners cluttering the race but unable to win.

..... .......all up, these distortions make the racing unattractive as a betting opportunity.

Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2019-Nov-27, 09:32 PM

Perth racing Piked


The prominent role that WP plays in Perth racing is akin to the situation in Hong Kong where a couple of jockeys  similarly rule the roost.

One problem is the pressure put on these riders and the scrutiny of their every move.

Another is the implicit distortion of the betting markets for these races -- a real trap when the fields are inflated with runners cluttering the race but unable to win.

..... .......all up, these distortions make the racing unattractive as a betting opportunity.

Pete, if you can't win in WA or Hong Kong you should seriously think about taking up another hobby.  :bulb:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2019-Nov-30, 09:25 AM
God almighty  I've got him finishing  1st or 2nd in every race

Each way multis perhaps?
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Jeunes on 2019-Nov-30, 12:41 PM
God almighty  I've got him finishing  1st or 2nd in every race

Each way multis perhaps?

Go for one of those combo multis for win and a separate one for the place. Even if he does not ride a winner and finishes in the place for all the races, you could have a nice a holiday to watch him in Perth live.   :lol:   :lol:

We will cheer for you and Pike in every race.  8-) 8-)
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2019-Nov-30, 02:50 PM
First one up but thank God the horse has talent
Looked like a slaughter job turning for home
Phew
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: JWesleyHarding on 2019-Dec-06, 05:26 PM
On a few chances tomorrow.

Where's Wily's mocker?
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2019-Dec-06, 08:14 PM
Once again Iíve got about 6 of Bob Peters in my black book but will end up backing  the wrong ones  :lol:

Pike only on 2 of them after slaughtering the others at their recent starts so god only knows what will happen

Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2019-Dec-07, 04:47 PM
Surely it's Stageman's day  :sweat:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2019-Dec-08, 07:23 AM
Surely it's Stageman's day  :sweat:


 Not when ridden like that in a race that was devoid of pace

Especially after his ride on Electric Light in the previous  :sad:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Jeunes on 2019-Dec-08, 08:40 AM

 Not when ridden like that in a race that was devoid of pace

Especially after his ride on Electric Light in the previous  :sad:

Not saying this happens regularly but sometimes when you watch WA races, Pikeís opponents sometimes seem to race him at times instead of racing against the field.

He is up near the lead as the leader kicks but the n runs out of steam leaving him in front too soon. The other ones are the races devoid of pace but prior to the race, you could see a lot of pace.

Strange day all over the country yesterday with many favourites getting beaten.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2019-Dec-08, 08:47 AM
Some of the rides are baffling to say the least.

I get more black book runners in Perth than any other state 💡
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2019-Dec-08, 06:52 PM

 Not when ridden like that in a race that was devoid of pace

Especially after his ride on Electric Light in the previous  :sad:

Having gone over the replays quickly it looks like it was a day where you couldn't make ground wide  :chin: seemed to be a lane about 4 horses wide and anything that pulled out wider just seemed to labour.

Both of Pike's rides mentioned here, Flirtini was another, nothing in the Railway etc etc.

Interesting Pike stayed inside in the last, popped off the fence in the straight and won easily.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2019-Dec-21, 10:50 AM
One out each leg in the quaddie  :chin:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2019-Dec-21, 05:58 PM
I took Perfect Jewel over Electric light in the 3rd leg

Red publisher also a chance to knock pike off in the first leg at big odds
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2020-Feb-02, 03:30 PM
A Pikey special, again, in the 2nd at Bunbury

Why Bob, why :shutup:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Jeunes on 2020-Feb-02, 04:15 PM
A Pikey special, again, in the 2nd at Bunbury

Why Bob, why :shutup:

He is rocks or diamonds. Winner in race 1 and race 3.

My tip is keep doubling up on him when he loses till you win. You will be either very rich or bankrupt.  :lol:


Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2020-Feb-02, 04:37 PM
Heís sending me bankrupt and Bob Peters......well, he has too much and doesnít punt so he doesnít know what the slaughter jobs are costing him  :lol:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Peter Mair on 2020-Feb-02, 08:21 PM



.............. a not-wily one has too much to say about too-much to be taken at face value .... and so much of it is just provocative nonsense.

..... he needs to be identified as a real person and not a creative foil for the forum promoters.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: HarmersHaven on 2020-Feb-02, 08:54 PM


.............. a not-wily one has too much to say about too-much to be taken at face value .... and so much of it is just provocative nonsense.

..... he needs to be identified as a real person and not a creative foil for the forum promoters.

No idea if this forum has the posting capability or not, but:

God I wish I had the know-how to post that 'popcorn-eating' .gif right now.

This should be good.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2020-Feb-03, 06:23 AM
Iím peter mair
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2020-Apr-11, 11:10 AM
Shocking ride on Western King yesterday, had the main chances back coming to the bend and only had to follow it through but hooked wide straight into a dead end and had to check costing any chance :shutup:

The TAB have a market up for today -

$2.10 for 3+ winners
$5.50 for 4+
$26 for 5+

I've got him on 5 good hopes  :chin:  :beer:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2020-Apr-11, 03:50 PM
Iíve got him winning another 3 today
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2020-Apr-12, 09:18 PM

The TAB have a market up for today -

$2.10 for 3+ winners
$5.50 for 4+
$26 for 5+

I've got him on 5 good hopes  :chin:  :beer:

The $5.50 was money for jam  :icecream:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2020-Apr-22, 06:59 PM
Shocking ride on Western King yesterday, had the main chances back coming to the bend and only had to follow it through but hooked wide straight into a dead end and had to check costing any chance :shutup:


All is forgiven King William  :clap2:   :king:

Same spot, same horse but persists inside to take the gap and salutes at $8.50

A little faith goes a long way :icecream:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2020-May-19, 08:00 PM
6 rides tomorrow and 5 are favourites
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2020-May-22, 09:35 AM
4 winners. Some form of multi would have returned a reasonable divvy
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2020-May-23, 01:15 PM
TABs market today is worth a look

$1.80 2+winners
$4.80 3+
$21 4+

He's got 5 strong chances among 7 rides   emthup
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2020-May-23, 05:31 PM
Well, he got the only one that mattered to me. Thankfully
You can certainly tell when WP is keen, he certainly had the whip going big time in showmanship  :thumbsup:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2020-May-23, 05:47 PM
Thankfully his vigour couldnít  get Massimo home. Lukeís Gold @ $22
Keep willie out of the next 2 legs and I reckon a quaddie beckons :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2020-May-23, 06:29 PM
Will my Willie curse strike?
Got 3 & 11 going in the quaddy. I donít need pikey killing me  :lol:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: specialweek2 on 2020-May-23, 06:31 PM
Will my Willie curse strike?
Got 3 & 11 going in the quaddy. I donít need pikey killing me   :lol:
I do  like the #3.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2020-May-23, 06:51 PM
Hope youíre right SW but the 11 is the big divvy :thumbsup:

I think Bessy is the best unhebrace but a horrible draw
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2020-Jun-20, 11:01 AM
How many today?

9 rides. Iím not sure about races1,2 or 4 all winning but the other 6 are right in it.
All up 9 placegetters?
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: sobig on 2020-Jun-20, 02:05 PM
The all up over after the first
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2020-Jun-20, 02:14 PM
I didnít think that thing would win but didnít back the winner

I find those shorties get beaten over there in the early races.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Peter Mair on 2020-Jun-20, 06:27 PM


William Pike deserves a national 'honorific' award for courage under fire

.........he turns up............ the hopes of the world on his shoulders ......... he rides .......he wins.........he loses

---------- and then he turns up again..............does the same ........... he handles pressure that would bring others undone

...............sustained courage ............under sustained fire.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2020-Jul-16, 04:49 PM
Stunning book of rides on the weekend  :o
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2020-Jul-16, 08:51 PM
    R1 - 2. Warbler

    R2 - 3. Boomtastic

    R3 - 5. Sentimental Gift

    R4 - 12. Continuance

    R5 - 6. Chantrea
 
    R6 - 6. Truly Great

    R7 - 5. Not to Be Mist

    R9 - 11. Secret Statue

    R10 - 9. Long Beach

9 rides, 7 favs + 1 joint fav, the other runner Truly Great was unlucky last start and will be hard to beat @ $5

Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2020-Jul-16, 08:56 PM
I like Cambist to beat his hot pot, Chantrea & reckon Secret Statue the weakest ride.

The rest🤔 looks like a 4,5,6,7 system multi😆
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: fours on 2020-Jul-16, 09:02 PM
spoiler alert....

What is Pike's strike rate and ROI on hot pots?

Food for thought...... what is the ROI when Pikes mounts get beaten or even better run unplaced in exotics and your roughy is in the result?

Fours
ps you know I know the answers.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Peter Mair on 2020-Jul-16, 09:03 PM



Piked .... tears before bedtime
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2020-Jul-16, 09:14 PM
spoiler alert....

What is Pike's strike rate and ROI on hot pots?

Food for thought...... what is the ROI when Pikes mounts get beaten or even better run unplaced in exotics and your roughy is in the result?

Fours
ps you know I know the answers.

Yes, his ďabilityĒ fluctuates
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: fours on 2020-Jul-16, 09:30 PM
"fluctuates" or variance of a kind.....

Most wont do the work but maybe the ROI can be more deeply looked at for divergence from the ''mean''  in certain  areas.....

Fours
BUTTTTTT remember what the horse is capable of is important and should not be forgotten when you look at those stats
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2020-Jul-16, 09:56 PM
spoiler alert....

What is Pike's strike rate and ROI on hot pots?

Food for thought...... what is the ROI when Pikes mounts get beaten or even better run unplaced in exotics and your roughy is in the result?

Fours
ps you know I know the answers.

Couldn't you say the same for every top jock? You're basically betting on 'luck' (or the lack of) to create your dividend.



Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: fours on 2020-Jul-16, 10:13 PM
Gintara,

For those that do the work..... and it is work.... partly because the stats change over time...... there is money to be made in this area.

Pike's figures are in fact lousy in some areas. This is important knowledge.

Lousy is a relative term of course - lousy for a top rated jockey that is.

Pike's stats are also outstanding in some areas but ROI may be no better than so called poor jockeys due to over and under betting respectively.

What the horse can and can't do is important. I have yet to see a jockey put a horse on his back and carry it over the line.

Fours





Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2020-Jul-17, 05:37 PM
Gintara,

For those that do the work..... and it is work.... partly because the stats change over time...... there is money to be made in this area.

Pike's figures are in fact lousy in some areas. This is important knowledge.

Lousy is a relative term of course - lousy for a top rated jockey that is.

Pike's stats are also outstanding in some areas but ROI may be no better than so called poor jockeys due to over and under betting respectively.

What the horse can and can't do is important. I have yet to see a jockey put a horse on his back and carry it over the line.

Fours

You could say the same in reverse. Plenty of money to be made backing Pike mounts, It's all about being on the right one/s.

It's really a moot point otherwise as no one would be backing them all.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: specialweek2 on 2020-Jul-18, 04:28 PM
5 down 4 winners
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2020-Jul-18, 05:29 PM
Fancy sitting back and letting the great Wrinkley stroll along 10 lengths in front of you :no: :no:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: specialweek2 on 2020-Jul-18, 05:42 PM
Fancy sitting back and letting the great Wrinkley stroll along 10 lengths in front of you :no: :no:

  :biggrin:   :biggrin:   :biggrin:  Loved it.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2020-Jul-18, 06:13 PM
So did I mate. Backed Wrinkly

Pikey is quite predictable   :lol:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Peter Mair on 2020-Jul-18, 07:16 PM


Piked .... tears before bedtime
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2020-Jul-18, 10:13 PM
Even you could have found most of those Pete  :chin:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Peter Mair on 2020-Jul-19, 08:35 AM

The magnificent Pike

I had the 5 that won and the 4 that did not -- coupled in running doubles on Friday night.

The prices of the winners were better than expected.

............ can someone say where the race replays for WA racing are available, please?

Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2020-Jul-19, 08:50 AM
The magnificent Pike.

The prices of the winners were better than expected.?


Oh but you were bitching about the prices always being unders.

So you were wrong again  💡
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2020-Jul-19, 08:54 AM

Perth racing Piked


The prominent role that WP plays in Perth racing is akin to the situation in Hong Kong where a couple of jockeys  similarly rule the roost.

Another is the implicit distortion of the betting markets for these races -- a real trap when the fields are inflated with runners cluttering the race but unable to win.

..... .......all up, these distortions make the racing unattractive as a betting opportunity.



I😆
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: sobig on 2020-Jul-19, 01:03 PM
Peter

Yesterday's Belmont meeting

https://cris.rwwa.com.au/meeting.aspx?meeting=5159214
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Peter Mair on 2020-Jul-19, 03:28 PM


............ thanks Sobig............. a different sign language in WA
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Peter Mair on 2020-Jul-25, 07:41 PM


Piked -- two, too-short, today --
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2020-Jul-25, 08:02 PM
Only for those who snoozed. They bet black figures on both of them early.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2020-Jul-26, 09:54 AM
Peter in a coma......still  :lol:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Jeunes on 2020-Jul-26, 09:56 PM
Pike breaks riding record.

https://www.racenet.com.au/news/william-pike-breaks-australian-riding-record-at-belmont-20200726
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Peter Mair on 2020-Jul-26, 10:21 PM


Piked .......an astonishing performer in WA racing ......

.,................ he cannot turn water into wine ...... usually there will be tears before bedtime....... Pike makes WA racing a backwater ........ much the  same as HK racing has been corrupted as a local focal point, with little of substance in the way of global relevance.

A decade ago, RVL had the racing world by the balls ............ and blew it ............ why?
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2020-Jul-27, 10:00 PM

Piked .......an astonishing performer in WA racing ......

.,................ he cannot turn water into wine ...... usually there will be tears before bedtime....... Pike makes WA racing a backwater ........ much the  same as HK racing has been corrupted as a local focal point, with little of substance in the way of global relevance.

A decade ago, RVL had the racing world by the balls ............ and blew it ............ why?

Pete normally there's very little I agree with of your musings but at least I can get the gist of what you mean. The above just looks like delusional ravings, none of it is coherent nor makes sense.  :shrug:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2020-Jul-28, 09:13 AM
Imagine the idiot in a boardroom   :lol:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2020-Jul-29, 08:49 PM
spoiler alert....

What is Pike's strike rate and ROI on hot pots?

Food for thought...... what is the ROI when Pikes mounts get beaten or even better run unplaced in exotics and your roughy is in the result?

Fours
ps you know I know the answers.

Interestingly Daniel O'Sullivan on Twitter - @TRBHorseRacing produced some figures around Pike this week.

"Pikey in the last" is much more a punting myth than fact.

W Pike in 2019/2020 season:

All Rides: 233 / 828 & -4.8% POT

Last race of each meeting: 16 / 95 & -29.5% POT

A much more accurate catch cry would be "Pikey in the first!" 34 / 89 & +12.5% POT


Further on in the thread he states the rest of the jocks average out at -7.9%
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2020-Jul-30, 07:46 AM
I think the most telling stats would be around Pike on the Bob Peters horses
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Peter Mair on 2020-Jul-31, 05:22 PM


Guess who posted this nonsense in recent weeks?

6 rides tomorrow and 5 are favourites // 4 winners. Some form of multi would have returned a reasonable divvy // Iíve got him winning another 3 today // How many today? // 9 rides. Iím not sure about races1,2 or 4 all winning but the other 6 are right in it. All up 9 placegetters? // Stunning book of rides on the weekend

...............and guess what ........  the pre-post prices say he is booked to ride the program tomorrow

Alas the wily ones faith is wavering -- all he could say yesterday was:

I think the most telling stats would be around Pike on the Bob Peters horses


.......... more tears before bedtime



Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2020-Jul-31, 06:15 PM
More driveling from Mair.
Whatís your point  :nowink:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2020-Jul-31, 10:36 PM
Honestly I doubt he could tell you if he read it back himself  :shy:
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Peter Mair on 2020-Aug-01, 07:57 PM


Piked again

............. another day ..... another dose of reality ........... Pike should be given a national medal of honour for turning up under the pressure punters put on him.

Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2020-Aug-01, 10:10 PM
Hope you took the $3 they bet on Thursday for Silkinize Pete?  :clap2:

Thought the overs god were going to strike but bit of Pike magic saw it home :icecream:

Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Peter Mair on 2020-Aug-02, 05:24 PM


........... like a welcome holiday

Earlier this week, it emerged Pike is planning on basing himself in Melbourne for a period of the spring.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: Gintara on 2020-Aug-02, 11:05 PM
 ..... and why wouldn't he with the likes of Showmanship & Regal Power over there. Watching the trials the other day (you do watch trials Pete?) he looks like he'll have some fun based on those two trials.
Title: William Pike - The Pike Files
Post by: wily ole dog on 2020-Aug-03, 08:28 AM
Add Arcadia Queen in as well👏