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From: dubbledee  (Original Message) Sent: 7/19/2006 12:57 PM
There are lots of eagle eyes following Brisbane Racing on this Forum.
 
Let's see if they can identify some performances that might lead to a winner in the coming weeks.
 
(Forumites who aren't fortunate enough to live in the Sunshine State are free to open their own copy-cat thread at any time.)

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From: Monologue9 Sent: 7/19/2006 5:30 PM
Spotted this one at Doomben last Saturday.

Xanadu Chamber Clang / Tiercette
Trained by Kelly Doughty

Won at 1200 mtrs at the Gold Coast at its first race start and followed that up with a good 3rd at Doomben.

May be one to follow.
 

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From: dubbledee Sent: 7/20/2006 12:17 PM
I liked the run of Admiralty 3yo, HARLEY GEORGE (Lyn Manzelmann) at Doomben last Sat. 
 
He came from a wide gate and was looking at plenty of backsides before making a wide run mid-race. Moved up to challenge on the turn and fought it out with My Son Day over the last 200m.  Plenty of "wraps" on MSD, but I thought HG's run was better. MSD certainly had the better passage.  HG has won 5 in Central Qld and might measure up in town.
 

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From: arakaan Sent: 7/20/2006 1:29 PM
Bunker yesterday at Ippy. Dwyer trains it. First Aus run.
got caught in the pack and forced to last on the turn to gain a run, switched wide rattled home for 4th.
wins next time on a bigger track and without the slaughter job Rodd did on it yesterday.
 

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From: qwertyu1234567 Sent: 7/20/2006 3:42 PM
Spotted that one Mono, Xanadu Chamber, crying out for a mile, huge stride.
Black Booked.
 

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From: Monolith Sent: 7/21/2006 3:06 AM
arakaan  ..You find the horse in question your talking about was called THE BREAKER not BUNKER. And you right in your assessment of the run & the ride, I was on it myself and I was nearly reduced to tears.
 

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From: Delta Sent: 7/21/2006 5:23 PM
EARLY THORTZ   22/7
 
Race 8 No 15 MIRABILIS - Drawn wide but looks to have ability
 
 
 

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From: Monologue9 Sent: 7/23/2006 5:01 PM
Rasmussen

Very hard for a horse to jump grades like this one has .
Beat some handy horses yesterday at the farm and looks to have a very bright future.
 

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From: dubbledee Sent: 7/23/2006 5:49 PM
Yeah, was a tidy performance, mono.  But you've already had one pick this week.
 
We've seen the deeds of his classy stablemate ALL BAR ONE.  Maybe Rasmussen is the ONE?
 
Dunno who to nominate from yesterday's card.  Plenty to consider, IMO - Princess Norma, Sunday Adieu, Classic Alibi, etc.  Was a great effort by Smart and Mighty, too.  Seems it's just a case of which one turns up.  Will wait till we see Wednesday at EF.
 

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From: Monologue9 Sent: 7/27/2006 6:34 PM
Xandau Chamber has drawn out at the airport for Doomben on Saturday.
Unless there are lots of scratchings we may have too wait a little longer to get on.
 

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From: dubbledee Sent: 7/27/2006 6:40 PM
Harley George is the other side of the airport, mono.
 
We sure can fix them, LOL.
 

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From: Monologue9 Sent: 7/30/2006 4:49 PM
Xanadu Chamber out for 3 months after bleeding from both nostrils.

Your right dd we can sure stop them.
 

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From: Monolith Sent: 8/2/2006 12:42 AM
Arakaan -  THE BREAKER is in today, M.Rodd must redeem himself for a poor ride last start at Ipswich, I'll be jumping on myself
 

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From: vedder_69 Sent: 8/2/2006 8:34 AM
Unfortunately boys, The Breaker is scratched.
 

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From: dubbledee Sent: 8/7/2006 5:39 PM
Good mid-week performances from Stolent and How Brave, particularly the latter.  Were also tidy efforts at Doomben on Saturday.  Hooker Road wins with a better ride, Sunday Adieu and Skyleda had no luck in the same race, and Stepping wins easily with a better alley.
 
I'll opt for improving mare, SUNDAY ADIEU.  I think she's a potential top quality stayer with natural improvement.  The bad draw and muddling pace didn't suit her on Saturday.  Maybe a race for her at Eagle Farm before too long.
 

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From: InJapan5 Sent: 8/7/2006 5:43 PM
She's the one that ran a nice race in the Oaks with only a couple of starts under her belt right DD?
 

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From: MSN NicknameMonologue9 Sent: 8/7/2006 5:57 PM
dd
I'm not sure what to make of Skyleda.
If you go back through my selections on the Brisbane racing thread I think I've picked him to win the last few starts.
Maybe I'm putting too much pressure on the horse.

He may well be one of those "gunna" horses.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 8/7/2006 6:21 PM
Yep, IJ5...Sunday Adieu raced well in the Oaks as a Mdn.
 
Mono....I think most of Skyleda's runs have been very good of late.  As we've mentioned earlier he's one dimensional, and just has to get back.  So when we back Skyleda we're having a couple of bets all wrapped in one.  For sure he'll soon get into a race when things work out, and it'll be a demolition.

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From: arakaan Sent: 8/7/2006 6:34 PM
opps sorry guys, I did mean The Breaker.
too many names swimming around the brain.

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From: MSN Nicknamegratlog1 Sent: 8/7/2006 6:36 PM
Is it worth putting My Centurion in the black book?
 
I deleted Lust for Victory so watch it do something next time.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 8/7/2006 6:44 PM
MC could be an improver, gratlog.  Was lucky to beat the Princess at EF, but big turnaround on Satdy.  Probably wasn't the real Princess, though.
 
LFV is not a betting proposition, IMO.

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From: Monolith Sent: 8/7/2006 9:32 PM
If you observe Skyleda's form this horse seems to race best with some gve in the ground, I know he won 1st up at Ipswich on a good surface, but that day he beat a very pedestrian bunch of horses, once he gets a wet track it's time to hook in

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From: dubbledee Sent: 8/14/2006 5:09 AM
I'd reckon it's hard to go past BIKKIE TIN BLUES as the top contender, but we're not gonna top up our Super with him.
 
Although I'd tipped him, and therefore might be less than objective, I'm gonna plump for BIGGER THAN in Race 3 Saturday at EF. 
 
Having his second run back this colt jumped OK as wasn't far off the speed on straightening.  Scriven was searching for a run for almost 200m in the straight and had to switch around heels to finally get a clear passage.  He finished well for a close 2nd when clear.  Was a tidy effort by the winner to cover ground, but BIGGER THAN wins with more luck.

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From: MSN NicknameThePlunger1 Sent: 8/14/2006 12:22 PM
Heard interview with Brian Smith (trainer of BTB) said he had had 14 winners from his last 34 runners, don't worry about horses to follow, just follow a trainer with a strike rate like that! I've got a good idea why BTB improved at the same time his other horses improved- that's right co-incidence! 

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From: dubbledee Sent: 8/14/2006 12:28 PM
This thread is all about future winners, Plunger.  Nothing to do be gained by knowing Brian's past record.  Horses don't read form guides or stats tables.

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From: MSN NicknameThePlunger1 Sent: 8/14/2006 12:39 PM
DD
How do you come to a decision about what you are going to back in a race? It wouldn't be from past performance would it?
I said follow Brian Smith, he is on a winning streak and it is not likely to stop for a while, I will guarantee you will back more winners than following any racehorse! do not read stats ,they are usually taken over too long a peroid and winning runs do not always last that long, Brian's on one now, get on!   

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From: dubbledee Sent: 8/14/2006 1:31 PM
Plunger
 
You're falling for a deadly trap - just like those poor souls who sit beside a roulette wheel plotting outcomes and waiting for the signal to back a red, or a black, or an even, or an odd, whatever.  As has been discussed on this forum many times, horse races (like spins of a roulette wheel) are totally independent events, and previous outcomes have no bearing on future outcomes.
 
If punting was as simple as following form jockeys or trainers there'd be far more people sunbaking on beaches in Queensland.
 
It's well known that Brian is having a good run - but that doesn't make his next runner a better chance than it would have been otherwise.

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From: Lucky Sent: 8/14/2006 1:57 PM
would anyone be able to help to find out form for all barrier trials held in QLD? i know racent have discountinued this service- however does someone else provide the times/results/finish lengths etc

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From: MSN NicknameInJapan5 Sent: 8/14/2006 2:09 PM
Lucky try:

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From: MSN Nicknamegratlog1 Sent: 8/14/2006 2:32 PM
Lucky, do you think barrier trials are a helpful tool for picking winners ?
 
I've always thought of them more as a training aid and can be a bit decieving as far as form goes.
 
 

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From: vintage Sent: 8/16/2006 6:35 AM
Watching the replays from Doomben 5/8 where the last 2 winners on the day put in top performances.
 
Braebrook - although only a 0mw this lightly raced bloke drifted back from a wide draw (13 of 15), pulled to the extreme outside on the turn and finished off with plenty of gusto to post his 4th win and second in a row. 
 
Nexgen - who had finished 2nd behind Step Right In last start (Roman Squire 3rd, Regimental 4th) backed up that run by racing 3 deep the entire race moving up to challenge on the turn, hard ridden to win but it looks like more in store.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 8/17/2006 8:39 AM
Well Skyleda did the job for us yesterday.  It might not have been the "demolition" predicted above, but had he not had to wait fro Darkside Lass to get away from him on straightening, it would have been a 6 length margin.
 
From: dubbledee Sent: 7/08/2006 7:39 PM
Good mid-week performances from Stolent and How Brave, particularly the latter.  Were also tidy efforts at Doomben on Saturday.  Hooker Road wins with a better ride, Sunday Adieu and Skyleda had no luck in the same race, and Stepping wins easily with a better alley.
 
I'll opt for improving mare, SUNDAY ADIEU.  I think she's a potential top quality stayer with natural improvement.  The bad draw and muddling pace didn't suit her on Saturday.  Maybe a race for her at Eagle Farm before too long.
There are four next-start winners in the above post.  Hooker Road has been a victim of poor rides, but we were concerned about that. Dunno what's happened to Sunday Adieu, but she better do her bit, too.

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From: Lucky Sent: 8/17/2006 11:21 AM
re barrier trials
 
i have for the past few years won picking horses 1st up /2nd up or 3rd up where the form from the BT has been  my guide. You would be surprised at some of the odds.  Before queensland withdrew theirs from this site i had alot of luck - especially with horses being either a) false fav's - or over the odds.
 
THANKs for the link- jappy

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From: dubbledee Sent: 8/17/2006 11:39 AM
I've never looked at barrier trial results, but I think the fact that a horse has or hasn't trialled is worth consideration.
 
Barrier trial form is likely to be misleading because we don't know the weights carried, or the plates worn, or the jockey's vigour.
 
And lots of trainers use "jump outs" to fit a horse for a race.  We see no records of them.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 8/18/2006 5:51 PM
A couple of ROTW recipients doing battle at the Garden Racecourse tomorra.
 
BIGGER THAN in R3 and NEXGEN in R4.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 8/20/2006 5:50 PM
I'm venturing to Royal Ipswich for this week's ROTW.
 
The Ryan-trained 4yo SOVEREIGN DREAM resumed in Race 5 on Friday and started favourite.  He had to go back from his alley and stayed wide while Byrne was rating the leader (and eventual winner) to a nicety.  Brought wide from the turn SD had to sprint home with the leaders and did a grand job to go down narrowly.
 
A win coming up for this fellow.

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From: vintage Sent: 8/22/2006 6:27 PM
 
Watching the replays from EF 12/8 a couple of horses who are finding it hard to break through but continue to put in:
 
Vocalic - jumped from the 9 gate in a 1200m 2mw to take up the lead, battled on strongly to finish 4th behind General Patton beaten under 2 len.
 
Socialist - as is his pattern of late drifted right back in the field and then tried to thread a way through - Rassmussen too good but not far off the placegetters.

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From: MSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 8/26/2006 3:49 PM
I know this ain't much of a tip as it will be short from here on end (unless taken south of the border) but Devil Inside's win at the Gold Coast was ultra impressive!
 
I know it didn't beat much but the way she did it was like a barrier trial.
 
Happy to follow this horse where ever she goes this prep.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 8/26/2006 7:12 PM
Yeah, Devil Inside's a good mare, vedder.  She was good to us last time in when she strung a sequence together.
 
Looked smart today, with a couple of handy gallopers behind her.
 
She'll have to go to the good classes from now on.  Hope she wins, since a mate part-owns her.

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From: Delta Sent: 8/27/2006 7:37 AM
I thought MY GRANDEUR was a nice run at the GC

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From: MSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 8/27/2006 11:41 AM
DD, your mate is very lucky to have a share in this horse.
 
I had backed her a few times last prep but the way she returned yesterday was a great sign for her Spring prospects.
 
I hope it keeps winning for him as I will be on her whenever she competes again.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 8/27/2006 11:45 AM
Well it's a bit of a sad story, vedder.  The previous owner had put a lot of money into building up a bloodstock collection, but died at a young age.  The horses were sold off, to my knowledge. Liam Birchley put together a syndicate and Devil's Inside won at her first start for them.

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From: MSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 8/27/2006 11:53 AM
That's a shame as he would have been proud of this mare.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 9/3/2006 7:32 AM
I don't think there's any argument that this week's ROTW has to be SCATTERGUN.  He blitzed an average field of Brisbane stayers in the Doomben heavy.  He's off down South and looks likely to win again, but we won't be servicing our bankcard debt by backing him.
 
One who might be hanging around here is Brian Guy's 3yo filly, BAREENA.  Started first-up at EF on Thursday over 1000m on a heavy track.  She jogged behind the leaders to the turn but then waltzed away once Seamer showed her some space.  Should win again.

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From: MSN NicknameMonologue9 Sent: 9/3/2006 9:16 AM
I'll throw this one in "The Spear".


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From: MSN NicknameThePlunger1 Sent: 9/3/2006 7:32 PM
Don't worry about horses, just follow Brian Smith, Bikkie Tin Blues and now Scattergun WOW, Two Kingston Towns in the stable at the same time!
Thats how they used to win in the days of Elephant Juice!
He must be one hell of a trainer.

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... be wary of horses that look sore when betting. In Brisbane Race 5 for instance everyone will tell you King of Trumps will win, but he is sore by his head carriage. To my eye, the last thing he needs is another run on a hard track. He might still win because of the poor class of animal he is opposed too, but I’d strongly doubt it. If he were sound – and I’d say he has a niggling injury that they can’t fix - he’d bolt in, but you can see he’s arthritic, or something along those lines, by his action. When the jockey goes for him he gets his head up. He’ll again be under the odds, so I’d back Nediym’s Image each way to beat him with the young Rocky kid Luke Dillon on him – and it is good to see him in town. The race is a leg of the treble, so if you can afford it, I’d take the field because it is a possible “result” race that a horse from left field can win. Additionally King of Trumps has never won beyond 1400 metres and has failed to run a place in his first two 1600 runs, so at a measly 3-1 you’d rather bet against it than back it. I worked out a long time ago in life that money is hard to come by and easy to get rid of, on horses like King of Trumps.

 

The foregoing was a pre-race assessment of King of Trumps' chances on Saturday as posted on the justracing.com website. 

 

Considering the horse is "sore" and "arthritic", it was a tip-top performance to win on Saturday.  Following on from a couple of unlucky performance in previous Brisbane starts, he didn't make it easy by blowing the start.  Brought around the field coming to the turn he unleashed a powerful finish and the result was never in doubt.  That was just his second run at 1600 and I'd reckon he'll go further.  He looked to be carrying his head alright to my eyes. Nice horse.


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From: dubbledee Sent: 9/16/2006 7:35 PM
Hope all the Brisbane afficianados emptied out on this one:
 
From: dubbledee Sent: 20/08/2006 7:50 PM
I'm venturing to Royal Ipswich for this week's ROTW.
 
The Ryan-trained 4yo SOVEREIGN DREAM resumed in Race 5 on Friday and started favourite.  He had to go back from his alley and stayed wide while Byrne was rating the leader (and eventual winner) to a nicety.  Brought wide from the turn SD had to sprint home with the leaders and did a grand job to go down narrowly.
 
A win coming up for this fellow.
Likely to win a couple more, too.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 9/16/2006 7:40 PM
Was a pretty impressive effort by Cairns filly, DIRTIERE, to win the 4th at Doomben today.  She took on a couple of speedy locals and held them all at bay in the run home.
 
One eagle-eyed forum member noticed the filly was lame in front as she crossed the line, and bad news greeted connections on returning to scale. 
 
Reportedly "did" a tendon.  Trust she can get back to the track in the future.

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From: MSN NicknameLuskin_Star© Sent: 9/16/2006 7:49 PM
DD, the owners of Dirtierre our very good clients of ours. We actually assisted organising Brad Pengelly to ride the filly today. We knew she would jump and run and lead the field, just hoped she was good enough to hang on which she did. The owners are from Cairns, committeman of the CJC, and they made the trip down for the race. The of course were ecstatic after the win. The filly is injured, we will know more in the morning, but she will heading straight to Massie Lodge for a spell and some scans on the tendon. Hopefully it is not too bad, as she does have plenty of ability.
 
Last spoke to the owner about an hour ago, celebrating in Brissy watching umpteen replays of the race. And very good luck to them      

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From: MSN NicknameLuskin_Star© Sent: 9/16/2006 7:51 PM
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Dirtierre is the best named horse to run around today. She is by Special Effects out of the mare Pollution   (Dirty Air)     

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From: dubbledee Sent: 9/16/2006 7:55 PM
Ah, OK, Luskin.  One of the team was seen having a rather juicy slice of the WIN odds on our TAB.
 
I gather they won the big race in Cairns last week?  And have a half-bro to Natural Blitz?
 
Regardless, hope this filly does OK with a spell.

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From: MSN NicknameLuskin_Star© Sent: 9/16/2006 7:59 PM
DD, main owner is a non punter, but had his biggest ever bet on her today. Good luck to him.
 
Yes, they owned Super Blitz who won the Cairns Cup a couple of weeks ago, a half brother to Natural Blitz. Owners thought that was their bigest thrill in racing. That was until today  .....................

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From: dubbledee Sent: 9/24/2006 6:02 PM
Some noteworthy runs during the week.
 
At Toowoomba on Friday, ADAVALE HORNETMIXED DOZEN and PAGAN COUNTY turned in remarkable performances to win their respective races.
 
I liked the win of second-starter MASHUDU at the Coast yesterday.  Was just a short Maiden, but he looked good the last bit.
 
A couple of exciting finishes at the Farm yesterday where the leaders looked certain to score but were gunned down on the line.  A great run by SERENOTE resuming, and she looks set for a successful campaign.  SPUR ME ON held on well in the last and might be returning to his best.
 
I'm gonna nominate BROADWAY VENTURE - one I tipped in the fourth - for this week's ROTW.  He went to the post paying $78 and would have won with any luck.  He's had problems as this is just his 10th start as a 5yo.  Young Plumb took him back from his bad draw but he worked home well from the tail to just miss 3rd.  Everyone saw the run, but he should pick up a mediocre sprint before long.
 

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From: j.r.b. Sent: 9/24/2006 6:08 PM
Interestingly, dd, Broadway Venture has previously been a pure speed horse, and a not all that strong one at that.
 
Like connections did when they first rode Super Impose back, they may have found the key to BV.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 9/24/2006 6:10 PM
Yeah j.r.b....but I was expecting him to go forward yesterday.  As you'd recall, his dam was a speedster. 
 
He's drawn Nudgee Road on his past two outings and has capitulated from the jump, IMO.  I'd love to have seen him on the paint.

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From: MSN NicknameLuskin_Star© Sent: 9/28/2006 8:41 AM
DD, Dirtierre has badly torn the near front flexor tendon (Grade IV). The swelling was so bad, they could not scan her for 10 days. And I could not announce anything here until all the owners had been informed and the vet report discussed. She has to be stabled for at least a month, then allowed into a small yard only, with only gradual build up of walking allowed over the following 2 months. Not finally decided but it is highly doubtful she will ever see a race track again.
 
Very bad luck for the owners who are a great bunch of people and certainly could have looked forward to further city success with this filly. I suspect they will try to find a stallion to send her to next breeding season.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 9/28/2006 5:09 PM
Thanks for the update, Luskin.  Shocking luck for the filly as well as connections.  Looked a pretty smart performer.
 
Hope the 26 mm that fell on the Rose City yesterday got to your place.
 
A mate of mine who has a stud near reported today that he was supervising a service late yesterday.   As it would happen, the storm arrived just at a critical moment and all bets were off.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 9/29/2006 12:44 PM
ROTW nominee BROADWAY VENTURE has accepted at both Doomben tomorrow and Eagle Farm on Monday.
 
Has 5 alley in the first tomorrow, but has once again drawn Nudgee Road at Eagle Farm where the race is much easier.

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From: MSN Nicknamegratlog1 Sent: 9/29/2006 1:09 PM
I see Ryan Plumb is booked to ride BV and I just have no luck with him.
 
Good e/w odds in the paper if we could get them.lol


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From: dubbledee Sent: 10/4/2006 7:23 AM
Dunno what to make of Broadway Venture, gratlog.  I'm no fan of Plumb, but don't think we can blame him for its poor efforts over the weekend.
 
Going to plump fo lightly-raced 4yo mare PRAVANA for the ROTW.
 
She's eligible for C2 but took on some seasoned campaigners on Saturday last and was poorly placed at the weights. Colless jumped her out and was ridden up closer than expected.  She didn't have the best of runs from the turn.  Colless then lost his whip in the straight.  Definitely worth following.

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From: robbo Sent: 10/4/2006 7:37 AM
I didn't watch all the races from Doomben on the weekend, but gee Classic Karla has to be close to RTW.  From 2 alley, the kid managed to get him 3 deep the trip and seven wide around the corner.  Didn't balance once and ended up under the arches.  Didn't stop him sticking his big, ugly, lovely grey head out on the line and getting the choccies.
 
And yes, I am massively talking through my kick.  

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From: j.r.b. Sent: 10/4/2006 7:40 AM
Pravana's a lovely mare from the reports I received, dd, and connections have been very patient with her.
 
Looks like that patience may be rewarded this prep.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 10/9/2006 5:57 PM
Last start GC winner Mashudu (mentioned in post 55) won at reasonable odds yesterday over the border.  I expected it would be odds-on at its next appearance.
 
Were some flashing runs at Doomben on Saturday, including Tattyam, Femmebot, Mr Sequential, and Decibeel.
 
I'm gonna go for DECIBEEL as this week's ROTW. 
 
We all know of her talents when things go right.  The fact she's one-dimensional is always a worry when outlaying our cash, but she should find some middle distance races to suit over the summer.

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From: Delta Sent: 10/9/2006 6:01 PM
I reckon I went off a start to early but gee what a great run by DECIBEEL
 

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From: j.r.b. Sent: 10/9/2006 6:19 PM
I know it was only a 0MW, but geez, I thought Luke's Turn ran well first up in the last on Saturday.
 
First up without a trial, outside alley at the 1110m and had to be gassed to get over to lead.
 
He was entitled to chuck in the towel after working so hard early, but fought on the run 2nd beaten a length by a horse who had all the favours and to whom he gave weight.  
 
S'pose I'd better declare that I've an interest in his mum

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From: dubbledee Sent: 10/9/2006 6:31 PM
Yeah, it gave a fright to some Punters' Club members, j.r.b.
 
Your mare did a fair job, too.  Prospects looked bleak when Funlove was cantering outside her at the 300, but she fought on OK in amongst some handy mares.  Freshen up and another easy 1200 at EF is in the offing.
 
I intended to mention Silent Song, as well.  She's obviously a pretty talented female.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 10/15/2006 3:07 PM
Heading to lowly EF Maiden for this week's ROTW.
 
Monashee Mountain colt BYTHEMOUNTAIN opened his racing career in the 1000m event from almost the outside barrier.  Scriven bounced him out but was caught wide in a hectic speed.  The horse was entitled to capitulate in the last bit but he found plenty and ran 3rd.
 
Dunno if a gelding op might be in the offing, but he looks to have a future as a racehorse.

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From: Monolith Sent: 10/15/2006 4:21 PM
Arakaan hope you see this message - Back on 20th Of July we spotted a horse called THE BREAKER ...was a good thing beat that day with 57kg.
 
Well it's racing @ Echuca tomorrow with Luke Nolen on board - Race 5 #2

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From: arakaan Sent: 10/15/2006 5:37 PM
thanks for the heads up Mono.
it's likely I would of missed it as I'll be out most of tommorrow but will find my way to the jolly green giant at some point to get on.
 
interesting that it's down south now with a new trainer.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 10/22/2006 2:03 PM
Some impressive performances by some of the younger brigade during the week.
 
At Doomben on Wednesday in the 4th, 3yo Danzero filly DANLASS from Hawkes' stable did a good job to win her maiden at her second outing. From an ordinary draw she was ridden out, was three-wide in the lead till she crossed to the rails at the 600.  Tackled in the straight she fought on like a tiger to just win.
 
Yesterday at the Gold Coast 3yo gelding RING RING wearing the Sky Heights colours overcame an ordinary start to hold off all challenges in a hectic finish.  Chance he's come back an improved horse.
 
In the next race Trevor Bailey's Redoute's Choice entire COSTA SMERALDA won her 2nd race.  Jumped to the lead and just kept going to win easily.
 
But I'm gonna give the ROTW to Alan Bailey's newcomer SHEW STONE.  A filly by Intergaze she jumped well and turned for home well clear.  Whiteley eased her right down but still had a big margin at the judge.  Might not have beaten much, but she looks extra smart.

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From: MSN Nicknamescorch1111 Sent: 10/28/2006 8:08 PM
New to contributing to this thread, however I was very taken by the run of Point Made today.  This former VIC was posted 3 wide for the most the journey and in the straight he kept finding hard to almost snatch the money at very nice E/W quote.
 
Of interest Point Made is a half to one of my favourite horses Pentastic.  Lets see if a change of environment and trainers touch can get this guy a few wins.  Look for more barnstorming finishes.

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From: Monolith Sent: 10/29/2006 11:16 AM
S.Scriven gets my vote ....got to see the old boy boot home 4 for the day...And that mock Alan Thomas said he could'nt do it in the last on Mr Hornblower.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 11/5/2006 8:00 AM
Everyone will have spotted it, but for the record, I'm giving the ROTW to the Show A Heart filly, SATSANG.
 
Trained by Helen Page, and having her first run, she had to contend with a bad draw and wide run.  Byrne stoked her up from a slow start, and spent the entire race at least 3-wide. She passed STYLIZED at the 300 and held a narrow margin to the line.  Maybe STYLIZED isn't as good as was thought, but was still a sterling effort by SATSANG.

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From: Monolith Sent: 11/9/2006 6:28 PM
Zirconium was a slashing 2nd to Innocently today D.D ..1200m and a better alley should be saluting the judge soon.


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From: dubbledee Sent: 11/9/2006 7:17 PM
Yes, Monolith.  I reckon that wink is well justified.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 11/12/2006 7:33 AM
There were plenty of races to throw up good runs during the week.  From a financial perspective, I thought BUZZ put up a great performance. Money aside, the horse stage a big run from the tail, and he might have another city win or two ahead of him.
 
Forgetting the betting angle, I'm giving the ROTW to first starter AL BE NIMBLE who won a weak affair at Doomben on Tuesday.  Carrying the GRAND ZULU colours, he lobbed in front under a hold but once let go in the straight it was a massacre.  Time was good, too.  More to come, I'd think.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 11/12/2006 8:22 AM
Mono...big run by Malta.  And is Aim So High deserving of a red card?

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From: MSN NicknameMonologue9 Sent: 11/12/2006 8:28 AM
Actually dd I haven't seen the runs of ASH or Malta as I was in transit at that time.
Did manage to hear it on the radio but hopefully will get to see the runs and maybe get some feedback from owner.

As to whether ASH should be red carded thats up to you , the hander outer of Red Cards, but I'm sure the owner doesn't care how many cards or what colour for that matter they are as long as he keeps on picking up the $8,000 2nd prize cheque each start.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 11/19/2006 11:43 AM
Good to see our mate SHEW STONE lived up to his rating on debut.  Ridden back in a fair field at GC yesterday she finished on to win well.
 
Call me stupid, but I'm going to Toowoomba Race 2 for this week's ROTW. 
 
It was a lowly 1000 metre Maiden, and the field was probably as bad as we'll ever see on a Saturday, but MAJOR YEATS won in a hand canter.  A 4yo gelding by Dantibes he lobbed in front and just went further ahead.  The previous winnner SLUGSISTERKATE has ability, but this one ran faster time.  He'll obviously be taking on better horses next outing.  Let's see how he goes.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 12/10/2006 5:57 PM
We were treated to some sparkling performances yesterday by Gold Edition and Natural Destiny.  And there were also some tidy efforts by a couple of the beaten brigade including Hard To Catch and Masai Pride.
 
I'm giving the ROTW to the Bryan Guy's smart filly, LASORON.  Having her first run back she was drawn the extreme outside.  Bowditch tried for a spot mid-field but was never a hope of getting in and she travelled four-wide for the entire trip.  She wasn't entitled to finish on as well as she did.  Obviously, she's a top-shelf filly with a bright future.

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From: Monolith Sent: 12/14/2006 1:38 AM
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From: dubbledee Sent: 12/14/2006 4:16 AM
I doubt any would argue on that point, Monolith. 
 
Connections fielded some very large offers to purchase the Fort 'N' Won after his effort on Saturday.

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From: MSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 12/16/2006 12:46 PM
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From: MSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 12/17/2006 2:55 PM
I know he didn't beat much today, but Willy Leica was ultra impressive!
 
Was a fantastic win under 62.5kg and a great ride from Colless.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 12/20/2006 11:12 AM
I'm going to Caloundra for this week's ROTW.
 
Lion Hunter 3yo colt KING LEONIDAS was having just his fifth run in the last event.  He'd won his Mdn in good style at GC resuming on 2/12 over 1300m.  Up to 1400 he didn't begin well and was locked on the rails till about the 600.  Tanti then brought him wide and he quickly put paid to the opposition.  I think he can win in town.

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From: j.r.b. Sent: 12/20/2006 1:31 PM
Owned in the same interests as the handy Athena Mana Mou, dd.  

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From: dubbledee Sent: 12/27/2006 5:06 PM
I don't think there's any doubt that the ROTW has to be NATURAL DESTINY'S scintillating win at Doomben on Saturday.  Track record carrying weight.  Wonderful to see.  Yesterday's effort by FORT 'N' WON was more than noteworthy, and let's not forget POLAR WOLF'S return to form at Calounda on Sunday.
 
But looking outside the obvious, I'm going for Desleigh Forster's LOW PROFILE.  I've already sounded off about Seamer's ride.  She finished 2nd, but should have won in a canter at EF on Thursday.  Be on her next run.

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From: j.r.b. Sent: 12/27/2006 5:57 PM
Astute form students would have noticed, dd, that Polar Wolf's 1200m form this time in has been impeccable, and his form at other distances atrocious. So apparently it was not so much a return to form as a return to 1200m.
 
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From: dubbledee Sent: 1/2/2007 3:30 AM
Yesterday we saw a ROTW that had flashing lights all over it.
 
Three-year-old YASS RIVER turned up for his debut at Gold Coast in a 1200 m Maiden..  He began pretty well, and settled fourth, one-out.  From the 600 he began to drop off, and turning for home his chances looked 100/1 for the place let alone for the win.  Even in the straight one would have thought he'd finish closer to last than first.  However, in the last 150 he remembered all he'd been taught at training and flashed home for an amazing win.
 
One super effort.  Looks as though he'll be following in the footsteps of his illustrious stablemate, Lachlan River.

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Although Yass River started at double EW odds on Monday, off-course bookmakers in another state were left lamenting after the classy 3yo stormed home.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 1/21/2007 8:04 AM
I don't think many would quibble about giving classy filly GOLD EDITION a gong after her demolition job at GC last week.
 
But I'm gonna go outside the obvious and make BITOFASMARTIE this week's winner.  In the first at EF yesterday, although potentially suspect at the distance, he was taken to a long lead mid-race by Rachel Mason.   He would have been10 lengths in front at the 1000.  Coming to the turn he appeared to be showing signs of distress, and looked gone to the world with Moon Echo cantering alongside him.  But he refused to surrender and Mason kept him going to win by a nose. Amazing effort.

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From: MSN NicknameMattDjebel31 Sent: 1/21/2007 8:39 AM
SPIKES is an obvious one, should have won yesty.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 1/21/2007 8:58 AM
Yeah, maybe, MD.  Looked bad side-on, but the head-on wasn't so convincing.  We'll never know if he was gonna run on.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 1/29/2007 9:28 AM
This week's ROTW is going to BLACK SUIT for his gutsy effort to win the sprint at Doomben on Friday.
 
From an awkward alley he went forward but got no peace and was kept wide outside the leader all the way.  Sequallan looked to have his measure at the 200 but he found plenty the last bit.  He's no champ, but likes the sprints at Doomben. (Hope he hasn't read about Bob Bentley's plan.)

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From: dubbledee Sent: 2/5/2007 5:23 PM
We saw a smart 2yo filly in the shape of CHINCHILLA ROSE win at Doomben on Saturday.
 
She didn't know too much about the racing game, but given her head in the straight she raced away for a convincing win.
 
A full sister to Leone Chiara - centre of the Craig Newitt inquiry - she was passed in for $430,000 at the Melbourne Inglis sale.  The high value placed on her by connections may yet be vindicated.
 
 

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From: MSN NicknameManikato Sent: 2/5/2007 5:28 PM
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From: Monolith Sent: 2/5/2007 5:29 PM
Yes D.D she really did toy with them over the final 150-200m. She certainly hit the line with a head full of steam, and nice to see young Peter Wells making a good fist of it up there, this kid can make it he has a good attitude and seems to be progressing up the ladder steadily, stick with him

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From: dubbledee Sent: 2/13/2007 11:26 AM
I'm giving this week's ROTW to King Leonidas.
 
This fellow had a minor setback when he was withdrawn before a race at GC last month, then was wide all the way at Doomben when he next appeared and had no hope.
 
Last Saturday he went around in a handy field at Doomben and finished on for an eye-catching 3rd.  He's improving, and will make short work of a city field before too long.

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From: MSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 2/13/2007 3:48 PM
DD, your opinion on How Brave's run on Saturday please?

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From: dubbledee Sent: 2/14/2007 6:18 AM
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I thought there was plenty to like about How Brave's run.  I was a bit surprised Desleigh Forster opted for the 1350 first up, but she had him well wound up.  Cahill let him find his feet early, but got a great run till the 300 when he had a bit of difficulty getting off the rails.  Cruskit's no slouch and had enjoyed a good cart behing HB.  (King Leonidas could be better than both of them.) Maybe HB would prefer more space in the run.  I wouldn't be dropping off him at this stage.

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From: MSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 2/14/2007 6:21 AM
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From: dubbledee Sent: 2/20/2007 4:50 PM
Desleigh Forster reports that How Brave is on its way to Sydney.
 
I'm giving this week's ROTW to disappointing filly, STYLIZED. By Anabaa, she's tested Bruce McLachlan's patience with 4 placings from 10 starts prior to her win at Doomben last week.  The track certainly had the edge off it, but she did a good job to make a long, wide run, and win easily in an open Mdn.  She might have turned the corner.


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From: MSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 2/20/2007 4:59 PM
More to your info DD.
 
How Brave may be surprise Sydney runner

Tuesday, 20 February 2007:

Talented three-year-old How Brave will be flown to Sydney and could be a surprise starter at Rosehill on Saturday.

Trainer Desleigh Forster originally planned to float the gelding south this week for the Listed Gosford Guineas (1600m) on Sunday but is now considering an easier option in a 1500 metre three-year-old Class Six at Rosehill.

"I spoke with his owners yesterday and we decided to nominate him for Rosehill as a precaution against a wet track at Gosford," Forster said.

"The Rosehill race doesn't look very strong but at this stage we still favour the Gosford Guineas, although at this time of the year Gosford can often be wet."

Forster will study the weights for both races before deciding which venue will be the launching pad for a possible AJC Australian Derby campaign for How Brave.

The weights for both races will also decide whether regular rider Michael Cahill makes the trip south to continue his association with the son of Chief Bearhart.

How Brave, a winner of two of his five starts, was considered a certainty beaten when second to Cruskit in his 1350 metre comeback at Doomben 10 days ago.

Cahill had no doubt How Brave should have registered his third win after he was held up for a run in the straight.

Cahill believed How Brave would be worthy of an autumn campaign against his own age in Sydney but wasn't convinced he'd be a genuine chance in the $2 million AJC Australian Derby (2400m) at Randwick on April 7.

Meanwhile, exciting stablemate Prince Vilhelm has been sent for a short break and will miss a Sydney trip following his spectacular win at Eagle Farm last Saturday.

Prince Vilhelm, a $4,000 bargain buy as a yearling, sat five wide in his debut race before hauling in Toowoomba flyer Carry On Kosa for a narrow win.

A son of under-rated sire Dane Supreme, Prince Vilhelm will have three weeks in the paddock before Forster prepares him for the Brisbane winter carnival.

"His aim will be the Sires Produce Stakes but he'll be better over more ground so the TJ Smith might be a logical race as well," Forster said.

"We thought about taking him to Sydney but he's a QTIS horse and the prizemoney is just as good in Brisbane."

Cahill, who rode Prince Vilhelm, was impressed with the victory, but had some reservations over the quality of his opposition.

"Either he's very good or the opposition was very poor," Cahill said after the win.

"He did a lot wrong and still won. I had just about given up on him on the turn but he found some and there was plenty of petrol left in the tank."

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From: dubbledee Sent: 21/01/2007 11:04 AM
I don't think many would quibble about giving classy filly GOLD EDITION a gong after her demolition job at GC last week.
 
But I'm gonna go outside the obvious and make BITOFASMARTIE this week's winner.  In the first at EF yesterday, although potentially suspect at the distance, he was taken to a long lead mid-race by Rachel Mason.   He would have been10 lengths in front at the 1000.  Coming to the turn he appeared to be showing signs of distress, and looked gone to the world with Moon Echo cantering alongside him.  But he refused to surrender and Mason kept him going to win by a nose. Amazing effort.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 2/22/2007 8:17 AM
Hmmm, bad luck for BOAS and connections.  Hope he comes back OK.

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Good mid-week performances from Stolent and How Brave, particularly the latter.  Were also tidy efforts at Doomben on Saturday.  Hooker Road wins with a better ride, Sunday Adieu and Skyleda had no luck in the same race, and Stepping wins easily with a better alley.
 
I'll opt for improving mare, SUNDAY ADIEU.  I think she's a potential top quality stayer with natural improvement.  The bad draw and muddling pace didn't suit her on Saturday.  Maybe a race for her at Eagle Farm before too long.
We had to wait a while for her to come back from a spell, but Sunday Adieu demolished a C1 field at Doomben today.

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There were plenty of races to throw up good runs during the week.  From a financial perspective, I thought BUZZ put up a great performance. Money aside, the horse stage a big run from the tail, and he might have another city win or two ahead of him.
 
Forgetting the betting angle, I'm giving the ROTW to first starter AL BE NIMBLE who won a weak affair at Doomben on Tuesday.  Carrying the GRAND ZULU colours, he lobbed in front under a hold but once let go in the straight it was a massacre.  Time was good, too.  More to come, I'd think.
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From: Monolith Sent: 2/25/2007 8:05 AM
 Yes it was a very good effort D.D. What about How Brave  (aptly named) ,never settled in front and was attacked left right & centre yet still showed enough tenacity against the older horses to run 3rd. I was tickled pink with the effort. It gets my vote and I can't wait till it gets a softer lead and settles a bit better  $$$$$.

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From: MSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 2/25/2007 8:10 AM
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From: MSN NicknameMonologue9 Sent: 2/25/2007 8:26 AM
Sir Monashee is another which deserves to get a mention here.
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From: dubbledee Sent: 2/25/2007 10:54 AM
There were some eye-catching performances at Doomben on Friday. 
 
By the last race all the good judges were thinking "Gee, this is a back-markers' track.  Ya gotta be back and then come wide."  But as if on cue, Leges Opinio jumps to the lead in the last and never looks like getting caught.
 
We've already mentioned Sunday Adieu.  She turned on a big performance and would have to be Brisbane's most promising stayer.  She won't be a betting proposition - maybe for some who like the shorties.
 
Charvicky looked a world-beater when she finished all over an ordinary field.  She retains her red-card.
 
I thought we'd give the ROTW to a Bryan Guy 2yo gelding named QUALOSUN. As the name suggest he's by Sequalo.  He didn't show any speed and coming to the turn his backers would have been reaching for the brandies.  Once Byrne got him into the clear he steamed home to win well.  Dunno where Guy will head with him, but I see more wins ahead.

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\Sunday Adieu is a daughter of the great Mahaya. I went to buy one out of her at a sale a few years ago and it was a late withdrawl. I suspect it was Sunday Adieu but i'm too scared to look up the catalogue for the sales
 
On How Brave, geez you q'landers get a tad carried away.
He strolled along in the lead. Ausbred King put bugger all pressure on him and beat him home. I know for a fact that AK was well under done yesterday and carried 5kg more so I can't see HB ever turning the tables

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From: Monolith Sent: 25/02/2007 11:05 AM
 Yes it was a very good effort D.D. What about How Brave  (aptly named) ,never settled in front and was attacked left right & centre yet still showed enough tenacity against the older horses to run 3rd. I was tickled pink with the effort. It gets my vote and I can't wait till it gets a softer lead and settles a bit better  $$$$$.
Monolith..was a very good effort by HB, considering was just his second run in and the way he was ridden.  He looked well beaten in the straight but fought on like a lion.  Hope he keeps progressing to the staying races over Easter.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 2/26/2007 5:33 PM
ROTW recipient STYLIZED bolted in at SC yesterday and looks headed for a city win.
 
From: dubbledee Sent: 22/10/2006 5:03 PM
Some impressive performances by some of the younger brigade during the week.
 
At Doomben on Wednesday in the 4th, 3yo Danzero filly DANLASS from Hawkes' stable did a good job to win her maiden at her second outing. From an ordinary draw she was ridden out, was three-wide in the lead till she crossed to the rails at the 600.  Tackled in the straight she fought on like a tiger to just win
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I'm going outside the metropolitan area for the ROTW.
 
Lightly-raced Danewin filly DOUG'S MATE was scratched from other engagements on Saturday and raced on her home track, Toowoomba.  She trounced an ordinary bunch, but again showed her promise.  I expect trainer Michael Nolan will be looking at  middle-distance events from now on.  The spies won't have missed her, but she looks a future city winner.


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From: wily Sent: 3/5/2007 9:51 AM
Unfortunately i didn't see the race but it sounded like Winsome Loot was a big run.
 
tailed off early and not called until he crossed the line, close up
 
Did anyone see the race.
 
Does the QTC have a web site that has footage?

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No video footage available on either club's websites, wily. 
 
I couldn't see much in WL's run.  He went back to the tail, stayed on the rails in the straight and passed a few in the run home.  Maybe 1600 would be more to his liking.

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Boom staying mare SUNDAY ADIEU was nominated for 3 races at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
 
She's a Class 2 horse, but the stable has opted for an Open handicap.

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From: MSN NicknameMonologue9 Sent: 3/8/2007 5:02 PM
She did look a very good class 2 mare.

Not a lot of class in the staying races up here.
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DD,
Regarding Dougs Mate was a nice win. She does have a tendency to hang in and if she comes to town will need a strong jockey on board or a dream rails run. She is in very good hands and if she can run 2000/2200 she should win plenty in town.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 3/9/2007 8:19 AM
The price assessors aren't impressed with Sunday Adieu's chances tomorra. $17 in today's C-M.
 
Fewy....I couldn't agree more with your comments.  I had intended to mention that a stronger rider would be helpful.  Let's see what happens when she comes to town.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 3/10/2007 5:14 PM
Well we got one right...
 
From: dubbledee Sent: 5/02/2007 8:23 PM
We saw a smart 2yo filly in the shape of CHINCHILLA ROSE win at Doomben on Saturday.
 
She didn't know too much about the racing game, but given her head in the straight she raced away for a convincing win.
 
A full sister to Leone Chiara - centre of the Craig Newitt inquiry - she was passed in for $430,000 at the Melbourne Inglis sale.  The high value placed on her by connections may yet be vindicated.
 
The question has to be posed, is she a Qlder or Victorian?  She was offered for sale in Vic, so now that she's turned out to be a star she'd have to be a non-Qlder. Surely?

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From: dubbledee Sent: 3/10/2007 5:16 PM
And what a stunning run by Sunday Adieu at the Farm today.  Back at the tail in a slowly-run race, she was wide and wondering what was going on.  She unleashed a big run down the straight to finish on the heels of placegetters.  A classy stayer.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 3/11/2007 10:38 AM
Soon after Sunday Adieu ran her great race in the Open event at Eagle Farm yesterday, Royal Lionne - the horse she'd beaten at her previous start - won a C1 at GC paying $8.20.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 3/13/2007 4:37 AM
I'm heading to the GC for the ROTW.
 
Ex-Victorian BEAR'S COMMAND (Commands-Miss Chakra) was first up and making its debut in the Sunshine State.  Like all Victorians, he showed the benefits that flow from moving north, and made short work of an ordinary C2 event.  Hammersley was content to sit back from the jump and gave him plenty of room in the straight.  He soon had them covered and raced away to an easy win.  I'd think a city win is in the offing.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 3/19/2007 9:35 AM
Everyone's seen it, but for the record, we have to record the unlucky run by COLONIAL LASS at EFon Saturday.
 
Pearson had ridden her a treat from the start, and coming to the turn I said to a mate "how far Colonial Lass?".  But soon after straightening, Willie took the wrong option.  He made a move to come around the two leaders.  No sooner had he done that and Sister Catherine decided she'd move out, taking CL with her.  Had Willie stayed where he was, CL zips through and wins by 3.
 
She's a pretty handy mare.

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From: MSN NicknameMonologue9 Sent: 3/19/2007 3:35 PM
I said to myself as they were coming to the turn"How far this".

Young Willie has cost himself two wins.
The one from Saturday and the next one Colonial Lass wins.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 3/26/2007 10:06 AM
ROTW-recipient Bear's Command raced at EF on Wednesday.  Taken back to last from a bad draw he flashed home for 4th.  Should win soon.
 
Some fine efforts at Doomben on Saturday by Go Sequalo, Scattergun, Wakil, etc. 
 
I'm gonna give the gong to John Hawkes' 2yo gelding, Artwork. From a rank-outside draw at a treacherous start, McMahon had little option but to go back to last.  The speed was solid, but he didn't get any favours in the straight.  He found a gap and raced away.  I expect Hawkes will take him south before too long.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 4/2/2007 9:54 AM
We saw the class of Sunday Adieu in the first on Saturday.  While she'll be facing better company from now on, she treated her opponents with disdain and raced away to a good win.  A middle-distance campaign over the Carnival is in the offing. She's a  on the rise.
 
There were some noteworthy efforts during the week as well.  On Wednesday at EF, Bevan Laming brought back his 3yo filly, Stravinsky's Image.  Was just a Maiden, but she won in a canter and appears to have more wins coming her way.
 
On Friday at Royal Ipswich, George Osborne's gelding, Saint Sebastian maintained his unbeated record.  Sitting wide from the jump, he went to the line hands and heels.  He'd caught the eye at GC on March 17, and this performance was even better.
 
I'm giving the ROTW to Bryan Guy's filly, BAREENA.  At EF on Wednesday she faced a task from an awkward draw.  Things couldn't have gone worse for her, and she was forced to race wide for the entire trip.  Even so, Byrne got her to finish on well.  She's a talented performer.

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From: MSN NicknameManikato Sent: 4/2/2007 8:49 PM
Really liked the run of Mr Horrnblower in the fifth at Doomben on Saturday. Humping topweight & a shocking alley he came from last to finish in fourth place.

His last 200m sectional was as good or better than anything else in the race.


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From: j.r.b. Sent: 4/7/2007 7:00 PM
I'll go off early this week and give the meat tray to Taisho for the run of the week.
 
Jumped 600m in trip, carried 58kgs, gave plenty of pudding and a big start to the favourite and runner up, Wakil, and rounded him up easily to score.
 
He's now 9 from 30, but has actually been first past the post in 10 of his last 19 runs (lost one on protest) at distances of between 1200m and 2200m.
 
Not bad when you consider those last 19 runs include an AJC Derby, a QTC Derby and Grand Prix (his owner's a little ambitious at times).
 
Oh, and you can throw in the fact that he tore a tendon back in October 2005 and had to have stem cell surgery and 16 months off.
 
A versatile and very genuine horse.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 4/7/2007 7:14 PM
Yes, Taisho's a good horse, j.r.b.  Wasn't entitled to finished as well as he did under the weight.  I'd orginally intended to make him my top pick but went to water when I studied the handicaps.  Very pleasing for the connections. Commendable training effort by Mr Kennedy.
 
I won't nominate my ROTW as yet, but provisionally, I'll put down CAPELINE on his run in the last at EF today.  I was  watching only one horse at the finish, but spied this fellow rocketing home from well back.

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From: MSN NicknameGoJeune94 Sent: 4/7/2007 7:45 PM
Grudgingly nominate Fabiarna - had the Covet Gold/Sequallen exacta going (good old Sequalo's!!) and that bloody thing just flew from last - terrific win

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From: MSN Nicknamegratlog1 Sent: 4/8/2007 3:58 AM
I'll throw in Falvalea this week.  Missed the kick and then never left the rails.

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From: Monolith Sent: 4/13/2007 1:19 AM
We all know Fabiarna picked herself with an amazing last to first performance,and she really impressed  me with that devastating finish
 
In saying that I'm going to nominate Thorondo as my run of the week. Such a quantum leap in class, had the ears ridden off him to stay in touch with the pacemakers and ran a very creditable 4th to Falconten. I'm keeping reserves for this bloke as I know a win is just around the corner

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From: dubbledee Sent: 4/15/2007 6:32 AM
Scrolling back through this thread there's a heap of winners.
 
From: <NOBR>MSN NicknameManikato</NOBR> Sent: 4/2/2007 10:49 PM
Really liked the run of Mr Horrnblower in the fifth at Doomben on Saturday. Humping topweight & a shocking alley he came from last to finish in fourth place.

His last 200m sectional was as good or better than anything else in the race.
The Hornblower won the last yesterday in good style.

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From: MSN NicknameManikato Sent: 4/15/2007 7:56 AM
You are one modest guy DD. Yes I did think Mr Hornblower would be a good thing yesterday & anchored him in my last leg of the quaddie with a number of your selections which duly saluted. Thanks

Yesterday I backed a horse in the fifth called Kendrick lad who overraced early, started motoring in the straight & seemed to run into a dead end. Will be on him next start.




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From: dubbledee Sent: 4/16/2007 11:33 AM
I'm going back to the Friday meeting at Gold Coast for this week's gong.
 
Shaun Dwyer's 3yo colt READY WHEN YOU ARE has been looking for distance. He found it in a C4 over 1800 m.  Ridden forward by Byrne he didn't get a lot of peace, but strode away under moderate pressure in the straight to win like a good horse.  Was just his second win, but he's always promised plenty over longer trips.  He'll salute again before too long.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 4/20/2007 6:31 AM
Several ROTW-recipients going around tomorrow.  Sunday Adieu, Doug's Mate, Fabiarna and Low Profile will be at EF.  Bear's Command and Bareena (with another horror gate) line up at GC.
 
Mono...I recoiled in horror at S Seamer's booking for Low Profile.

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From: MSN NicknameMonologue9 Sent: 4/20/2007 6:38 AM
dd I thought we were mates !

Why is it then you need to bring the Seamer / Low Profile ride up time and time again.
Don't you think I'm still hurting in the back pocket and just want to forget about it? lol

I did hear something during the week that young Scott has a new manager.
It seems Trev has been given the boot.

I also see he is booked to ride Game On.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 4/23/2007 10:13 AM
BAREENA was heavily backed in her GC assignment and delivered the goods in fine style  She went back from the start but made a long run out wide to hit the lead near the post.  She's a classy filly who we'll see more of during the winter, I expect.
 
Bear's Command ran a creditable 3rd to Bareena.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 4/23/2007 10:21 AM
This week's award goes to the Sunshine Coast 3yo, BLACKWOOD'S CHOICE.
 
Having just his 4th run, and returning from a break, he faced a pretty hot field at EF on Saturday.  In the words of trainer David Peoples "I was going to trial him but decided he might just as well have a run."  Neither of the horse's owners bothered to attend the meeting.
 
BC was so far back even his most ardent admirer wouldn't have given him a show.  The fast-run race might have flattered the run to some degree, but his effort to sizzle home and get up on the line was something to see.  He's a smart performer.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 4/29/2007 1:26 PM
There were plenty of eye-catchers at Eagle Farm yesterday.  Apart from the winners Reigning to Win and Mitanni, Pepperwood, Fasnatic, Ready When You Are, Vietnam, Currigee and Satsang look future winners.
 
Going outside the obvious to mark down Bruce Brown's 4yo DECEPTION BAY.  This fellow's always shown ability but has been a victim of poor rides, poor alleys and bad luck.  Yesterday he went back to the tail from his outside draw and while he was no hope in the run home he found the line well.  No doubt he's looking for further but there won't be any easy pickings coming up

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From: dubbledee Sent: 4/30/2007 5:28 PM
From today's The Courier- Mail:
 
HORSES TO BACK
 
Reigning To Win
 
Ready When You Are
 
Deception Bay


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From: dubbledee Sent: 5/5/2007 6:08 PM
Some memorable - and not so memorable - runs at Gold Coast today.  One performance that was truly remarkable was that of Tamworth 4yo THE JACKAL.
 
Anyone watching the Prime Minister's Cup could be excused for asking after the race "Where has this fellow been hiding?".  Handicapped by a horror draw, he wasn't well away, but King immediately elected to go forward.  From that point he was no closer than 5-deep and his chances looked forlorn on the turn.  But in the straight he found another gear and powered home for a great win.  There might have been some hard luck stories behind him, but it's hard to detract from the win of THE JACKAL.
 
He gets the gong for Run of the Week.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 5/7/2007 12:23 PM
From today's The Courier-Mail:
 
Three horses to BACK:
 
In Rehearsal
 
Dracs Back - shame about the missing apostrophe
 
Santagostino

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From: MSN NicknameManikato Sent: 5/7/2007 1:49 PM
That was a mighty run by the Jackal sitting three wide most of the way & as you say DD there were some great runs behind him which I would like to include Mr Hornblower who was even further behind The Jackal.

Paul St Vincent (hope spelt right) was very confident before the race & is a very good trainer. A great result for aTamworth trained horse.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 5/13/2007 6:28 PM
There were lots of noteworthy performances in Brisbane during the week, but to my  mind the one that should be highlighted is the win by Bryan Guy's troublesome 4yo Masai Pride.
 
At Caloundra on Thursday he was opposed by a mediocre bunch, and in keeping with his price, he won in a canter.  The highlight of the run was the fact that he stepped with the field.
 
MP is a very good galloper.  Let's hope he gets his chances over the coming weeks.

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From: MSN Nicknamegintara™ Sent: 5/13/2007 6:54 PM
What are the odds of him getting away on terms next time out DD  No doubting his ability but .........

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From: dubbledee Sent: 5/13/2007 7:07 PM
Yeah, GT.  I'd prefer to wait till after his next start.

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From: Monolith Sent: 5/14/2007 9:43 AM
High Academy ....just watch the video

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From: dubbledee Sent: 5/14/2007 10:13 AM
Yeah, Monolith, he covered some ground, but from what I saw he had clear running all the way.  Surprising to see him ridden so aggressively.  Might be getting back into form.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 5/14/2007 12:32 PM
From today's The Courier-Mail:
 
HORSES TO BACK
 
Mandela
 
Doug's Mate
 
Takeover Target

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From: dubbledee Sent: 5/24/2007 10:02 AM
From Monday's The Courier-Mail:
 
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Diamond Deck
 
Eskimo Queen
 
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From: MSN NicknameMonologue9 Sent: 5/26/2007 5:43 PM
Had my hard earned on Kyros today and though it didn't help my bank balance it won't be long before he repays me.
Normally an on pacer this one got back and absolutely stormed home for a close 2nd.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 5/28/2007 10:08 AM
From toay's The Courier-Mail:
 
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Mandela
 
Sniper's Bullet
 
Mitanni

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From: dubbledee Sent: 5/28/2007 10:15 AM
I'm giving the ROTW to Richard Otto's 2yo colt, SIR PENTHOUSE.
 
As mentioned by Monologue, Kyros looked stiff in the race.  I think SP's run was exactly what we're looking for as he steps up to the EF races.  Rodd took him back to the tail and he was giving away a long start.  He found inside runs, but the horse seemed a bit shy (had cheekers on for the first time).  I liked his work the last bit, considering it was just his 3rd run and is by Pentire.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 5/28/2007 1:52 PM
We've spoken about Pat Duff's 3yo THORONDO on the Brisbane threads.  He won his 2nd start ever at GC and paid over $100.  Ken Pope rode it that day and has been on it ever since.
 
Last Saturday the horse turned up in a C3 at GC.  Starting pretty short he was way back all the way but unleashed a strong burst the last bit to win well.
 
I doubt we'll be getting 100/1 for some time yet - unless it's in the Stradbroke.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 6/5/2007 8:17 AM
I'm going to the GC for the ROTW.
 
Smart trainer Brett Dodson took his ex-Vic gelding GET IT OFF to the Coast for a 1200 m C1.  The horse jumped well, and took a sit behind the leaders going half-pace.  Bennett eased around the leaders on the turn, and although Steve Hawkins didn't see it till it was 4 lengths clear, the horse sprinted away and walked in.  Looks a winner of the future for sure.
 
GIO is by Rancho Ruler and has had  just 9 runs.


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From: dubbledee Sent: 6/17/2007 12:38 PM
Nothing original in giving the gong to 2yo MY MAN MURPHY from yesterday's Ipswich card.  He might not have beaten any stars, but looked the goods as he raced away over the concluding stages.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 6/25/2007 10:42 AM
This week's ROTW goes to SHOW BIZ KID.  Sure, he's been up and down more times that an elevator, but he turned in a super effort in Saturday's Healy.

As usual he had to contend with a horror draw, and Scriven had no option but to go back.  Turning for home he was last behind a wall of horses.  While The Jackal was launching his winning run out wide, SBK was running last with no hope of a clear run.  Still near the tail well inside the 200, Scriven eventually got him to the outside and he flew home for 4th.  Not wanting to detract from the winner's effort...but had this fellow got a clear run he'd have made it very interesting.

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From: MSN NicknameGrega9430 Sent: 6/29/2007 8:22 AM
I thought that the run of Rampant Lion was extraordinary. Five deep going forward for the first 600 around a bend before getting to the front and then had the audacity to kick away from a good field in the straight before being run down by Ice Chariot. From gate 20 it was actually a great ride as Bowditch never rushed him forward and rated him well when he finally got to the front.
 
Given that he is a six year old with nearly 40 starts this run was out of the box from where we would normally put him, although he did jump out of the ground when he beat a good field with 58kg over 1350m at Doomben at his previous prep.
 
He has changed trainer from one of the best in Pat Duff to someone I don't know in L J Gough. Might be enjoying the change of surrounds.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 6/29/2007 10:15 AM
Yep, was a sterling effort by Rampart Lion.
 
Lindsay Gough goes OK as a trainer.  His father, Barry Gough, was a prominent trainer some time ago.  LG has smart 4yo LENNON in his stable, and, so I'm told by another forumite, a promising 2yo.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 6/29/2007 1:53 PM
From: dubbledee Sent: 2/01/2007 5:30 AM
Yesterday we saw a ROTW that had flashing lights all over it.
 
Three-year-old YASS RIVER turned up for his debut at Gold Coast in a 1200 m Maiden..  He began pretty well, and settled fourth, one-out.  From the 600 he began to drop off, and turning for home his chances looked 100/1 for the place let alone for the win.  Even in the straight one would have thought he'd finish closer to last than first.  However, in the last 150 he remembered all he'd been taught at training and flashed home for an amazing win.
 
One super effort. 

This fellow had his 3rd run today and although sitting wide mid-field on a track that appears to be favouring leaders, he sprinted home into the wind and scored his 3rd win.

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From: MSN Nicknamecoinswell Sent: 6/29/2007 5:33 PM
Yes DD - liked the way YR quickened and held on - aided a little by the second horse ducking in.

Majestic Sight ran home well in the last after being yanked out very wide in the straight.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 6/30/2007 9:30 AM
Grega
 
You might not have seen this item from Friday's The Courier-Mail about Lindsay Gough.
 
Trainer cries foul on weight
by Tony Meany
 
YOUNG Eagle Farm trainer Lindsay Gough this week lodged a complaint with Queensland Racing about Rampant Lion's weight at Caloundra tomorrow.

Rampant Lion was runner-up to Ice Chariot in the Tatt's Cup (2200m) at Eagle Farm last week but meets that horse on .5kg worse terms.

The two horses meet again in the $202,000 Caloundra Cup (2400m) at the Sunshine Coast tomorrow and Gough's hopes of scoring his biggest win have been dashed.

"I just think Pentathon has compressed the weights in the race and I have been the main sufferer," Gough said.

Brisbane chief handicapper Lester Grimmett said he agreed with Gough but there was little he could do about it.

"I had to work on a different scale of weights and there would be others in the same boat," Grimmett said.

"You will also find Cold Start and Sculptor meet on the same terms as when they quinellaed the Ipswich Cup.

"Sculptor has had another start since but there was only a nose between them at Ipswich."

Gough, 38, trains an eight-horse team at Eagle Farm and Rampant Lion is a boomerang horse for him after he prepared the galloper early in his career.

"I think I had him for about the first six starts of his life and he developed a bad case of seedy toe that required an operation," Gough said.

"It is a foot-rot condition and in his case most of the foot had to be removed and he was turned out for a long spell.

"His owners transferred him to Peter and Sandra O'Sullivan due to the foot problems and from there he went to Pat Duff.

"I have had him back this preparation. I really hope the track can get back to dead for him. If it was anything worse I would seriously have to doubt whether he would get a strong 2400m in the heavy going."

Rampant Lion has already proved a genetic freak because he is by ill-fated sire Lion Hunter, who is noted for producing high quality sprinters.

"He's out of a mare who won one race at Murwillumbah over 1000m but he has shown stamina since he was a young horse," Gough said.

Gough is best known for his association with sprinter Star Of Canada, who won a string of races before being sold and transferred to Alan Bailey.


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From: MSN NicknameAntitab Sent: 6/30/2007 5:14 PM
That last winner today was 4 and 5 wide without cover the duration and toyed with them . Best win I have seen fpr while. 

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From: dubbledee Sent: 7/2/2007 8:03 AM
Yep, was a good win by the Showgirl. 
 
I had 6 horses including VG going for plenty in the race, but Scriven gave me an early indication of the outcome when he started looking around soon after straightening.  Don't ya just love it when favourites win.

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From: MSN NicknameGrega9430 Sent: 7/4/2007 8:15 AM
Cheers DD, he ran another nice race on Saturday.
 
The last thing I did before his race on Saturday was to have a straight out bet on King Latarmis after having left it out of the first and second boxes in the tri.

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From: kool Sent: 7/4/2007 9:52 AM
A horse that took my eye at it's last start Baby Bling Bling is racing today at Doomben,am I alone on this one???.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 7/4/2007 10:46 AM
2yos not my go, kool, but BBB's run behind COK was good last year.  She just died on her run in Twba.  The weight is a concern, but they're all carrying it.

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From: kool Sent: 7/4/2007 11:18 AM
Bummer I missed the race#### I see she didn't place but will have to watch the replays tonight to see the run,I'm sure her last run was against all ages whereas this run was in her age group but I'll still keep my eye on her for a few runs.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 7/11/2007 7:13 AM
From: arakaan Sent: 7/20/2006 3:29 PM
Bunker yesterday at Ippy. Dwyer trains it. First Aus run.
got caught in the pack and forced to last on the turn to gain a run, switched wide rattled home for 4th.
wins next time on a bigger track and without the slaughter job Rodd did on it yesterday.
From: Monolith Sent: 7/21/2006 5:06 AM
arakaan  ..You find the horse in question your talking about was called THE BREAKER not BUNKER. And you right in your assessment of the run & the ride, I was on it myself and I was nearly reduced to tears.
 
Journeyman THE BREAKER goes around in the last today at Eagle Farm.

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I thought Lion Awake was a nice run last week.

 

 



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From: dubbledee Sent: 7/13/2007 7:59 AM
This fellow takes on Saturday metro class tomorra.  No luck in the draw, but again, I'd like to be getting the "paper" price.
 
From: dubbledee Sent: 29/06/2007 3:53 PM
From: dubbledee Sent: 2/01/2007 5:30 AM
Yesterday we saw a ROTW that had flashing lights all over it.
 
Three-year-old YASS RIVER turned up for his debut at Gold Coast in a 1200 m Maiden..  He began pretty well, and settled fourth, one-out.  From the 600 he began to drop off, and turning for home his chances looked 100/1 for the place let alone for the win.  Even in the straight one would have thought he'd finish closer to last than first.  However, in the last 150 he remembered all he'd been taught at training and flashed home for an amazing win.
 
One super effort. 

This fellow had his 3rd run today and although sitting wide mid-field on a track that appears to be favouring leaders, he sprinted home into the wind and scored his 3rd win.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 7/13/2007 5:46 PM
George Osborne has a very smart 2yo in the shape of LALETTA (Dash for Cash-My Duchess). The grey filly trounced her moderate opposition at Rocky today.  Dunno where Osborne will head with her, but I suspect first stop will be at the barrier behaviour reform school.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 7/16/2007 6:44 AM
Was a another good run by Yass River.  He raced wide and was under pressure to keep in touch, yet still finished on well.  I'm sure he's looking for longer, and we won't see the best from him until he's over 1600 or so.
 
Was an eye-catcher by 2yo JIVE BANDIT.  Coome had him wide and doing work for most of the trip but was beaten by one who had the gun run on the rails.

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From: j.r.b. Sent: 7/16/2007 7:58 AM
 
Great effort by Jive Bandit, dd, after a torrid run.
 
Paid $5.50 the place here, which was scarcely believable coming off a very good debut win in a strong form race. 
 
Definitely one to follow.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 7/16/2007 7:04 PM
Yeah, j.r.b., nice odds for sure.  I'll have to start looking at these 2yos now.  One who's worth watching is the Show A Heart colt, My Limit, who was scratched from Saturday's event, presumably because of the bad draw.  Trained by Robbie Heathcote, he races in the Show A Heart colours - not that he'll go any faster because of that. Ross Cutts, who owned SAH also owned My Limit's dam, Wabble. I don't remember Wabble racing.  Anyway, My Limit was stiff on debut and shows promise.
 
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I saw the Kanpeki race on Retro.  She sure did get home well.  But I was taken with the run of another ex-Qlder in the race, Our Montague.  Did you see it?  It's in the stripes.  He looked promising when Barry Baldwin had him in Brisbane. He then went to Vic where he won 3 races.  I think plenty will have a big mark against Our Montague next run.

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From: MSN Nicknamecoinswell Sent: 7/17/2007 5:36 AM
No dubbledee only saw the race live and once on replay, so did not get a chance to see Our Montague. Could be a decent form race though - the winner is handy and so is the second horse.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 7/20/2007 7:59 AM
MY LIMIT raced at Doomben on Wednesday, and although beaten by a reasonable margin, the run was still quite good.  He raced wide for the entire trip and copped a decent side-swipe on straightening.
 
Another good run among the beaten brigade was the mispronounced COXSWAIN.  Definitely worth watching.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 7/23/2007 9:51 AM
From today's The Courier-Mail:
 
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October Sky
 
Bareena
 
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From: MSN Nicknamegratlog1 Sent: 7/23/2007 10:03 AM
I black book those when I remember and have some luck .
 
On the Up, Craiglee Emma, and Lion Awake were their three to run last Saturday and Craiglee Emma could have been unlucky not to win they tell me.  I did'nt see the race so not sure.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 7/23/2007 10:10 AM
She was unlucky by virtue of the barrier, mate. 
 
She's an obligate backmarker.  But one of our most consistent and talented mares.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 7/23/2007 10:35 AM
I thought it was an amazing run by UMAPRINCE at EF on Saturday.  He began quickly and parked on Omnitrader's wheel at a good clip.  The leaders looked gone to the world on straightening but this fellow hung on well for 3rd.
 
At his previous run he'd won at Thangool. He's in the Michael Hicks stable (of Murphy's Blue Boy fame) so who knows where it will race next.
 
At Toowoomba on Saturday night I liked the first-up run of  DANTINA (Dantibes-Telltina).  She's a 5yo mare, full sister to Tellson and half to Tellem (and others).  To date she's been a blot on the family, with 1 win from her previous 18 starts.  Maybe she's a late bloomer and should be watched over distance.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 7/28/2007 9:23 AM

Big things ahead for Yass River

27 July, 2007

Promising sprinter Yass River might be lacking in stature but trainer John Morrisey expects bigger things to come from him after his Doomben assignment.

Morrisey describes the Daggers Drawn gelding, who will be chasing his fourth win from five starts in the Meridien Retirement Living Hcp (1350m), as a "little skinny horse" and lucky to stand 15 hands.

Yass River, a rising four-year-old, went through the Karaka yearling sales in New Zealand and sold for $NZ34,000 but didn't make his race debut until January this year when he won a maiden at the Gold Coast.

"He's always been very small and I never started him as a two-year-old because he needed time to grow," Morrisey said.

"I'm not sure what he weighs but it wouldn't be much, I can assure you.

"I've just bought a new set of scales to weigh my horses but I haven't had the chance to weigh him yet."

Although Yass River was one of the smallest yearlings to go through the Karaka sales, Morrisey took an instant liking to him because of his pedigree.

"He's out of a half-sister to Madison Point who I used to train," he said.

Madison Point won 11 of his 30 starts for Morrisey including the Group Three The Shorts (1100m) and Listed Hall Mark Stakes (1200m), both at Randwick, in 1996.

"Madison Point was a very good sprinter who won the Shorts and Hall Mark Stakes for me but I think Yass River can get over more ground than him," Morrisey said.

Yass River won his first two starts on his home track at the Gold Coast before winning his first metropolitan race in a midweek Class Three over 1200 metres at Doomben on June 29.

The gelding then made a huge impression when he motored home after being caught wide to finish second to the highly-rated Stolit in a 1200-metre Class Six at Doomben on July 14.

"He pulled up really well after his last run and there's no reason why he can't race well again," Morrisey said.

"It's too early to tell whether he's up to a spring trip interstate."

Trainer Barry Miller has rejected offers of up to $500,000 for Stolit, the latest bid coming shortly after the gelding beat Yass River last start.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 7/28/2007 9:25 AM
George Osborne's promising filly, LALETTA, is scheduled to run up north on Tuesday.

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From: MSN Nicknamecoinswell Sent: 7/28/2007 10:38 AM
Vocalic is also out of Telltina isn't it dubbledee?


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From: dubbledee Sent: 7/28/2007 10:50 AM
Yes, coins.  I used to back Telltina's mother, Bernalla.  I think she won a Twba Cup.

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Yeah, j.r.b., nice odds for sure.  I'll have to start looking at these 2yos now.  One who's worth watching is the Show A Heart colt, My Limit, who was scratched from Saturday's event, presumably because of the bad draw.  Trained by Robbie Heathcote, he races in the Show A Heart colours - not that he'll go any faster because of that. Ross Cutts, who owned SAH also owned My Limit's dam, Wabble. I don't remember Wabble racing.  Anyway, My Limit was stiff on debut and shows promise.
 
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I saw the Kanpeki race on Retro.  She sure did get home well.  But I was taken with the run of another ex-Qlder in the race, Our Montague.  Did you see it?  It's in the stripes.  He looked promising when Barry Baldwin had him in Brisbane. He then went to Vic where he won 3 races.  I think plenty will have a big mark against Our Montague next run.

My Limit ran a very good 2nd at Doomben yesterday.  Dunno what Robbie Heathcote has in mind for the horse, but if he continues on he won't be a Maiden for much longer.

Kanpeki raced at Warwick Farm yesterday and ran a sound 4th.  She didn't have a lot of luck.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 7/29/2007 7:01 PM
Just a fair run by Our Montague.  Hyland gave it every chance, but ran about 4th, I'd reckon.  Might not have handled the surface.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 7/30/2007 7:29 AM
From today's The Courier-Mail:
 
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My Limit
 
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From: dubbledee Sent: 7/31/2007 12:17 PM
Going back to Eagle Farm last Wednesday for Run of the Week.
 
Rising 4yo mare Bella Heart showed plenty of promise earlier in her career.  But she's had problems and was having just her ninth run last week. Escaping the Wyong floods, Kim Craft brought her north.  She stayed midfield for much of the race with Byrne showing patience.  Once in the clear on the turn she had them covered.  Was just a Mdn, but I think she can win again.

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From: MSN NicknameManikato Sent: 7/31/2007 12:49 PM
Absolutely DD........BH is a lovely filly who looked terrific last week. Kim has been very patient with her. Whatever the issue was early on I hope it's been rectified as there seems to be a bright future in front of her.

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From: Delta Sent: 8/4/2007 12:52 PM
Both the run of TEASING and the ride by Joshua Jones will be hard  to beat this week

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From: MSN Nicknamegratlog1 Sent: 8/4/2007 12:58 PM
If young Josh had not got that run we would have thrown rocks at him

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From: dubbledee Sent: 8/4/2007 6:28 PM
As mentioned elsewhere, a good win by MY LIMIT in the first at Doomben.
 
SHEW STONE fell in to win at GC.
 
DANTINA didn't do a lot at Twba.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 8/6/2007 10:49 AM
From today's The Courier-Mail:
 
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Grand Laddie
 
Majorca
 
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From: MSN NicknameTheFireman111x111 Sent: 8/6/2007 10:55 AM
Before anyone starts whinging I know it was not Brisbane but would like to commend Mitch Beadman for his ride on Falaise.
 
Nice front running effort rated very well to get Falaise to win over 1500m.
 
Probably talking through my wallet a little (collecting a share of the trifecta) but credit where credit is due.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 8/6/2007 10:58 AM
Yes it sure was.  The horse was bagged for its performances in Brisbane, but he looked smart on Saturday.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 8/6/2007 11:05 AM
There were plenty of good runs around the ridges during the week.  On Saturday at Doomben the wins of MY LIMIT, MAJORCA and TEASING were full of merit.  All should win again.
 
I liked the run of Bryan Guy's 3yo colt FACUNDO at GC as well.  The horse is still learning to race but looks set to win his Maiden very soon. Anyone heard of the sire, Van Nistelrooy?
 
But I'm going back to EF on Wednesday for the ROTW.  Hawkes often produces Maiden winners at mid-week meetings, and a lot don't go much further.  In the first race Commands filly CLOTHING made its debut from a wide draw.  McMahon was able to find a spot just behind the leaders, and after coming out on the turn it was a matter of "how far?".  Should win again.

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From: MSN Nicknamecoinswell Sent: 8/6/2007 11:24 AM
I thought OMNITRADER's dashing front running effort under a big weight and running good time was an excellent run and a worthy contender for ROTW.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 8/6/2007 3:54 PM
Yeah coins, was a good effort.  I guess it was precisely what was expected of him given his form and odds.  Spoke with owners this morning and they're thrilled with the horse's continued zest for racing.
 
What happens next start will be another matter.  Hence I didn't consider him for ROTW.
 
 


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From: MSN Nicknamecoinswell Sent: 8/6/2007 6:01 PM
Yes dubbledee, there is no doubt that as a 9yo he has limited upside compared with the others nominated.

I actually backed something else in the race but could not help but admire the style of his win.

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I thought it was an amazing run by UMAPRINCE at EF on Saturday.  He began quickly and parked on Omnitrader's wheel at a good clip.  The leaders looked gone to the world on straightening but this fellow hung on well for 3rd.
 
At his previous run he'd won at Thangool. He's in the Michael Hicks stable (of Murphy's Blue Boy fame) so who knows where it will race next.
Following his sparkling EF run, Umaprince returned to Thangool and won the prestigous Thangool Cup on July 28.  He's racing at Rocky today in the last.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 8/7/2007 12:18 PM
Bella Heart is racing at Doomben tomorrow over 1350 (Race 6 #13).
 
George Osborne's promising 3yo Laletta isn't running today as expected but is headed to Brisbane for next Wednesday, I believe.

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From: MSN NicknameLittleMissy512 Sent: 8/7/2007 3:14 PM
Dubbledee what was the blank face doing next to La Montagna's name?

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From: dubbledee Sent: 8/7/2007 3:21 PM
'Cause she wasn't racing in Brisbane and won't be racing in Brisbane - for a while at least.

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From: wily Sent: 8/7/2007 3:36 PM
Majora has always been inconsistent, what the hell is it winning 2 in a row for
 
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bloody good wins to boot.
 
maybe he has finally come good or have they been crap fields?
 
he certainly exploded away from them like a good horse should

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From: MSN NicknameMonologue9 Sent: 8/7/2007 6:21 PM
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From: dubbledee Sent: 8/8/2007 8:13 AM
I couldn't believe the succulent odds offered about Umaprince yesterday.  I went place only, but the outcome of the race was never in doubt.  On his Brisbane form, at WFA at Royal Rocky he should have been odds-on.  Now, that WAS a case of "overs".
 
Just on the Majorca issue....  It raises a point that gets punters all tied up in knots.  Does it really matter if he was beating crap fields?  He's racing against the quality of horse he'll be meeting for 90% of the year.  The way he's racing he'll keep beating them.
 
One thing a punter should learn early on is that $2.00 the place for Umaprince on a Tuesday at Rockhampton is no different to $2.00 the win on Makybe Diva in a Cox Plate.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 8/12/2007 8:41 AM
 YASS RIVER continued on his winning way yesterday. 
 
I was surprised to hear Larry Olsen on Sky express reservations about the horse over the increase in distance.  He tipped Burgundy Prince.  I'd have thought YR's races to date had suggested he'd appreciate a mile at least.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 8/14/2007 3:04 PM
Let's get Laletta's breeding right.
 
The Morrisey stable report that YASS RIVER will have one more local run over 1800 metres before spelling.  The horse is the smallest in their stable, below 15 hands and weighing in at 457 kg.
 
Good news that YR's high-flyiny stablemate LACHLAN RIVER is heading towards another Spring Campaign.
 
Boom Dash for Cash filly, LALETTA, comes to Brisbane tomorrow in a C6 over 1400m.  Interesting runner is the Heathcote-trained NOTRE AMOUR resuming after a break.

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From: MSN NicknameMonologue9 Sent: 8/14/2007 5:23 PM
What's interesting about it dd?

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From: dubbledee Sent: 8/14/2007 5:28 PM
Interesting to me for two reasons:
 
1.  It's unusual to see a lightly-raced filly who probably not yet 3, running first-up over 1400 metres.
 
2.  I've been singing her praises on here since her debut run at Royal Ipswich with S Wright aboard.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 8/14/2007 5:31 PM
And as a gold card subscriber, you'll see in my tips tomorrow that I've picked her to run 3rd.


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From: MSN NicknameMonologue9 Sent: 8/14/2007 5:31 PM
mmmmm interesting

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From: dubbledee Sent: 8/15/2007 6:03 AM
From Monday's The Courier-Mail:
 
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From: dubbledee Sent: 8/16/2007 1:58 PM
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Everyone's seen it, but for the record, we have to record the unlucky run by COLONIAL LASS at EFon Saturday.
 
Pearson had ridden her a treat from the start, and coming to the turn I said to a mate "how far Colonial Lass?".  But soon after straightening, Willie took the wrong option.  He made a move to come around the two leaders.  No sooner had he done that and Sister Catherine decided she'd move out, taking CL with her.  Had Willie stayed where he was, CL zips through and wins by 3.
 
She's a pretty handy mare.
After being injured in the run referred to above, Colonial Lass came back from a spell to run a very creditable 3rd at EF last Saturday.  Looks like she'll be another winner for the Heathcote camp in coming weeks.

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From: MSN Nicknamecoinswell Sent: 8/16/2007 3:46 PM
Yep her run on Saturday was very good no doubt about it. Here's hoping CL has more luck this campaign.

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From: MSN Nicknameracehorses1 Sent: 8/18/2007 12:47 PM
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Yesterday we saw a ROTW that had flashing lights all over it.
 
Three-year-old YASS RIVER turned up for his debut at Gold Coast in a 1200 m Maiden..  He began pretty well, and settled fourth, one-out.  From the 600 he began to drop off, and turning for home his chances looked 100/1 for the place let alone for the win.  Even in the straight one would have thought he'd finish closer to last than first.  However, in the last 150 he remembered all he'd been taught at training and flashed home for an amazing win.
 
One super effort.  Looks as though he'll be following in the footsteps of his illustrious stablemate, Lachlan River.
 
Another nice win today,very well spotted DD

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From: dubbledee Sent: 8/18/2007 3:13 PM
Sometimes I get it right, RH. 
 
I know you've been backing him from day one.  Was heart-attack material today for those who took the shorts.
 
Let's hope he can grow a little bit and he'll win some more.

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From: MSN Nicknameqwertyu1234567 Sent: 8/18/2007 3:36 PM
Run of the day Lachlan River

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From: dubbledee Sent: 8/19/2007 6:29 PM
I'm going back to Wednesday at EF for the ROTW.
 
We all saw 4yo mare NEPRO run a flashing 3rd in the Gai Waterhouse at Royal Ipswich in Cup Day at 100/1.  Most put it down to a fluke, given the speed of the race, etc, etc.  Next up she ran 2nd to the smart Nasrulluh's Girl at Caloundra.  Since then she's won two at EF from bad draws.  While jockey Sheree Drake has covered plenty of ground in both, the horse has been too good, and won both in convincing fashion.
 
Dalby trainer Matt Kropp has NEPRO racing in rare form.  A Saturday win looks in the offing.

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From: MSN Nicknamecoinswell Sent: 8/19/2007 8:36 PM
I thought MAJORCA was pretty impressive yesterday and showed some real dash when Powell could no longer restrain him and he kept going right to the wire.

He has a touch of the Bikkie Tin Blues 2006 about him with this purple patch of form.

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From: the-kid Sent: 8/19/2007 9:36 PM
From: dubbledee Sent: 8/18/2007 5:13 PM
Sometimes I get it right, RH. 
 
I know you've been backing him from day one.  Was heart-attack material today for those who took the shorts.
 
 
 
Gave the owners of the horse that came 2nd a heart attack in the last 100m too

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From: dubbledee Sent: 8/20/2007 6:25 AM
Yes, the-kid.  Horses do have that effect on their owners.
 
As Alifly ranged up I thought ....  $25 a place on this would have been a great bet for the Punters' Club.

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EF disappointment LALETTA is scheduled to have a re-match with quality filly NOTRE AMOUR in the 3YO C6 at Doomben on Saturday. 
 
Apprentice Coome has retained the ride on Laletta, despite the criticism he received for his last ride at EF.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 9/5/2007 3:45 PM
Better get this thread back to the top, too.  Plenty will be searching for it.
 
Today's press reports that ROMAN SQUIRE (discovered on the Brisbane Racing threads) is in Melbourne and will resume at Flemington in the Bobbie Lewis Quality.
 
Local hoop Brad Pengelly is keen to get involved and will be importing new gear for the ride.  "It is probably not his race but I wouldn not feel very well if he won" said Pengelly.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 9/13/2007 7:10 PM
Smart filly NOTRE AMOUR is scheduled to try again on Saturday after her barrier tantrum last week.
 
She has the minimum in a C6 Plate at 51.5 kg.  Apprentice Adrian Coome is booked to ride with a 3 kg claim.  Wondering if he'd get anywhere near 48.5.
 
 


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Disappointing run by Notre Amour yesterday.  Hope she's OK.  And on the subject of the jockey engagement, I note from today's press that A Coome claimed NIL of his 3 kg.  I'm surprised stewards allowed this engagement.
 
We have spoken previously on the Bryan Guy 3yo FACUNDO.  He looked very smart winning the first at GC today.  While the fast speed suited a back-marker - he was way back - he powered home the last 400.
 
A city winner for sure.

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From: MSN Nicknamecoinswell Sent: 9/17/2007 6:16 AM
Agree dubbledee - provided he can actually get to a city meeting at some stage.

He is still learning what it is all about and was throwing his head about a bit before the turn. Looked good down the running though and managed to break the class record.

The second horse was also a nice run after being attacked all the way when they were going mad up front and it probably has a future as well.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 9/20/2007 6:38 PM
Tim Martin's lightly-raced mare TEASING scored rave reviews when Joshua Jones steered her to a win at Doomben early last month.
 
She must have been "billetted out" in Brisbane 'coz she's accepted for EF on Saturday. No jockey notified as yet.
 
And speaking of "Billett", can anyone recall the good horse ridden by a jockey of that name?

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From: MSN Nicknamecoinswell Sent: 9/20/2007 7:01 PM
I don't go back that far dubbledee but I reckon you are thinking of REISLING who won a Slipper in the 60s. Laurie was a Newcastle jockey I think.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 9/20/2007 7:11 PM
Yep, coins.  Laurie and Reisling.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 12/5/2007 9:15 AM
This fellow's been around in everything, and has been a consistent performer over several seasons.
 
The run by General Patton on Saturday was an eye-catcher.  Lumping 58.5 kg we saw him rocket home from many lengths behind the leaders on the turn to be beaten a lip for 3rd.
 
He might not produce such a sprint next outing, but looks to have benefited from his recent EI shot.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 12/6/2007 2:52 PM
It mightn't have beaten much, but I liked the debut win by 3yo gelding AZZALAND at Toowoomba on Saturday.
 
Worth black-booking on that effort.

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Danehill stallion OCTOBER SKY resumed in the last yesterday and was just nutted by the short-priced fav.  He couldn't have done much work in the lead-up, and the race looked too short for his style of racing.  We should see him in the winning list shortly.

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Bryan Guy provided a long-shot winner in the shape of Qualosun yesterday.  His win came as no surprise.
 
From: dubbledee Sent: 25/02/2007 1:54 PM
I thought we'd give the ROTW to a Bryan Guy 2yo gelding named QUALOSUN. As the name suggest he's by Sequalo.  He didn't show any speed and coming to the turn his backers would have been reaching for the brandies.  Once Byrne got him into the clear he steamed home to win well.  Dunno where Guy will head with him, but I see more wins ahead.

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From: MSN Nicknamefourtyfour4 Sent: 12/9/2007 5:47 PM
Well this one belongs in both best ride and best run category but Cardio yesterday was a good thing beaten and in a similar field next start will win. Yes I backed the horse yesterday( win only) but if you saw how the saddle was on return and the replays you have to thank K. Pope for getting so close.

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From: MSN Nicknamegratlog1 Sent: 12/10/2007 2:48 AM
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From today's The Courier-Mail:
 
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Cardio
 
Legendary Man
 
October Sky

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From: Delta Sent: 12/10/2007 3:35 PM
I have blackbooked one from the 6th at Doomben on Saturday but (3) Another Edge forbids me from passing it on.
 
 

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From: dubbledee Sent: 12/13/2007 5:53 PM
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Yesterday we saw a ROTW that had flashing lights all over it.
 
Three-year-old YASS RIVER turned up for his debut at Gold Coast in a 1200 m Maiden..  He began pretty well, and settled fourth, one-out.  From the 600 he began to drop off, and turning for home his chances looked 100/1 for the place let alone for the win.  Even in the straight one would have thought he'd finish closer to last than first.  However, in the last 150 he remembered all he'd been taught at training and flashed home for an amazing win.
 
One super effort. 

He's come quite a way in 11 months.  On Saturday he lines up against Natural Destiny and Co from the red box.

A definite place hope.


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From: dubbledee Sent: 12/14/2007 5:00 AM
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I'm gonna go outside the obvious and make BITOFASMARTIE this week's winner.  In the first at EF yesterday, although potentially suspect at the distance, he was taken to a long lead mid-race by Rachel Mason.   He would have been10 lengths in front at the 1000.  Coming to the turn he appeared to be showing signs of distress, and looked gone to the world with Moon Echo cantering alongside him.  But he refused to surrender and Mason kept him going to win by a nose. Amazing effort.

MagiC informed us that this fellow was spelled due to injury following this run.

He's scheduled to return to racing at EF tomorrow (R4#2).  Best of luck to horse and connections.



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From: MSN Nicknamecoinswell Sent: 12/14/2007 5:41 AM
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I notice another of your faves LATIN IDOL is in tomorrow over 1500m. Will be interested to see how he has come back though not expecting a lot first up with this horse.

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From: MSN Nicknamecoinswell Sent: 12/14/2007 10:45 AM
Don't know what time it ran but WEST OF HOLLYWOOD looked pretty good in winning at Toowoomba today. Margin was probably 10-12 lengths.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 12/14/2007 12:00 PM
Yeah, coins.  I noticed Latin Idol back to haunt us.  He'd need another lap, I'd reckon.
 
Good luck.

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From: MSN Nicknamecoinswell Sent: 12/14/2007 12:20 PM
Probably right dubbledee - will be interested to see if he finishes off.

You blokes don't run 3200m races any more up there do you, except maybe the Queensland Cup?

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From: dubbledee Sent: 12/14/2007 12:23 PM
Yep, only the one.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 12/15/2007 2:22 AM
Silly me.  Bitofasmartie mentioned above had his first run back post-EI at Doomben on Dec 1.

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From: MagiC** Sent: 12/15/2007 5:14 PM
BOS's run was quite pleasing DD , should be hard to beat once he gets over further

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From: MSN Nicknamecoinswell Sent: 12/16/2007 5:36 PM
I was quite taken by the win of CARNEGIE RAIDER at the Gold Coast in a 1400m maiden yesterday. The time was nothing flash, it was the manner of the win and the turn of foot from about the 300m that was impressive to my eye. Brian Guy looks to have a good 'un in this grey Carnegie gelding.

I mentioned WEST OF HOLLYWOOD in another post - it won at Toowoomba on Friday by a big space and ran 51.01 for 900m a full 0.9 seconds faster than the previous race also over the same trip.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 12/16/2007 6:28 PM
Yes, coins, WOH was super impressive.  She looked OK last campaign, and has apparently come back in fine fettle.  Another win on the way.
 
Agree the Guy horse looked good as he raced away the last bit.

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From: MSN Nicknamecoinswell Sent: 12/16/2007 6:55 PM
Hope we can get some money out of 'em somewhere along the line dubbledee, and re an earlier post:

"dubbledee

I notice another of your faves LATIN IDOL is in tomorrow over 1500m. Will be interested to see how he has come back though not expecting a lot first up with this horse."

I do have some reservations about the depth of the race but:

Not a bad run by the Idol in Race 4 yesterday either - finished the race off well. He could be in for a good prep this time in.

There were a few good runs in that race at face value aside from the winner. For example EASILY DONE made up good ground - probably needed a hotter speed up front and got too far back. Down To Earth and Bit Of A Smartie ran okay as well.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 12/16/2007 7:05 PM
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I guess Latin Idol's run was what we'd expect from a stayer fresh.  I've been watching the steed for many many months and he's a dead-set one-batter.  I'm thinking of dusting off the hurdles at EF to make him something to bet on.  I wouldn't be backing him until he gets over considerable distance.
 
Yes, Easily Done went much better outside horses yesterday.  He's a pretty talented fellow and will win a race shortly.  The odds might not be too flash, though.

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From: MSN NicknameMonologue9 Sent: 12/17/2007 6:45 AM
dd
When you get a chance can you have a look at a replay of Eagle Farm Race 2.
The horse in question is no 10 Millimac,colours are green shirt, with red diagonal stripes, yellow sleeves and a red cap.
I backed this one on saturday and it was checked twice in the running , blocked behind horses, and had no luck(not sure if jockey may have contributed) but it was a "be on me next time run".
Could be included in black booker.

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From: MSN Nicknamegratlog1 Sent: 12/17/2007 7:42 AM
Mono , I have had no luck with that jockey but Millimac might well be a blackbooker.
  Got a fair sort of check at around the 350m then another about 75m out.
 
Probably still would not have beat the winner but I'll throw it ino my bb and post when it runs next.

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From: MSN Nicknamefatprawn Sent: 12/17/2007 1:32 PM
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I will throw one just for fun...
 
"QUIZZICAL LADY".

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From: dubbledee Sent: 12/17/2007 6:30 PM
Mono
 
Ms K Banks didn't have a lot of luck on Millimac.  As gratlog said, the checks in the straight didn't help at all.  The field finished in a bunch and there were several good runs.  Had Millimac got the breaks she would have been in the finish.  I guess we gotta be a bit cautious about a 6yo mare who's won just 4 races.
 
Prawn
 
Yep, was a classy performance by Quizzical Lady.  She set a hot pace and it took a very good sprinter, with a good run, ridden to perfection, to beat her.  Looks like she'll score again pretty soon.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 12/17/2007 6:36 PM
The Swiss Ace race will undoubtedly throw us a lot of winners in coming weeks.  The winner turned in another top effort, and Hey Elvis and Another Centurion won't be long out of the the winning list.
 
I'm gonna give ROTW to one who finished just behing the placegetters.  MORE ON THE TOE is a lightly-raced 3yo in the McLachlan camp.  Having just his 6th outing he wasn't well away and had to be hunted along to stay in touch.  He had no breaks from the turn and was entitled to turn it up.  Taylor kept at him and he finished on very well.  By More Than Ready there's no doubt he'll be better over longer distances.  Stick with him.

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From: wily Sent: 12/18/2007 4:11 AM
I would have thought that Mitanni was the run of the week.
Murdered the best field possible, at the moment

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From: dubbledee Sent: 12/23/2007 9:14 AM
We discussed Easily Done last week.
 
Yesterday he backed up for his third run post-EI in 3 weeks.  What a run it was.  He was almost last on settling, and Forrester opted to go forward.  Everything when wrong and he was posted 3-wide for the entire journey.  Turning for home he was under pressure to keep up but in the straight he kept coming and ran a solid 3rd.  Had he run 6th, it would have been a commendable performance.
 
Easily Done is a coming winner for sure.  He'll go up to 1800, at least.  Give him a draw and an even break and he'll be getting the chocolates.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 12/24/2007 11:32 AM
From today's The Courier-Mail.
 
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Mr Heartbreaker
 
Easily Done
 
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From: dubbledee Sent: 12/28/2007 4:53 PM
From: <NOBR>MSN Nicknamefatprawn</NOBR> Sent: 12/17/2007 4:32 PM
d.d...
 
I will throw one just for fun...
 
"QUIZZICAL LADY".

Let's hope Prawn got something out of the Lady today.

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Only now did I realise your Millimac was the one Mono mentioned above.  Sounds like she ran a good race today.


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From: dubbledee Sent: 12/29/2007 6:06 PM
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It mightn't have beaten much, but I liked the debut win by 3yo gelding AZZALAND at Toowoomba on Saturday.
 
Worth black-booking on that effort.

This fellow has now won 3 from 3.  He waltzed in yesterday.  The opposition didn't contain any Stradbroke hopes, but he looks likely to win a metro mid-weeker at least.


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From: MSN NicknameGrumpy1268 Sent: 12/29/2007 6:11 PM
SWISS ACE probably missed the boat but VERY smart imo.

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From: MSN NicknameMonologue9 Sent: 12/30/2007 8:20 AM
The run of the Rob Heathcote trained "On The UP" was hard to miss.
First up over an unsuitable journey this Hawkes castoff powered to the line to just miss the placings.
Showed some good form last prep and looks likely to continue on again.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 12/30/2007 8:25 AM
Yeah, Grumpy, Swiss Ace is a smart performer.  He was attacked in front when he won well at EF recently.
 
I thought he was vulnerable yesterday at the added distance under the weight, but he got a cheap middle section and that paved the way for another win.  There were some good runs behind him, just the same.

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From: MSN Nicknamefatprawn Sent: 12/31/2007 4:07 AM
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From: dubbledee Sent: 12/31/2007 1:31 PM
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From: dubbledee Sent: 1/1/2008 12:49 PM
This fellow's come on since we saw him win a mid-week Maiden at Doomben.
 
From: dubbledee Sent: 12/11/2006 10:33 AM
 
Forgetting the betting angle, I'm giving the ROTW to first starter AL BE NIMBLE who won a weak affair at Doomben on Tuesday.  Carrying the GRAND ZULU colours, he lobbed in front under a hold but once let go in the straight it was a massacre.  Time was good, too.  More to come, I'd think.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 1/5/2008 5:02 AM
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Looked at the LEATHER run again. Was an honest efffort, considering Ms Taylor has to ease him from the jump.  Bold Reason and a couple of others finished better but he didn't shirk his task.  He always seems to be good odds, and will be worth backing when he drops a grade.  I guess we gotta remember he's had more than 60 runs.


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From: dubbledee Sent: 1/5/2008 9:59 AM
Those who get my tips know I was keen on Shaun Dywer's CHOSEN GODDESS last week at Doomben but she ran unplaced.
 
She was first up.  Bookies were knocked off their stands when they put up 10s and she was in to 7s in a flash.
 
As expected she got back, but I liked the way she ran on.  I like her, and think she'll be winning soon over a distance around 1600m.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 1/6/2008 7:47 AM
Gonna give this week's award to 3yo filly PENTACITY for her Maiden win at EF on Wednesday.
 
Having her 2nd run from the EI-break she went back to the tail, a mile from the leaders.  McMahon could wait no longer at the 800 and he took off on a searching run to be chasing the leaders at the 200.  She strode through the going like a very good horse to win in a canter.
 
The track was almost certainly in her favour, but she's bred to handle a distance, and should win again very soon if  Bryan Guy continues with her campaign.  Maybe she's an Oaks prospect.  Looks a classy filly.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 1/8/2008 5:55 PM
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This week's award goes to the Sunshine Coast 3yo, BLACKWOOD'S CHOICE.
 
Having just his 4th run, and returning from a break, he faced a pretty hot field at EF on Saturday.  In the words of trainer David Peoples "I was going to trial him but decided he might just as well have a run."  Neither of the horse's owners bothered to attend the meeting.
 
BC was so far back even his most ardent admirer wouldn't have given him a show.  The fast-run race might have flattered the run to some degree, but his effort to sizzle home and get up on the line was something to see.  He's a smart performer.
Dunno where this fellow's been hiding, but he's an acceptor for Sunshine Coast tomorrow (R6 #11)

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From: dubbledee Sent: 1/9/2008 5:42 PM
Super run by Blackwood's Choice this arve.  He looks set for a good season.
 
Exciting times ahead for Brissy racing with some very smart performers making their returns.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 1/13/2008 5:00 PM
Heading to Race 9 GC for this week's gong.
 
In July at EF we saw 4yo mare LAILA'S DREAM spreadeagle a good C4 field over 1851m.  She went to the front, and it was Omintrader on steroids plus a transfusion.  It was a remarkable performance.
 
Her first run back was at EF on 22/12 in a 1200 race.  The distance was too short, but I put her in quaddies etc just in case.  She didn't do a lot - about what one would expect for a stayer first-up.  Yesterday she appeared at GC in a 1400 C5.  I considered her but figured she'd need another run.  Well she didn't.  Ms Purdy rode her to the front again, and that was the last they saw of her.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 1/14/2008 9:18 AM
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From: Monolith Sent: 1/14/2008 10:33 AM
More On The Toe was a tragedy licked behind Heart Of The City..

Was I watching races from Doomben on Saturday?? Or were they on somewhere else?

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From: MSN Nicknamecoinswell Sent: 1/14/2008 10:57 AM
A couple from the Gold Coast on Saturday caught my eye: ORGANISED in Race 5 and CAYMAN ISLANDS from the 2yo in Race 6.

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From: MSN Nicknamegratlog1 Sent: 1/14/2008 11:16 AM
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From: dubbledee Sent: 1/14/2008 11:25 AM
Yes, very good run by More on the Toe.  We talked about him a coupla weeks back.  Give him some space and distance at EF and he'll be winning.
 
I like Organised's run, too. Maybe he was flattered by the run of the race, so let's keep that in mind.
 
I noticed that one of our SC mates took Cayman Island down to GC.  Haven't looked at the run yet.  Nice odds.

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From: MSN Nicknamecoinswell Sent: 1/14/2008 12:33 PM
Agree Organised had the race run to suit but I liked the way he stretched out in the last 100m or so.

Cayman Islands looks to be pretty green still but did not enjoy the best of trips and was a mile off them on the turn then was held up momentarily - hit the line hard to my eye.

I had a little bit on More On The Toe - got too far back. Needs more ground and a bigger track like EF should definitely be to his liking. He's had a few chances though.

There were a couple of others that went okay in that race too namely Hey Elvis and Barclays. Could be a decent form race.

From Rockem's race, Just A Classic looks to have returned in good order and the Hornblower finished off well in the Omnitrader race.


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From: Monolith Sent: 1/14/2008 2:51 PM
BARCLAYS   (G. Colless) jumped in at the start and brushed MORE ON THE TOE (J. Holder).
That cost him certain victory

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From: dubbledee Sent: 1/20/2008 6:20 AM
No one would have missed the run of MAJORCA in the third at headquarters yesterday.  He'll be winning shortly when he gets up in distance.
 
I'm going to the same race to give the gong to WINSOME LOOT.    Ms Taylor found herself in noperson's land most of the way, but the old fellow still ran on well.  Get him over a mile when he can lead, and he'll be a winning chance.  Maybe at a bit better odds than Majorca..

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From: MSN NicknameMonologue9 Sent: 1/20/2008 10:20 AM
I think Scott may have thought he was on Ethereal and running over 3200 mtrs.
Don't like to be too critical of a Melb Cup winning rider but Seamer doesn't seem to be riding with much confidence these days.


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From: MSN Nicknamegratlog1 Sent: 1/20/2008 10:46 AM
Mono, I think you are being very kind to Scott S.    Just does'nt seem to be going well at all.
 
In saying that I hope he can hit a purple patch again soon.

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From: red Sent: 1/20/2008 10:59 AM
Gosh, looking at Seamer's current form up till yesterday. Strike rate of 1 winner 21 rides(awful), run of outs 42, worst Profit/Loss of the top 15. Long way from his hot streak a few years ago.

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From: MSN Nicknamecoinswell Sent: 1/20/2008 11:00 AM
Jim Byrne was out of sorts yesterday too - lots of placings but no winners. Colless on the other hand rode a treble.

What's happened to Johnny Powell on his day one of the best riders in Qld (especially at the Sunny Coast) IMHO?

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From: dubbledee Sent: 1/20/2008 3:40 PM
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Would not Byrne have won on the winners Colless was on.  I didn't see him do much wrong did you?
 
Also, I'm reliably informed that John Powell has returned to Singapore.

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From: MSN Nicknamecoinswell Sent: 1/21/2008 7:21 AM
He rode Frisco's Vision well yesterday.

I don't think he did too much wrong on Saturday except maybe allowed some of his mounts to get just a bit too far back. A fine line admittedly.

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From: cady Sent: 1/21/2008 9:09 AM
what about High Roll'N Woman?? looks like one out of the box

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From: dubbledee Sent: 1/21/2008 9:13 AM
Yes, cady, bolted in.
 
I guess we can add Woody 'n' Buzz, and Pepperwood, etc, but they're unlikely to be any odds next runs?

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From: dubbledee Sent: 1/24/2008 12:30 PM
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I'm gonna give ROTW to one who finished just behing the placegetters.  MORE ON THE TOE is a lightly-raced 3yo in the McLachlan camp.  Having just his 6th outing he wasn't well away and had to be hunted along to stay in touch.  He had no breaks from the turn and was entitled to turn it up.  Taylor kept at him and he finished on very well.  By More Than Ready there's no doubt he'll be better over longer distances.  Stick with him.
This fellow's accepted for EF on Saturday.  Again, the race is just 1400 m.  He's tackling a couple of smart ones in Hey Elvis and Heart of the Citi.

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I'm going to the same race to give the gong to WINSOME LOOT.    Ms Taylor found herself in noperson's land most of the way, but the old fellow still ran on well.  Get him over a mile when he can lead, and he'll be a winning chance.  Maybe at a bit better odds than Majorca..
This fellow's in an 1810 event at EF on Saturday.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 1/24/2008 12:39 PM
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Heading to Race 9 GC for this week's gong.
 
In July at EF we saw 4yo mare LAILA'S DREAM spreadeagle a good C4 field over 1851m.  She went to the front, and it was Omintrader on steroids plus a transfusion.  It was a remarkable performance.
 
Her first run back was at EF on 22/12 in a 1200 race.  The distance was too short, but I put her in quaddies etc just in case.  She didn't do a lot - about what one would expect for a stayer first-up.  Yesterday she appeared at GC in a 1400 C5.  I considered her but figured she'd need another run.  Well she didn't.  Ms Purdy rode her to the front again, and that was the last they saw of her
This mare's an acceptor for a 1500 m event at EF on Saturday.  No rider as yet.  Might be waiting for a longer race?

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From: dubbledee Sent: 1/25/2008 5:21 AM
A Patillo now listed as rider for Laila's Dream, so looks like she will line up tomorra.
 
Paper pricers have put up $8 for More on the Toe.  I'd take that.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 2/4/2008 5:06 PM
I'm giving run of the week to 6yo LEICA LAUNCH.
 
Saturday's was his second outing since a successful trip to Rocky.  The 1350 was too short for him, but was no surprise to see him steaming home.  This fellow's improved in recent campaigns and looks set to add to his 9-win record very soon.  Get him over 1600+ on a soft track, and he might even be worth backing for the WIN.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 2/10/2008 5:20 PM
I'm plumping for Lion Hunter 5yo UPILIO for ROTW.
 
This fellow's doing very well for Liam Birchley.  Yesterday in the main race Seamer had him 3-wide from the outset.  In the straight he had the audacity to make a run at the leaders, even looking the winner inside the 200.  But his run ended and he wound up 4th.  Give him a draw on a firm track and he'll make short work of a sprint field.  Don't even write him off as a chance in a big race at EF in early June.


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From: MSN Nicknamecoinswell Sent: 2/10/2008 5:34 PM
Couldn't agree more dubbledee - this fellow has been unlucky each run this prep IMHO especially his last two when he has been wide.

I wanted to back him yesty but due to internet problems at my place could not get on.

When he loomed up I was cussing...but as you said the trip told on him in the end.

A few good runs at GC yesty as well - maybe we should start another thread for that.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 2/10/2008 5:43 PM
Yes, coins.  There's a huge following of Brissy racing on this forum.  It really is the only place where we get a consistent stream of winners from the posts.  Other city's threads seem to die off.
 
With several of the top stables at GC, their races are becoming more relevant for metro meets.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 2/10/2008 5:52 PM
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You'll see a couple of ey-catchers in Race 3 at GC yesterday.  Post On Tyne is one, but Gold Omega is probably more relevant.

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From: MSN Nicknamecoinswell Sent: 2/10/2008 6:00 PM
Yep it's already in my BB thanks along with the first starter from that race, Alexandre and POT.

GO never got a crack at any stage - lightly raced I notice.

Bann Ruby was a very nice run in Race 7 after missing the kick and Red Sea in Race 4 dashed sharply after being shown the whip.

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ROTW recipient from a couple of weeks back, LEICA LAUNCH goes around over 1400 at the Farm tomorrow.
 
He's found a fair field and I'd have preferred him over a little longer.  The soft track will certainly suit him and he's amongst the chances.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 2/19/2008 5:09 PM
I'm giving ROTW to LITTLE STRANGER for his brave 3rd to tough warriors Fulmonti and Majorca at EF on Saturday.
 
Stepping up to 1800 from his 1350m Dbn win on 2/2 was expected to be a major hurdle for this fellow - who happens to be a younger brother to top class sprinter, Hard to Catch.  He went to the front and set a solid pace, and looked gone to the world on straightening.  To hang on under the conditions was a mighty effort.  I doubt he'll be long odds next time he steps out.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 2/25/2008 11:08 AM
There were some noteworthy performances at EF on Friday last - DESDEMONA, NERICON KING and RUMBA JACK to name a few.
 
But I'm nominating ex-Vic 4yo SHOOTING SCENE as the one for the gong.  Plenty queried his previous form because it was on wet tracks, but those who saw his win at Doomben weren't perturbed.  Nathan Day brought him wide on the turn, and he had a pretty bunch covered in a few strides and powered away.  He'll win again, soon.

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From: MSN Nicknamecoinswell Sent: 2/25/2008 2:25 PM
I'll go a bit wider and nominate Cross Section from Ippy last Wed.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 3/7/2008 12:02 PM
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Gold Omega is in the last today.  Some were critical of Patrick Holmes' ride at GC last outing.

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From: MSN Nicknamecoinswell Sent: 3/7/2008 12:08 PM
Guilty!

Cat Eyes which was a shade disappointing last start, but with the one marble and Scriven who has broken the drought to ride, will be hard to beat if it reproduces its first up run.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 3/7/2008 5:52 PM
Good run by Gold Omega and very generous odds the place. Coins had the NSW TAB quaddie stitched up if it won.  Was paying very short down there.
 
Just pleased I had the quaddie on NSW TABrather than UNiTAB.  Nice odds with the winner.  Just a shame the opener wasn't Ascendant.

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From: MSN Nicknamecoinswell Sent: 3/7/2008 6:28 PM
Couldn't believe Gold Omega $4.30 the place in NSW.

He is close but I reckon Cat Eyes has had its win for now and benefited from having a good run in transit. GO would go better with cover I'd reckon. Did not exactly get its own way in front today either.

I see from your earlier post reference to Nericon King - it is in at the GC (against one of my bro's horses) tomorra - will be hard to beat on its first up run but likely to be odds on I'd think.

Little Stranger will find that barrier tough from the 1820 if it starts - though if ridden aggressively early to take advantage of its early pace and get into a position in the lead or on the pace could run well nonetheless.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 3/7/2008 6:51 PM
Yes coins, Nericon King and Shooting Scene in at GC.
 
Agree with the barrier problem for LS, but I've got him on top.  He can bounce out with no weight.  On a wing and a prayer...

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From: MSN Nicknamecoinswell Sent: 3/7/2008 6:59 PM
Shooting Scene is up against Post On Tyne another forum favourite - just nailed last start when big odds on BF dammit! Still it is up 400m in distance (again), so a tough ask.

Apart from the Northern Rivers horse there's not much else doing in that race. Would expect Shooting Scene to be odds on even though to 1800 for the first time.


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From: dubbledee Sent: 3/7/2008 7:01 PM
Yeah, coins, plenty of tears shed over POT last outing.  Particularly since all we saw was the last 200m.

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From: MSN Nicknamecoinswell Sent: 3/7/2008 7:16 PM
Don't get me started dd!

The way that Sky treats GC and Toowoomba races is a disgrace IMHO. A race from Mildura was deemed more important last Saturday when there was a clash. Surely that is what TVN is for? Why does Sky have to duplicate in such situations for gawd's sake?

If Toowoomba is running late and there is a clash bad luck to Clifford Park, then if Kembla is running 7 minutes late then sorry Gold Coast we might show the last 200m or whatever even if you are running on time.

Add insult to injury they don't bother to replay the races on TRT either.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 3/15/2008 10:02 AM
Broadway Venture has been discussed on here several times.  He's been disappointing in the extreme.  Previously with Lyle Plumb, he's now in the Gollan yard in Twba.  Looks like starting short in the opening stanza there today.

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From: MSN Nicknameqwertyu1234567 Sent: 3/15/2008 11:53 AM
Mine, Has to go to the C3 horse in the third
SIR XAAR.
Up in class, up in diss
and only just failed to hold on
off a hot speed, from gate 15.
Will prob start $1.80
next start back in its own grade
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From: dubbledee Sent: 3/17/2008 9:41 AM
From today's The Courier-Mail:
 
HORSES TO BACK
 
Swiss Ace
 
Sir Xaar
 
He's Canny

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From: cady Sent: 3/17/2008 9:59 AM
i'll be daring and go for the obvious ones
 
High Roll'N Woman - looks top class
Atapi - WOW (again)

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From: MSN NicknameGoJeune94 Sent: 3/17/2008 3:40 PM
I liked the runs of Pepperwood and the thing that ran 3rd behind She's Meaner

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From: MSN Nicknamegratlog1 Sent: 3/17/2008 3:49 PM
GJ, that was Privleged Class from the Gold Coast.

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From: MSN NicknameMonologue9 Sent: 3/17/2008 5:12 PM
Yes it was a good run by pepperwood which was all but sold to HongKong before EI hit.

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From: pin Sent: 3/17/2008 5:44 PM
Is Pepperwood that horse that gets back runs on be on me next time?
Is Pepperwood that horse that gets back runs on be on me next time?.
is Pepperwood that horse that gets back runs on be on me next time?

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From: dubbledee Sent: 3/17/2008 5:44 PM
Yes, as mentioned elsewhere it was a great run by Privileged Class.  He's a very smart colt.  I notice his dam is Wild Lady.  My addled brain tells me she was a handy Brisbane mare, trained at GC maybe.  Anyone got info?
 
Agree all about Atapi.  He's going like a rocket.  His wow factor would be somewhere near that of The Jackal.  Wonder if we'll see him this year?
 
I'm going away from the headliners for ROTW.  It's in the Lombardy race.  There were some great runs in it.  Anyone who has the film should take a peep at the run of the horse in the maroon with white armbands and white cap.  Name is ROCK OF MUFASA and was paying $40.  Had Galloway got a run anywhere in the last 200 he'd have nearly won the race.  He's won $170,000 in 9 wins from 40 starts.  I reckon it'll soon be 10.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 3/20/2008 11:33 AM
Rock of Mufasa is scheduled to start on Saturday at Doomben.  Shame no one's betting the $21 shown in today's press.
 
Nericon King also makes his first metro Saturday appearance.  He's a smart horse, and I'd like to be getting the $6 about him, too.
 
Doesn't anyone read this thread?

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From: MSN Nicknamegratlog1 Sent: 3/20/2008 11:34 AM
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From: dubbledee Sent: 3/21/2008 1:01 PM
Little Stranger goes around in the first tomorra.  Back in distance, and once again he can't find a draw.  The claim for Palmer is a plus.  He rides the horse well and I guess we'll see him lead again.
 
I thought Feelin' Dandy would go close, but he's getting costly for the WIN punters.


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From: dubbledee Sent: 3/23/2008 1:48 PM
Little Stranger did the job in the first after a nice ride from Palmer (who's now down to 2 kg claim).  His older brother Hard To Catch is a great chance at GC tomorra.
 
The much-awaited metro debut for Nericon King brought a sound win.  This fellow looks a real prospect, provided he mends his barrier manners.
 
Shade disappointed in the run of Rock of Mufasa, but I guess he couldn't meet the jump to 1600 and significant class rise.
 
I'm giving ROTW to Liam Birchley's 4yo ZAZZ.  First up since Aug, he jumped brilliantly and immediately tackled favourite Rock On Bye.  They staged a great struggle with the mare scoring a points decision.  Zazz's run came as no surprise to me. We got a taste of his ability on Melb Cup day 2007 in a Doomben Mdn when he chased home Al Be Nimble, with Prince Leo a distant third.  He was an acceptor for SC today in a 1000m C1 with 58kg less 3 for Mitch Speers.  I think he mighta won.

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From: MSN Nicknamecoinswell Sent: 3/23/2008 3:31 PM
Liam Birchley produced a contender in the next race as well. Blue Jupiter ran second to Nericon King in class record time - not a bad effort and this horse looks to be on an upward spiral. Sure it had barrier one but it was back in ground yesterday.

Rock On Bye also ran a class record but Nericon King actually ran faster time. Not a bad effort for a bunch of 3yos.

Whydidyouleaveme ran a nice race in the 2yo.

Going wider I reckon Arbuckle can win soon provided it has a change of rider. Never got a crack yesterday and they ran much faster than the other division.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 3/24/2008 1:49 PM
From today's The Courier-Mail:
 
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Desdemona
 
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From: MSN Nicknamecoinswell Sent: 3/25/2008 2:36 PM
Morning Colours outta race 9 GC yesty.

Might have to start a new thread for GC ROTW.

Any views?

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From: MSN NicknameMuggins136 Sent: 3/25/2008 2:54 PM
It's always helpful to know what others think as we don't all pick up the same things from watching races and replays. Not that we need to follow all the leads but  often they can help find a future winner .Not that I benefitted from this one,  but Sectional Times  gave Chinchilla Rose as a horse to follow from Doomben on 15/3 and it saluted at Randwick on Sat at juicy odds.Others given favourable mention by Phil from that meeting have performed well since .Upilio and Wind Shear yesterday and the ones he pots like Rasmussen,  beaten fav Sat, was an opportunity to lay one on Betfair. ST is not a tipping service, it's much better IMO and well worth the sub.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 3/29/2008 9:37 AM
Good luck with your ST, Muggins.
 
I've seen them over many months - and they weren't worth the paper they were printed on.  The guy who was a subscriber cancelled first chance he got.
 
We never hear of the all the horses to follow who are total losers.
 
And the perennial question - if they're so good, why is Mr Purser needing to get money for them?  End of discussion.  (I know: he's a philanthropist.)

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From: MSN Nicknamegratlog1 Sent: 3/29/2008 9:43 AM
Yesterday I was going down to Waterford and a truck cut me off when he changed lanes without indicating. When I pulled up beside him at the next set of lights I noticed a sign on the side of the truck "Justracing.com.au".
 
Pays to advertise but I meant to email Phil when I got home and abuse him, as I had to have someone to take my anger out on.
    

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From: dubbledee Sent: 3/29/2008 9:44 AM
I gave ROTW to Leica Launch after a sound effort at Doomben last month.  Although he ran 3rd at good odds on March 1, I've been disappointed in him.
 
However...I've always thought he'd go better over ground, and today Troy Hall has stepped him up to 2030 m.  He's claiming 3kg, and we know the horse excels in soft ground.  Let's see if he can do something today.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 3/29/2008 9:51 AM
Back in August I nominated FACUNDO as a horse to follow.  He then ran 3rd in the big Maiden at EF, then bolted in at GC at a restricted meeting in September.
 
He's resuming today in Race 5 at Doomben.  He failed at SC at his debut run in March last year on a SLOW track.  I wouldn't read a lot into that.  His run was still quite good finishing on from way back.
 
Today's race won't be easy, but I think we should stick with this colt and he should be included in multis.

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From: MSN NicknameMuggins136 Sent: 3/29/2008 10:04 AM
I'm a fairly tough marker and yo're only as good as yo're last winner we all know that.I've found ST a big help, confirming my own obs sometimes and also picking up things I have missed.It would be a big job getting the ST's and it's another bit of info not available elsewhere to help in finding a winner. I don't bet in every race and normally only on Sats  try to pick the best value, sometimes getting it right.Having a quiet day today .Good Luck to you too

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From: dubbledee Sent: 3/29/2008 10:54 AM
It's info not available elsewhere.  Wearing a scientist's hat I'd first want evidence that the information is accurate.  Any one can throw up sets of sectional times from a video.  Until we get the sort of stuff that Melbourne has, their accuracy is highly questionable IMHO.
 
And again, if they ARE accurate (and useful) why not use them yaself and retire to the Coast as opposed to hawking them to unsuspecting punters.  The question that NEVER gets answered.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 3/29/2008 1:19 PM
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Liam Birchley produced a contender in the next race as well. Blue Jupiter ran second to Nericon King in class record time - not a bad effort and this horse looks to be on an upward spiral. Sure it had barrier one but it was back in ground yesterday.

Good one, coins.  I thought the post was gonna come up to quickly.

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From: MSN Nicknamecoinswell Sent: 3/29/2008 1:27 PM
Yeah thanks a lot dubbledee.

The DVD is proving to be a great resource indeed.

Shorter than I thought it would be but $8ish on BF - not bad.

Once again excellent ride by Holder.

qwerty nailed Sir Xaar (message 336) - onya qwerty.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 3/30/2008 10:09 AM
From: dubbledee Sent: 17/03/2008 7:44 PM
I'm going away from the headliners for ROTW.  It's in the Lombardy race.  There were some great runs in it.  Anyone who has the film should take a peep at the run of the horse in the maroon with white armbands and white cap.  Name is ROCK OF MUFASA and was paying $40.  Had Galloway got a run anywhere in the last 200 he'd have nearly won the race.  He's won $170,000 in 9 wins from 40 starts.  I reckon it'll soon be 10.

This fellow is going around today in the 8th at Caloundra.  It's an even race with plenty of hopes.  He might not have run the mile at Dbn last week.  Will definitely be including him in multis today.  Galloway has stuck.

Coins

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From: MSN Nicknamecoinswell Sent: 3/30/2008 12:58 PM
No didn't see it dubbledee.

His horse in the first did not go very well at all unfortunately.

Found a fair field and the going could be an issue.


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From: dubbledee Sent: 3/30/2008 1:07 PM
The other Les Ross horse won the first, coins.

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From: MSN Nicknamecoinswell Sent: 3/30/2008 1:08 PM
Cold comfort for you know who.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 3/30/2008 1:21 PM
Yeah, GG was my first pick after I saw it had won a trial on the cushion track.  Thought the first up at 1400 was interesting.  But changed my mind.  LOL.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 3/31/2008 6:26 PM
From today's The Courier-Mail:
 
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Formula One Racer
 
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From: MSN Nicknamegratlog1 Sent: 4/1/2008 4:44 AM
DD, I hope people don't copy their blackbookers straight from the CM yesterday.
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From: MSN Nicknamecoinswell Sent: 4/1/2008 4:52 PM
Though I have reservations about the trainer I thought the run of ALBERT THE FAT was very good.

Wide for much of the journey and stumbling round the turn this horse did an admirable job to fill third placing.

Lightly raced there are some good formlines around this horribly named Magic Albert colt.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 4/1/2008 6:04 PM
Yeah, coins, Albert the Fat look OK at the end, but I thought his run might have ended.  The win by the Maiden galloper was excellent of course.  We've spoken already about Facundo on this thread.  His performance was very good and everyone saw it.  We won't get the big odds next time.  He'll be among the better ones over the Carnival, I reckon.
 
I'm giving ROTW to Facundo's 2yo stablemate KWILA SUNRISE for her win at Ipswich last week.  Having only her 2nd start she was out the back early and looking no hope.  But in the straight Byrne brought her wide and she came with a big burst to score running away.  The cattle behind her might not have been much, but I can see KS saluting again before too long.  Don't miss her. 

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From: MSN Nicknameqwertyu1234567 Sent: 4/5/2008 2:53 PM
RULE BY RIGHT  from (21) gate in the last,
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From: dubbledee Sent: 4/6/2008 7:33 AM
Yeah, qwerty,  Good run.  She can do that of course.  I had her going for a squillion in the last leg of the quaddie at Caloundra Cup day last year.  Sydney mare Vegas Showgirl won the race from memory.
 
I'd give ROTW to Bryan Guy's mare, LASORON.  Back from a lengthy spell she was friendless in the betting yesterday and got no favours in the run, carrying her 58.5kg.  She looked likely to win when she started to finish wide out but Vietnam had enough in reserve.
 
Lasoron is a classy mare, and along with her stablemate Bareena should keep the Qld flag flying high.

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From: MSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 4/6/2008 12:49 PM
Lasoron was oh so close............would have have capped off a great day on the punt.
 
Spot on with your assessment DD and both will continue to go round with my money on.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 4/6/2008 5:03 PM
Coins found Albert the Fat for us last week.  Well done, mate.  He's a fair horse and tries hard.

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From: MSN Nicknamecoinswell Sent: 4/6/2008 5:24 PM
Thanks dubbledee - ROTWs have been going okay recently.

Albert does indeed try hard and though he was 3 wide yesterday he had cover and that man Holder came with a well timed run yet again.

My candidate this week is NOSTRUM from Race 5. Although now a 5yo this Ashkalani gelding is relatively lightly raced only having had 17 starts. He seems to be in career best form and on an upward spiral.

His first up win at GC was a cracker when he bolted in despite being held up rounding the bend. He backed up that effort yesterday making up many lengths to finish 3rd in smart time over 1000m which is 200-400m short of his best.

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From: MSN Nicknamecoinswell Sent: 4/13/2008 5:26 PM
From a future winners point of view I liked the run of STEEL LIPS yesterday in Race 2.

Eligible for maiden class this 4yo son of Sequalo was only beaten a touch over 3 lengths in a 0MW race finding the line quite nicely at his second run after a let up.

This 4 race veteran beat home the disappointing and only slightly unlucky Morning Colours who it seems just doesn't fire second up. The time and sectionals were almost identical to Race 3 which I reckon was a quite deep 3yo race with many in form horses engaged (HEY ELVIS is obvious from that race).

STAGE SHAKER from Race 8 is also warming to the task nicely and ran a good third yesterday (bless 'im and the $5.50 on BF). He is more suited at EF and is looking for 1800 - 2000. Next run will be his fourth back so he should be primed.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 4/14/2008 9:39 AM
From today's The Courier-Mail:
 
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From: dubbledee Sent: 4/14/2008 6:17 PM
I'm heading to Twba's Weetood programme for last week's plum run.
 
The opening Maiden didn't look much on paper, but Ron Maund saddled up two who had failed miserably on the SC Cushion track 5 days previously.
 
Gold Edition look-alike, Identify, was pretty short. Ms Price took him to the lead soon after the jump and she walked in. (And looked smart.)  On the other hand, Bel Espirit gelding THE TOPPIE bungled the start, almost fell, found plenty of trouble, yet still ran 4th.  I doubt the horses around him were much chop, but he should be picking up a Maiden very very soon.



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