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Offline Peter Mair

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O.P. « 2020-Apr-07, 08:41 PM »


BANDWAGON SPRUIKERS

In October 1985 I fell in love with a married woman -- Mrs Fitzherbert.

............ she was magnificent ........ on Saturdays ..... in Melbourne.

It is natural enough to develop an affection for a horse that delivers a winning outcome.

........... it is also, generally, a stupid lapse of judgement............. [putting aside caviars, winxs, et al.]

Today Racenet's Richie-Rich is in love with Nettoyer -- he will not be on Saturday -- a one-day stand
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Wendy Roche is hardly a name synonymous with Group I racing but she was well and truly centre stage at Randwick on Saturday with her classy mare Nettoyer scoring a deserved win in the Doncaster Mile


....... tell me last Friday....... please!

Offline wily ole dog

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« 2020-Apr-07, 09:10 PM Reply #1 »
You only had to ask you idiot

Offline Peter Mair

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« 2020-Apr-12, 08:44 PM Reply #2 »


Tears I Cry - again - Nettoyer illustrates bad racing policy

Putting aside a penchant for the racing-media to get lost in fantasies, nott-ever-again became the quest.

Chicken-dust, written and broadcast, was liberally fed to the 'most-punter chooks-market'.

The Doncaster field was simply 'too-big' for the race to unfold fairly predictably -- and it did not.

No racing-media journalist liking his job would have simply told the truth -- not right.

Turning a lemon into lemonade, the nonsense that passes for the 'racing-media' became preoccupied with a story that should never have been written -- let alone retold and embellished.

Not a thought for the stupidity of the result -- not even a thought for a horse that will never win another race.


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« 2020-Apr-12, 09:17 PM Reply #3 »
FFS Pete, you do understand the difference between a handicap & WFA right?

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« 2020-Apr-12, 10:19 PM Reply #4 »


Thanks -- I do

-- others do not -- and the media talked up its chances at WFA -- even after it should not have won the handicap.

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« 2020-Apr-14, 08:10 PM Reply #5 »


Armchair Punter has credibility questions on the line


Racenet's Armchair Punter promotes a tone and an image of expertise as a professional journalist in the racing media -- and he is entitled to say whatever he wants.

Even so, the more general image of what passes for  the racing media is of a cohort beholden to the industry power brokers -- not only the state administrators but media proprietors with a big stake in the 'success' of the racing industry.

............... this is not a circumstance conducive to objectivity in the interests of most punters.

After posting the 'bandwagon spruikers' comment above I recalled that it was only a month back that I had similar concerns about other 'contributions'.

Punters need to be alert , and very wary, of what the racing media says  -- and what it does not say with any semblance of being 'truly independent'.

ę 2020-Feb-10,
Armchair Punter raises question -- 'is smoking 'something' still allowed in the Racenet bunker?'


ALL-STAR MILE DESTINED FOR GREAT HEIGHTS

Thereís little doubt in my mind the All-Star Mile has now claimed the title as Australiaís No.2 Ďmileí after the Doncaster and I reckon thereís a good chance it will be challenging for the top spot in years to come.

All-Star Mile on target to becoming a juggernaut

The clock is ticking down to the All-Star Mile and Iíve got to admit to being pretty excited about not only this edition but the overall future of the race.

.................. the concept of this race is fatally flawed ...... combining 'punters picks' with 'promoters selections' entails staging a contest of 'can wins' and 'no-hopers' while risking the consequences of an inflated field delivering a 'blowout' result --  a knockout to the concept of punters voting in contenders.

Let the owners put bucks up to decide the field -- skin in the game counts!

Contenders for the best races should have the best ratings and the best recent form ----  punter 'votes' are compromised by allegiances to runners unlikely to be qualified.

... that the very idea of the no-star mile devalues racing is, alas, consistent with the apparent determination of RVL and the Victorian government to devalue the legacy entrusted to them.
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NOT HAPPY STEPHEN --  a second offence also misses the mark!

Any idea that RVL should be shielded from outrage about both 'inflating the field' and -- worse -- including 'voted-in runners' in a WFA event, deserves harsh criticism of any racing 'insider' defending the present conception of the some-star-mile

 It was pretentious nonsense  for RVL to put it up .........and the nonsense only gets worse when some 'insider' becomes complicit in promoting the fundamental nonsense ........ suggesting a further 'tweak' to outlaw rubbish runners cluttering the field.
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...... did Melody Belle get  fair go?

ALL STAR MILE GETTING BETTER ... BUT

I reckon there is still a bit of tinkering to do with the All-Star Mile but it certainly appears to have cemented its place on the Australian racing calendar with this yearís edition a step up from 2019.

The West Aussies certainly made their mark taking the quinella with two gun gallopers in Regal Power and Superstorm while 10-time Group I winner Melody Belle flew the Kiwi flag proudly in third.

There were Group I winners littered throughout the field but Iíd still prefer to see a further lift in minimum ratings to raise the standard of the bottom rated horses.

As they say in AFL Ďyou are only as good as your bottom sixí and in the case of the All-Star Mile the bottom few will continue to hold the race back as they have virtually no hope.


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« 2020-Apr-15, 11:30 AM Reply #6 »
I agree with Brassell and you are entitled not to.

However what race do you think is Australia's second greatest mile?

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« 2020-Apr-15, 03:05 PM Reply #7 »
The Arima Kinen in Japan has had the field decided by public vote for some years,

Last years edition was rated the equal 6th best race in the world.

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« 2020-Apr-15, 06:02 PM Reply #8 »
But the Japanese dont have 8 horse fields so their racing is shite in mairs brain fart world

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« 2020-Apr-20, 09:24 PM Reply #9 »


Enough to make you sick

............................. have a lick of this ice-cream

https://www.racenet.com.au/news/the-carnival-is-over-so-who-were-the-autumn-stars-20200420


With a stack of stuff demanding the attention of serious attention from the racing media, this is what we get.

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« 2020-Apr-21, 07:10 AM Reply #10 »
Well, youíre registered on racenet so why havenít you put your thoughts on the articles comments section

Maybe You can tell Mr Brassell that you think heís a licker instead of  squealing to 6 people in here. If your really cared, you would

BUT, Oh, thatís right, you a gutless twat and itís really about you not the industry, isnít it  :chin:

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« 2020-Apr-21, 08:59 PM Reply #11 »


More feel-good fodder for the proles

https://www.racenet.com.au/news/richard-callander---look-to-sa-for-an-everest-contender-20200421

When posts on Racenet cover such a wide range ----- it is never sensible to post responses to one element.

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« 2020-Apr-27, 07:07 PM Reply #12 »


Required bet-limits -- a question of balance about now and then

A Racenet commentator stirs-the-pot:

Currently bookmakers are only obliged to accept bets to lose $2000 on metropolitan meetings from 9am on race day, while on provincial and country meetings itís $1000 minimum.

While some may lay blame with the bookmaking fraternity................thatís not where the blame lies.............

......  in an interesting twist the ones agitating for change on this occasion arenít punters but bookmakers.


Commentators may like to reflect on the 'now and then' about metropolitan racing in Melbourne.

The advent of 'inflated field racing' -- run10th and win -- has so dramatically changed the balance of probabilities for 'fixed-odds' bookmaking that anyone in the bookmaking business would be chomping at the bit to get a crack at more and more quickly -- especially those bookmakers that close the accounts of any punter they believe they know what way up is.

https://www.racenet.com.au/news/is-it-time-for-minimum-bet-limit-rules-to-change-20200427


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« 2020-Apr-28, 07:21 PM Reply #13 »


Fearless predictions and other things

SOUTH AUSSIE GETS BACK ON THE MAP

Poor old South Australia has been left behind in the racing game in recent years but the spotlight is going to shine brightly on Morphettville in the next couple of weeks.


Would not that be good --- a burning question is 'will RacingSA chase turnover and go for broke with inflated fields?'

We will see -- any state promising, and delivering, 'fair races' for qualified-horses fairly weighted would find favour with punters.

.....as is, RacingSA, among others is on the skids to irrelevance. 


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« 2020-Apr-28, 07:33 PM Reply #14 »


....................about the 'other things'

RACING DOING AN AMAZING JOB

Thank goodness we donít have a Josh Addo-Carr or a Latrell Mitchell to upset the racing apple cart. Itís a credit to racing how everyone has pulled together and allowed us to continue to race through the lockdown.


While I have concerns about many 'integrity' prosecutions in the racing industry, the incidence of 'apple-cart rocking' is disturbingly recurrent ......today Ben Melham........... and you all know the names on a never ending list ...... Darren Weir, Dan Nicolic, Robert Smerdon et al, et al --most that I consider 'not guilty' of any thing more than discretionary offences.

   
....... and RVL is not 'doing an amazing job' in presenting fair racing for the punters that pay the freight.

Let us have some insightful analysis of the RVL 'racing business-model'


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« 2020-May-01, 03:17 PM Reply #15 »
Hey Mair. Are you the guy whoís had 10k on Fradd to ride 3 winners at the coast today.
He was clearly  stupid enough to look at the short odds of the faves and the newspaper tips.

5 very short ones have been rolled so far
Only 2 races left to win ya money Pete😱
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« 2020-May-01, 09:36 PM Reply #16 »


.........we will, as usual, get a slyly-coyotes tips for Saturday on Sunday.

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« 2020-May-02, 07:24 AM Reply #17 »
If you donít believe what I tell you on Sunday, man up and say so at the time and then we can enter into some arrangement about proof

I have offered this in the last but you cowered away from the challenge  :biggrin:

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« 2020-May-04, 10:47 PM Reply #18 »

Game on -- the bidding for 'doyen status'

There is a bit of a gap looming in the quest for supremacy in the racing media.

As not usual, news-corpse will now have the deciding vote among contenders now competing to be the least independent contributor  .................  the one most likely to line the pocket of news corpse in managing the racing media monopoly.

The contest is unfair in that any competitor is handicapped, prohibited from saying anything negative about the administration of racing in NSW.

No one pandering to the RVL machine is given any credibility at all --- not considered  acceptors in the race.

Today's entry is  a two-parter:

       https://www.racenet.com.au/news/my-top-10-australian-jockeys-of-today---part-1-20200504

... the pace will pick up



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« 2020-May-05, 07:41 PM Reply #19 »


This puff-piece is self-serving tripe:

https://www.racenet.com.au/news/my-top-10-australian-jockeys-of-today---part-2-20200505

Important issues of racing industry policy and performance are 'off-limits' for the doyen-contenders.

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« 2020-May-05, 07:49 PM Reply #20 »


.....so is this ......... from a potential 'ruler of the jungle':

SURELY SUNLIGHT CANíT REVERSE SUCH A FAILURE

I will be breaking covid-19 restrictions if Sunlight wins Saturday week's $750,000 Group I Goodwood Handicap.

Thatís if I can break through the gates and race over to the fence to start a demonstration over the form reversal.


...... among other issues needing attention........... no-one knows how to assess how a 9yro was an all the way winner of a G3 .........and then touted as a 'goodwood contender'.

Spare my days

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« 2020-May-11, 10:00 PM Reply #21 »



Too much to say about too little: Taking an armchair-ride -- or a useful addition on Monday


                          Everyone's talking Russian Camelot & Masked Crusader


https://www.racenet.com.au/news/everyone-s-talking-russian-camelot--masked-crusader-20200511

There are important issues about the racing industry needing to be investigated, assessed and exposed -- just let the hype settle on the froth and deal us in to a full glass.

......... and, pray tell, how did your tips go ..........over recent months, please.



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« 2020-May-17, 02:08 PM Reply #22 »


Adelaide racing -- goodness gracious,  Badwood-stakes day was a shocker


....... another shocker actually after the previous Saturday set a benchmark hard to beat.


You would only know this if you had a bet or saw the race results to confIrm that you were wise not to.

You would not know this by reading the racing media -- talk about blinkers and tongue ties -- when the public is entitled to some accountability for bad outcomes, these guys are in some can't and won't write club.

Yesterday in Adelaide the Quadrella paid some $60,000 and the early-Q some $6,500 while, along the way there were F4 'dividends' of $55k, 45k, 45k, 35k and three others averaging 6k.

................a casual look at the inflated field rubbish served up deserved a story saying it should not have been -- two Saturdays in a row supposed to showcase SA racing.

..... a provocative writer might even have penned a request for a formal investigation.

                                                                                                   THAT WON'T BE HAPPENING.


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« 2020-May-17, 02:59 PM Reply #23 »
And thank God for the roughies Peter......I would have been smashed otherwise.

I refuse to bury my head in a form guide these days, pretending to have some ability to 'rate or rank ability"
The old track and distance theory seem to hold up well at the moment.....that'll do!.
 
A quick look at the 4th in Adelaide, 10 mins before the jump I saw a horse with an excellent track and distance record with a bit of 'Gytrash form"
The horse down the bottom with a bit of soft form and good fresh stat.
$2 eachway the pair and a $1 quinella, paid huge!.......thank you very much.

Didn't back Chapel City  but it is worth looking at that horse's track and distance stats on 4 and 5 rated tracks.

The only thing wrong there was the 'experts' and 'form analysts' hopelessly underrated him.
Is a $151 the price of a horse with a track and distance record like that.....there are times in racing it pays not to "know" too much.

I enjoyed Adelaide......track looked great, nice racing surface over the 3 days for the horses and no bias  emthup

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« 2020-May-17, 03:51 PM Reply #24 »
nemisis,

I have probably given Peter a dozen examples just like that in the past. He is totally incapable of taking such things on board how ever.

Mentally ill and does no work so ill informed.

What surprises me is that some of you actually waste your time looking at tipster results like Peter.

Fours


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