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Online PoisonPen7

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« 2015-Jun-07, 12:35 PM Reply #50 »
Imagine if a Sydney track raced like that. You'd have the usual "Ken Callander type mob" saying that Peter V'Landys and John Messara have ruined Sydney racing.   :lol:

Funny how the very same people go mute when it happens elsewhere.

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« 2015-Jul-10, 07:21 PM Reply #51 »
Tremendous mid winter racing down south this weekend with the Winter finals at Flemington and the Grand National hurdle meet at Warrnambool.

And it will be wintery....

Saturday 11 July - Melbourne
Min 9 Max 12 Showers. Chance of any rain: 90% Rainfall amount: 3 to 8 mm

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. Possible hail in the afternoon and evening. Winds northerly 20 to 30 km/h tending northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late afternoon.

Sunday 12 July - Warrnambool
Min 6 Max 11 Showers, becoming windy

Brrrr.

Flemington was a Good4 on Friday but the showers are beginning to arrive.

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« 2015-Oct-31, 10:18 AM Reply #52 »
Flemington just downgraded to a Slow 5 :tears:

My ratings have been done for a good track  :sad:  :mad:  :rant:


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« 2015-Oct-31, 02:57 PM Reply #53 »
This track is red hot. Nobody making up ground out wide.

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« 2015-Nov-22, 09:33 AM Reply #54 »
Nobody has mentioned the track at Ballarat. It was just as bad as Flemington.
Played the same way. Had to be on the speed and/or near the rail. Disgraceful.

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« 2015-Dec-18, 04:27 PM Reply #55 »
A little hot down here in Melbourne, so tomorrow's races throughout the state are OFF.

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« 2015-Dec-18, 09:37 PM Reply #56 »
A little hot down here in Melbourne, so tomorrow's races throughout the state are OFF.

knee jerk reaction ?


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« 2016-Feb-20, 12:05 PM Reply #57 »
OK. Is Weatherly (God bless him) that good, or is the Grandstand the place to be down the straight today.

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« 2016-Feb-20, 12:15 PM Reply #58 »
We will know the answer to that after the Lightning I suspect. But he was very inpressive, hands n heels the whole way. Watch out Golden Slipper!

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« 2016-Feb-20, 12:18 PM Reply #59 »
We will know the answer to that after the Lightning I suspect. But he was very inpressive, hands n heels the whole way. Watch out Golden Slipper!

But I need to know before the Lightning mate    :lol:

Agree about Weatherly. He's missed the start again though.

There was a Rekindled horse the stable produced unraced during the week in Victoria that won also.

They have very good bloodstock - as you'd expect. Scissor Kick is down there trialling.

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« 2016-Feb-20, 01:29 PM Reply #60 »
Weatherly is a star, go back and look at his last run

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« 2016-Feb-20, 02:36 PM Reply #61 »
And his jockey is a mile in front of the others in the straight races as far as where the best going is.

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« 2016-Mar-05, 01:23 PM Reply #62 »
After the two "non straight" races I'm starting to wonder if the fence and one out is glue.

Lazumba came down the outside 4 deep and the ones on the fence and two out were being passed by those 3 and 4 out.

Then Afleet Esprit and Estaminet (fence and one out) were run over by those 3 and 4 deep - I thought those two were much better than their finishing position on form.

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« 2016-Mar-05, 01:33 PM Reply #63 »
Fence is "no go"  :no:

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« 2016-Jul-23, 02:03 PM Reply #64 »
Fence is the only place to be  :no:

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« 2016-Jul-23, 02:22 PM Reply #65 »
....and another one.

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« 2016-Jul-23, 03:44 PM Reply #66 »
...Au Revoir to my money  :no:

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« 2017-Jul-11, 10:47 AM Reply #67 »
This track is red hot. Nobody making up ground out wide.

Nothing much has changed since ACER made those comments back in October 2015 about Flemington.

I thought it was as bad as ever on Saturday.  Race 7 was the best example. All those horses out wide were ready to run past the two leaders and only one was good enough to get through the glue - Amavatio ran 2nd. Certainty beaten.

What are they going to do with that track? Is it time to rip it up and lay new soil and turf?

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« 2017-Dec-02, 04:09 AM Reply #68 »
Victoria weather: 'Unprecedented' deluge expected, Melbourne in firing line for up to 100mm of rain

Victorians are at the beginning of what the weather bureau is describing as an "unprecedented" deluge, which is expected to dump up to 300 millimetres of rain across the state over the next three days.

"Significant" flooding is expected in the state's north-east, with Melbourne predicted to cop up to 100 millimetres.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-01/victoria-weather-melbourne-in-rain-storm-path/9216314

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« 2017-Dec-02, 09:38 AM Reply #69 »
Victoria weather: 'Unprecedented' deluge expected, Melbourne in firing line for up to 100mm of rain

Victorians are at the beginning of what the weather bureau is describing as an "unprecedented" deluge, which is expected to dump up to 300 millimetres of rain across the state over the next three days.

"Significant" flooding is expected in the state's north-east, with Melbourne predicted to cop up to 100 millimetres.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-01/victoria-weather-melbourne-in-rain-storm-path/9216314

I live within 5 km the CBD and we have had no more rain than one would expect with a few thunderstorms. Today's races are at Sandown, in Melbourne's south east, which is a rain weather belt. If heavy rain is expected later today in Melbourne , you can bet Sandown will cop it.

The further south one lives from the CBD the wider Port Phillip Bay becomes.Once a weather change crosses the Bay the more moisture it sucks up thus leading to heavier falls in those southern and south eastern suburbs.
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« 2017-Dec-02, 10:38 AM Reply #70 »
I live within 5 km the CBD and we have had no more rain than one would expect with a few thunderstorms. Today's races are at Sandown, in Melbourne's south east, which is a rain weather belt. If heavy rain is expected later today in Melbourne , you can bet Sandown will cop it.

The further south one lives from the CBD the wider Port Phillip Bay becomes.Once a weather change crosses the Bay the more moisture it sucks up thus leading to heavier falls in those southern and south eastern suburbs.

  emthup

Sounds like a "don't put your bets on too early" day at Sandown.

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« 2018-Jan-05, 02:19 PM Reply #71 »
Mornington off tomorrow.

Is the Dedarang Cup meeting still on?

It is also Ceduna Cup day in SA.

Cannot see either Ceduna or Dederang in the TAB listings.

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« 2018-Jan-05, 02:25 PM Reply #72 »
Mornington off tomorrow.

Is the Dedarang Cup meeting still on?

It is also Ceduna Cup day in SA.

Cannot see either Ceduna or Dederang in the TAB listings.

Dederang is expecting 41 degrees tomorrow. Abandoned.

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« 2018-Jan-05, 02:43 PM Reply #73 »
Dederang is expecting 41 degrees tomorrow. Abandoned.

That is a great disappointment Bubba.

I scan the noms for the country Cup races and I gotta say this year's Dederang Cup had the most outstanding nomination I've ever seen in any country cup race.

Powerstretcher is a Hard Spun chestnut gelding who has been to the races twice. His dam is a half to Mr. Prudent and Zamination.

First start he ran in an 1800m maiden at Warracknabeal and led them up at the 800m until fitness got the better of him and he was beaten 35.55 lengths into last placing.

He resumed the other day at Bairnsdale and there has been noted improvement because he was only beaten 11.85 lengths in a 1200m maiden, albeit in last placing again.

The conditions of the Dederang Cup state that it is an open handicap and that means Powerstretcher is entitled to start.

What is fascinating is the "Handicap ratings" listed by RISA.  Powerstretcher's rating puts him in the top half of the field according to these ratings  - they must take into account the breeding  :chin:

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« 2018-Jan-06, 09:40 PM Reply #74 »
Mornington off tomorrow.

Is the Dedarang Cup meeting still on?

It is also Ceduna Cup day in SA.

Cannot see either Ceduna or Dederang in the TAB listings.

FYI.

They raced on the dirt at Ceduna today and the Ceduna Cup was won by 9yo Revengful for Simon Drewitt from Port Lincoln and was ridden by apprentice Alice Lindsay who rode a double at the meeting.

This horse started off his career with Team Hawkes way back in 2011 and was transferred to Port Lincoln in 2015 and looking at his race record has more than paid his way.


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